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August 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

If you have been a follower of plug-in vehicle sales in the United States this year, then you knew this month was coming – the bottom of the barrel as it were.   Compared to a year ago, August 2015 is EV sales-armageddon!  Put another way, with only the last inventory scraps of the first…

3 days ago by Jay Cole 38

Ford Is Expected To Compete For Most EVs Sold In April With Their Surging Fusion and C-Max Energi Products

July EV Sales In The US Drops, As Ford And BMW Take The Lead

Ford is currently the only major plug-in automaker building cars that isn’t currently working through a generational switchover, product upgrade, demand/production crisis – or on an extended assembly hiatus. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, Ford lead the pack for the first time since February with almost 1,700 plug-ins sold in July of 2015, None of Ford’s plug-in vehicles…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 51

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…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 32

New Honda CEO/President Takahiro Hachigo Makes Electricity A Core Product

New Honda CEO: Electricity Will Be A Core Product For The Next Generation

A few major auto makers fully embraced plug-in technology from the word go; names such as Nissan, General Motors, Tesla (obv), Mitsubishi and Ford.  Shortly thereafter, some others quickly responded to keep pace, lest they left behind by their competitors; names such as Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen/Porsche. Then there were the big 3 hold-outs, who steadfastly publically…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 48

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June 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

The real start of plug-in vehicle sales in the United States each year have always been a fair-weather thing. Prior to heading into the first month of summer, sales jumped last month to an estimated 11,540 vehicles in May from about 9,000 the month prior. Which begged the question, “Can June top…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 31

Electric Honda CR-Z (source Autoblog)

Electric Honda CR-Z To Compete At Pikes Peak

Honda brings to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb an interesting new prototype, which is shrouded in mystery. And we are not talking about the Honda-powered HPD ARX-04b LMP2 with a 3.5 liter V6 engine. We are talking about electrified an CR-Z (Electric SH-AWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer), assigned to…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 6

Honda FCV Concept

Honda To Offer Dedicated Plug-In Hybrid, New BEV By 2017

Honda announced bold changes in its offerings and a move into electrified vehicles. The Japanese manufacturer intends to introduce a whole line-up of electrified cars. In short, in 2016 Honda will introduce its next-generation fuel cell vehicle, which will be followed by an all-new battery electric model and an all-new…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 51

Honda Accord PHEV

Honda Discontinues Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Honda executives have decided to discontinue the slow-selling Accord Plug-In Hybrid. The decision comes as Honda turns its focus to some future dedicated electrified models (more details coming in a future post on InsideEVs). Additionally, Honda announced that it is cancelling its Civic CNG (compressed natural gas) and Civic Hybrid….

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 24

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May 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

For the past two months, some unexpected players have come out of the blue to post record sales to help EVs post back-to-back gains; first the Fiat 500e in March, then the Chevrolet Spark EV in April. However in May, the traditional big names are back to their normal leadership positions, with the Tesla…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 56