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Well, chalk up another first for Nissan: It sold 3,117 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. last month.
That’s not only its best-ever one-month sales performance, but it’s the first time any carmaker has sold more than 3,000 battery plug-in electric cars in a month in this country–ever. (August 2013 sales for the range-extended Chevy Volt were [...]
On May 16, 2014
The biggest complaints about electric cars are that they’re too expensive or have limited driving range, or that don’t have enough space for hauling gear or a family.
In one way or another, all of these issues are being addressed in forthcoming new versions of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, and a new plug-in [...]
On May 7, 2014
Since electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids continue to represent a tiny fraction of U.S. auto sales, it can be difficult to separate the rumors and chatter from the facts. For that reason, a close reading of EV sales reveals many surprises. For starters, there are cars doing yeoman’s [...]
Sales of plug-in electric cars last month stayed about level with last month’s, based on the reports from all makers of plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. (except for two that refuse to provide sales data).
With all data now in, it was a steady month for plug-in sales, but not a spectacular one.
The number of electrically powered vehicles in the world now totals more than 400,000 vehicles, and has been doubling for the past few years.
That’s according to academics at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), who have been examining global electric car sales figures and the annual growth rate of the [...]
March was another good month for U.S. sales of the Nissan Leaf, the best-selling electric car in the world.
In fact, March was a good month for several plug-in electric cars, with monthly sales up for many models, and new monthly records for a few.
Roughly 9,000 electric cars were sold in March, against about [...]
Plug-in cars, which is to battery-electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids, make up a tiny percentage of the new cars sold in the US every year, but they’re already having a big impact.
According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), plug-ins are already saving 45 million gallons of gasoline in the [...]
On March 28, 2014
Electric cars may still seem futuristic, but there are actually 16 different plug-in models you can buy today.
Availability depends a lot on where you live, though. Several of them are so-called compliance cars, offered only in California and a handful of other locations to meet that state’s requirements for sales of zero-emission vehicles.
Analysts worried that winter weather would put a crimp in U.S. new-car sales last month, but one electric car racked up record February sales: the Nissan Leaf.
Leaf sales of 1,425 cars in February were a record for the month, more than double the 2013 total of 653 February sales (the numbers for 2012 [...]
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