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Europe Electric Car Sales — Zoe #1, Model S #2, Outlander PHEV #3 In June

Europe electric car sales are in for the month of June from Jose Pontes*. It’s a really interesting market. More interesting than North America, China, or any other, imho. Individual country markets in Europe are getting stronger, but they are very different from one another, so the broader continental charts can vary a lot. In […]

July 24th

Quickest Electric Car To 60 MPH? (Top 17 List)

Originally published on Gas2. What’s the fastest electric car on the market? I think you can guess, but what about #2–17? First of all, let’s get a little perspective in here. A car’s quickness is generally rated by how fast it goes from o mph to 60 mph (or 0 km/h to 100 km/h outside of […]

July 17th

Top 25 Electric Cars In Europe (May Registrations Roundup)

I love looking at the Dutch, French, German, and Norwegian electric car sales data, but looking at the bigger European picture is where the real fun is. Throwing everything together from the different countries, it’s hard to have a good idea where they will fall out. Plus, the numbers get bigger. Before we get into […]

July 15th

Volkswagen e-Golf Is Ecstatic In Norway, Clear #1

After covering France (#2), Netherlands (#3), and Germany (#4) electric car sales, it’s time to cover the big dog — the #1 electric car market in Europe. Norway, here we come! It’s a very different story in each of these markets. Like France, most electric car sales are for fully electric cars. However, unlike France, […]

July 14th

Volkswagen Golf GTE Takes #1 From Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV In Netherlands

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) had been holding the #1 spot in electric car sales in the Netherlands for a while. It’s been doing well in other European markets as well, propelling it to #1 in Europe as a whole. But it has been kicked off its throne in the Netherlands. Another plug-in hybrid (both of which […]

July 14th

Renault Zoe Dominates Electric Car Sales In France (Charts)

It’s one of the electric cars I still haven’t driven and would love to give a spin. The Renault Zoe is dominating electric car sales in its home country of France this year, with its Japanese cousin the Nissan LEAF and sibling the Renault Kangoo ZE coming in a very distant #2 and #3, respectively. […]

July 14th

Tesla Tops German Electric Car Registrations In June, But #5 YTD

The German electric car market is a fun one. Of course, German automakers have an advantage, but they have so many models on the market that there’s quite a lot of shifting around from month to month. Sadly, Germany doesn’t really live up to its potential in this realm, though. Despite having a larger population than any […]

July 14th

VW Golf GTE Sport Concept — Racing Car Inspired PHEV Hits 62 MPH In Just 4.3 Seconds

Volkswagen’s new Golf GTE Sport plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept is a recently unveiled carbon-bodied sports-car concept that, according to the company, aims to bridge “the gap between road cars and racing sport cars.” Based on what’s been revealed, that characterization doesn’t sound too far off to my ears. For example, the concept car features a […]

June 7th

European EV Sales (April 2015)

Note the usual disclaimer about European EV sales.* Electric vehicle (EV) sales figures for the European market during the month of April 2015 are now in, and things are looking good. The continent had its third best month ever with regard to total EV sales — seeing a 40% growth rate as compared against April […]

May 31st

10 Best Hybrid Cars

I’m working on a couple of pieces outside the news cycle this weekend — “Best Hybrid Cars” and “Best Electric Cars.” The pieces are ones that I’ve considered for a long time, but generally felt hesitant/unequipped to write, but I’m taking a plunge now. Unfortunately, I have not yet driven all hybrid cars on the market, and […]

May 29th

European Electric Car Registrations (March 2015)

The European electric vehicle (EV) market is continuing to see strong growth, based on registrations during March — with roughly 18,000 units registered, blowing past the old monthly record (set in December 2013) for the old continent. The old record was 14,197 units registered. As it stands, more than 36,000 EVs have been registered in the […]

May 5th