Monthly Plug-In Sales Scorecard

Kia

New Kia Ray Teased

A refreshed model should officially debut this month, though it’ll only be offered in South Korea. For those in the United States, no you’re not looking at a new, smaller version of the popular Kia Soul. There is some similarity in the face and up-sloping rear windows, but this is in…

2 months ago by Christopher Smith 3

November Sales Of Plug-In EVs Rise In US – For 26th Month In A Row, BMW Surprises

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles sang a familiar tune in November for the US…as in“up, up, up”.   With that in mind, expectations for 2017’s final months were a lot higher earlier in the year – but the virtual no show of the Tesla Model 3, and the actual no show…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 91

November 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Plug-in electric vehicles sales continued to assault the record books in the US in November, as deliveries rose for the 26th consecutive month, lead by the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which moved almost 3,000 copies in November, leading all plug-in offerings for the 2nd month in a row (and 3 out…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 69

Kia Niro PHEV Comes To LA With 26 Miles Of Electric Range

Kia has expanded its range of Niro crossovers with the launch of the new plug-in hybrid variant at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The PHEV joins existing the hybrid version, plus a pure EV that arrives later. The Niro PHEV packs an 8.9 kilowatt-hour lithium-polymer battery, which is 7.34-kWh larger than the unit in the…

2 months ago by Chris Bruce 32

Kia Niro Electric Spy Shots Surface

We spied the Kia Niro EV out testing in Germany alongside its close cousin, the Hyundai Kona EV. Along with the Kona EV, the Niro EV is one of the most highly anticipated electric vehicles coming in the near future. Both will show up in 2018 (likely early in the…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 45

Hyundai-Kia

Hyundai-Kia To Increase Production Of Niro & Kona Electric SUVs

Hyundai-Kia changes its tune in a push to become the world’s second-largest eco-friendly automotive company. Both the Hyundai Kona EV and the Kia Niro EV will arrive on our shores sometime in 2018. Initially, Hyundai-Kia anticipated low volumes sales for the upcoming electric SUVs, however, industry sources revealed this week…

3 months ago by Steven Loveday 16

Kia Niro PHEV

Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid On Sale In U.S. Dealerships By December

Production of the Kia Niro PHEV for the U.S. began about two weeks ago and it will go on sale as soon as late November. Industry sources have revealed that production of the U.S. model is already underway. While Kia may have the U.S. model for sale as soon as…

3 months ago by Steven Loveday 27

EV Sales Gain In October For US, As Chevy Bolt EV Is The Top Seller!

Plug-in electric vehicle sales (once again) rose in the US in October, extending the current run of consecutive month gains to 25. And while Tesla didn’t factor into the results so much (as is typically the case at the start of each fresh quarter), the Chevrolet Bolt EV did. For…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 84

October 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Heading into October we knew three irrefutable truths: Plug-in sales would be way up compared to a year ago, marking a 25th consecutive month of gains (…because sales have been very strong in 2017, and October of 2016 was also a bit of a train wreck relatively speaking) Tesla would…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 94

Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV Review

The new plug-in hybrid Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV offered in Europe, was recently tested by Autocar, but in the end, the new Kia surprisingly received just 3.5 out of 5 stars – somewhat of a irregularity for plug-ins rated by the magazine. Autocar finds the plug-in Optima refined, quiet, nicely damped and…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 12

September EV Sales In US Hit 2017 High, And Its Only Up From Here!

In August, plug-in vehicle sales in the US crested 16,000 deliveries, and we noted at the time – “you ain’t seen nothing yet” looking ahead to the remainder of 2017. …turns out, we weren’t liars. September’s results got off to a strong start, and continued for the whole month, as…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 84

September 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Let the good times roll! After years of build up, September marks the start of “something big” for plug-in vehicle sales in the US.  And sure, this past month also marks a full 2 years/24 months* worth of consecutive gains (an impressive accomplishment for sure), but we haven’t seen anything…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 89