Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

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…

3 days ago by Jay Cole 29

Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

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…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 45

Volvo V60- Charging At Supercharger?

Volvo V60 Plug-In Charging At Tesla Supercharger?

Though this Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid appears to be charging at a Tesla Supercharger, the fact of the matter is that the vehicle is not receiving any juice. In Europe, the Supercharger connector will physically fit into the Volvo’s outlet, but no current will flow for various reasons (pin incompatibility…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 16

Volvo Electric Bus

Volvo Electric Bus Route 55 Launched in Gothenburg (w/video)

On June 15, Gothenburg, Sweden launched its first route for electric buses (three pure electric and seven plug-in hybrids from Volvo). Plug-in hybrids already were present for some time, but all-electric buses were introduced by Volvo for the very first time. Interesting is that one of the fast charging stops…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 2

Volvo Electric Concept Bus

Volvo Shows Electric Bus At UITP in Milan

Volvo presented its very first all-electric concept bus at UITP in Milan. The Swedish company released new animation, which shocks us by how small the electric motor is compared to the size of the vehicle. Batteries are installed on the roof – not many of them, as the duty for…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 5

Volvo Electric Concept Bus

Volvo’s Electric Bus Love Story – Video

Volvo encountered one more advantage of electric vehicles over coventional vehicles. It’s love! After “Ford Tried To Kill Sex,” now it turns out that diesel buses are killing love. They are just too loud. Here is proof: “To demonstrate the advantages of silent, electric buses, Volvo will today be presenting a…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 10

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV First Drive Recap

Volvo Cars already began in its Torslanda plant in Gothenburg, Sweden production of the new XC90 (on three-shifts), which attracted nearly 30,000 pre-orders. Some 20% of them (probably around 6,000) are for the plug-in hybrid version T8 Twin Engine, although the company wasn’t really ready for so many PHEVs. First…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 11

Volvo Electric Concept Bus

Volvo Introduces Electric Concept Bus in Sweden

Volvo launched its first all-electric bus, which now can be spotted in Gothenburg, Sweden. Awaiting its official premier in mid-June, we don’t as of yet know any details on the powetrain or battery technology. Three such 10.7 meter long vehicles will operate on route 55 between Lindholmen and Chalmers/Johanneberg, altogether…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 1