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Canada Plug-In Electric Car Sales September 2015

It’s time once again to take a look at plug-in electric vehicle sales in Canada. The Chevrolet Volt after selling 167 cars in August fell back a bit in September to 126 units – but still keeping firmly in triple digits. For the Nissan LEAF, the 84 mile EV set a new year high…

6 days ago by Eric Loveday 6

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September 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

While September of 2015 isn’t the month that will be showing the “big gains”, it certainly pointed eagerly to October’s anticipated surge.  As new plug-in offerings came to market just as a new month opened. Specifically, Tesla kicked off the Model X launch on September 29th, by handing over the keys…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 32

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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 months ago by Mark Kane 6

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Montréal Prepares For Car Sharing Scheme

The City of Montréal would like to establish an electric car sharing scheme. The idea was presented in April with a goal of 250 cars by spring 2016, 500 cars by end of 2017, and 1,000 cars by 2020. There is now a tender, open on August 24th, which requires…

2 months 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…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 51

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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…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 56

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for certain 2014-2015 Smart Fortwo coupes and convertibles.  The recall affects some 2014 Fortwo Electric Drive models (both coupe and convertible).  A 2015 model year Fortwo Electric Drive did not yet exist at this point in time, so in regards to the Electric Drive version of…

5 months ago by Eric Loveday 3