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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2018: Prius Prime rivals Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2018: Prius Prime rivals Volt

The Chevy Volt won its umpteenth monthly plug-in sales title in Canada last month, but soaring sales of other models were the big story in the Canuck electric vehicle market—which may have reached 1.75 percent of the market in March. The Volt tallied 555 March sales, Canada’s... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in Feb better than Jan lows, winter doldrums not so bad (final update)

Sales of plug-in electric cars tend to be lower during the winter months, unlike the rest of the market, and February was little exception to that rule, though not as bad as... read more March 21, 2018 by


 
Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Twitter poll results

As U.S. car buyers increasingly opt for crossover utility vehicles of all sizes over passenger sedans and hatchbacks, that shift has come to pose a problem for electric cars... read more March 21, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf with EVgo fast charger at NJ Turnpike Molly Pitcher travel plaza, Feb 2018

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2018: turning over new Leafs

Cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales surpassed 50,000 units in February, aided by the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, which sold 179 units in its... read more March 7, 2018 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas

For six months, one in five Prius sales has been a plug-in hybrid

A funny thing happened to Toyota Prius hybrid sales last month. Almost one in three Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. were the Prius Prime model—the one with a plug... read more March 2, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla expects 200,000th U.S. sale this year, electric-car tax credits to start phaseout

It's been a topic of discussion for years: What will happen when a carmaker reaches the cap on U.S. sales of electric cars that qualify for the full federal tax credit of... read more February 26, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

What happens to electric-car sales when tax credits sunset? Each maker differs

Toward the end of last year, electric-car shoppers began to think about a U.S. market without the $7,500 federal tax credit for their purchases of plug-in vehicles. While the... read more February 22, 2018 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Nissan, Tesla surpass 300,000 electric cars; one started later, one did it with a single model

Only two automakers have built and sold more than 300,000 battery-electric cars to date. One is from Japan, the other from Silicon Valley. And each can claim a specific... read more February 20, 2018 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius - first drive, Laguna Niguel, CA, Nov 2015

Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

The Toyota Prius hybrid has been its maker's "halo car" and an example of its most advanced technology for two decades. Launched from an early-1990s project to halve the fuel... read more February 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Catalina Island, CA, Sep 2017

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for Jan: Outlander has landed (plus 2017 analysis)

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market to its first 1,000-unit January last month. The company sold 174 of its plug-in hybrid SUV... read more February 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf electric car, test-driven by Shiva of Fremont, California, Oct 2017

Plug-in electric car sales fall in Jan after year-end surge (further update)

While 2017 saw higher U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars than any previous year, expectations for 2018 sales are running even higher. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Vacaville, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

What if car buyers aren't ready for electric cars, even in California?

It's accepted wisdom among electric-car fans and advocates that within a few years, mass-market car buyers will start snapping up battery-electric cars. First, battery prices... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan and partners have now sold 540,000 plug-in electric vehicles

Of the 90 million or so new vehicles sold globally last year, plug-in electric cars made up only a tiny proportion, roughly 1 percent. But the auto industry works on long... read more January 31, 2018 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

CA needs 5 million zero-emission cars by 2030; will it reach 1.5 million by 2025?

Last Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown said in his annual State of the State address that California would need 5 million zero-emission vehicles on its roads by 2030 to meet its... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
Sales-weighted fuel economy, 2008-2017, United States, from UMTRI

Sales-weighted new-car fuel economy stuck at 25 mpg, for fourth year in a row

Even as vehicles become more fuel-efficient, the unending market shift toward crossover utilities, SUVs, and trucks kept the overall average U.S. new fleet efficiency... read more January 8, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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