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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

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive eMERGE Test Results

Daimler released a summary of its eMERGE real-world trial project conducted in Germany (Berlin, Potsdam and North Rhine-Westphalia) from May 2013 to June 2015. The project, supported by around 6.5 million euros from the federal government, was about general use of electric cars, user behaviors and charging. About 146 electric…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 6

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

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Daimler Teams With Qualcomm On Wireless Charging

Daimler and Qualcomm announced a strategic collaboration on connected car technologies, which among many topics includes wireless charging. Qualcomm already developed and tested different prototypes of wireless stations with power of 3.3 kW, 6.6 kW and 22 kW. It’s expected that Daimler will implement and offer such a system for…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 2

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid Arrives In US

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $95,325

Mercedes-Benz announced pricing of the new S550 Plug-in Hybrid. This luxury vehicle will be one of the most expensive among plug-ins, starting at $95,325 (including $925 for destination charge).  However, that price is in line with the ICE S-Class, so no premium is being charge for the plug-in. Official fuel…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 30