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UK electric car sales surge in 2014

The BMW i3: growth in sales of alternatively-fueled cars is outstripping that of petrol and diesel ones. Photograph: Simon Stuart-Miller for the Guardian

Electric cars, hybrids and other al More

The BMW i3: growth in sales of alternatively-fueled cars is outstripping that of petrol and diesel ones. Photograph: Simon Stuart-Miller for the Guardian

Electric cars, hybrids and other al More

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Nissan Leaf & Tesla Model S Hold #1 & #2 Spots In US Electric Car Sales

As far as the overall electric car sales rankings go, not much changed in the US last month. The Nissan Leaf took the #1 spot again thanks to a low price and good value, and the fact that its parent company actually wants to sell electric cars. The #2 spot went to the world’s best mass-manufactured car, the Tesla Model S. The 2013 sales leader, the Chevy Volt, remained at #3 for the third strai More

As far as the overall electric car sales rankings go, not much changed in the US last month. The Nissan Leaf took the #1 spot again thanks to a low price and good value, and the fact that its parent company actually wants to sell electric cars. The #2 spot went to the world’s best mass-manufactured car, the Tesla Model S. The 2013 sales leader, the Chevy Volt, remained at #3 for the third strai More

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2013 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales in Australia

In the Land Down Under, plug-in vehicles aren’t faring well.
Will the BMW i3 Accelerate EV Sales in Australia?

Will the BMW i3 Accelerate EV Sales in Australia?

For all of 2013, only 304 plug-in vehicles were sold in Australia.

Of the 304, over 66% were purchased by fleets, thus leaving less than 100 for purchase by private buyers.

As we’ve mentioned before, p More

In the Land Down Under, plug-in vehicles aren’t faring well.
Will the BMW i3 Accelerate EV Sales in Australia?

Will the BMW i3 Accelerate EV Sales in Australia?

For all of 2013, only 304 plug-in vehicles were sold in Australia.

Of the 304, over 66% were purchased by fleets, thus leaving less than 100 for purchase by private buyers.

As we’ve mentioned before, p More

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Renault-Nissan Alliance posts sales in 2013

The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,266,098 vehicles in 2013, propelled by record sales in the car group’s two largest markets, China and the United States.

Renault-Nissan’s 2013 calendar-year sales, which include sales of Russia’s AVTOVAZ, increased 2.1% from 2012. This marks the fifth straight year of sales growth. Together, Renault, Nissan and AVTOVAZ account for on More

The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,266,098 vehicles in 2013, propelled by record sales in the car group’s two largest markets, China and the United States.

Renault-Nissan’s 2013 calendar-year sales, which include sales of Russia’s AVTOVAZ, increased 2.1% from 2012. This marks the fifth straight year of sales growth. Together, Renault, Nissan and AVTOVAZ account for on More

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Electric vehicle sales in 2013 show Nissan Leaf still No 1

There has been considerable growth in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road today, a 2013 electrified vehicle European sales report suggests.

In the report obtained by EVObsession, sales figures show a total of 66,454 electric-powered vehicles were sold in Europe last year, with almost two-thirds of that comprising 100pc EV vehicles.

One of the world’s most popular EVs More

There has been considerable growth in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road today, a 2013 electrified vehicle European sales report suggests.

In the report obtained by EVObsession, sales figures show a total of 66,454 electric-powered vehicles were sold in Europe last year, with almost two-thirds of that comprising 100pc EV vehicles.

One of the world’s most popular EVs More

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Nissan Leaf leads the pack at Europe’s best selling EV reaching record sales in 2013

2013 was a record-breaking year for the Nissan LEAF in Europe with 11,120 sales, soaring by 204% compared to 2012
Nissan LEAF cements its place as the EV market leader with 25% more sales than the next best-selling EV model
Norway propels sales of Nissan LEAF in Europe with January sales increasing by 145% compared to January 2013

Nissan today announced that sales of More

2013 was a record-breaking year for the Nissan LEAF in Europe with 11,120 sales, soaring by 204% compared to 2012
Nissan LEAF cements its place as the EV market leader with 25% more sales than the next best-selling EV model
Norway propels sales of Nissan LEAF in Europe with January sales increasing by 145% compared to January 2013

Nissan today announced that sales of More

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Where Electric Cars Live in the United States

Last week, Edmunds.com published a list of states that had the highest and lowest percentage of electric car registrations.

