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Electric Vehicles Selling Fast In Norway, Thanks To Strong Incentives

Electric Vehicles Selling Fast In Norway, Thanks To Strong Incentives

Electric car sales have been booming in Norway, largely thanks to the many strong incentives there to buy one. In the US, electric and hybrid vehicle sales for 2012 made up only 0.6% of new vehicle sales, but in Norway they topped 5.2%.

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Will 2013 Be the Year of the Electric Car?

Will 2013 Be the Year of the Electric Car?

By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE

Last year was a good one for electric and plug-in hybrid cars, according to 2012 sales figures and experts.

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Electric Car Sales Increase 228 Percent

Electric Car Sales Increase 228 Percent

By Max Baumhefner

Automakers operate on a different calendar, in which the 2012 model year recently came to a close.  As my colleague, Luke Tonachel, explains, this was the year of the green car, with record new fleet fuel efficiency, a 55 percent increase in hybrid sales, and more than a three-fold increase in plug-in electric car sales.  The last of those three records might come as a surprise to some, given the prevalence of stories pronouncing the electric car dead on arrival.  While it’s true that plug-in electric car sales still represent a very small fraction of total auto sales, model year 2012 saw about 38,000 Americans buying plug-in cars.*  That’s a 228 percent increase over model year 2011.*  Not bad for a new technology, introduced as the country recovers from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

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US Demand for Electric Vehicles Climbs in First Quarter

US Demand for Electric Vehicles Climbs in First Quarter

By Dave Brown

According to Bloomberg, electric-drive vehicles formed the fastest growing segment in the US auto market in the first quarter. Sales in this sector climbed to 49 percent during the first quarter to total 117,182 vehicles from 78,527 in the previous year.

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