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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

Most Fuel Efficient Cars In USA (2016)

I just realized while writing “Auto Industry: ‘We Can’t Change, Please Let Us Keep Abusing You‘” that I never got to publishing a 2016 edition of “Most Fuel Efficient Cars In The USA,” to follow the very popular 2015 and 2014 posts. As it turns out, not much has changed since 2015. Of course, electric […]

July 15th

Tesla Model 3 Already Gobbling Premium Gas Car Sales, It Seems

There’s no doubt about it — 400,000 reservations for a single model is a big deal. For several months (since last year, even), we’ve discussed how this could be (likely is) decreasing Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, and other pure-electric car sales. However, that market doesn’t seem to be affected to the tune of ~400,000 cars […]

July 7th

US Electric Car Sales Up 2.1% In June

US electric car sales rose slightly (2.1%) in June 2016 compared to June 2015, but were up 8.5% for the year through June. That said, fully electric cars were down 35% in June, and 11% for the year through June (while plug-in hybrids were up 68% and 45.7%, respectively). There are a variety of factors that […]

July 6th

Audi A3 e-Tron = 1 Out Of 50 US Audi Sales

Via CleanTechnica: I didn’t really hide my distaste for the Audi A3 e-Tron compared to a fully electric car when I reviewed the A3 e-Tron last year, but I admitted that I was mostly spoiled from my test drive of the Renault Zoe and the typically superior torqueness of fully electric cars. The A3 e-Tron, if you’re set […]

July 4th

Report: Relatively Minor Increase In Energy Investment Could Slash Premature Air-Pollution-Related Deaths 50% By 2040

Even a relatively minor increase in energy investment and associated policies could slash premature air-pollution related deaths significantly by the year 2040, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) special report represents the agency’s first in-depth analysis of the issue of air quality and air […]

June 29th

Europe Electric Car Sales Report (May 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 14,000 registrations in May, representing a 7% increase over May 2015, which was a slight decrease in growth, largely due to the upcoming financial […]

June 29th