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Chevy Volt & Tesla Model S & X Lead US Electric Car Sales Surge

Energy independence is creeping into the US passenger car market more and more, led by Tesla Motors but also by ZEV mandates in 9 states and resulting EV efforts from a few auto companies. In the month of July, electric car sales surged 48% — mostly on the back of Tesla, but also due to big jumps in sales of […]

August 7th

Electric Car Sales In France During June 2016

Estimated June 2016 electric car sales figures for the French market have been released by the EV Sales blog, revealing that electric car sales have been pretty much stagnant in France when seen from a year-on-year perspective. Altogether, there were 3,427 electric cars (including vans) delivered in France during June 2016 — this compares to 3,418 units delivered during […]

July 31st

Electric Car Sales In The Netherlands During June 2016

Estimated electric vehicle sales figures for the Netherlands during the month of June 2016 were recently unveiled on the EV Sales blog — showing that the sales drop that followed the end of plug-in hybrid sales last year has continued. Altogether, sales are down year-on-year (YoY) by 66% compared to June 2015. Total electric vehicle […]

July 31st

2 Polish Cities Plan Electric Carsharing (400+ Cars)

Poland isn’t always a bastion for cleantech leadership and urban innovation — the national government recently took a bat to the knees of the competitive wind industry and a nascent solar industry was stabbed in both feet a couple years ago — but city planners in Wrocław, Kraków, and other cities seem to be adept at implementing cutting-edge […]

July 31st

Europe Electric Car Sales In June — Renault Zoe #1 Again

(Also published on EV-Sales and CleanTechnica.) The European EV market had more than 17,000 registrations in May, representing just a 1% increase over June 2015. The slowdown in these last couple of months is largely due to fiscal changes in Germany. Nevertheless, the market is set to surpass 200,000 units by year end, possibly even reaching […]

July 26th

Electrified Used Cars Spend Less Time On The Lot Than Non-Electrified Cars

During the 2013–2015 time period, 5 out of the 10 best-selling used cars were electrified in some way — “best-selling” in this case refers to the speed at which units moved once on the dealers’ lots. This is according to figures recently released by iSeeCars. That means that all-electrics (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and non-plug-in […]

July 21st

Nissan LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program Expands

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com Even as a satisfied Nissan Leaf driver, I pay attention to every note of news from Tesla Motors and thoroughly enjoy Elon Musk. Most EV enthusiasts respect Tesla. Sometimes in awe, we follow every move Tesla makes. So, even as fans of Nissan zero-emissions vehicles, we need encouragement to stay in the […]

July 21st

My Friend’s First EV Test Drive

Originally published on CleanTechnica.com It is always hard to know without first-hand experience that you Don’t Know what you Don’t Know. One of my friends is a caring and productive teacher. I found a quick occasion to slide her into a first EV test drive experience. The results were as they generally are with EVs. (Video below is […]

July 21st

POD Point Chargers Providing Free Home Charging Points With Nissan LEAF Purchases In UK

The electric vehicle charging solutions firm POD Point has identified itself as one of the suppliers of free home charging solutions to Nissan LEAF buyers in the UK making the purchase with finance, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EVObsession. The email states that this “reflects the continued success of this partnership and is another indication of […]

July 12th

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

Europe Electric Car Sales Report (May 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 14,000 registrations in May, representing a 7% increase over May 2015, which was a slight decrease in growth, largely due to the upcoming financial […]

June 29th

Electric Sales Figures In France During May 2016

Sales figures for electric vehicles (all-electrics + plug-in hybrids) in France during the month of May 2016 were recently released (estimates anyways) by the EV Sales blog. So, what do they show? They show that there were over 2,600 electric vehicle registrations in France during May 2016, representing a 44% year-on-year increase (compared to May 2015). It’s […]

June 28th

Electric Vehicle Sales In Germany During May 2016

How are electric vehicle sales in Germany going? Sales during May 2016 were apparently the worst in 15 months — with an 18% year-on-year decrease (as compared to May 2015) being observed. The electric share of the country’s total auto market for the month fell to just 0.64%, according to the EV Sales blog. Altogether, […]

June 28th

City Of London Cuts Hybrid Vehicle Privileges On June 24

As of June 24 hybrid vehicles will no longer be granted special privileges when operating within the city of London, according to recent reports. To be more specific, hybrid vehicle owners will now be forced to pay the fees (£11.50) that most other vehicle owners do when entering central London’s Congestion Charge zone during weekday […]

June 15th