EV Sales Jump by 31 Percent till August 2017
Electric vehicle sales increased by 31 percent across the United States for the data compiled till August 2017. As per InsideEVs report, 120,500 plug-in vehicles have been sold in the U.S. market till August 2017 compared to nearly 92,000 vehicles sold till August 2016.
Sales for EVs have been strong in July and August 2017. During August, a yearly jump of 14 percent has been witnessed while the sales were higher by 20% y-o-y during July 2017. Chevrolet Bolt EV has managed to generate impressive sales.
Tesla Model 3 has registered strong bookings. However, Tesla has a challenge to deliver the vehicles as promised. Elon Musk has indicated that Tesla Motors is committed to reach delivery estimates but the actual data for the past years has remained lower than estimates of the company.
Tesla Model 3 would improve the sales data from October onwards. As per industry reports, Tesla could produce nearly 20,000 Model 3 by December 2017.
Chinese authorities have taken a few steps in order to boost electric vehicle market in the largest Asian economy. It is yet to be seen, how many multinational automobile companies will be able to get a share in the Chinese market. It is quite likely that local automobile brands in China will gain in the latest push by the Chinese government for electric vehicles.
In a recent announcement via a press release, General Motors (GM) and Honda have revealed that they have signed a new partnership for building high-performance, next-generation batteries for electric vehicles (EVs).
In an indication that Honda has preparations underway for India’s electric car push, the Japanese automaker is reportedly mulling the option of a battery production facility in the country.
On Tuesday, ride-hailing giant Uber announced the launch of a new pilot program, under which the company will provide cash incentives to some drivers who switch to electric or hybrid vehicles.
During the course of a recent interview with Digital Trends, Mitsubishi Motors North America’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Don Swearingen shared some information about how Japanese automaker Mitsubishi -- controlled by Nis
In a recent press release, Nissan has revealed that a fleet of its new LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) will be used for policing in Japan.
According to reports, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has given an airworthiness certification to the Alpha Electro all-electric trainer plane produced by Pipistrel, a Slovenia-based light aircraft manufacturer.