Mitsubishi is targeting 6000 annual sales for the model year 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV when (if?) the car reaches American dealers in May, 2016.
Despite being called a “compliance car” by detractors, GM recently announced that it’s $30K Chevy Bolt electric vehicle will be available in all 50 states.
Bob Lutz writes that Tesla Motors is doomed. It is building the wrong cars at the wrong time for the wrong customers. And their sales strategy is wrong too!
BMW’s experimental and forward-looking i sub-brand made up more than 6% of the brand’s total sales last month.
Kia is expanding sales of the Soul EV to 19 dealers in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut. Sales in the northeast will begin later this year.
Volkswagen will pay current VW owners and lessees $2,000 in customer loyalty cash to buy a new VW as news spreads that no new diesel cars are coming.
In the market for a new car? Why not? And of course you want an electric. Ready to pony up about $20,000? Well, if you live in beautiful sunny California between Oakland and Sacramento, Tracy Herrin at Chase Chevrolet may have the car for you. A 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Hatchback 1LT is available for an asking […]
Something is electric in the state of Denmark. The Bavarian Motor Works company has announced the addition of 400 electric i3 cars into its DriveNow service that will operate in cohesion with the Copenhagen infrastructure beginning in September of 2015. After successfully adding the i3 to DriveNow fleets in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, […]
Tesla takes Manhattan. In an effort to increase compatibility between its brand and the Big Apple, Tesla has partnered with about two dozen parking garages to provide high-speed 240 volt charging stations for its Model S sedan. Urban drivers generally face a more difficult task when compared to suburbanites when it comes to reliably charging their electric vehicles. […]
Nissan and Enterprise CarShare have partnered to bring exclusive affordability to college campuses nationwide. Students, faculty, and staff will ideally have a more economical way to get around town. Announced on August 11, Nissan will now exclusively supply vehicles to over 90 college campuses where Enterprise CarShare provides service. As an added inventive, until December 31st, […]
Tesla Trying To Bust Through Auto Dealership Lobby In Michigan — So That It Can Finally Serve Michigan Customers
The irony in the “Tesla versus auto dealers” fight is overflowing. The fact that blocking Tesla from making direct sales to customers is not seen as anti–free market by the politicians writing such laws is insane — and not “Insane Mode” insane. The corruption from money-sucking, customer-screwing dealers and their political allies is somewhat sickening. The […]
If you were MIA this weekend and missed my first appeal to complete an electric car owner and lessee survey that I created, I would like to humbly request that you step it up and complete this thing now! We’re up to 478 responses as I write this, but I’d like a few more. You […]
The irony and hypocrisy in politics are insane, or almost insane, until you take into account cash money — $$$ cha ching! And it’s hard to find a place where it gets more hypocritical than in Republican party leadership. Republicans are all about the “free market,” right? Yet congresspeople and governors will fight to their death (or almost to their death, […]
Legislation that would permit Tesla to open direct to the public stored in Connecticut died in the state senate after passing in the house by a wide margin.
Tesla P85D Test Drive, BMW i3 On Amazon, Electric Mustang, Unfriendly Kia Dealer… (Cleantech Talk #10)
Chris and I enjoyed recording another Cleantech Talk podcast, and we hope you’ll enjoy listening to it just as much. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below, on SoundCloud, on iTunes, or by downloading the podcast and then listening. If you need a text summary before deciding to listen or not, here’s a […]
Tesla is negotiating with leaders of the Connecticut legislature in an effort to get changes made to the state’s dealer sales law. Connecticut is one of 15 states that still prohibits direct sales of automobiles from a manufacturer to a consumer. Originally, such laws were passed to protect dealers from being dominated by powerful manufacturers. […]