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    August 2015 Dashboard

    The monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for August continued at a high level, exceeding both July 2015 although slightly less than August 2014. The main reason for the decline […]


    2016 Volt First Drive Reviews Are Mostly Positive

    A limited-access 2016 Volt drive event held for a few publications in July and under media blackout until today saw a flurry of mostly positive first-drive reports. Nearly everything is reported as better about the first plug-in car to go through a complete redesign, and most reviews accentuated the positive while a couple critiqued it […]

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    Tesla Model X With Ludicrous Speed Will Be Even Quicker Than Some Thought

    While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the quickest Model X P90D could sprint from to 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, Tesla is telling buyers of the crossover due soon its “Ludicrous” mode will do 3.2 seconds. Zero-to-60 mph in 3.2 seconds along with a manufacturer-estimated quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds will make the Model […]

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    Musk: First Tesla Model X Deliveries Set For September 29

    One day after the first wave of online configurations was opened for Model X reservation holders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a date certain: Sept. 29. A simple message, but unclear for the deliveries at Tesla’s Fremont factory is whether these will be “Founder’s edition or also special “Signature” edition trim levels. SEE ALSO: Tesla […]

    Tesla Releases $29,000 Battery Upgrade For Roadster

    Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. “Model S development has helped us apply new battery technology to the Roadster 3.0 packs,” a Tesla representative told us. “The cells store 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this […]

    Chrysler Launching Plug-In Minivan And Crossover By 2018

    As Chrysler celebrates its 90th anniversary, announced plans to rework its current fleet and add new models, which will include the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicles. The first to arrive will be a plug-in hybrid version of one of the brand’s most prominent models: the Town & Country minivan. Officially in its 25th model year, […]

    Redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Debuts This Month In Europe

    Europeans will get their first glimpse of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid this month, with sales also set to begin in September. The Outlander PHEV has been completely revamped for 2016, with new styling, improved handling and a smoother ride among its changes. But this redesign didn’t come about because the model was lagging […]

    Chevrolet Sells 1,380 Volts in August

    Chevrolet Volt sales were steady as she goes last month, with 1,380 units sold. This compares to 1,313 in July, is down 45 percent from August 2014’s 2,511, and mirrors a similar pattern for the Nissan Leaf. SEE ALSO: Nissan Leaf Sales Improve Mildly In August Both cars are to one degree or another in […]

    Nissan Leaf Sales Improve Mildly In August

    Nissan reported a respectable 1,393 Leafs sold for the month of August. This tally is an uptick over July’s 1,174, down from June’s 2,074, and the automaker did not provide in a press release year-over-year statistics as it has in times past, or anything more than a brief statement of bare fact. Unsaid therefore is […]