Posts Tagged: Plug-in Vehicle Sales

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 »

Study looks to California to determine what factors influence EV sales

What factors influence the level of EV sales in a given region? Some may find enlightenment in a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). In “Leading edge of electric vehicle market development in the United States: An analysis of California cities,” Stephanie Searle and colleagues examine 30 California cities in which… Read more »

Scandinavian EV sales – never better in Norway, dead in Denmark

Norway is the world’s undisputed EV capital (see the current issue of Charged for a feature on EV-spotting in Oslo), and plug-in sales figures there continue to balloon. However, her Nordic neighbors present a much more mixed picture. Sales of EV and PHEVs set a new record in the first half of 2016, according to… Read more »

Sierra Club multi-state study of the EV shopping experience finds room for improvement

There are over 30 plug-in vehicles available in the US from a variety of automakers, and in most parts of the country, infrastructure is quickly proliferating. A recent Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumers Union survey found that 55 percent of drivers in Northeastern states and 65 percent in California are interested in EVs. So… Read more »

New venture aims to redefine the EV buying experience

Auto dealerships have emerged as a major roadblock on the way to widespread EV adoption. Most (but not all) dealers have little knowledge of or interest in EVs, and some actively discourage customers from buying. Tesla’s direct-sales model seems to work well enough, but even the Prophets of Palo Alto can’t save the world alone…. Read more »