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

December 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Plug-in vehicles sales closed out 2016 with a flourish – and epically so, setting the new monthly record for EV sales in the US we had been looking for since the Summer…and it wasn’t even close. With all the numbers tallied up, an estimated 24,785 plug-in vehicles were sold in December…which…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 84

Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine

Volvo V60 D5 PHEV Test Driven By Fully Charged – Video

The plug-in hybrid Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine was recently featured by Fully Charged, however Robert Llewellyn doesn’t seem to be all that impressed by its all-electric mode capabilities. The relatively small PHEV battery of just 11.2 kWh offers about 23 miles (37 km) of range in the real world.  (NEDC rating…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 14

As Tesla Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings The Company Looks To New Markets For Future Sales (Photo: Recent Model S Launch In Hong Kong)

Automakers Ask Trump To Ease Emissions Rules, EV Mandates – Get Ready For A War

It didn’t take the “Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers” long to cobble together a lobbying request for President-elect Donald Trump to roll-back emission mandates and “alternative powertrains” (think plug-in electric vehicles) requirements.  Just ~48 hours after Hillary Clinton ceded the election to Trump, the group has put together a eight page letter (PDF here)…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 170

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

October 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

A year ago plug-in electric vehicle sales were pretty bleak, with October of 2015 showing the 6th consecutive monthly pullback. Now a year later those old results seem far in the past, as this month’s result – while not the huge gains we have been used to, still marks a full year’s…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 50