An appeals court in Missouri has ruled against the state’s auto dealers and in favor of Tesla. It is a rare victory for Tesla in its battle for the right to sell cars directly to customers.
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.
A bill in the Oregon legislature would pay a sales person who sells a plug-in hybrid or electric car a bonus of $250. That would go a long way toward getting the staff at Oregon car dealers interested in selling electric cars.
There is a lot of misinformation about hybrid cars. This article will clear up some of the mystery surrounding hybrid cars and help you decide if driving one would make sense for you.
Troy Hunt, a prominent security researcher, has exposed a flaw in the NissanConnect app which allows a remote user to access controls on Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) with only a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Hunt was able to control several remote features on a Nissan Leaf by exploiting security flaws in the company’s phone app. Using […]
It has been putting people in a good mood lately, and not just for dumping ALEC — Ford Motor Company has introduced a new mood lighting system designed to reduce irritability and improve efficiency by a reported 62% percent. Crystal Diamond Light debuted earlier this year in the GT Supercar and the F-150. The LED solution evenly disperses a […]
Cadillac chief Johan De Nysschen is suggesting smaller dealers not stock new cars at all. instead, sales consultants would take customer orders online. The cars would be delivered from regional inventory centers.
This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]
Following up on the best things about electric cars, in our 6th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into what EV drivers and enthusiasts consider to be the best ways to promote EVs and spread the EV revolution. Responses from EV drivers (from the […]
A suit by two dealerships alleges Fiat Chrysler regularly pays dealers to report unsold cars as sold to meet monthly sales targets.
Carlos Ghosn says the time for electric cars is now. He says the world must begin to transition to low carbon transportation immediately to avoid a disaster
Tesla is continuing its efforts to gain permission to sell its cars directly to consumers in Michigan. Its plan is bitterly opposed by the state’s dealers.
Volkswagen has reported sales for November declined substantially, with sale of the Jetta down 23% and sales of its Passat down 60%.
The new Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid will be available, initially, in Cali, CT, Maine, Mass., NJ, NY, OR, RI and VT with a price tag just a tick over $30K.
Taking a page from Tesla Motors’ playbook, BMW launched a new, online sales site in the UK that allows people to shop, configure, and buy cars from home.
EV sales are lower than they should be because auto dealers do a poor job of training their sales staff how to sell them and prefer to sell gas powered cars