The IEA says there are 60% more electric cars in the world this year than last. But there is still a long way to go before they become the dominant means of transporation.
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Why are electric cars hovering around 1% of sales in the US? Dealers with outmoded sales techniques are part of the problem, but many other factors are at work, including stupid car company execs who want to close their eyes to the future.
Mercedes is moving up its electric car schedule. Its plans to introduce 10 electric models by 2025 has now been pushed forward by 3 years. At Audi, workers are asking management to give them more electric cars to build.
Originally published on EV Obsession. 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 […]
To car makers wanting to build new factories within its borders, China says build electric cars – or else! China wants 5 million “new power” cars by 2020.
To no one’s surprise, the Nissan LEAF led US electric car sales in November, with a total of 2,687 sales.
With the launch of Tesla Motors’ next 2 models, the brand hopes to reach 500,000 EV sales per year by 2020.
Electric cars may have finally reached the tipping point where society en masse begins moving towards them, at least in America and Europe. In the developing world though, another kind of EV revolution is taking place, albeit on two wheels instead of four. The latest study from Navigant Research says that in the next ten […]
BMW has doubled down on electrification and hybridization of its cars by launching the BMW i sub-brand. Will that move increase their global market share?
Lexus’ sales are down nearly 20% this year, and the company’s VP of marketing is blaming Tesla Model S buyers for “trying something new”. Will they be back?
Plug-in car and EV sales were way up in China last year – 38% up in 2013, compared to 2012, and they’re doing even better this year. That’ll cut pollution!
Despite Mitsubishi and Smart basing their next EVs on the new Renault Twingo, Renault claims there’s no demand for such a vehicle. Who’s right? We’ll see.
Nissan has sold 50,000 Leafs in the US, and Leaf drivers have driven over half a BILLION all-electric miles since the car’s launch just a few years ago.
For a country that buys so few new cars, Norway has been in the automotive news a lot lately. That’s because electric car sales have surged in the cold Scandinavian thanks to some serious tax credits and other benefits bestowed on EV drivers. Electric car sales now make up 12% of all new car sales, […]
Tech giant Apple has been mentioned in the same breath as electric automaker Tesla Motors time after time, and the similarities are easy to see. A German stock analyst is calling on Apple to buy Tesla Motors as a future-proof form of income, uniting two tech giants and giving Apple yet another platform to develop products for.
There seems to be a definite, positive shift towards hybrid and electric cars, and while green cars still represent a small slice of total sales, it’s not hard to imagine a future where all new cars are either hybrids or EVS. Amazingly, more than half of Americans agree with this scenario.
With more hybrid cars on the market than ever, it should come as no surprise that sales of hybrid vehicles continue to grow month after month. 2013 could prove to be a watershed year for hybrid cars though, with sales of both pure electric and hybrid vehicles putting on strong showings in an increasingly competitive car market.
Are the bells tolling for the EV industry just a few years into an electric car revival? International news outlet Reuters seems to think so, noting that lack of consumer interest and sales seems to be hurting electrification efforts, and major automakers are shifting strategies. But they fail to note that this time, electric vehicles seem to be here to stay unlike other short-lived efforts.
While President Obama’s goal of getting a million electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road by 2016 may fall well short, some automakers are feeling more bullish for their own prospects on a global sale. In a recent interview, a General Motors executive said that worldwide, GM hopes to sell about 500,000 electrified vehicles annually. But that quote should come with an asterisk.
Electric cars are having a hard time reaching massive acceptance among the car-buying public, and it isn’t just consumers who are concerned. A new study shows that Toyota’s own dealers prefer selling hybrid models like the Prius to pure electric vehicles. Just one more roadblock to EV acceptance.