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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

1 Million Electric Cars Now In The World

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 […]

September 22nd

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

The #1 Barrier To Electrification Of Cars

Originally published on EV Obsession. I was honored to moderate an excellent panel on the topic of “Electrifying Transport” at the recent Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum in Vancouver, Canada. I’ll write articles about each of the presentations from that panel in the coming days, but to kick things off, below is my presentation, which […]

August 25th

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

Toyota Prius Sub21 Is A Participation Award

The Nürburgring has become the defacto testing ground for performance cars from the farthest reaches of the world. Then there are the not-quite-performance cars that go there to put on a good show with a wink and a nod. Then there’s the Toyota Prius Plug-In, which turned in the slowest Nürburgring in the history of […]

August 20th

Toyota Prius Plug-in Records Slowest Nurburgring Lap

A stock Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has just established a lap record at the historic Nurburgring race track in Germany. This is where drivers and car companies from around the world come to pit their skills and machinery against on of the most demanding racing circuits ever built. It is the ultimate test of men and machines. […]

July 17th