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August 2014 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

With three strong automakers consistently selling 2,000 or more plug-in vehicles every month (Nissan, Ford and General Motors), and two others also capable of reaching that level (Toyota, Tesla), seeing monthly sales cross the 10,000-level is becoming the norm. Last month in July an estimated 10,533 were sold, which was…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 45

Plug-In Hybrid Compact Ford Coming In 2018

Compact Ford Plug-In Hybrid Coming On New C2 Platform In 2018

According to an exclusive Reuters report: “Ford Motor Co plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, two sources with knowledge of the company’s plans told Reuters on Wednesday.” “The compact car will be Ford’s first “dedicated” hybrid – that…

4 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 68

Tesla's Metal Air Patent Drawing

Big 3 Not Interested In Tesla Patents

According to the Detroit News, Detroit’s Big Three seem to show little to no interest in those open-source Tesla patents. “General Motors Co. said it hasn’t reached out to Tesla, while Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn’t comment directly on the matter.” States the Detroit News. While BMW,…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 64

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED Arrived In The US In July!

Another Record For July EV Sales In The US As Nissan And GM Lead

Another record month of electric vehicles sales was logged in July for the US, as an estimated 10,533 plug-ins were sold.  Compared to a year ago’s 7,892 sold, a 34% increase was realized. If that good news statement sounds familiar…well, it should, as it marks the 32nd consecutive monthly record set in America. In other words,…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 14

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

July 2014 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

What started out as an improving plug-in sales environment in the United States for 2014 has turned into an unstoppable force as the past two month have showed unparalleled growth. Previously in June,  an estimated 11,893 plug-ins were sold, which was up 43% from June of 2014 – a result…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 57

This Guy At LG Chem's South Korean Battery Facility Now Gets To Take The Weekends Off As Demand Moves Back To Michigan

LG Chem To Supply 200 Mile Battery In 2016; But To Whom?

Today, LG Chem announced that it is planning on delivering 200 mile batteries in 2016. Here is the fun part.  In making the statement, LG Chem’s CEO Cho Suk-jeh DID NOT specifically call out the automaker (s) who have contracted with the company for their 2nd generation battery product. As LG Chem already…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 86