The EU, EFTA & UK saw a 9% decrease in EV sales in May this year compared to the same month last year, according to data released by Rho Motion. The news comes just as the EU is poised to announce a further increase in tariffs on Chinese electric cars.... Read more →

Global EV sales reached 1.1 million units in April 2024, bringing year-to-date (YTD) sales to 4.3 million, 22% greater than the same period in 2023, according to Rho Motion. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) represent 64% of units sold so far in 2024, with the remaining 36% Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). EU... Read more →

The share of electric and hybrid vehicle sales in the United States decreased in the first quarter of 2024 as battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales declined, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and BEVs fell to 18.0% of total new light-duty vehicle... Read more →

Ford sets new monthly record for sales of hybrids in April

US sales of Ford hybrid vehicle reached 17,997 in April, a 60% improvement from the same month a year ago and a new monthly record. Sales of the new F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid set a new monthly record in April—up 93.6%—making F-150 Hybrid America’s top-selling full-size hybrid pickup. Early customers of... Read more →

BMW Group delivers its one-millionth BEV

BMW Group delivered a total of 82,700 fully-electric BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers worldwide in the first three months of the year, passing the milestone of 1,000,000 fully electric vehicles delivered. This represents year-on-year BEV growth of over 27.9% for the BMW Group. The increase in sales of... Read more →

Volvo Cars electrified models accounted for 42% of all sales in March; all-electric 23%

Volvo Cars reported sales of 78,970 cars in March, an increase of 25% compared to the same month last year, and an all-time high for global sales during a single month. Volvo Cars’ new fully electric small SUV—the EX30—contributed to the sales growth, as well as a strong sales performance... Read more →

Europe’s new vehicle registrations reached their highest level last year since the pandemic. Strong demand for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and the growing influence of new market entrants sparked significant shifts in the continent’s automotive landscape with new passenger vehicle registrations totalling 12,792,151 units in Europe-28 in 2023, up 14%... Read more →

HEULIEZ, the urban bus brand of Iveco Group has been selected by Régie des Transports Métropolitains (RTM, the public transport operator of Marseille) to supply 200 electric buses, with a contract worth €125 million. This significant order marks a major step forward in the large-scale electrification of Marseille’s public transport... Read more →

Galați, Romania buying 40 Solaris e-buses

The authorities of the city of Galați, Romania, selected Solaris as the supplier of 40 modern electric buses through a tender procedure. Solaris will deliver 20 battery buses in a 9-meter version and another 20 with a length of 12 meters. The e-buses will be equipped with both plug-in charging... Read more →

Rho Motion: More than 1M EVs sold globally in January 2024

EV and energy transition research firm Rho Motion said that more than one million Electric Vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in January 2024—the most EVs ever sold in January, up 69% from January 2023 when 660,000 were sold. China almost doubled last year’s January sales figure, accounting for 640,000 of... Read more →

Annual sales of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) more than quadrupled from 2020 to 2023, with a period of rapid growth beginning in 2021 and culminating in 1.109 million BEV sales for the first time in calendar year 2023, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) represented... Read more →

The first limited edition models of the new MAN eTruck for 2024 are already sold out, apart from a very small number of vehicles. A total of 700 orders and order requests have been received, the majority of which are for large-scale production, which will start at the MAN plant... Read more →

Building materials producer Holcim plans to order 1,000 units of the Mercedes-Benz eActros 600 electric truck to implement its sustainability strategy. Most of the vehicles are intended for the transport of building materials such as cement with silo trailers. The volume represents the largest planned single order to date for... Read more →

Solaris has signed a contract with German operator Ruhrbahn GmbH to supply 19 hydrogen-powered buses to Essen. The vehicles are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025, marking the first presence of Solaris buses on the streets of Essen. The order includes the delivery of nine Urbino 12 hydrogen models... Read more →

Setting an all-time sales record in 2023, Honda hybrid-electric vehicles are now leading US sales charts, with the Honda CR-V hybrid the country’s best-selling hybrid model (197,317) and the Accord hybrid sedan the most popular hybrid-electric car (96,323). Last year, sales of Honda electrified models grew more than three-fold to... Read more →

