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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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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 very strong month for passenger vehicles in general, and many alternative tech vehicles in particular. The overall market for all passenger vehicles […]

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Since Nissan’s now-U.S. assembled Leaf began with an all-time record of 2,236 sales in March, the subsequent monthly numbers have been a string of second-best months, with June’s being the highest runner up thus far at 2,225 deliveries. That’s just 12 units shy of being a first-place record and it surpasses April’s 1,937 units sold […]

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May sales of Nissan’s all-electric Leaf saw it finishing with 2,138 units sold, a 319.2-percent year-over-year increase and making this its second-best sales month since its December 2010 launch. This follows the same result achieved the month prior, and April’s 1,937 units sold was only briefly the Leaf’s second-best sales month, but Nissan is on […]

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