Take a look. . .

top ten

I can’t say I’m necessarily surprised.

Of the top ten, you have four states (California, Colora More

Last week, Edmunds.com published a list of states that had the highest and lowest percentage of electric car registrations.

Take a look. . .

top ten

I can’t say I’m necessarily surprised.

Of the top ten, you have four states (California, Colora More

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Nissan Leaf Dominates In January 2014 Electric Car Sales (Charts)

Electric car sales numbers are in for the US! I’ve created a few charts below to share the big picture for January 2014 versus January 2013. However, I’m changing one huge thing this year with these monthly electric car sales updates — I’m dropping the conventional hybrids. Frankly, I just don’t care about them, since they don’t have any of the benefits of 100% electric and even plug-i More

Electric car sales numbers are in for the US! I’ve created a few charts below to share the big picture for January 2014 versus January 2013. However, I’m changing one huge thing this year with these monthly electric car sales updates — I’m dropping the conventional hybrids. Frankly, I just don’t care about them, since they don’t have any of the benefits of 100% electric and even plug-i More

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2013 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Results For China

An official from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) disclosed at the 2013 Global New Energy Vehicle Conference (GNEV) that the Chinese market of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) expanded 37.9% last year to 17,600 units, which included 14,604 pure electrics and 3,038 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). According to him, automakers in the country rolled out 17,500 PEVs (14,243 pure electrics More

An official from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers) disclosed at the 2013 Global New Energy Vehicle Conference (GNEV) that the Chinese market of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) expanded 37.9% last year to 17,600 units, which included 14,604 pure electrics and 3,038 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). According to him, automakers in the country rolled out 17,500 PEVs (14,243 pure electrics More

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Best car of 2014? Cars.com bestows awards

Every year, automakers roll out about 70 brand-new or redesigned cars. Cars.com reviewers have spent hundreds of hours behind the wheels of those cars to pick the six best, and from those six, they chose the 2014 Best Car of the Year.

The weeklong experience with each car enables the reviewers to get to know its quirks and where it excels and falls short. They get to play with the features More

Every year, automakers roll out about 70 brand-new or redesigned cars. Cars.com reviewers have spent hundreds of hours behind the wheels of those cars to pick the six best, and from those six, they chose the 2014 Best Car of the Year.

The weeklong experience with each car enables the reviewers to get to know its quirks and where it excels and falls short. They get to play with the features More

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Electric Vehicle Sales Increase 55% In France

As the title says, sales of electric vehicles rose 55% in 2013. They now total 8,779. In terms of total electric vehicles solar, France is the European leader. Though, in terms of per capita sales or EV sales as a percentage of all car sales, Norway is far and away the leader in Europe and around the world.

Here are some more details on the EV sales in France in 2013, and compared to 2012 ( More

As the title says, sales of electric vehicles rose 55% in 2013. They now total 8,779. In terms of total electric vehicles solar, France is the European leader. Though, in terms of per capita sales or EV sales as a percentage of all car sales, Norway is far and away the leader in Europe and around the world.

Here are some more details on the EV sales in France in 2013, and compared to 2012 ( More

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Electric-Car Market Share In 2013: Understanding The Numbers Better

Last year, the 96,000 plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. represented a bit more than half a percent of the total market of 16.5 million vehicles.

Market share is a good statistic: It’s useful, More

Last year, the 96,000 plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. represented a bit more than half a percent of the total market of 16.5 million vehicles.

Market share is a good statistic: It’s useful, More

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Romania 2013 Plug-In Sales: The Tesla Model S Arrives In December

Editor’s Note: Besides reporting on all the larger markets for plug-in sales (United States, Europe, Japan, Canada, etc), InsideEVs also like to take a moment to spotlight other regions the casual electric vehicle enthusiast might not know about. Enter our Romanian contributor Andrei Gloaba.

