Chevy Volt Tops Google’s Year-End Trending List in Categories of “New Cars” and “Hybrid and Electric Cars” – Tesla Scores a Top Spot Too

JAN 1 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

2014 Chevy Volt is Top Trending Car on Google For 2013

2014 Chevy Volt is Top Trending New Car on Google For 2013

2014 Chevy Volt is Top Trending Electric or Hybrid Car For 2013 Too

2014 Chevy Volt is Top Trending Electric or Hybrid Car For 2013 Too

“Hello, is it me you’re searching for? The Volt tops Google’s 2013 Year-End Zeitgeist Trending list in both New Cars and Hybrid & Electric Cars. Did you Google the Volt before taking it home?”

Says the Chevrolet Volt Facebook page.

So, the Chevy Volt topped two trending Google categories in 2013, but there’s an electric automaker out there by the name of Tesla who topped the trending chart for car companies.

By trending, it’s meant that both the Chevy Volt and Tesla have seen the largest increase in search volume over 2012 in the respective categories shown and listed on this page.

How does this relate to sales?  It doesn’t, but it does show us that the search volume for some EVs are obviously on the rise.

Tesla Scores Top Trending Car Brand For 2013

Tesla Scores Top Trending Car Brand For 2013

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4 Comments on "Chevy Volt Tops Google’s Year-End Trending List in Categories of “New Cars” and “Hybrid and Electric Cars” – Tesla Scores a Top Spot Too"

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Andes what about Wikipedia searches?

Here is a sample of Wikpedia’s article traffic for the last 90 days of 2013:
Tesla Model S: 197,716 views
Toyota Prius: 129,382 views
Fisker Karma: 104,888 views
Nissan Leaf: 102,898 views
Chevrolet Volt: 76,989 views
BMW i3: 68,669 views
Ford C-Max Hybrid/Energi: 27,697 (shares page with gasoline-powered version/hybrid/plug-in versions)
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: 20,191 views
Toyota Camry Hybrid: 19093 views (shares page with gasoline-powered version)
Prius c: 18,661 views
Ford Fusion Hybrid/Energi: 15,863 views (both models share the same page)
Prius v: 11,662 views

I get the impression that Tesla really understands how to promote a vehicle in these times using social media and a minimum of paid advertising. Also Chevrolet and Nissan built a solid base of folks out there that blog and advocate for their new vehicles. At the opposite end of the scale is Ford, who designs and builds EVs and PHEVs, but nobody seems to talk about them.

“… At the opposite end of the scale is Ford, who designs and builds EVs and PHEVs, but nobody seems to talk about them….”

Ford lovers will hate me saying this, but I just find all their cars innately uninteresting. Now, if they came out with a decent Ford F150 PHEV or old school Mercury Marquis Phev or Lincoln Continental (not that current offering which isn’t selling – as If i had to wonder why), then it would be a different story.

Focus’s that die by the side of the road, have no truck space, and can’t go anywhere to speak of when they do actually work haven’t made the sale to these eyes as of yet. And overpriced for what you get.