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    Read This: Consumer Reports finds plug-in retail experience underwhelming

    Walk into a traditional auto dealership today and ask about buying a plug-in car and there is a good chance you will be told that there are only a couple they can show you because they are extremely popular and they can't keep them on the lot. There is also an equally-good chance you'll be told ...

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    Study: Pike Research predicts plug-in sales growth, especially for Ford, Toyota

    An automotive history benchmark was achieved in 2011 when more than 20,000 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in the US. Initial ambitious global plans by automakers have been downsized this year as consumers have been more cautious than anticipated to embrace new plug-in vehicle technology. ...

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    Report: U.S. electric-vehicle adoption rate isn't slow, it's typical

    We've all heard the doom and gloom about the failure of plug-in cars, right? It is true that plug-in vehicles will account for substantially less than one percent of new cars sold in the U.S. this year, but that doesn't mean electric-drive vehicle advocates should fret. Not when you look at a ...

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    Nissan Leaf still beats Chevy Volt in September 2011 U.S. sales, but not by much

    In the battle for plug-in vehicle U.S. sales supremacy, the electric-only Nissan Leaf has emerged the victor once again, beating the Chevrolet Volt for the sixth consecutive month (April, May, June, July, August and now September). Its half-year reign as the plug-in champ has jolted the Leaf well ...

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    Study: Pike Research says annual sales of plug-in vehicles in U.S. will hit 358,959 by 2017

    Pike Research has put out an estimate saying that annual sales of plug-in vehicles in the United States will hit 358,959 by 2017. And they're not all going to the usual suspects. Mostly, sure, but not all. Since there is no national Level 2 (or faster) charging infrastructure the way there is a ...

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    Opinion: Pike says cumulative plug-in vehicles sales will hit 5.2 million by 2017

    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

    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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    Electric Boogaloo: Nissan Leaf tallies 1,141 May sales to Chevy Volt's 481

    Once again, General Motors is burying the monthly sales totals for the Chevy Volt. In a press release headlined "May U.S. Retail Sales Rise 9 Percent on Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles," the Volt's sales numbers are not disclosed. Instead, the total – 481 – is in the detailed PDF ...

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    CNN Money says be wary of plug-in vehicle sales forecasts

    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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    Study: Annual plug-in vehicle sales to eclipse 1M globally by 2015

    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

    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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    Study: New York, Los Angeles to lead U.S. in plug-in vehicle sales

    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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