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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. The year certainly ended with a bang in terms of both overall sales and sales of the vehicles covered by the Dashboard. While most forecasters […]

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A consumer survey shows that 60 percent of Americans aren’t aware of plug-in vehicles and 80 percent have never ridden in or driven one. Released this month by strategy consulting group Altman Vilandrie & Co., the surveyed queried more than 2,500 U.S. consumers on perceptions of plug-in electrified vehicles, and what it will take for […]

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Morgan Stanley significantly raised the bar on its prediction for global plug-in electrified car sales through 2025. The investment banking firm predicts that 10-to-15 percent of global vehicles sales will be made up of PEV sales, including battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. That is three-times the rate Morgan Stanley had previously projected. If […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) need product diversity and broad distribution to dealer lots to see sales gains outside of California, according to a new study. While diversity in PEVs offered by automakers has improved, their low volumes at dealerships outside of California is hurting sales growth, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In […]

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A new study concludes that 16 percent of new light-duty passenger vehicles sold in the U.S., China, and the European Union in 2020 will have to be plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) to meet their strict fuel economy standards. The study by the World Energy Council (WEC) concludes selling more fuel-efficient gas engine vehicles won’t be […]

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Three years after going on sale, the Ford Focus Electric has its first television commercial. In comparison to vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Kia Soul EV – three battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that regularly outsell the Focus Electric – Ford says very little about its lone EV. After the new commercial began […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com 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 […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. August was a stellar month for the market as a whole, with the seasonally adjusted rate – accounting for typical ebbs and flows during the […]

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An online newspaper report from Puerto Rico indicates Nissan will begin sales today of its all-electric Leaf. From now through July 31 pre-orders are being accepted with first deliveries expected in August. Orders are being taken by Nissan dealer, Adriel Auto in the town of Toa Baja, which is west of San Juan. The entry […]

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At least four Ohio Chevrolet dealers have the Spark EV listed as for sale, and an online sales representative at one in Stow, Ohio said GM will be shipping it possibly by the summer’s end. Presently, the Spark EV is available only in California and Oregon, no Ohio dealers actually have the car, and no […]

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