Smart

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,…

4 weeks 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…

1 month 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

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

June 2014 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Mass produced plug-in electric vehicles have been on sale in the United States since December of 2010.  Since then how many times have year-over-year comps been flat or down? Absolutely zero…and it hasn’t even been close. After a setting an all-time record high for EV sales in May with an estimated 12,053…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 39

Next Gen Smart Fortwo

Next-Gen Smart Fortwo ED To Use LG Chem Cells?

As we speculated 3 months ago, Daimler seems ready to unload its Li-Tec battery cell division.  Prior to the sell-off, Daimler acquired full ownership of Li-Tec by buying out Deutsche ACCUmotive’s stake. The writing is on the wall, it seems. Now comes word that Daimler is “considering scaling back its…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 13