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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 old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb” (with apologies to the lion population) proved true in March. Sales in the overall […]

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As a consumer, you are a stakeholder. See also the Introduction to this series, Part One, and Part Two, and Part Three. It has been suggested by both sides of Tesla’s challenge against the automotive franchising system that you, as a consumer, are being manipulated. But who, some have also asked, is the one doing […]

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In November HybridCars.com interviewed safety experts about Tesla’s underside armor who suggested strengthening would be advisable following two U.S. fires, and today CEO Elon Musk said Tesla has done just that. And, the federal government dropped its investigation of battery fires, a seemingly independent decision but with murkiness as to what was said between Tesla […]

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Unplugged Performance thought of you if Tesla’s Model S design is too tame for your liking. Fancying itself as the aftermarket’s answer to Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s M division for the Tesla Model S, Unplugged Performance now offers body kits for the American EV. Neighbors with Tesla’s Hawthorne Design Center, Unplugged said it offers hardcore […]

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General Motors’ Cadillac ELR may not be as perceptibly “disruptive” as the Tesla Model S, but its last commercial sure ruffled some tail feathers while the latest is decidedly more benign. Posted by the automaker last Thursday, the new ad explains the Cadillac with slightly modified Chevy Volt powertrain with serene visuals and a simple […]

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To call Tesla “disruptive” is an understatement, as this term applies to its technology, its valuation and impact on the market, and its unorthodox business model. Tesla’s Model S sedan has been lauded by buyers and reviewers, its stock has been trading at 1,200 times earnings with a market cap half of General Motors, and […]

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A one-minute video posted to Youtube by Tesla Motors compresses lots of points about its Model S even as it imagines compressing time and space. The commercial was directed by Everdream, and since the date of the posting two days ago, it’s received 61,449 views as of 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. “Recent college grads sent […]

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Will this be another one for the record books? Yesterday a person called only “Sam” who has chosen to not identify as male or female defied odds by completing the first half of a cross-country journey in a 60-kilowatt-hour Tesla Model S using only Tesla’s Supercharger stations. The successful first half of the trip in […]

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It’s been said of the still-new breed of “plug-in vehicles” that the proverbial horses have broken past the gate, there’s no putting them back, and more precisely, during 2013 these “horses” crested past the one-third million global unit mark. Counting reported registrations and sales of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles since a few came to […]

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Now with 60 supercharger stations open, and more in progress, Tesla Motors says it will “soon” have its first east-to-west cross country route fully ready. Tesla’s route is planned to enable Model S owners to drive from Los Angeles to New York, all at no cost for charging. As part of an ambitious project to […]

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