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Why Tesla Dominates US Electric Car Sales

Rolling through another month of US electric car sales, I’m struck again by how much a few models dominate sales. Actually, I’m struck by how much Tesla’s two high-end (expensive) cars dominate US electric car sales. Before I go further, I should note that Tesla’s sales numbers are not official — they are estimated based on […]

April 6th

6 Models = 71% Of US Electric Car Sales

Also published on CleanTechnica. See our Electric Car Sales page for a deeper look at US, European, and Chinese electric car sales. US electric car sales jumped approximately 68% in February 2017 vs February 2016. Fully electric car sales were up 74%, while plug-in hybrid sales were up 61%. For the first two months of the year, that puts […]

March 6th

17 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars For Sale In 2017 — USA Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars List

Below is a list of the plug-in hybrid electric cars for sale in 2017 in the USA. This article will be updated as new electric cars arrive on the market, such as the coming BMW 530e, Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid, Karma Revero, and Cadillac CTS Plug-In. The first prices listed are base prices before the federal tax […]

January 8th

Electric Car Sales Grew 51% In December & 30% In 2016 (US Electric Car Sales Report)

The EV market as a whole saw 30% growth for 2016 (compared to 2016) and 51% for December 2016 (compared to December 2015), which would be great for normal cars but may seem a bit weak on the surface for those of us who know how fast EV sales should and could be growing. But remember that 2016 was more of a prep year than a breakout year. This year (2017) and next (2018) are likely to be the big breakout years, thanks to the real arrival of the Chevy Bolt and the expected arrival of the Tesla Model 3.

January 6th

Electric Car Advertising By Big Auto Is Close To Nilch — 0.34% Of Total Auto Company Ad Spending

Major auto manufacturers are doing practically nothing to advertise the plug-in electric vehicles that they sell, whether in California (as compliance vehicles) or elsewhere, according to a new study commissioned by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM).

December 27th

US Electric Car Sales — Up 44% In November

Also published on CleanTechnica and our Electric Car Sales page. The top 5 electric car models continue to dominate US electric car sales … for now. The Chevy Bolt hitting the market is sure to shake things up a bit, particularly as production ramps up and GM offers the car beyond California and Oregon. However, […]

December 3rd

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

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

Fan Theory/Joke: First-Gen Chevy Volt Had 38 Mile All-Electric Range, First-Gen Chevy Bolt Has 238 Mile Range, 2021 Chevy Jolt Should Have 438 Mile Range

An interesting numbers coincidence (or perhaps not coincidence) was recently brought up on the GM-Volt.com forum by the commentator “Lewis9,” who noted that the first-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (PHEV) had an EPA all-electric range rating of 38 miles per full charge*, and that the first-generation Chevy Bolt all-electric car now has an EPA range […]

September 28th

Chevy Volt’s Collision Warning System Gets Confused By The Sun (Story)

Detractors often like to bring up the potential situations where self-driving technologies could occasionally perform worse than human drivers, as a means of arguing against the deployment of these technologies. Obviously, this line of reasoning ignores the point that self-driving technologies are already less likely to cause an accident in a great number of situations/scenarios. When taken […]

September 7th

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

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

Lightspeed Transformation To EVs (Video) From EV Test Drives

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com I know Kim pretty well after first meeting her in a creative writing workshop years back. One gets used to baring their soul through storytelling in such endeavours. Just a few days ago, I watched her go through a visible, profound transition in a matter of seconds getting into and driving […]

July 24th

My Friend’s First EV Test Drive

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com It is always hard to know without first-hand experience that you Don’t Know what you Don’t Know. One of my friends is a caring and productive teacher. I found a quick occasion to slide her into a first EV test drive experience. The results were as they generally are with EVs. (Video below is […]

July 21st