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

March 2014 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

March heralds not only the return of spring, but the end to the “gloomy season” for electric car sales that is January and February. Even still, and despite a prolonged winter for much of the United States, the first two months of 2014 have shown a considerable improvement over last…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 39

NHTSA Chimes in on EV Safety

Case Closed in NHTSA Tesla Model S Fire Investigation

The NHTSA has officially closed it Tesla Model S safety investigation. This effectively clears the Model S in relation to two previous on-road fires in the US. The closing of this NHTSA investigation is fully tied to Tesla adding titanium underbody shields and aluminum deflectors to the Model S, which…

4 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 17

Chevrolet Volt 2nd Generation Incoming (Above: Concept Z-Spec)

Redesigned, 2nd Gen 2016 Chevrolet Volt To Debut Next Year

Its the news Chevrolet Volt aficionados have been waiting for. According to Edmunds, the 2nd generation Volt will debut next year for a launch as a 2016 model. As part of a platform upgrade that will affect other cars on GM’s Delta (D2XX/D2UX) lineup (like the new Chevy Cruze and Equinox), the 2016 Volt will be…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 89

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February 2014 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Historically, February is one of the lowest months of the year when it comes to plug-in vehicle sales.  The winter season does no favors to consumer sentiment in the north, while nationwide there is still withdrawal being felt from how far away the claiming of the 2014 federal tax credit (up…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 31

March Proved That It Is Easier To Sell Volts If You Don't Have To Unbury Them First

Chevrolet Sells 1,210 Volts In February, Off 26% From 2013

After posting a fairly disappointing 918 Volt sales in January – the first time sales were under 4 digits in 2 years (603 - Jan 2012), the extended range Chevy bounced back a little in February notching 1,210 deliveries. Year-over-year, this February’s result was up against some fairly stiff competition as 1,626 were…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 30

Tesla Is Not Yet Making Parts For Daimler - That Won't Begin in Q2 of 2014

Tesla Motors Gigafactory Announcement – All The Details

It’s the announcement we’ve all been waiting for: Tesla Gigafactory “As we at Tesla reach for our goal of producing a mass market electric car in approximately three years, we have an opportunity to leverage our projected demand for lithium ion batteries to reduce their cost faster than previously thought…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 85