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Belgium Electrified Vehicle Sales (January 2014)

Wrapping up January 2014 electrified vehicle sales, below are the totals for Belgium. What’s the general story in Belgium? Well, it’s basically that Belgians buying electrified vehicles aren’t cautious about the money they are spending. Three high-end EVs top the sales chart. Tied for 4th is the world-leading Nissan Leaf and another relatively expensive EV, […]

March 1st

Germany Electrified Vehicle Sales (January 2014)

January 2014 electrified vehicles sales for Germany are now out. Continuing where the smart electric drive left off, at the top of the list, it also topped the sales list in January. #2 rose from #5 on the 2013 list, but that’s really no surprise—it’s the BMW i3, which just hit the market at the […]

February 25th

France Electric Car Sales Dropped In January 2014 (Charts)

Electric car sales in France actually shrunk a bit in January 2014 compared to January 2013. Check out the details below as well as some information on why sales shrunk. Here’s another country-specific EV sales update. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom […]

February 14th

World Electrified Vehicle Sales (2013 Report)

First of all, let me note that these numbers below are not official and are surely a little imperfect (even more so than US EV sales numbers). However, they come from the most complete roundup of electrified vehicle (EV) sales I’ve seen. Frankly, I haven’t seen any other effort that tries to pull together EV […]

February 10th

Europe Electrified Vehicle Sales (2013 Report)

A reader recently pointed out to me a little EV Sales blogspot that had been off my radar. The guy who runs the blog, Jose Pontes, actually comes up with estimates for European-wise electrified vehicle (EV) sales by tracking down EV registrations in as many countries as possible. He also estimates sales for China and […]

February 10th

smart electric drive Review (+ Pictures)

Update March 25, 2014: a smart USA representative notes in the comments below: “we’d like to help clear up any cost confusion, battery confusion, lease confusion, etc. There are two options for leasing a smart electric drive: with Battery Assurance Plus or without it. Most opt to lease WITH Battery Assurance Plus because of the […]

January 7th

11 Electric Cars Cost Less Than Average New Car In US

There’s a somewhat odd meme still going around that claims that electric cars are expensive. A little bit of research quickly debunks that. The average price for a new car in November 2013 (in the US) was $32,769, according to Kelley Blue Book. After the federal tax rebate of $7,500 (yes, it makes complete sense to […]

December 6th

Most Fuel Efficient Cars In 2014

Update January 5, 2015: a new list and article has been published of the “Most Fuel Efficient Cars In 2015 (USA).” It’s quite similar, but there are a few changes in the cars on the list. The most “fuel efficient” cars in the US are all plug-in cars, of course. The top 11 are 100% electric cars, […]

December 4th

car2go Finishes 1st Year Of EV Carsharing In San Diego, Adds 30 Charging Stations

car2go (which is part of Daimler North America Corporation) has just finished its first full year in San Diego (its home base). car2go is North America’s first all-electric carsharing service. Some stats from the smart fortwo electric daddy: “Since the launch of car2go in San Diego in November 2011, more than 12,500 people have registered as members of […]

December 1st