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Last month plug-in electrified vehicles saw some of their best sales numbers ever in the United Sates. The lion’s share was carried by battery electric vehicles which just touched 0.7 percent share in the passenger car and light truck market that saw 1.43 million sales. SEE ALSO: Tesla Sees 70 Percent Jump in Third Quarter […]

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Tesla Motors saw a leap in deliveries during the third quarter, up 70 percent over the previous quarter. The electric carmaker expects deliveries to come in “at or slightly above” the July-to-September numbers during the fourth quarter. That would position Tesla to produce more than 2,000 all-electric vehicles each week for the rest of the […]

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While more eyes may have been on Tesla’s just making its 50,000-52,000 global 2015 sales target, even if it had fallen well short, last year the Model S significantly outsold every other plug-in electrified vehicle in the world. With its 50,366 sales for the calendar year, the luxury performance S model was the number-one best […]

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Defying all bearish predictions, Tesla Motors exceeded delivery goals for the final quarter of 2015 and for the total year. At the end of the third quarter Tesla estimated Q4 deliveries of 16,820 units. Actual deliveries were 17,400 units. On a yearly basis Tesla had estimated a 50,000-52,000 total deliveries. Actual deliveries were 50,580 units. […]

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Last month Tesla delivered in the U.S. an estimated 3,100 of its Model S and among alternative energy cars only the Toyota Prius sold more. The popular Prius saw a healthy 8,287 sales, but other than Toyota’s usually high-flying performer, no plug-in or regular hybrid surpassed Tesla’s luxury performance electric car. Sales are estimated for […]

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If Tesla wants to sell 52,000, or even just 50,000 cars this year, it has its work cut out for it for November and December. In order to reach 50,000-52,000 sales as projected in its third-quarter shareholders’ letter, the automaker must sell more-than double the units during November and December that it has averaged per […]

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As Tesla tries to reinvent how people buy cars, traditional automotive retail practices have been called into question. Despite the brand’s new approach, which has attracted a lot of attention, today’s arrangement is not without its benefits according to the dealers. “The advantages of the dealer franchise system are numerous,” explained Bill Fox, chairman of […]

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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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