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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

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

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is #4 Plug-In Car To Hit 100,000 Sales

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The first plug-in vehicle not sold in the US to reach 100,000 global sales is the constantly delayed Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid. As we’ve stated before, a key reason it has been delayed for years in the US is reportedly that sales in Europe and Japan were much higher than anticipated […]

May 9th

Tesla, Chevy Volt, & Ford Energi Top US Electric Car Sales Charts

Yes, Ford Energi in the title probably comes as a little bit of a surprise, but if you add Ford’s two Energi models together, they almost tie the Chevy Volt for #2 in US electric car sales in April at 17%. This, combined with the Chevy Volt’s great sales and Tesla’s continual domination of the large […]

May 5th

What Are The Differences Between Tesla & Chevy Volt Fans?

While the electric vehicle sector is often spoken of as a relatively homogenous entity, the truth is that there’s not necessarily that much overlap between buyers of a Tesla Model S, a Nissan LEAF, a Mahindra e2o, and a BMW i3. So, if that’s the case, where and what exactly are the distinctions between the […]

April 21st

Electric Car Sales Up 10% In US In 2016

Electric car sales in the US were a mixed bag again in March. Several plug-in hybrid models, led by the Chevy Volt, had a strong month and first quarter, but several fully electric models saw lower sales than in the previous year. I think these sales are still depressed by people waiting for longer-range electric vehicles […]

April 9th

Chevy Volt Owner Hits 300,000 Mile Mark — “No Difference In The Battery Since The Day I Bought It”

A 2012 Chevy Volt owner by the name of Erick Belmer recently surpassed the 300,000 mile mark in his plug-in hybrid — potentially giving some new insight into the durability of the popular model. Of the more than 300,000 miles on the Volt, more than a third (over 105,000) were in the all-electric mode — […]

March 14th

Pure Electrics Dive, Plug-In Hybrids Jump (US Electric Car Sales — February 2016)

US electric car sales (pure electrics and plug-in hybrids) rose 4.4% in February 2016 vs February 2015, but that slight change masks large variations by type of EV. 100% electric cars dove 14% (4479 sales in Feb 2016 vs 5193 in Feb 2015), while plug-in hybrids rose a dramatic 41% (3644 sales vs 2589). There are a handful […]

March 4th

1st Purchase & Lease Offers For 2017 Chevy Volt Now Available

A number of car dealers around the country have begun to receive the first 2017 Chevy Volts, paving the way for the nationwide release of the model year (the 2016 model year wasn’t widely available), according to recent reports. In support of the launch, GM has now issued its first purchase and lease offers on […]

February 28th

GM Reveals It May Be Willing To Share Chevy Volt’s Powertrain Technology With Other Companies

GM’s vaunted Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid Powertrain technology may eventually end up being used by rival automakers according to recent reports. GM’s global powertrain chief Dan Nicholson recently revealed, in an interview with Automotive News, that he would be open to partnerships with other companies that would allow the use of the award-winning powertrain from […]

February 15th

US Electric Car Sales Up 15% In January, Tesla = 38% of Market

Based on the latest electric car sales numbers from auto manufacturers, as well as estimates for Tesla and Fiat electric car sales, plug-in electric car sales in the US seem to have increased 15% in January 2016 compared to January 2015. However, most manufacturers have nothing to cheer about. Sales were down for the following models: […]

February 5th

What Electric Car Early Adopters & First Followers Want

This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]

February 2nd

EV Revolution!

In this 10th and nearly final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — we get to an exciting topic — EV Revolution!! Revolution, baby! I’ve mentioned “EV revolution” a few times already in this report. What am I talking about? By “EV revolution,” I’m referring […]

February 1st

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

Top Electric Car Models & Top Electric Car Companies

In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]

January 26th

Our EV Future

The topic/title I was given for my presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit was “EV R&D and the Future.” You can jump right into the presentation below. In addition to that, or alternatively, you can read more about the backstory and a summary of the presentation in the text below the video and slides. My […]

January 24th