Posts by Jay Cole

May Sales, Lead By The Nissan LEAF and Fusion Energi Look Make It Three Good Monthly Results In A Row

July 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Heading into July, plug-in sales in America had surprisingly crossed the 10,000-mark 2 months in a row, and 3 of the last four – but July is the end of the pleasant surprises, as the EV consumer’s anticipation for 3 new offerings in September is crushing sales dreams this month. With…

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Underneath That Hatch Lies The Problem That Prompted The Recall

Chevrolet Volt Sales Hold Steady In July

We aren’t quite sure what to make of the Chevrolet Volt sales thus far in 2015. With another fairly steady sales month – considering the strong headwinds the Volt has to overcome (namely the 2nd gen’s arrival in September, and the lack of a well-balanced dealer inventory), the Chevy sold a solid…

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Nissan LEAF US Sales Plunge in July

Much like the Chevrolet Volt in 2015, the Nissan LEAF is also now facing strong sales headwinds from a new and improved model on the horizon – in this case, the 2016 LEAF with an anticipated range jump (to about ~105-110 miles via a 30 kWh battery). For July, Nissan also had to…

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Ireland Hits 4 Digits For Plug-In Registrations All-Time

The SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) announced today that there are now 1,000 registered and operating plug-in vehicles in Ireland today. By our count, Ireland is the 23rd country to reach that milestone for registrations – so congrats to them! We haven’t seen any data from the country yet from…

3 days ago by Jay Cole 15

Still Not Very Many Fueling Stations To Be Fond In California For The 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan

Toyota Alt Fuel Manager: Hydrogen Infrastructure Lagging, Today’s Stations Not “Mirai-friendly”

Toyota opened its sales portal for US customers to request to acquire a hydrogen Mirai last week; with the company ultimately hoping to sell/place upwards of 700 of them in America California this year. So it was interesting to hear Craig Scott’s, (national alternative fuel vehicle manager for Toyota), take on the existing refueling infrastructure in an…

4 days ago by Jay Cole 124

Ok, I Watched It More The Once

Porsche 918 Spyder: Show-Off Crashes His Supercar – Video

Thanks to some timely footage being taken this weekend on Instagram, and then of course uploaded to YouTube, we get to see a $847,000 plug-in car take a little damage. Now normally, seeing a premium electric vehicle crashed isn’t our cup-of-tea, but there is just too much poetic justice happening here to ignore…

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BMW i3 (with range extender) Review With Ed Wallace (via Fox News 4)

Fox News 4: BMW i3 REx Review – Video

It is always fun to see what kind of review you will get when it comes to the Fox News Network.  This time a BMW i3 REx review is turned in from its Fox affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth. We have to say we were a little worried when it started with the…

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New Electric Cars To Protect 12th Century Angkor Wat – Video

Like most ancient structures today, Angkor Wat – a 12th century temple in Cambodia, draws more and more tourists each year as the wealth effect enables more people to take in the “City of Temples”. And just like the Colosseum in the center of Rome, the ancient complex really doesn’t appreciate the visitors, especially if those visitors are doing…

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