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    Report: So far in 2013, EVs beating plug-in hybrids in sales
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    During the past two years, plug-in hybrid and extended range electric vehicles like the Toyota Prius Plug-In and Chevy Volt were beating battery electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV in sales volume. That changed for the first time in the first half of 2013, with battery ...

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    New electric vehicle infographic breaks down plug-in sales, preparations
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    Yes, we just had an electric vehicle infographic, but this one's different and colorfully presents other facts about this green car world we cover every day. A little more in-depth than the recent EV 101 infographic, today's image deals with electric vehicle purchases – where they're doing ...

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    Report: French EVs account for 0.2 percent of new car sales
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    Nissan and General Motors would've been clicking their heels if electric vehicles accounted for one in 500 new cars last year. But in the homeland of big EV builder Renault, not so much. EV sales in France have accounted for less than 0.2 percent of new car sales this year, Bloomberg News ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz: electrification of the automobile is "gradual" but inevitable
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    Bob Lutz is keeping up his vocal support for the coming age of the electric vehicle. Speaking to students at the University of Michigan College of Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship, he said something that most AutoblogGreen readers are likely to agree with (unlike his comment that global ...

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    Report: Incentives fail to boost electric vehicle sales in Europe
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    JATO Dynamics, a UK-based supplier of "automotive intelligence," reports that government subsidies and other monetary incentives have not significantly boosted plug-in vehicle sales in Europe. JATO's research suggests that price has only a minute impact on the decision to buy a plug-in vehicle ...

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    Opinion: Pike says cumulative plug-in vehicles sales will hit 5.2 million by 2017
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    It's true that crystal balls that accurately forecast the future of plug-in vehicles don't exist, but for $2,800 you can buy a copy of a report that concludes with this bit of info: worldwide cumulative plug-in vehicle sales will reach 5.2 million units by 2017. Sure, 5.2 million units represent ...

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    Plug-in vehicle sales slip in UK
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    2011 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to figures published by the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Foundation, second quarter sales of plug-in vehicles in the UK slipped to just 215 units. That's down from the 465 plug-in vehicles sold in the UK during the first three ...

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    Boston Consulting Group tones down its plug-in vehicle forecast
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    Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in its upcoming report titled "Powering Autos to 2020," has toned down its estimated plug-in vehicle penetration in response to significant improvements to the internal combustion engine. BCG now says that electric vehicles will make up three percent of automotive ...

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    CNN Money says be wary of plug-in vehicle sales forecasts
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    A recent article posted on CNN Money opens with this statement:
    To be a successful forecaster, the wise man said, pick a number or a date – but don't pick both. I only wish that seers into the future of the electric vehicle and its cousins, the plug-in hybrid and the standard ...

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    Mitsubishi targeting Europe's public sector to boost i-MiEV sales to 25,000 units in FY 2011
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    In an effort to boost sales of its electric i-MiEV, Mitsubishi Motors will reportedly reach out to Europe's public sector, including police departments, utility companies and even numerous municipalities, and hype them on the electric jellybean. According to the Nikkei (sub. req.), the ...

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    Incentives spark electric vehicle sales in France; 187 sold last month
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    During the month of April, 106 Citroen C-Zeros, 76 Peugeot iOns, two Tesla Roadsters, a pair of Mitsubishi i-MiEVs and a lone Nissan Leaf were sold and registered in France. That's 187 electric vehicles. Of the battery-powered Peugeot iOns, 41 were purchased by a car sharing service in Nice ...

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    Study: Annual plug-in vehicle sales to eclipse 1M globally by 2015
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    Automakers are racing to launch two types of plug-in vehicles: battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). According to Pike Research, while penetration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) is expected to remain low for some time, sales volumes will soar by ...

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    Study: Worldwide sales of electric vehicles could hit 30M by 2050
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    2011 Nissan Leaf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    UK-based Trend Tracker Ltd. (TT) conducted a study of the potential global market for electric vehicles and concluded that cumulative sales of battery-powered autos (vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV) could feasibly hit ...

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    Limited range of lithium-ion-powered electric vehicles to hinder sales
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    Nissan Leaf battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the discussion centers on electric vehicles (EVs), concerns over operating range always seems to surface. Case in point: a recent study conducted by a panel at Indiana University claims that the technology behind ...

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    Study: New York, Los Angeles to lead U.S. in plug-in vehicle sales
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    Forecasting the future of the plug-in vehicle segment is not an exact science, but countless firms, including Pike Research, strive to provide accurate predictions. Recently, Pike constructed a model for plug-in vehicles sales broken down by individual states and metropolitan statistical ...

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    Study: UK drivers will spend $11.3B buying 300,000 plug-in vehicles by 2014
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    The UK's automotive industry could see a £7 billion (11.3 billion U.S. at the current exchange rate) increase thanks to plug-in vehicles by 2014, according to a survey conducted by GfK Automotive. Recently, GfK polled more than 5,000 drivers in the UK and discovered that there's a ...

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    First full month sales show Chevy Volt with 321, Nissan Leaf at 87
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    So, how are the first two plug-in mainstream vehicles in the U.S. selling? Both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf had their first deliveries in December, which means that January 2011 was the first full month of sales for each. The numbers are: Volt: 321 (plus 326 in December, for a ...

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    Analyst: Chevy will sell 60,000 Volts by 2015; Nissan Leaf will trail slightly *UPDATE
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    During last week's State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his ambitious goal that calls for one million plug-in hybrids and electrics on the road by 2015. However, IHS Automotive analyst Rebecca Lindland thinks that hitting the one-million mark will require extensive fleet ...

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    Report: GM CEO wants huge increase in company's plug-in vehicle sales by 2015
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    Recently, General Motors chief executive officer Dan Akerson held a private meeting with the automaker's team of execs. At this conference, Akerson reportedly revealed his target for plug-in vehicle sales. According to three sources – who asked to remain anonymous – Akerson expects GM ...

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    Electrics, hybrids to account for nearly a third of all sales by 2020
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A little over a week ago, J.D. Power released the results of its report called "Drive Green 2020: More Hope than Reality." The outlook for green cars, according to the report, isn't all that bright. J.D. Power forecasts that a ...

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