The Tesla Model S has finally reached Romania! Last month the first 2 (two) Tesla Model S wi More

Editor’s Note: Besides reporting on all the larger markets for plug-in sales (United States, Europe, Japan, Canada, etc), InsideEVs also like to take a moment to spotlight other regions the casual electric vehicle enthusiast might not know about. Enter our Romanian contributor Andrei Gloaba.

The Tesla Model S has finally reached Romania! Last month the first 2 (two) Tesla Model S wi More

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Electric-Car Market Share In 2013: Understanding The Numbers Better

Last year, the 96,000 plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. represented a bit more than half a percent of the total market of 16.5 million vehicles.

While market share is a good statistic: It’s useful, and easy to track. But to piece together the relationships between vehicle price, type, and market share, to gain a fuller sense of the electric-car landscape.

Context, context, More

Last year, the 96,000 plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. represented a bit more than half a percent of the total market of 16.5 million vehicles.

While market share is a good statistic: It’s useful, and easy to track. But to piece together the relationships between vehicle price, type, and market share, to gain a fuller sense of the electric-car landscape.

Context, context, More

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Global Sales Of Tesla Model S May Have Surpassed 25,000 In 2013

tesla-model-s-rangeWhile US sales of the Tesla Model S were a bit below 20,000 in 2013, global sales seem to have passed 25,000. “Actual global sales through December of 2013 for the Tesla Model S are between 25,343 and 25,503, and calculating in estimated sales of between 2,200 and 2,500 in 2012, Tesla has sold just shy of 30,000 Model S sedans in total so far,” sister site Gas2 writes. More

tesla-model-s-rangeWhile US sales of the Tesla Model S were a bit below 20,000 in 2013, global sales seem to have passed 25,000. “Actual global sales through December of 2013 for the Tesla Model S are between 25,343 and 25,503, and calculating in estimated sales of between 2,200 and 2,500 in 2012, Tesla has sold just shy of 30,000 Model S sedans in total so far,” sister site Gas2 writes. More

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LEAF Sales in December Reach Record 4.4% of Nissan’s US Car Sales

The Nissan LEAF is selling at its highest rate ever with the latest record of 2,529 units sold in December. This increasingly sales pace seems stable from April on when the U.S.-made LEAF entered market.

It will be interesting to see if Nissan will be able to engage an even higher gear in 2014 and sell 3,000 units a month on average – in line with new production levels at the company More

The Nissan LEAF is selling at its highest rate ever with the latest record of 2,529 units sold in December. This increasingly sales pace seems stable from April on when the U.S.-made LEAF entered market.

It will be interesting to see if Nissan will be able to engage an even higher gear in 2014 and sell 3,000 units a month on average – in line with new production levels at the company More

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Model S In Norway: Nearly 60% Of Zero-Emission Vehicles Bought In Norway Last Year Were Nissan Leaf Plug-Ins, Tesla Accounted For 25%

A driver leaves a free parking lot reserved for electric vehicles in Oslo Feb. 25, 2013. The car pictured here is a domestically produced EV. Most EVs bought in Norway last year were Nissan Leafs, followed by Tesla Model Ss, which only recently went on sale. Reuters

Annual new car sales figures in Norway are out and they show that the country that offers the world’s most enticing incentiv More

A driver leaves a free parking lot reserved for electric vehicles in Oslo Feb. 25, 2013. The car pictured here is a domestically produced EV. Most EVs bought in Norway last year were Nissan Leafs, followed by Tesla Model Ss, which only recently went on sale. Reuters

Annual new car sales figures in Norway are out and they show that the country that offers the world’s most enticing incentiv More

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Pure Electric Vehicle Sales In Norway 2013

The year 2013 has come to an end and now it’s time to sum up the sales results and look at how the world’s largest markets have developed.

Norway will go first, but without PHEV data, because their numbers are relatively small due to incentives that strongly favor EVs.

More

The year 2013 has come to an end and now it’s time to sum up the sales results and look at how the world’s largest markets have developed.

