Sales of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid are up 70% over last year as American consumers learn there is a lot to like about efficient cars that run on battery power at least some of the time.
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In a survey, half of all respondents say an electric car needs a minimum of 200 miles of range. One third say 300 miles is necessary.
But range costs money. People’s expectations are way ahead of reality.
Electric car sales were up 66% over last year in August, led by the Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt. The BMW X5 PHEV also enjoyed strong sales.
Say “plug-in hybrid” to most people and they won’t know what you are talking about. The industry needs to do a better job of educating consumers instead of whining that no one wants to buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric car.
Sales of the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-Max Energi are up at a time when green car sales in America are disappointing. Both are fairly affordable and efficient.
Tesla leads all other manufacturers in sales of electric cars through the first 6 months of 2016. When numbers for the Model S and Model X are combined, Tesla sold nearly twice as many cars as the Chevy Volt.
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% […]
Via EV Obsession: Those who drive one of Ford’s electric vehicles and who also possess an interest in “smart watches” may be interested to hear that the company has developed a new app that allows owners to remotely control their car on a smart watch. To be more specific, users of the new app will be […]
Via EV Obsession: More than one million all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have been sold worldwide to date, according to the most recent figures. Considering that the 500,000 threshold was just passed last July, that means that growth has really been picking up as of late — with a bit over 200,000 in sales between […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 […]
I’m generally not a fan of infographics — they often pack a little bit of information into a maze of colors. However, I think the one below is super interesting. It uses what us old-schoolers call “charts” and “graphs,” and it uses them to paint a really succinct and interesting picture of the US electric car […]
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 the USA and a […]
More than 118,000 electrified vehicles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, a 27% increase over 2013 and the first time sales of plug-ins have hit six-figures.
The new year is upon us, and it’s time to run down another list of the new electric vehicles that will be arriving in the US & Europe in the coming 365 days
To no one’s surprise, the Nissan LEAF led US electric car sales in November, with a total of 2,687 sales.
The mayor of Indianapolis has announced a major overhaul of the city’s vehicle fleet that will replace over 500 conventional vehicles with 425 plug-in cars.
Ford execs are mulling the idea of selling its plug-in hybrids, the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi, to European customers for the first time.
In the world of 800 horsepower gas-guzzling race cars, one wouldn’t expect to see too many hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. But NASCAR has made great strides to embrace alternative drivetrains and fuels in recent years, and one of their chief executives has even gone so far as to buy a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in […]