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Volvo CEO Credits Tesla For Raising Interest In Electric Cars

Volvo is turning to electrification as new emission regulations from 2021 will apparently make the development of future diesel cars not worth the additional cost. The first all-electric Volvo is to be available from 2019, alongside a growing portfolio of plug-in hybrids. Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson credited Tesla for desirable…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 6

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…

1 month 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…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 60

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…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 79

Fire Breaks Out At Volvo Battery Lab In Gothenburg

On Tuesday, a fire broke out in the Volvo Car Group battery lab in Gothenburg, Sweden. The automaker said there was no impact on production from the fire, but 150 employees had to be evacuated from the laboratory and surrounding buildings. Batteries, especially under experimental conditions in laboratories, can be…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 2