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Europe Electric Car Sales Led By Renault Zoe, BMW i3, & Nissan LEAF

The European electric car market had over 16,000 registrations last month, up 20% over February 2016, with YTD numbers up 38% year over year (YoY). The market is set to surpass 300,000 units (on track for 310,00) by year end. While the electric car share is firmly north of the 1% mark in the broader car market, this […]

March 29th

Europe Electric Car Sales — Renault Zoe Starts The Year In Full Swing

The European EV market had some 19,000 registrations last month, up 31% year over year (YoY), with the Renault Zoe starting the year in the leadership position again. #1 Renault Zoe – With the ZE40 version finally arriving to selected markets, registrations were up 80% YoY to 2,602 units, jumping straight into the leadership in […]

February 24th

Best Selling Electric Car In Europe Is Renault Zoe (2016 Electric Car Sales)

The European EV market had approximately 30,000 registrations last month, down 11% over the same month last year. This sales slip, however, had to do with the incentives-derived sales rush of the last quarter of 2015. Last month, though, the top spots were yet again influenced by the Dutch market sales peak: #1 VW Passat GTE – […]

February 3rd

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

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

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

15 Interesting Europe Electric Car Charts

The European Alternative Fuels Observatory recently reached out to let me know about the fascinating electric car data it aggregates and organizes for the European market. Its website is a treasure trove of fun electric car sales charts and tables. I just picked out 15 of my favorites for this article. Top-Selling Fully Electric Cars […]

May 30th

BMW Sued Over Weak i3 Performance In REx Mode

Editor’s Note: The power limitations of the BMW i3 REx, and driver control over when to use it (in the USA), have been a point of contention essentially since the BMW i3 was launched in the US. But I haven’t seen many people claiming that it is such a serious issue to justify a lawsuit. However, that’s […]

May 19th

Electric Car Battery Requirements, & Range–Price Tradeoff Preferences

In my last article, I started discussing battery preferences of electric car drivers and likely buyers. In our 8th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — we’re diving a lot deeper into the topic of batteries, specifically getting into required range and some hypothetical range–price tradeoffs people would […]

January 30th

Nissan LEAF vs VW e-Golf + Other EVs (Owner Review)

Editor’s Note: Neil Blanchard is a longtime reader and top commenter on EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. He’s very detail oriented — as in, he pays close attention to details and has what I’d call a scientific mind. He seems to know EVs like the back of his hand (though, I’m not sure if he would approve […]

January 3rd

Why The BMW i3 Can’t Do Donuts, + Other Interesting Nuggets (Video)

The guys over at the Autoline Network dug a bit deeper into the BMW i3 in a video discussion earlier this year, pulling in industry experts and BMW Product Management rep John Kelly to really unpack the car even further than just nuts and bolts… going all the way down to the fibers and adhesive that comprise […]

November 16th

New Videos Show Off Design Of BMW i3

The BMW i3’s LifeDrive design architecture is detailed in a couple of interesting new promotional videos from the German company. Possibly worth watching — or, probably, if you’re a fan of the company and/or the i3. They’re very visually attractive videos, and the first to go into quite a bit of detail regarding what’s under […]

November 8th

How Useful Is A 107-Mile Nissan LEAF?

So, the big EV news of the week comes from Nissan, rather than Tesla. Nissan just announced that the two higher trims of the 2016 LEAF will include a 30 kWh battery that gives the car 107 miles of range on a full charge. But how useful is that 27% boost from 84 miles to […]

September 11th

Best Electric Car For The Average American

Ah, that mythical creature — the “average person” or “average American.” What is the best electric car for the “average American?” It depends on what you consider average, but I’ll present a few scenarios below. 1 + 1 = 2 First of all, the average number of cars per household is just above 2. Generally speaking, […]

September 9th