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Why Tesla Dominates US Electric Car Sales

Rolling through another month of US electric car sales, I’m struck again by how much a few models dominate sales. Actually, I’m struck by how much Tesla’s two high-end (expensive) cars dominate US electric car sales. Before I go further, I should note that Tesla’s sales numbers are not official — they are estimated based on […]

April 6th

6 Models = 71% Of US Electric Car Sales

Also published on CleanTechnica. See our Electric Car Sales page for a deeper look at US, European, and Chinese electric car sales. US electric car sales jumped approximately 68% in February 2017 vs February 2016. Fully electric car sales were up 74%, while plug-in hybrid sales were up 61%. For the first two months of the year, that puts […]

March 6th

17 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars For Sale In 2017 — USA Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars List

Below is a list of the plug-in hybrid electric cars for sale in 2017 in the USA. This article will be updated as new electric cars arrive on the market, such as the coming BMW 530e, Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid, Karma Revero, and Cadillac CTS Plug-In. The first prices listed are base prices before the federal tax […]

January 8th

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

Top US Electric Car Brands Are BMW … & Ford? (Aside From Tesla, Of Course)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. BMW cars with a plug, electric motor, and battery are now approximately 1 out of every 16 BMW USA passenger car sales (6.4% of such sales), based on November’s sales split. That includes sales from 3 fully electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models: the BMW i3, BMW i8, and BMW 330e. The BMW X5 […]

December 12th

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

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

Autonomous Driving Firm Nauto Partners With Allianz Ventures, BMW i Ventures, & Toyota Research Institute

The autonomous driving technology firm Nauto has announced new strategic partnerships with BMW i Ventures, Allianz Ventures, the Toyota Research Institute, and others. The new strategic partnerships (and investments) will be based around autonomous driving technology development utilizing the Nauto cloud-based data learning platform. The press release provides more: “Nauto has developed deep learning capabilities […]

October 18th

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

Ube Industries Expanding Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Production Capacity

In order to meet growing demand from the automotive industry, Ube Industries will be expanding its lithium-ion battery separator production capacity at its Sakai Factory (Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture), which supports the production of Toyota Prius batteries. The expansion project, which will take place after current production expansion construction finishes, is expected to be completed by […]

October 6th

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

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