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Nissan LEAF Sales #1 In UK Small Family Car Sales Growth

Via CleanTechnica: Nissan LEAF sales in the UK continue growing strongly, despite the fact that a major refresh of the model will likely be released within a year or so. During the month of November, the LEAF was actually the fastest growing model, by sales numbers, in the whole of the UK’s competitive C-segment (small family car […]

December 27th

China Electric Car Sales Set New Global Monthly Record

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The Chinese market had a record 43,441 new electric cars zooming the streets in November, up 36% over last October and 56% year over year (YoY), pulling the plug-in market share to a record 1.4%, above the […]

December 22nd

Top US Electric Car Brands Are BMW … & Ford? (Aside From Tesla, Of Course)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. BMW cars with a plug, electric motor, and battery are now approximately 1 out of every 16 BMW USA passenger car sales (6.4% of such sales), based on November’s sales split. That includes sales from 3 fully electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models: the BMW i3, BMW i8, and BMW 330e. The BMW X5 […]

December 12th

Top EV Charging Leaders, According To Navigant

I still find it hard to believe that I am a “early adopter.” Soon, I hope I will not be thinking “Why are there not more EV drivers?” Well, I do thank my lucky stars on this one. Primarily, I thank CleanTechnica.com and EVObsession.com for pointing me to “right drivelihood.” But it’s not just the cars and social support […]

December 10th

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW Slides Into #1 YTD

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European electric car market had more than 17,000 registrations last month, 1% down compared to October 2015. This sales slip surely has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015, so expect this […]

November 27th

BAIC Takes Gold & Bronze In October In China

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The Chinese market had more than 32,000 new electric cars zooming the streets in October, with the market up a mere 3% over the previous month, but still, up 46% over the same month last year. With the market […]

November 21st

Study: Californian Clean Vehicle Incentive Program Has Disproportionately Benefited The Wealthy

To date, California’s clean vehicle incentive program has disproportionately benefited people living in wealthy, majority “white” neighborhoods, according to a new study published in the journal Transportation Research Record. The new findings come from two researchers analyzing data on the 98,901 rebates issued to Californians “buying or leasing low-emission vehicles from the inception of the Clean […]

November 12th

US Electric Car Sales Up 13% In October, Up 26% This Year

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. US electric car sales continue to trend up, even despite many buyers holding out for a coming Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3. Not much has changed at the top of the leaderboard, but note that I’ve updated historical Tesla sales to […]

November 7th

Europe Electric Car Sales September 2016 — BMW i3 Takes #1

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European EV market had 24,000 registrations last month, up 47% over September last year, being not only the best month of the year but also the second best selling month ever, only behind highly inflated December 2015 (34,000 registrations). With the […]

November 1st

China Electric Car Sales September 2016 — BAIC On Top!

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. BAIC Shines The Chinese market had more than 31,000 new EVs zooming the streets in September, with the market remaining flat regarding the previous month, but it was still a 53% increase over the same month last […]

November 1st

Fitch Ratings: EVs Pose “Resoundingly Negative” Threat To Oil Giants

Despite much of the mass media not acknowledging the disruptive nature of electric vehicle and battery technologies, they do pose a “resoundingly negative” threat to the oil giants, according to analysts at Fitch Ratings. The credit analyst firm argues in a new report that the industry is facing a much more extensive threat from the growth […]

October 29th

US Electric Car Sales Up 20% In 2016

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. US electric car sales climbed to 0.87% of the US car market in September. Yes, we still have a long ways to go. The general story is that the US electric car market is still dominated by Tesla, a couple of plug-in […]

October 9th

Europe EV Sales — BMW i3 Surges To #1 In August

This article is being published on EV Obsession, CleanTechnica, and the EV Sales blogspot. The European EV market had more than 13,000 registrations last month, up 19% over August 2015, with the market set to surpass the 200,000 units by year end. In a relatively stable market, one model stole the show. Looking at the […]

October 2nd

Toyota Mirai (Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Car) Lease Slashed From $499 To $349

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan is a vehicle that we’ve discussed quite a lot on EV Obsession and CleanTechnica … mostly owing to its relation to the economic viability of consumer hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles in general. A new data point on that matter recently popped up — Toyota has apparently slashed the monthly lease price for the Mirai […]

September 28th