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Ford Hybrid Vehicle Sales Surpass Previous Full-Year Record In Just The First Five Months Of 2013

Ford sold more hybrid vehicles in just the first five months of 2013 than it did in any previous full years. The first five months of 2013 saw Ford sell over 37,000 hybrid vehicles. That even beats Ford’s best year ever back in 2010, when it sold 35,496 hybrid vehicles.

May 31st

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Gets 5-Star Safety Rating

The Nissan Leaf isn’t the only electric vehicle getting a great safety rating. The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) has also received a 5-star safety rating (the highest possible) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The car was also awarded the Top Safety Pick+ designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. […]

May 28th

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

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