IVECO BUS has won a €300-million contract to supply 411 E-WAY units to ATAC S.p.A—Azienda per la mobilità, the public transport company of Italy’s capital city. With these E-WAY units, Rome’s public transport company will have the largest fleet of IVECO BUS electric buses operating in the country. The delivery... Read more →

Daimler Truck sold 3,443 electric vehicles in 2023; 0.7% of total

Daimler Truck increased its unit sales worldwide in 2023 despite supply bottlenecks in important regions, selling 526,053 trucks and buses (2022: 520,291 units). The company sold 3,443 units of battery-electric vehicles, 277% more than in the previous year (914 units). The Trucks North America segment increased its unit sales by... Read more →

Rho Motion: global BEV and PHEV sales up 31% y-o-y in 2023 to 13.6M units

UK-based electric vehicle and energy transition researcher Rho Motion reports that global Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) sales grew by 31% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2023 to 13.6 million units following a monthly record of 1.5 million units sold in December. Of these, 9.5 million were... Read more →

Volvo Cars reports new global sales record in 2023; 16% fully electric

Volvo Cars reported full 2023 sales of 708,716 cars during 2023, an increase of 15% compared to the full year of 2022. Volvo Cars also saw a significant increase in sales for its electrified cars. Last year, Volvo Cars sold 113,419 fully electric cars, an increase of 70% compared to... Read more →

GM EV deliveries in US up in Q4 to 19,469; Bolt leads with 64.5%, but down 22% YoY

GM delivered a total of 19,469 EVs in the US in Q4, up 19.7% YoY, including Bolt EV/EUV: 12,551; Lyriq: 3,820; Hummer EV: 2,028; Blazer EV: 463; Silverado EV: 443 and 164 Brightdrop vehicles. For 2023, GM increased total EV sales to 75,883 units (up 93%) from 2022. The Bolt... Read more →

BYD sold 3 million new energy vehicles in 2023; BEV sales up 73.3% YoY

BYD reported sales of 3,024,417 new energy vehicles (NEVs, battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles) in 2023, a YoY growth of 61.8%. Of the total, 3,033,662 were passenger vehicles (99.6%). Of the passenger vehicles, 1,589,571 were battery-electric (52.4%)—representing a 73.32% growth year on year. Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were... Read more →

Tesla reported fourth quarter 2023 production of 494,989 vehicles and deliveries of 484,507 vehicles. In 2023, vehicle deliveries grew 38% YoY to 1.81 million while production grew 35% YoY to 1.85 million. Model 3/Y accounted for 95% of the Q4 deliveries, with 461,538 vehicles. For the full year, Model 3/Y... Read more →

Rivian delivered 50,122 vehicles in 2023

Rivian Automotive reported producing 17,541 vehicles at its manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois during Q4 2023 and delivering 13,972 vehicles during the same period. The production figures represent a 75% increase over Q4 2022. Rivian noted that a large portion of the vehicles produced by not delivered were the Amazon... Read more →

Sales of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) in the United States rose to 17.7% of new light-duty vehicle sales in third-quarter 2023, according to data from Wards Intelligence as reported by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and BEVs have accounted for 15.8%... Read more →

Adamas Intelligence: 64.2 GWh deployed onto roads globally in September 2023

In September 2023, a total of 64.2 GWh of battery capacity was deployed onto roads globally in all newly sold passenger xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs and HEVs) combined—a mere 2% increase over the previous month but a modest 24% increase over September 2022, according to Adamas Intelligence. CATL led the pack... Read more →

IONIQ 5 leads in pure EV sales for Hyundai Canada in October

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. reported total October sales of 9,581 units, a year-over-year increase of 15.0%. The Kona (1,896 units), Venue (1,669 units), and Tucson (1,650 units) were October’s three best-selling Hyundai models, respectively. October was a strong month for the IONIQ 5 (564 units, 5.9% of total), a YoY... Read more →

BMW Group BEV deliveries increased to 15.1% share in Q3

The BMW Group posted a solid increase in sales in Q3 to 621,699 premium automobiles and 1,836,563 units over the nine-month-period (Q3 2022: 587,744 units/+5.8%; 2022: 1,747,838 units/+5.1%). The biggest increase was in deliveries of battery-electric models. Between July and September, the BMW Group sold a total of 93,931 fully-electric... Read more →

