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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

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

Electric Sales Figures In France During May 2016

Sales figures for electric vehicles (all-electrics + plug-in hybrids) in France during the month of May 2016 were recently released (estimates anyways) by the EV Sales blog. So, what do they show? They show that there were over 2,600 electric vehicle registrations in France during May 2016, representing a 44% year-on-year increase (compared to May 2015). It’s […]

June 28th

Electric Vehicle Sales In Germany During May 2016

How are electric vehicle sales in Germany going? Sales during May 2016 were apparently the worst in 15 months — with an 18% year-on-year decrease (as compared to May 2015) being observed. The electric share of the country’s total auto market for the month fell to just 0.64%, according to the EV Sales blog. Altogether, […]

June 28th

Electric Cars = 29% Of Car Sales In Norway

Plug-in hybrids appear to be gaining significant market share in Norway, possibly at the expense of all-electric vehicles, going by the May 2016 sales figures recently compiled by the EV Sales blog. Year-on-year sales growth for plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) during May 2016 in Norway was 132% — as compared to an all-electric (EV) year-on-year increase […]

June 13th

LAPD Orders 100 BMW i3s

Originally posted on the ECOreport. After a year-long test of two Model S P85D loaner cars and the all-electric BMW i3, an important announcement was made this morning. Greenlots, the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and BMW of North America are partnering to launch the new Los Angeles EV police fleet.

June 9th

BMW’s Shift Away From “i” Elecric Car Division Raises Questions

We’ve covered a number of news stories about BMW in recent days that really make one wonder what exactly the leadership at the company is thinking. The decision to not release any new all-electric vehicles until 2021? The departure of multiple senior “i Division” engineers? A refocusing away from electric vehicle technology and onto autonomous […]

June 4th

Chevy Volt Takes #1 Spot In US Electric Car Sales

Reminder: Monthly US EV sales reports are now published here — the current month’s report as well as reports from previous months (but just one previous month so far). Chevy Volt rose to #1 again, after many, many months trailing other popular electric vehicle models on the US car market. Granted, my estimate for Tesla Model S […]

June 3rd

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

European Electric Car Sales In April

Editor’s Note: I’m happy to announce that José Pontes of EV-Sales.blogspot.com and EV-Volumes.com has joined our writing team! José will be writing regular pieces on sales in big EV markets, where he has been working hard to aggregate sales data for years. He will also report from some EV/car events for us, and from “EV excursions” in […]

May 27th

BMW i3 Owners Can Recharge For Free At EVgo DC Fast Chargers

Originally published on CleanTechnica. If you have or were thinking of getting a BMW i3, it should be noted that eligible BMW i3 owners in participating markets have access to 24 months of free charging sessions at participating EVgo charging stations, according to a recent press release. BMW i3 owners enrolled in the company’s program […]

May 25th

Tesla.fr Domain Appears To Be Owned By Squatter Looking To Sell

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Editor’s Update: Tesla.fr redirected to the BMW i site this morning when I saw the post on the Tesla Motors Club forum, but it is no longer doing so, with only the BMW favicon still showing in the browser bar. So, I’m assuming whoever was engaging in these shenanigans apparently had a change of heart, […]

May 24th

Consistency Issues With NRG EVgo DC Fast Charging Stations?

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Have any of those reading this had consistency issues with the NRG EVgo DC fast charging network? Specifically, with regard to “communication errors” interrupting the charging of your electric vehicle in the middle of a charging session? It seems you wouldn’t be the only one. A discussion thread on “The Circuit” […]

May 24th