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In just 2014 alone the nations comprising the 10-largest plug-in electrified vehicle consumers added 293,245 new PEVs to the road, significantly increasing the cumulative total to around 712,000 since 2003. At the end of 2013 there were an estimated 405,000 PEVs sold among all nations which means things are accelerating, even if in other quarters […]

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Tesla sales in China last month were far below targeted numbers, and an internal email indicates that CEO Elon Musk is ready to fire managers to fix the problems. In a recent webcast, however, Musk said issues in China are overblown and he expects strong sales to return by the end of 2015. The latest […]

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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. January is a difficult month to evaluate sales trends since it is typically a month with modest sales, since automakers seek to move consumers into […]

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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 plug-in hybrid market experienced a very strong month, while the battery electric market declined somewhat relative to the overall passenger vehicle market. Hybrid and […]

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In advance of Tesla’s planned third-quarter earnings report next month, CEO Elon Musk disclosed global Model S sales in September were a record high, and North American sales are up 65 percent year over year. The data was provided by the briefest of disclosures: a tweet, and it’s been a favorite form of communication before […]

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Tesla Model S sales are booming and the company is quite proud of this. The company announced yesterday from Detroit that sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were the highest in company history by a significant margin, with almost 6,900 vehicles sold and delivered. Through this result, Tesla exceeded prior estimates by approximately 20 […]

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Three years after the December 2010 launch of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, the U.S. plug-in hybrid and all-electric market has grown to 16 vehicles, including two new models just ramping up, and several more due later this year. 2013 saw sales rise to over 96,000, a number of milestones crossed, but compared to […]

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Wanting to dispel any speculation that Tesla might have been “booking vehicles as sold that were not actually sold” to inflate its results, CEO Elon Musk said a letter his staff sent to prospective buyers last month was “overzealous.” This he said in an interview with Bloomberg of an e-mail sent in March to customers […]

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If you’ve watched the sales numbers the past couple months, it’s believed Tesla has been finishing a close second place to the Chevy Volt, and actually outselling many other more established hybrid cars, not to mention regular gas-powered luxury vehicles. Although Tesla does not officially release its numbers month after month, the HybridCars.com Dashboard estimated […]

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