Volvo Cars global sales reached 61,666 cars in September, up 25% compared to the same period last year. Europe, the US and China all reported sales growth for the month. For the first nine months of 2023, the company sold 509,158 cars, an increase of 19% compared to last year.... Read more →

Sales of Audi e-tron models in the US in Q3 reached 12.7% of total sales; up 93% in Q3 year-over-year

Sales of Audi’s e-tron models in the US in Q3 rose to 7,538 units, representing 12.7% of total sales. This 93% increase from 3,911 units (8% of sales) in Q3 2022 was largely driven by the arrival of the two Q8 e-tron models, which together accounted for 3,597 units. For... Read more →

Fully electric vehicles accounted for 15.6% of total BMW brand sales in US in Q3

In the third quarter of 2023, BMW brand sales in the US totaled 83,949 vehicles, a 7.6% increase over the 78,031 vehicles sold in the third quarter of 2022. Through the first three quarters of the year, BMW brand sales total 254,363 vehicles, a 10.3% increase as compared to the... Read more →

Nissan’s two EV models represented 3% of US sales in Q3 2023

Sales of Nissan’s two electric models in the US—the venerable LEAF and the Ariya—accounted for 3% (6,074 units) of the total 200,334 sold in Q3 2023. LEAF sales were 1,570 units, up 23% from Q3 2022, while the newer Ariya posted 4,504 units. YTD, the electric models accounted for 2.4%... Read more →

The municipal public transport operator TPER in the city of Bologna is going to purchase 130 hydrogen buses from Solaris. The delivery will encompass 127 units of 12-meter Urbino 12 hydrogen buses for TPER Bologna and 3 units for TPER Ferrara. The carrier shall also have the right to extend... Read more →

Cologne ordering 18 more Solaris hydrogen buses; brings hydrogen fleet to 53 units

Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) has announced its third order for Solaris hydrogen buses. With a current fleet of 35 hydrogen Solaris buses, RVK will further enhance its green initiative by adding 18 more hydrogen e-buses in an articulated version. The selected model, Urbino 18 hydrogen, will feature advanced driver assistance... Read more →

Maserati, the Italian luxury and performance automotive brand and the only luxury brand of the Stellantis Group, is partnering with Future Energy to electrify its dealer network. Future Energy is a leading Michigan-based energy solutions and IoT company specializing in helping auto dealerships and other businesses by planning their EV... Read more →

Stellantis selects AGI to support national US dealership electrification and EV charging capabilities

With the electric-vehicle (EV) readiness assessments in process, US auto dealers are seeing rapid growth in the number of EV charger installation projects being proposed and starting construction over the next several months. Recognizing the nationwide resources necessary to engineer, install and maintain these systems across more than 2,600 locations,... Read more →

Nikola Corporation announced its quarterly deliveries for its battery-electric truck, with wholesale of 45 trucks (up from 31 in Q1) and retail of 66 trucks (up from 33 in Q1) in Q2 ended 30 June 2023. Production dropped to 33 units in Q2 from 63 in Q1. Nikola said that... Read more →

Sardinia orders 98 more Solaris electric buses

Consip S.p.A. Roma, the central purchasing agency in Italy, has placed an order for 98 Solaris electric buses. Among them, 80 are Urbino 12 electric models, and 18 are articulated buses. The vehicles will be delivered to CTM Cagliari, the company managing urban transport in the capital of Sardinia, in... Read more →

Volvo Cars global sales up 31% in May; fully electric cars up 196%

Volvo Cars reported global sales of 60,398 cars in May, up 31% compared with the same month last year. The company’s fully electric cars were the main contributor to the growth, rising 196% during the period to 10,826 units (). Figures from May 2022 were negatively affected by lower production... Read more →

Volkswagen Group delivers 42% more all-electric vehicles in the first quarter

Volkswagen Group deliveries of all-electric vehicles (BEVs) rose by 42% in Q1 2023 compared to the prior-year period, which was hit harder by supply chain issues. A total of 141,000 BEVs were handed over to customers, up from 99,200 in the first quarter of 2022. BEVs made up 6.9% of... Read more →

