Posts Tagged: Plug-in Vehicle Sales

New software tool helps car buyers compare EVs with legacy vehicles

Consumers in seven Midwestern states seeking information about plug-in vehicles now have access to a new-vehicle purchase guidance tool created by Argonne National Laboratory. The consumer tool, called EVolution: Choices for a Smarter Purchase, is designed to help car buyers make informed decisions when purchasing a new vehicle. It starts with consumers’ purchase considerations, including… Read more »

2017 plug-in sales up 26%, Tesla and Chevy on top

Plug-in sales have failed…to reach the milestone of 200,000 units. Total US sales for 2017 were 199,826 (according to InsideEVs), a 26% increase compared to 2016’s 158,614. Worldwide sales were well over a million. December saw the biggest US monthly sales in history, and was the 27th consecutive month that sales were greater than the… Read more »

Plug-in sales shatter records in May, Prius Prime takes the lead

As more and more automakers are accelerating their plans for an electric future, sales of existing EV models are also gathering momentum. Monthly US plug-in vehicle sales have now beaten previous-year figures for 20 consecutive months. The trend continued in May, as an estimated 16,568 plug-ins were sold, a gain of 44% over last May…. Read more »

Oregon legislators consider sales incentive for EVs

Oregon legislators are considering a bill that would establish a $1-million fund to provide a $250 incentive to automobile sales staff who sell electric vehicles to Oregon residents (it exempts sales at exclusively electric dealerships). The bill (HB 2514) addresses two interrelated issues, according to its sponsor, Representative Phil Barnhart. First, $250 would be a… Read more »

Consumer group predicts plug-in sales will double in 2017

A new analysis of manufacturer sales predictions from the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA) predicts that 2017 plug-in sales will increase by over 100% compared to 2016. The Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt are expected to lead the pack, with the Volt close behind. “With batteries becoming more efficient, an increasing variety of… Read more »

30 US cities announce plans to buy $10 billion worth of EVs

Take that, EV nay-sayers! As automakers prepare to meet with the new US regime to discuss watering down fuel efficiency regulations – which some fear is the first step to scaling back their EV programs – mayors of cities around the country have joined to demonstrate their interest in low-emission vehicles. Thirty cities, including New… Read more »

New wave of state legislation aims to penalize EV drivers

Several US states impose a yearly fee on owners of electrified vehicles, and the state-level anti-EV movement is now shifting into high gear, with financial backing from oil industry groups. As Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of the Sierra Club’s Electric Vehicles Initiative and co-author Maggie Newshan write in a recent article, Wyoming, Colorado, Virginia, Nebraska, Missouri,… Read more »

ElectroMotive offers a comprehensive EV buyer’s guide

Car buyers have a growing array of options for going electric, especially in California. However, getting the information they need to decide which plug-in vehicle meets their needs is no simple task – getting objective information from auto dealers has always been difficult, and many of them are sadly uninformed about EVs. A new web… Read more »

McKinsey survey finds EV awareness increasing, suggests strategies for OEMs to electrify

As the EV scene heats up, we’re starting to see a steady stream of studies and surveys analyzing the growing market. Assessments of consumers’ EV awareness vary considerably, and predictions for the future are all over the map. A recent report by investment analyst Goldman Sachs sees big changes ahead for the auto industry, but… Read more »

New survey: 60% of Americans still know little about EVs

The electromobility revolution is gathering speed, but most of the public is still unaware of what’s going on. A recent survey of 2,557 Americans by Altman Vilandrie & Company found limited awareness of EVs. About 60 percent of respondents picked the multiple-choice answers “I’ve never heard of electric vehicles” or “I’ve heard of electric vehicles… Read more »