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Electric Car Sales Grew 51% In December & 30% In 2016 (US Electric Car Sales Report)

The EV market as a whole saw 30% growth for 2016 (compared to 2016) and 51% for December 2016 (compared to December 2015), which would be great for normal cars but may seem a bit weak on the surface for those of us who know how fast EV sales should and could be growing. But remember that 2016 was more of a prep year than a breakout year. This year (2017) and next (2018) are likely to be the big breakout years, thanks to the real arrival of the Chevy Bolt and the expected arrival of the Tesla Model 3.

January 6th

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW i3 #1 Again

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European EV market had more than 18,500 registrations last month, 5% down over the same month last year. This sales slip has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015 in some […]

December 30th

Electric Car Advertising By Big Auto Is Close To Nilch — 0.34% Of Total Auto Company Ad Spending

Major auto manufacturers are doing practically nothing to advertise the plug-in electric vehicles that they sell, whether in California (as compliance vehicles) or elsewhere, according to a new study commissioned by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM).

December 27th

US Electric Car Sales — Up 44% In November

Also published on CleanTechnica and our Electric Car Sales page. The top 5 electric car models continue to dominate US electric car sales … for now. The Chevy Bolt hitting the market is sure to shake things up a bit, particularly as production ramps up and GM offers the car beyond California and Oregon. However, […]

December 3rd

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW Slides Into #1 YTD

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European electric car market had more than 17,000 registrations last month, 1% down compared to October 2015. This sales slip surely has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015, so expect this […]

November 27th

US Electric Car Sales Up 13% In October, Up 26% This Year

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. US electric car sales continue to trend up, even despite many buyers holding out for a coming Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3. Not much has changed at the top of the leaderboard, but note that I’ve updated historical Tesla sales to […]

November 7th

Europe Electric Car Sales September 2016 — BMW i3 Takes #1

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European EV market had 24,000 registrations last month, up 47% over September last year, being not only the best month of the year but also the second best selling month ever, only behind highly inflated December 2015 (34,000 registrations). With the […]

November 1st

US Electric Car Sales Up 20% In 2016

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. US electric car sales climbed to 0.87% of the US car market in September. Yes, we still have a long ways to go. The general story is that the US electric car market is still dominated by Tesla, a couple of plug-in […]

October 9th

Europe EV Sales — BMW i3 Surges To #1 In August

This article is being published on EV Obsession, CleanTechnica, and the EV Sales blogspot. The European EV market had more than 13,000 registrations last month, up 19% over August 2015, with the market set to surpass the 200,000 units by year end. In a relatively stable market, one model stole the show. Looking at the […]

October 2nd

US Electric Car Sales — 14 Highlights From August

This article is simultaneously being published on CleanTechnica and on our Electric Car Sales page. Numbers are in, and not a great deal has changed in the US electric car market since July, but it is always fun to look at the numbers and pick out some highlights. Here are 10 key highlights for this […]

September 4th

Europe Electric Car Sales — July 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 13,000 registrations last month, down 4% over July 2015. The slowdown in sales are more visible on the BEV side, presumably now that more buyers […]

August 25th

500,000 Electric Cars Now On European Roads (Charts)

A total of 91,300 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe through the first 6 months of 2016, making for a 21% year-on-year increase (as compared to the same time period in 2015), according to the most recent figures from EV Obsession and CleanTechnica partner EV Volumes. In this context, “plug-in electric vehicles” refers to all-electric (EV) and plug-in […]

August 20th

France Electric Car Sales — July 2016

There were around 1,800 electric car (including SUV & van) registrations in France during the month of July 2016, according to the most recent estimates from the EV Sales blog. That represents a roughly 12% year-on-year decrease from July 2015. Despite the apparent slowdown during July 2016, year-to-date totals in France are actually up from 2015 by […]

August 20th

Germany Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Germany’s electric vehicle incentives are now in full effect. How has this affected sales of plug-in electric cars in the country? Apparently, not all that much, going by the July 2016 sales estimates for the German market that were just released by the EV Sales blog. Electric car sales in July (as compared to July 2015) were actually […]

August 20th

Norway Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Update #2: There were discrepancies in data sources and we corrected the article to indicate a different EV market share (for July & for the year through July). Estimates for electric vehicle sales in Norway during the month of July 2016 were recently released by our friend over at the EV Sales blog, Jose Pontes. […]

August 19th

Netherlands Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Plug-in electric sales in the Netherlands during July 2016 were down year over year by around 65% (as compared to July 2015), going by the most recent estimates from the EV Sales blog. Altogether, only 774 plug-in vehicles were sold during the month in the Netherlands, according to the estimates. The share of the country’s total automotive […]

August 19th