California posted new light-duty zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales—battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEV)—of 124,053 units in Q1 2023, representing 21.1% market share of the total 588,455 light-duty vehicles sold, according to the California Energy Commission. The Q1 sales bring the cumulative ZEV sales in the... Read more →

Kelly Blue Book: EV prices increased slightly in March, bucking general downward trend

The average price paid for a new EV increased by $313 (up 0.5%) in March 2023 compared to February 2023. The average new EV sold for $58,940 in March, according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB) estimates—well above the industry average. New EV pricing peaked in 2022, coming down steadily since... Read more →

Volvo Cars Q1 sales up 10% to 162,938 units; all-electric vehicles took 18% share

Volvo Cars reported sales of 162,938 cars for Q1 2023, up 10% compared to the same period last year. The sales growth was mainly led by the company’s fully electric cars. For the month of March, Volvo Cars sold 63,132 cars globally, up 8% compared with the same month last... Read more →

Ford US EV sales up 41% in Q1 to 10,866 units; 2.3% of total Ford new vehicle sales

Ford’s EV sales grew 41.0% in Q1 2023 on sales of 10,866 electric vehicles. F-150 Lightning sales totaled 4,291 pickups with production capacity actions on track to hit an annual production run rate of 150,000 this year. Sales by Ford Pro of the E-Transit, the best-selling electric van in the... Read more →

Chevy Bolt EV/EUV US deliveries reach 19,700 units in Q1 2023, up from 358 in Q1 2022

General Motors’ Chevrolet brand reported US deliveries of 19,700 units of the Bolt EV/EUV in Q1 2023. Sales in Q1 2022 were only 358 units, as the Bolt was recovering from the battery issues that halted production and sales of the vehicle earlier in 2021. Combined with Cadillac LYRIQ deliveries... Read more →

Volkswagen ID.4 sales jump 254.2% in Q1 2023; 14.4% of all new vehicle sales

In Q1 2023, Volkswagen of America reported 67,853 units sold—up 4.4% from the 64,993 in Q1 2022. Volkswagen currently has only one EV on the US market: the ID.4. Sales of the ID.4 in Q1 2023 jumped 254.2% to 9,758 units, representing 14.4% of all new vehicle sales for the... Read more →

In Q1 2023, Audi of America reported 52,763 deliveries, up 49% year-on-year. Of those sales, 4,438 were battery-electric, up 36.5% from the 3,252 BEVs sold in Q1 2022. However, because overall Audi sales rose, the share of new vehicle sales for BEVs dropped from 9.2% to 8.4%. The best-selling EV... Read more →

Battery-electric vehicles accounted for 8% of BMW NA sales in Q1

In the first quarter of 2023, BMW brand sales in the US totaled 82,466 vehicles, an 11.9% increase from the 73,714 vehicles sold in the first quarter of 2022. BMW sold 6,588 battery electric vehicles, which accounts for 8% of total U.S. sales. In total, electrified vehicles (combined battery electric... Read more →

Tesla Q1 2023 deliveries up 36% over Q1 2022 to 422,875 units

In Q1 2023, Tesla produced 440,808 cars and delivered 422,875, up 36.4% over the same period in 2022, in which Tesla produced 305,407 vehicles and delivered 310,048. Model Production Deliveries Model S/X 19,437 10,695 Model 3/Y 421,371 412,180 Total 440,808 422,875 Tesla will post its financial results for the first... Read more →

Volvo Cars reported global sales of 51,286 cars in February, up 22% compared to the same month last year and a record for the month of February. The sales growth was led by the company’s Recharge line up of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Sales of Volvo Cars’ Recharge... Read more →

Kelley Blue Book finds average EV price in US down 5.4% in January due to Tesla price cuts

The average transaction price (ATP) of a new vehicle in the US declined slightly in January 2023 to $49,388, a decrease of 0.6% ($310) from December’s record high and up 5.9% ($2,768) from levels one year earlier. New-vehicle inventory levels are increasing from historic lows in early 2022, but prices... Read more →