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2016 Electric Car Sales Predictions

2016 looks like it will be an interesting year for electric car sales. We have some significantly upgraded versions of the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt, as well as several new entrants to the market — such as the Tesla Model X, the Chevy Bolt later this year, the Volvo XC90 T8, the Volvo S90 T8, the […]

January 10th

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports Survey For Most Satisfying Commuter Car (Again)

The Tesla Model S is the most satisfying car for commuting, according to the most recent Annual Auto Survey from Consumer Reports. Following closely on the first place position held by the Tesla offering are two of the other top-selling electric vehicles out there — the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the Nissan LEAF […]

January 9th

US Electric Car Sales Report: Tesla & BMW Have A Big Month

Following my slightly premature highlighting of Tesla crushing the electric car competition, here’s my full electric car sales report for December and 2015 as a whole. There’s not a whole lot more to add. However, aside from Tesla having a stellar month and year, BMW also stood out as a shining example of electric car […]

January 6th

Tesla Crushes Nissan & GM In 2015 Electric Car Sales

I’m still waiting for all of the 2015 automotive sales numbers to roll in before publishing my monthly electric car sales report, but the numbers from most of the big players are in, so I thought it would be worth highlighting the main story. Nissan sold 17,269 LEAFs in 2015 (including one to CleanTechnica/EV Obsession). GM […]

January 5th

11–13 Electric Cars To Light Up The Market In 2016

Between the electric car models that are just arriving on the US market and the ones that will likely hit the market by the end of 2016, we have an exciting year ahead. Below are 11 electric cars that I think will light up 2016 (or 13 if you count cars in a particular way). Tesla […]

January 2nd

Orlando’s Electric Fleet Leadership (EV Obsession Video)

David Dunn, Fleet and Facilities Division Manager for the City of Orlando, kicked off his EV Transportation & Technology Summit presentation by explaining that the City of Orlando has a deep sustainability focus, and an aim to adopt transformative technology as soon as it is practical to do so (i.e., doesn’t interfere with the needs of the client). These […]

December 31st

GM’s Electrification Path & Plans (EV Obsession Video)

GM’s Britta Gross, Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy, gave perhaps my favorite presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit. Her presentation was essentially split into two (or three) sections. She first talked about Drive Electric Florida, then Drive Electric Orlando, and then got into matters concerning GM’s electrification path and plans. This article covers some of the highlights […]

December 30th

Cleantech Talk #13!

Originally published on CleanTechnica. We’ve finally relaunched Cleantech Talk! And there are two new co-hosts for the show — Kyle Field and Matthew Klippenstein. You can listen to this week’s episode on iTunes, on SoundCloud, or by clicking the play button in the embedded player below. You can also leave a comment at any particular […]

December 12th

Tanking Nissan LEAF Takes US Electric Car Market With It

US electric car sales are in, and they aren’t particularly uplifting. The big deal hitting sales seems to be that people are waiting for a longer-range Nissan LEAF (or a much longer-range LEAF), a longer-range BMW i3, and the 200-mile Chevy Bolt (hitting the market ~1 year from now), and this has been killing sales of the Nissan LEAF, […]

December 3rd

Wards Auto: 10 Best Engines 2016 Nomination List Includes BMW i3 & Chevy Volt

In a show of just how well made and innovative some of the electric vehicles out there currently are, Wards Auto recently included two of them in its 2016 Ward’s 10 Best Engines nominations list. The two electric vehicles (EVs) in question are: the BMW i3, with a 127 kilowatt (kW) battery-electric drivetrain; and the […]

November 15th

Tesla Model S, Chevy Volt, & Nissan LEAF Take Gold, Silver, Bronze (US EV Sales Report)

Given that the Tesla Model S has risen to the clear #1 position in my sales reports, I think it’s important to reiterate that Model S sales are estimated. The estimates are based on many statements and data points, such as official total sales numbers from Tesla, approximate US sales numbers based on a handful of statements by […]

November 5th

Chevy Volt Drivers Average Nearly As Many Electric Miles As Nissan LEAF Drivers

For anyone contending that extended-range electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt shouldn’t classify as “electric vehicles,” here are two stats for you from the most comprehensive EV driver study conducted to date: Nissan LEAF average annual electric miles driven: 9,697 Chevy Volt average annual electric miles driven: 9,112 Looking at total miles, here are the numbers: […]

November 1st