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% […]
Browsing the "Toyota Prius Plug-in" Tag
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. 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 […]
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’m fairly turned off to infographics these days, as many are simply a lot of colors and squiggly lines with little substance. However, some really good ones come across my desk from time to time. Thanks to a good friend, Amber Archangel, I’ve got a great one to share. The infographic was created for Car Leasing Made […]
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 […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The Toyota Prius Plug-In certainly isn’t the most hotly anticipated electric car out there. (That is obviously either the Tesla Model X or Tesla Model 3.) In fact, it’s got to be one of the least anticipated. The fact is, the original Toyota Prius Plug-In has one of the worst […]
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 […]
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 […]
Originally posted on EVObsession At what point does a niche vehicle stop being, well, niche? Though electric car sales represent just 0.5% of new car sales world, the numbers are starting to add up to a meaningful impact. Sales of the Nissan LEAF have exceeded 170,000 vehicles worldwide since 2010, more than double its next […]
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 […]
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. […]
Toyota has started testing a wireless electric car charging station that the automaker claims can fully recharge a Prius Plug-in in about 90 minutes.
The new Toyota Prius will be getting a new battery pack and a more efficient gasoline engine, but it doesn’t look like production will be coming to America.
Toyota has finally got on the price-cutting train, cutting up to $4,600 from the price of the top-trim Prius Plug-In. But is that enough to help what have thus far been tepid sales?
While Chevy Volt sales were once watched closer than Kim Kardashians tweets, these days sales have essentially plateaued while production has ramped up. That has left GM with more than a 140 day supply of the plug-in hybrid, so the General is offering up to $5,000 off 2012 models to help dealers move them off of showroom floors.
You can bet that GM already has a good idea of what consumers what in the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. That means rumors and hearsay are starting to trickle out, though sometimes a single sentence from one suit can send the automotive media into a feeding frenzy. So comes word that the Chevy Volt may offer less range in the future…or on the flipside, even more range.
Though the Toyota Prius may not be the sexiest green car, and it certainly isn’t the fastest, it is by far the most popular and best-known hybrid in the world. For years now, Toyota has been hinting that production of the Prius could move to America, where manufacturing costs are cheaper. Top executives are now hinting that Prius production will move to the places where they are “popular”; is an American-made Prius coming soon?
The Toyota Prius remains the best-selling hybrid by a wide margin. Yet despite its once-lofty lead in the battle of mpgs, automakers like Ford have narrowed the gap substantially. So it is good to hear that Toyota is planning some drastic changes for the next Prius, including all-wheel drive, more mpgs, and a drastic design change.