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April EV Sales In US Rise For 19th Consecutive Month

It was during our September 2015 plug-in sales report we said the following: “Going forward (and as we have been saying since last winter), the extended EV sales drought in the United States should now be behind us.  We look for monthly sales to show strong gains beginning in October…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 62

April 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Heading into this month, and for a year and a half, we have reported monthly sales gains for the US plug-in vehicle market. And indeed, April 2017’s result makes it 19 consecutive months* of sales improvements. With that said, there was some mild headwinds during the month, and while April didn’t show any new…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 60

Daimler Partners With Bosch For Level 4, 5 Autonomous Vehicles

Daimler and Bosch have announced a co-development agreement on fully automated (SAE Level 4) and driverless (SAE Level 5) technology. The German partners intend to develop and launch a production-ready system for driver-less cars on urban public roads by the beginning of the next decade. Whether it will enable Daimler to catch Tesla with…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 1

March 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

March EV sales in America sang a familiar tune last month, namely an 18th consecutive month* of gains. And with all the numbers now in, something very unique happened this month, as the US plug-in market crossed the 18,000 mark in sales for just the 2nd time.  But even more significantly, it…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 79

Smart Forfour Electric Drive Test Drive Review

The Smart Forfour electric drive will soon enter the market and it seems that Renault Twingo-based EV will be a much better value proposition than the two-seater. The Forfour ED has the same 60-kW electric motor and the same 17.6-kWh battery as the Fortwo ED, but it – surprise –…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 16

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Smart Fortwo Electric Featured By Autogefühl – Video

  The latest generation of the Smart Fortwo electric drive vehicle was recently reviewed by Autogefühl, and they’ve got the video to prove it. According to Autogefühl, the Fortwo is a great – but tiny – two-seater that provides a lot of fun, with agile driving in cities. Parking, however,…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 8