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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

Department of Energy Announces $37 Million In Funding For IONICS Energy Storage & Conversion Projects (16 Projects)

The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) will be providing $37 million in new funding to 16 projects focused on the development of energy storage and conversion technologies, as part of the Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS) program, according to a recent press release from the US government. To […]

September 27th

Study Shows Why Californian Cities Leads US Electric Car Sales

An interesting analysis of the California electric vehicle market was recently published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), providing a nice overview of the effects of various policies and promotional activities in effect there through 2015, as well as lessons for other locations/jurisdictions. The analysis is based around city-level data on electric vehicles […]

September 25th

EV & Autonomous Driving Technologies Will Inevitably Merge, Lux Research Writes

There are big changes coming to the automotive industry over the next couple of decades. In particular, electric vehicle and autonomous driving (self-driving car) technologies are set to shake things up — possibly even resulting in the disappearance of some of the world’s major manufacturers. Interestingly, there are actually quite a lot of potential synergies […]

September 21st

China Electric Car Sales In August — BYD Takes #1, #2, And #4

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica and the EV Sales blogspot. The Chinese market had more than 31,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 95% increase over the same month last year, inline with the annual growth rate, with the EV market share firmly above the 1% barrier, at 1.3% of all […]

September 19th

US Electric Car Sales — 14 Highlights From August

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. Numbers are in, and not a great deal has changed in the US electric car market since July, but it is always fun to look at the numbers and pick out some highlights. Here are 10 key highlights for this […]

September 4th

Europe Electric Car Sales — July 2016

This article is being simultaneously published on CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and EV Sales. It is also being added to our Electric Car Sales page. The European EV market had more than 13,000 registrations last month, down 4% over July 2015. The slowdown in sales are more visible on the BEV side, presumably now that more buyers […]

August 25th

Volkswagen Working On 3-Year Project To Improve EV Range

A 3-year, €2 million research project to improve electric vehicle ranges and the electromagnetic compatibility of associated systems is now being worked on by researchers at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, in collaboration with Volkswagen AG and AEM (Anhaltische Elektromotorenwerk Dessau), according to recent reports. A researcher on the project, Professor Dr Roberto Leidhold, commented on the […]

August 25th

Steve Wozniak: “Tesla Is The Biggest Disrupter”

When a former co-founder of a game-changing company says great things, you know you are on the right track. In this case, it’s Steve Wozniak showering praise on Elon Musk and company. The Apple co-founder said last week Tesla is the “biggest disrupter” in the US auto market, speaking to CNBC Asia. Wozniak added Musk has […]

August 25th

500,000 Electric Cars Now On European Roads (Charts)

A total of 91,300 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe through the first 6 months of 2016, making for a 21% year-on-year increase (as compared to the same time period in 2015), according to the most recent figures from EV Obsession and CleanTechnica partner EV Volumes. In this context, “plug-in electric vehicles” refers to all-electric (EV) and plug-in […]

August 20th

Electric Bus Charging Cost Calculator Released For California

As a means of supporting the state’s growing electric bus market, the California Air Resources Board recently released a new downloadable tool online that allows you to easily estimate electricity costs that accompany battery-electric bus deployments in California. The new downloadable tool is a macro-enabled Excel worksheet, so it features fairly wide compatibility. It works by […]

August 20th