Posts Tagged: Plug-in Vehicle Sales

Plug-in sales through the roof in 2016 as multiple models set records

December plug-in sales blew away last year’s figure, a cheery finale to a year that saw a huge increase. 159,139 EVs and PHEVs changed hands in 2016, a 37% increase over 2015’s 116,099. A new breeze seems to be blowing through boardrooms around the industry, from Toyota to Chrysler to Ford. As usual, Tesla heads… Read more »

Drive Electric Hawaii celebrates the state’s 5,000th EV

As the Aloha State registers its 5,000th EV, a new group has been formed to accelerate the adoption of EVs and coordinate integration with renewable energy. Charter members of Drive Electric Hawaii include the state’s DOT, several electric utilities and the Rocky Mountain Institute. “The primary focus of the Drive Electric Hawaii Initiative is to… Read more »

Plug-in sales soar in November: Volt holds a comfortable lead, Prius Prime has a record-setting debut

US plug-in sales continued their steady growth in November: 13,432 EVs and PHEVs changed hands, an impressive increase over November 2015’s 10,070. If December’s sales match those of a year ago, this year’s sales will show an eye-catching 27% surge compared to 2015. The Chevy Volt held onto its comfortable lead, as the new and… Read more »

California passes quarter million EV milestone

The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative (PEVC) announced that California’s 250,000th plug-in vehicle is likely to be sold this month. Since plug-ins first became available in 2010, consumer demand has slowly but steadily grown, and it’s expected to get a major boost soon, as a crop of 200-mile, $35,000 EVs goes on sale. “Just a few… Read more »

What are the leading EV markets in the US, and how did they get there?

A new white paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) examines the leading regional markets in the US for EVs, and analyzes the policy actions that support their success. The assessment includes state policy (regulation, purchasing incentives), local policy (parking and lane access incentives, building codes), utility actions (charging infrastructure incentives, preferential charging… Read more »

Automakers already lobbying Trump to relax emissions standards

Barely two days after his election, US automakers contacted the new president-elect to urge him to “reform” federal regulation of the industry, including fuel economy, emissions, autonomy and safety standards. In a letter to the Trump transition team (via Automotive News), the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers proposed that the new administration pause the ongoing midterm evaluation… Read more »

Nissan sells its 75,000th EV in Europe

Nissan has announced that European LEAF sales have risen 10 percent in the first half of FY16 compared with the same period last year. The latest figures also reveal that there are more than 75,000 Nissan EV owners in Europe. This milestone follows the recent announcement that 260,000 Nissan EVs have been sold worldwide. Nissan’s… Read more »

New report highlights five years of growth in Oregon’s electromobility industry

The state of Oregon is an enthusiastic adopter of EVs, second only to California. A new report released by the trade group Drive Oregon explores the achievements of the state’s EV industry over the past five years, and discusses market trends that are shaping the sector’s future. The new report notes that sales of EVs… Read more »