Norway will go first, but without PHEV data, because their numbers are relatively small due to incentives that strongly favor EVs.

More

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Tesla Model S Market Share in Netherlands Surges To 1.5% in December With 578 Sold

In the Netherlands, Tesla Motors delivered last month even more Model S sedans than in November, thus increasing its market share from about 1% to 1.5%.

The total number of Model S sedans registered in December was 578 and for the whole year 1,194 (1,195 for the brand, so maybe there is one Roadster included?).

December was a month of great results for lots of fully electric cars in More

In the Netherlands, Tesla Motors delivered last month even more Model S sedans than in November, thus increasing its market share from about 1% to 1.5%.

The total number of Model S sedans registered in December was 578 and for the whole year 1,194 (1,195 for the brand, so maybe there is one Roadster included?).

December was a month of great results for lots of fully electric cars in More

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2013 Near Double Previous Year’s: UPDATE

In their third full year of sales, more plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S. than ever before.

The 2013 total of roughly 96,000 90,000 electric vehicles didn’t quite double the 2012 total of about 53,000, but with 16 different plug-in cars offered for sale as of this month, the numbers seem likely to grow again this year.

And last year’s total was more than five ti More

In their third full year of sales, more plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S. than ever before.

The 2013 total of roughly 96,000 90,000 electric vehicles didn’t quite double the 2012 total of about 53,000, but with 16 different plug-in cars offered for sale as of this month, the numbers seem likely to grow again this year.

And last year’s total was more than five ti More

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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Model S Tops December EV Sales In Iceland

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S has been rated the Best Car of 2013. Now the Model S has emerged as the top selling green car in Iceland in the last month of 2013. The car may be topping the charts in other countries as well, but Iceland is the first nation to reveal the electric car registrations for each month of 2013. Many of the most affluent people in Iceland already own a Model S. More

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model S has been rated the Best Car of 2013. Now the Model S has emerged as the top selling green car in Iceland in the last month of 2013. The car may be topping the charts in other countries as well, but Iceland is the first nation to reveal the electric car registrations for each month of 2013. Many of the most affluent people in Iceland already own a Model S. More

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Tesla leads way as electric car sales double in 2013

Sales of battery-electric and plug-in vehicles in the United States are expected to nearly double 2012’s totals, with Tesla’s Model S leading the way.

By JIM MOTAVALLI

The New York Times

A Tesla Model S electric vehicle is displayed at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 in Tokyo.
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When the final figures for 2013 are tabulated, sales of battery-el More

Sales of battery-electric and plug-in vehicles in the United States are expected to nearly double 2012’s totals, with Tesla’s Model S leading the way.

By JIM MOTAVALLI

The New York Times

A Tesla Model S electric vehicle is displayed at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 in Tokyo.
Enlarge this photo

When the final figures for 2013 are tabulated, sales of battery-el More

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Mahindra Reva e2o: Living With India’s Most Modern Electric Car

In just three years or so, the number of plug-in cars on U.S. roads has gone from just a few thousand to over 160,000 units, with over a dozen different models available to consumers.

In India though, electric car sales are much smaller–despite More

In just three years or so, the number of plug-in cars on U.S. roads has gone from just a few thousand to over 160,000 units, with over a dozen different models available to consumers.

In India though, electric car sales are much smaller–despite More

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2013: Quick Spin

Quick Spin
Mobara circuit, Japan

What we liked:
>> Plug-in refinement with SUV functionality
>> Proven cross-country capability
>> Will be cheaper to buy than Holden’s Volt

Not so much:
>> Slow response to demands for performance
>> We’re hanging out for a styling update
>> Price may remain out of reach for Aussie buyers

Mi More

Quick Spin
Mobara circuit, Japan

What we liked:
>> Plug-in refinement with SUV functionality
>> Proven cross-country capability
>> Will be cheaper to buy than Holden’s Volt

Not so much:
>> Slow response to demands for performance
>> We’re hanging out for a styling update
>> Price may remain out of reach for Aussie buyers

Mi More

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BMW i3 Scores Only 4 Stars in Euro NCAP Crash Tests (w/videos)

List is Sorted Alphabetically – BMW i3 is Not the Top Scorer in This Hybrid / Plug-In Gorup of Vehicles Tested by Euro NCAP

The Euro NCAP got its hands on a few BMW i3s and then proceeded to wreck them all.

