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On September 18, 2015
What’s with all these luxury electric cars?
The news from the Frankfurt Auto Show underway in Germany is that Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Porsche and Audi will join Tesla and BMW in the luxury electric car segment
Mercedes already has three electric models but Volkswagen’s plans raised eyebrows among industry watchers as manufacturers usually start off with a mid-priced electric vehicle […]
As spring arrives, sales of plug-in electric cars have traditionally risen from their winter levels.
During the months of May through August, monthly sales are usually among the highest of the year.
At least for May, that rule holds as strongly for 2015 as it did last year.
The Nissan […]
On June 2, 2015
Thinking about buying an electric car? While more people appear to be embracing these fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly rides, softening the financial investment in these cars is easier in certain cities.
On May 12, 2015
There is a common perception that electric cars are really expensive. It isn’t helped by media fawning over the high-end Tesla Model S, which has a base price of $71,000. But most EVs cost much less than that, and measured over a five-year span, the total cost of owning and operating the more affordable EVs […]
On September 11, 2014
The stories abound: A car buyer walks into a dealership, educated about the electric car she wants to buy…and the salesperson tries to convince her she doesn’t want that car after all.
She really wants a gasoline car, he argues.
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.
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