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Even Big Oil is making big increases on its forecasts on just how many electric vehicles will be on the world’s roads by the year 2040. Exxon Mobil, BP, the International Energy Agency, even OPEC are all boosting their predictions for the number of EVs operating at by that point, according to Bloomberg New Energy […]

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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 July were down from a year ago and from June. Clearly, sales this year are down from a year ago and this […]

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Last month for the first time Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold the Volt. The compact crossover’s 1,971 sales outdistanced it from a relatively low month for the Volt, which delivered only 1,518 units, a nearly 37 percent decline from 2,406 sales a year prior and not far ahead of the on-its-way-out Nissan Leaf’s 1,283. This year […]

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General Motors has extended a shutdown of the plant building the Chevy Bolt in a move to trim an oversupply of GM vehicles. The Detroit automaker saw its overall new vehicle inventory hit a 10-year high in June. Promises were made to investors to scale it down from a steep 105 days supply to 70 […]

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An optimistic forecast on global sales of plug-in vehicles has been released by a major oil producer. Joel Couse, chief energy economist at Total SA, forecasts that electric vehicles will make up 15 to 30 percent of new vehicles sold worldwide by 2030. The economist spoke at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s conference in New […]

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Among the nations of the world, the 522,519 cumulative plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) sold in the U.S. makes it the world’s number one market – and China with 521,649 through September is now technically tied. Both countries for now are behind Europe by a bit less than 50,000 units, and their essential tie is because […]

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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 passenger vehicle and light-duty truck sales for September were down modestly from a strong year ago result and down 5 percent from August 2016. […]

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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 U.S. passenger vehicle sales for May were down from a year ago – even taking into account the fact that there were two fewer […]

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Two surveys are showing automakers have real challenges ahead in getting consumers to see the benefits of purchasing plug-in electric and self-driving vehicles. Harris has surveyed 1,052 U.S. residents to find that 67 percent of them didn’t know anyone who owned an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid-electric vehicle. Lack of knowledge over how the technologies […]

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Plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles saw huge sales growth in China during April – nearly three times the total seen a year ago. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reported that 31,722 electric vehicles were sold during the month in China, while production stood at 31,266. These fall under China’s New Energy Vehicles government […]

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