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Top Electric Car Companies By EV Battery Sales (H1 2015)

The electric vehicle battery market remained more or less recognizable during June 2016. The most recent figures from Jose Pontes show that Tesla/Panasonic has maintained a huge lead in the #1 spot, as one would expect; that BYD has maintained a comfortable 2nd place position; and that Nissan is holding on to 3rd place with a big margin. To […]

August 20th

France Electric Car Sales — July 2016

There were around 1,800 electric car (including SUV & van) registrations in France during the month of July 2016, according to the most recent estimates from the EV Sales blog. That represents a roughly 12% year-on-year decrease from July 2015. Despite the apparent slowdown during July 2016, year-to-date totals in France are actually up from 2015 by […]

August 20th

Germany Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Germany’s electric vehicle incentives are now in full effect. How has this affected sales of plug-in electric cars in the country? Apparently, not all that much, going by the July 2016 sales estimates for the German market that were just released by the EV Sales blog. Electric car sales in July (as compared to July 2015) were actually […]

August 20th

Norway Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Update #2: There were discrepancies in data sources and we corrected the article to indicate a different EV market share (for July & for the year through July). Estimates for electric vehicle sales in Norway during the month of July 2016 were recently released by our friend over at the EV Sales blog, Jose Pontes. […]

August 19th

Norway EV & PHEV Driver Findings, Galore!

A recent survey of 8,000 different vehicle owners in Norway, conducted by the country’s Institute of Transport Economics, has revealed some interesting new data points — including the fact that all-electric owners in the country use their vehicles more often in general and in everyday traffic than plug-in hybrid owners do. Another particularly interesting data […]

August 19th

Netherlands Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Plug-in electric sales in the Netherlands during July 2016 were down year over year by around 65% (as compared to July 2015), going by the most recent estimates from the EV Sales blog. Altogether, only 774 plug-in vehicles were sold during the month in the Netherlands, according to the estimates. The share of the country’s total automotive […]

August 19th

Reducing Propensity For Electrode Fragmentation In Silicon-Aluminum Anodes For Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers from the University of Windsor in Ontario have discovered a new means of improving silicon anode durability (when in use with lithium-ion batteries) through the utilization of newly observed self-healing behavior of cracks in micron-sized silicon particles dispersed “in a ductile Al matrix cycled using a high lithiation rate of 15.6 C.” As some […]

August 17th

BYD Is King In Chinese Electric Car Market

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica and the EV Sales blogspot. BYD Qin Reaches Second Place The Chinese market had some 34,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 188% increase over the same month last year, in-line with the annual growth rate. EV market share surpassed the 1% barrier in July, […]

August 11th

Chevy Volt & Tesla Model S & X Lead US Electric Car Sales Surge

Energy independence is creeping into the US passenger car market more and more, led by Tesla Motors but also by ZEV mandates in 9 states and resulting EV efforts from a few auto companies. In the month of July, electric car sales surged 48% — mostly on the back of Tesla, but also due to big jumps in sales of […]

August 7th

Air Pollution Linked To Brain Disorders

Dirty gray particulates hanging around as you inhale aren’t too helpful for public health. Particulates spewing from ICE cars, trucks, and buses affect many people worse than pollen. New research by the American Psychological Association reports that I am not alone in being concerned about this. The American Psychological Association (APA) links air pollution to brain disorders and diminished cognitive abilities. “Smog […]

August 6th

Ford Electrified Fusions Selling Like Hotcakes In California

There is something appealing about Ford’s plug-in electric hybrids. June sales reflect Ford’s EV appeal (the Fusion Energi was #2 nationwide in plug-in electric car sales), and recent news from Los Angeles confirms the popularity of the vehicle. Electrified Ford Fusions are becoming an important part of Ford sales in the region, according to a press release […]

August 6th

Electric Car Sales In France During June 2016

Estimated June 2016 electric car sales figures for the French market have been released by the EV Sales blog, revealing that electric car sales have been pretty much stagnant in France when seen from a year-on-year perspective. Altogether, there were 3,427 electric cars (including vans) delivered in France during June 2016 — this compares to 3,418 units delivered during […]

July 31st

Electric Car Sales In The Netherlands During June 2016

Estimated electric vehicle sales figures for the Netherlands during the month of June 2016 were recently unveiled on the EV Sales blog — showing that the sales drop that followed the end of plug-in hybrid sales last year has continued. Altogether, sales are down year-on-year (YoY) by 66% compared to June 2015. Total electric vehicle […]

July 31st

Interactive Infographic Of The Tesla Model S

An interesting new interactive infographic detailing the Tesla Model S was recently brought to my attention, and seems very much worth sharing here. The interactive infographic was created by “Romtim” on the Tesla Motors Club forum, so if you end up enjoying it, make sure that you head over and express your thanks…. Here’s the […]

July 30th

Europe Electric Car Sales In June — Renault Zoe #1 Again

(Also published on EV-Sales and CleanTechnica.) The European EV market had more than 17,000 registrations in May, representing just a 1% increase over June 2015. The slowdown in these last couple of months is largely due to fiscal changes in Germany. Nevertheless, the market is set to surpass 200,000 units by year end, possibly even reaching […]

July 26th

BMW i3 Sales Rose In Germany Following Electric Vehicle Subsidy Implementation

Following the implementation of plug-in electric vehicle subsidies in Germany, BMW i3 sales in the European country rose notably, according to recent reports. To be more specific, deliveries from the middle of July onwards in Germany rose “many times over” according to the German publication Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. Supposedly, around 1,000 of the 5,000 or […]

July 21st

Electrified Used Cars Spend Less Time On The Lot Than Non-Electrified Cars

During the 2013–2015 time period, 5 out of the 10 best-selling used cars were electrified in some way — “best-selling” in this case refers to the speed at which units moved once on the dealers’ lots. This is according to figures recently released by iSeeCars. That means that all-electrics (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and non-plug-in […]

July 21st

Kandi EV #1 Electric Car In China In June

This article is also being published on EV Obsession and EV Sales. The Chinese market had more than 34,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 154% increase over the same month last year, in-line with the annual growth rate, with the EV market share edging closer and closer to the fabled 1%. To have […]

July 17th