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Sales of battery electric vehicles increased by 73 percent in European markets last year, though analysts are predicting that they will be overtaken by plug-in hybrid sales very soon. As a whole, sales of electrified vehicles rose by 50 percent in 2014, with 97,791 vehicles purchased throughout the region. More than half (58,244) of these […]

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While Lexus is currently one of the leading brands for the hybrid market, the company doesn’t have plans to add any plug-ins to the fleet, saying the technology isn’t as eco-friendly. Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager for Toyota’s Lexus division, talked more about the company’s choices and priorities at the recent New […]

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Full details on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt – including specifications, standard equipment and optional upgrades – have just been released by General Motors. The only tidbit missing now is the price. GM listed all of the information in its 25-page ordering guide online. The carmaker isn’t accepting orders quite yet for the next generation Volt, […]

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Chevrolet is using a lower price and new cash incentives to try and perk up sales on its 2015 Spark EV. When factoring in other federal and state tax breaks, buyers can potentially pick up the electric vehicle (EV) for as low as $14,995. The MSRP of a 2015 Spark EV with mid-grade 1LT trim […]

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Complications surrounding charging misconceptions and regional differences have stalled Tesla’s sales in China, leading the company to revamp its approach throughout the region. It wasn’t that long ago that the electric carmaker projected that the Chinese market would match – or even top – sales in the U.S. China “could be as big as the […]

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BMW recently said the next i-series was only in the early stages of development – with deliveries set for 2020 – but a new report says consumers may see its appearance two years earlier. Rumors and snippets surrounding BMW’s i-series have generated plenty of speculation in recent weeks. A clearer image of the sedan may […]

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Chevy is adding two appetizing new color options for the 2016 Spark: Kalamata Olive and Toasted Marshmallow. It’s part of Chevy’s redesign strategy to keep the Spark playful, while adding an element of sophistication. Ed Welburn, General Motor’s vice president of global design, said the changes take the Spark to whole new level. “Spark has […]

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The average resale price on a used Nissan Leaf has reportedly dropped to half the cost of a brand new model. As of last month, the price for a used Leaf has fallen to an average of $15,238, said Cars.com Senior Editor Mike Hanley. He named the EV as the vehicle with the biggest price […]

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After recently confirming the release of three plug-in hybrids, Mitsubishi is hinting about other models that may be on the horizon. In an interview at the New York Auto Show with AutoGuide, Mitsubishi Motors North America Executive Vice President Don Swearingen talked more about what areas may offer the best growth for the carmaker. One […]

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If you’re shopping for an electric vehicle in Japan, BMW has just made it easier to buy an i3. After partnering with Amazon Japan, the German carmaker is now selling its all-electric i3 online. The i3 hatchback, first delivered to Japanese auto dealers a year ago, is a purpose-built EV with a range of about […]

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