After the crash-test dust settled, the i3 scored 4 stars overall, which would be a decent result if you omit the scores of some of the other plug-in vehicles tested by Euro NCAP More

List is Sorted Alphabetically – BMW i3 is Not the Top Scorer in This Hybrid / Plug-In Gorup of Vehicles Tested by Euro NCAP

The Euro NCAP got its hands on a few BMW i3s and then proceeded to wreck them all.

After the crash-test dust settled, the i3 scored 4 stars overall, which would be a decent result if you omit the scores of some of the other plug-in vehicles tested by Euro NCAP More

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Nissan Leaf Is 4th-Best-Selling Car In Norway In 2013, #1 In October

Nov 1 (Reuters) – Nissan’s all-electric Leaf became Norway’s top-selling car in October for the first time, extending a success for electrics after Tesla Motor Inc.’s Model S led September sales, official statistics showed on Friday.

Norway’s five million people have been among the most enthusiastic buyers of electric cars thanks to high subsidies, free parkin More

Nov 1 (Reuters) – Nissan’s all-electric Leaf became Norway’s top-selling car in October for the first time, extending a success for electrics after Tesla Motor Inc.’s Model S led September sales, official statistics showed on Friday.

Norway’s five million people have been among the most enthusiastic buyers of electric cars thanks to high subsidies, free parkin More

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Nissan to lift U.S. output of Leaf electric car as demand climbs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Nissan Motor Co. said it will lift U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price.

For many automakers, demand for electric vehicles has generally failed to live up to expectations set when models like the Leaf and General Motors Co.’s gasoline-electric hybrid Volt were bein More

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — Nissan Motor Co. said it will lift U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price.

For many automakers, demand for electric vehicles has generally failed to live up to expectations set when models like the Leaf and General Motors Co.’s gasoline-electric hybrid Volt were bein More

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Fiat 500e a classy, thrifty commuter

After evaluating several very neat hybrid, alternative-fuel and electric vehicles at the Western Automotive Journalists’ Future Cars-Future Technology symposium two weeks ago, I was struck by how darn fun the little Fiat 500e was to drive. After learning more about this little electric car and the inexpensive lease deal available in California, I began to ponder the possibilities.

With so More

After evaluating several very neat hybrid, alternative-fuel and electric vehicles at the Western Automotive Journalists’ Future Cars-Future Technology symposium two weeks ago, I was struck by how darn fun the little Fiat 500e was to drive. After learning more about this little electric car and the inexpensive lease deal available in California, I began to ponder the possibilities.

With so More

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Renault’s electric supermini ZOE crowned eco champion at Houses of Parliament

Renault’s “brilliantly green” electric supermini ZOE proved she also has bite after being declared the new eco champion in awards presented at the Houses of Parliament on 11th November 2013.

Naming ZOE the overall Green Apple Awards winner, in conjunction with The Green Organisation, which recognises and promotes environmental best practice around the globe, members of the More

Renault’s “brilliantly green” electric supermini ZOE proved she also has bite after being declared the new eco champion in awards presented at the Houses of Parliament on 11th November 2013.

Naming ZOE the overall Green Apple Awards winner, in conjunction with The Green Organisation, which recognises and promotes environmental best practice around the globe, members of the More

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Mitsubishi picks up award for its Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has announced that its Plug-in Hybrid EV System, an electric vehicle (EV) technology in the new mid-size SUV Outlander PHEV, has picked up an award.

It has been names the “RJC Technology of the Year 2014” by Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC).

With the theme of driving pleasure towards a sustainable future for everyo More

Mitsubishi has announced that its Plug-in Hybrid EV System, an electric vehicle (EV) technology in the new mid-size SUV Outlander PHEV, has picked up an award.

It has been names the “RJC Technology of the Year 2014” by Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC).

With the theme of driving pleasure towards a sustainable future for everyo More

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