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Electric Cars That Most Excite Potential Electric Car Buyers

In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]

January 26th

BMW i8 Sales Jump 2233% In US*

Via EV Obsession: Well, let’s be honest, August was a lame sales month for electric car lovers. There are clear reasons for this. Historically, the two highest-selling electric cars in the US have been the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. The 2nd-generation Chevy Volt, much improved and even a little cheaper, is just hitting the […]

September 3rd

Germany Electric Car Sales Topped By German Car Companies In July

Originally published on EV Obsession. It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The […]

August 20th

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV = 95% of All Outlander Sales, 39% of Mitsubishi Sales in Netherlands

Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong […]

August 7th

Tesla Model S #1, Chevy Volt #2, Nissan LEAF #3 In July US Electric Car Sales

Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, that was a crappy month… if you’re an electric car fan. Almost across the board, US electric car sales were down in July 2015 compared to July 2014. However, three models were up — the Tesla Model S ($75,000), the Mercedes B-Class Electric ($41,450), and the BMW i3 (42,400). […]

August 6th

EV Owner & Lessee Survey (If You Drive Electric, Complete This!)

I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]

July 25th

The Evolution of the Electric Car

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power policy, history of solar power manufacturing, history of wind turbines, and history of trains, here’s a piece on the history of electric cars. Most people mean “electric car” when they say “electric vehicle.” Electric vehicles […]

April 29th

Ford Focus Energi With $27,000 Price In The Works?

Ford hybrid sales have exploded over the past year as the Blue Oval added several electrified models to its lineup. Leading Ford’s hybrid charge was the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi, two plug-in hybrids that could soon be joined by a third model, the Focus Energi, which will offer a longer electric driving range and a lower price.

January 21st

Over 2,400 Ford Focus Electrics Recalled

While electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and even the Fiat 500e are regularly making the news, one EV we haven’t heard much from is the Ford Focus Electric. Unfortunately the latest news on the electric Ford isn’t good, as a powertrain software fault requires the recall of approximately 2,456 Focus Electrics out of less […]

November 27th

2014 Ford Focus EV Gets $4,000 Price Cut

Following on the heels of cars like the Nissan Leaf and Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the Ford Focus Electric is getting a chunky price cut to make it more competitive with other electric cars. Unfortunately, even after hacking $4,000 off the MSRP, the Ford Focus Electric remains one of the most expensive EVs you can buy. When will Ford get serious about electric cars?