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100% Electric Car Sales Up 447.95% In US In 2013

August and September 2013 were funky months in the US auto industry. Basically, the reason for this is the auto industry’s funky calendar. The “last day” of the previous month on the auto industry’s calendar is actually the first weekday of the next calendar month. Because that “last day of the month of August” happened […]

October 4th

Electric Car Sales & Hybrid Car Sales (August 2013 US Sales Summary)

As you can see in the table above, 100% electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars (PHEVs), and conventional hybrid electric cars continue to do better and better. 100% electrics were up 457.48% in August 2013 compared to August 2012. And they were up 515.51% January through August 2013 compared to January through August 2012. PHEVs are […]

September 7th

EV & Hybrid Sales Are Up 80,000 Cars In 2013 (August US Sales Update)

The numbers are in for “mass-market” 100% electric vehicle (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and conventional hybrid electric vehicle sales. Well, the numbers are in from everyone but Tesla and Fiat. (The Tesla Model S total in the colorful spreadsheet below is an estimate based on quarterly sales updates, since the rockstar EV company […]

August 3rd

Electric Vehicles Sales Update (June 2013 Sales)

Ready for our monthly US electric vehicle sales (including hybrid sales) update? How could you not be? Below is the full table, including comparisons between June 2013 sales and June 2012 sales as well as between 2013 YTD sales and 2012 sales for the same period. Following the table are my comments/thoughts on this month’s […]

July 4th

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Sales Summary (May 2013)

Note: these sales stats are for the US only. First of all, apologies for the long delay on this one! Unfortunately, I was unable to work for about a week (very not fun stuff), and this was hence delayed. But it’s ready now! Following the table, I’ll add my personal notes/reflections regarding May’s electric and hybrid […]

June 12th

Green(ish) Car Sales — March 2013

I put up a post yesterday on plug-in electric vehicle (including plugin-hybrid electric vehicle) sales for March 2013 and Quarter 1 2013. For an even broader look at “green car” sales (personally, if it’s not a plug-in electric vehicle, I don’t generally consider the car green), AutoblogGreen put together this spreadsheet below. As you can […]

April 9th

February 2013 Green Car Sales 15% Higher Than February 2012 Green Car Sales

And that’s the bad news. Apparently, 48,364 green cars (primarily hybrid and electric vehicles, but also green-ish diesels) were sold in the US in February 2013 (est.), 15% more than the 41,933 green cars sold in February 2012. While that does obviously mean that sales increased, it also means that the growth decreased — there […]

March 11th

Is An Electric Car Worth It?

UPDATED COMPARISONS HERE — better assumptions (especially the price of a Ford Focus most comparable to the Ford Focus Electric) — but doesn’t include the intro sections below. Is an electric car worth it? Probably a common question these days. First of all, it’s worth noting that there are many, many factors to consider when […]

December 6th

Ford: November Should Be Best Hybrid Month To Date, Market Share Increases 5x In One Year

It’s no secret: electric vehicle (including hybrid electric vehicle) sales are expected to rise a ton in the coming years. So, we can expect to see many record-breaking months, but I certainly haven’t gotten tired of them yet, and the increases noted by Ford below are pretty impressive. In total, Ford expects that it sold […]

December 1st

7 Reasons To Love Electric Cars

There are probably plenty more reasons than this, but these are the big reasons (for me) to love electric cars: 1. Electric cars are better for the environment (and thus, your health). Almost anywhere they charge, electric cars are better for the climate, air quality, and other key facets of the environment. Given that we all […]

October 7th