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    By The Numbers: January 2014: Happy blue year?
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    Green-car enthusiasts are probably hoping that Toyota's Super Bowl ad with the Muppets will pay for some brand equity with the Japanese automaker because soft demand for the company's batch of hybrids continue to sink US green-car sales. Green car sales plunged almost 14 percent from last ...

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    By The Numbers: December 2013: Not quite time to panic yet
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    So, the good news in December for green-car advocates as that Nissan Leaf sales continued their gangbuster climb. And Honda picked up some proverbial steam. But that's about it. In all, Americans bought 48,553 hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electrics and diesels last month. US green car ...

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    By The Numbers: November 2013: Doldrums Edition, Pt. 2
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    Proponents of advanced-powertrain vehicles may want us to start including the Tesla Model S in their monthly US calculations. Even though Tesla doesn't give out monthly sales totals, without counting sales of the luxury electric sedan, the green-car story just isn't getting much better. ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius still most popular car in California
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    More than one in every five Prius vehicles sold in the US is sold in California. In California, the sun rises over the Eastern Sierras, sets over the Pacific and the Toyota Prius remains the most popular car around. The world's best selling family of hybrids moved 33,987 units in California ...

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    Report: Tesla's 8.4% market share beats Audi A8, BMW 7 Series
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    If you visualize the US luxury-car market as a carton of a dozen eggs (some reporters perpetually have food on the brain), you can figure that one of the those eggs looks an awful lot like a Tesla Model S. At least, it does according to numbers from the Electrification Coalition, which studied US ...

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    Report: Plug-ins surpass hybrids' early-market growth rate in the US
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    Electric vehicle advocates like to note that electric vehicles' instant torque provides out-of-the-gate acceleration that belies the cars' tree-hugging nature. Now, the Electrification Coalition is saying that plug-in sales are following suit with their own quick start. In a study released this ...

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    Report: Ford will pass its own annual hybrid record seven months early
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    What used to take Ford a year now takes less than five months. The automaker continues to expand its stable of hybrid-electric and plug-in vehicle models, and that's one reason why the company is about to pass its previous annual hybrid-sales record this month, Bloomberg News says. Through the ...

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    By The Numbers: April 2013: Prius Sales Slow, Competition Grows Edition
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    Year-over-year advanced-powertrain sales numbers in the US continued to slow last month as Japanese automakers like Toyota and Honda failed to hit the demand levels seen in 2012. A surge in Nissan Leaf sales, which helped push plug-in sales up 41 percent from a year earlier, and demand for newer ...

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    Official: Diesel, hybrid sales rocket past overall US market growth rate
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    Hybrid sales have grown rapidly in the US during the past couple of years – well outpacing the overall automotive market – and it looks like diesel sales are beginning to follow that trajectory as well. US hybrid light-duty vehicle registrations have jumped 34 percent from 2010 ...

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    By The Numbers: March 2013: Flat Numbers Hide A Turbulent Story Edition
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    Last month, sales of advanced-powertrain vehicles illustrated what appears to be a zero-sum gain situation: newer plug-in models and record sales of the Nissan Leaf battery electric were offset by a drop in demand for variants of the Toyota Prius hybrid, leaving overall green car sales virtually ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf has best sales month ever with 2,236, Chevy Volt steady at 1,478
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    It's been a slow couple months for the Nissan Leaf, with sales hovering around 650 for each of the first two months of the year. Throughout the slowdown (late last year, monthly sales totals were closer to 1,500), Nissan representatives kept saying there was no need to worry, that once production ...

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    Hybrid sales up 32% so far this year, could hit 8% of market by 2020
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    Hybrid vehicle sales jumped high in the first two months of 2013 – up 32 percent compared with the same period of 2012, according to Autodata Corp. A long-term forecast by Gartner Inc. is even more optimistic – while the market share for US new vehicle sales has grown to four percent ...

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    Official: Nissan's operating chief shifts roles to oversee Leaf EV sales
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    Nissan is sending more juice to its electric-vehicle sales efforts following disappointing demand forits all-electric Leaf. The company says all "zero emission vehicle planning and strategy" will now fall under Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga's responsibility. EV division corporate vice ...

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    Official: PwC: Electrified vehicle market share will climb to 6.3% by 2020
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    Hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles will account for about one in 16 new vehicles sold globally by the end of the decade, consulting agency PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) says. The increase will come as automakers reduce the price premium on advanced-powertrain vehicles and governments ...

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    By The Numbers: February green car year-over-year vehicle sales plateau, Prius lags
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    Americans may have finally gotten a taste of Toyota Prius overkill, hinted at by last month's rare decline in year-over-year sales for the world's most popular hybrid. The Prius' decline caused overall advanced powertrain vehicle sales numbers in February to level off considerably relative to ...

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    Official: February 2013 Leaf vs. Volt sales flash report: bouncing up, slightly, edition
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    The plug-in vehicle field is getting more and more crowded, but the two long-timers remain barometers for how electric vehicles are being accepted in the US. Last month, the Chevrolet Volt was up and the Nissan Leaf held steady. Let's get to the numbers. The Volt continued to bounce up and down, ...

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    Official: Tesla Model S was fourth-best selling plug-in in US last quarter
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    Riding the wave of pent-up demand and a production ramp-up, the Tesla Model S was the fourth best-selling US plug-in vehicle during the fourth quarter of 2012 and was the second-most popular US-made plug-in vehicle. Not bad for a vehicle that costs about twice as much as almost all of its current ...

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    Report: Ford has low expectations for Focus EV sales
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    Ford is quadrupling the number of US dealers that will be certified to sell plug-in vehicles, but that optimism isn't being translated to the Focus Electric, apparently. The automaker says the Focus EV will account for five percent of its alt-fuel vehicle sales, at most, the Detroit News says, ...

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    Report: Toyota hybrids get more popular in diesel-loving Europe
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    Together, Toyota and its Lexus luxury arm broke the 100,000-unit barrier for hybrid vehicle sales in Europe last year, Automotive News Europe reports. Long known for their diesel-buying preferences as a way to boost fuel economy, Europeans upped their Toyota and Lexus hybrid purchases by a ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf tops 50,000 sales worldwide
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    Nissan says that its all-electric Leaf has broken the 50,000-units-sold threshold, as the Japanese automaker looks accelerate demand with the start of US Leaf production in Tennessee this year. Nissan has sold about 7,000 Leafs across Europe, where the EV is sold in 17 countries. About 19,500 of ...

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