Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
William Maley

Sales: Electric Vehicle Sales In 2013 Jump 84 Percent

Recommended Posts

Even though electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles are still outliers in the automotive marketplace, 2013 saw a massive increase in sales. The Detroit News reports that the sales of electrics and plug-in hybrid vehicles increased 84 percent to just over 96,000 vehicles according to data from Wards Automotive. Of that total, 47,600 were electric vehicles, representing a 241 percent increase when compared to 2012. The remainder was plug-in hybrids, up 27 percent.

Some of the increase can be attributed to improving battery technology and the massive increase of sales for the Tesla Model S. But what really helped sales of electric and plug-in vehicles was price cuts. Nearly every automaker who sells one has cut the price tag and most have seen increases in sales.

The Detroit News also points out electrics and plug-in vehicles could have hard time this year with gas prices projected to be lower than in past years.

Source: The Detroit News

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.


View full article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not surprising that those green freaks that have been sitting on the bench would jump at the lower prices plus heavy fed subsidies. Even is gas prices stayed steady, I think we will see a fall off in EV sales as you take care of those that want a luxury golf cart and the rest will go for the Hybrid types like a Volt. The rest of the masses will continue to stay the course IMHO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are some people out there that don't need the same type of car you do. If it weren't for the need for AWD, my partner would do just fine with a Leaf as his primary vehicle on a day to day basis. My suburban-DC based in-laws are looking at a Leaf for Father/Daughter to share to replace an old Hemi Charger... he works from home 4 days a week and she is going to be a senior in high school. She'll take the Leaf to school 4 days a week and then he can drive his 50 mile round trip to work once a week. Their other car is a Suburban for family duty, but a commuter car that uses no gas is a perfect second car for them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They would be ok with loosing 80% plus in the first few years of value on a limited range auto? Amazing.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Leasing for me is a business option, otherwise I see no reason to pay money and not have anything to show for it at the end. I understand that many who like to drive new autos every couple years love to lease and just move to the next great thing, but for me I am a buyer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's also sometimes a good interim step. It's why I leased the Encore instead of buying it.... I'm fairly certain our needs will be different in 24 months.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's also sometimes a good interim step. It's why I leased the Encore instead of buying it.... I'm fairly certain our needs will be different in 24 months.

Good point, having my son and daughter out of college and on their own, I forget about growing families that could see their needs change in 1-3 years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's also sometimes a good interim step. It's why I leased the Encore instead of buying it.... I'm fairly certain our needs will be different in 24 months.

Good point, having my son and daughter out of college and on their own, I forget about growing families that could see their needs change in 1-3 years.

And in such a way, it's a good way to address those interim needs. The in-law's Charger, while reliable, has weird electrical gremlins like power door locks that won't unlock randomly and windshield wipers that stop working. The dad doesn't want the teenage daughter to be stuck somewhere with a car that does those things, but also knows that in two years, the needs will change again when she is away at school.

Leasing a Leaf for 2 years is good solution for them and it avoids a big depreciation penalty. The car will also be under warranty, and most likely reliable for at least the 2 years they have it.

Plus... no longer fueling up a Hemi for a teenage girl to drive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was glad to see the US Dep't of Energy hasn't lost their marbles. Fossil fuels are, and will be king for many, many decades to come. YAY! :)

And so far... the public sides with my view more than the sad, nerdy dreamers. So have your fun, dreamers, it won't change REALITY.

Soooo... with an infrastructure that supposedly already exists (?) why aren't people buying them? I mean, if they are NO DIFFERENT from a real car... then what's the problem?

HMMMMMMMM

241 percent increase when compared to 2012... plug-in hybrids, up 27 percent.

midget-dancing-gif.gif

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't know Little Feat were on tour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Similar Content

    • By William Maley
      Author's Note: As we reported last month, General Motors will be reporting their sales numbers quarterly. The next time you will see GM and their subsequent brands will be in June. -WM
      Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 17% (8,333 Vehicles Sold This Month, 28,416 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Audi of America - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      FCA US LLC - Up 5% (184,149 Vehicles Sold This Month, 698,918 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Volkswagen of America - Up 4.5% (28,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 112,746 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      BMW Group U.S. - Up 4.2% (27,213 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,581 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 2.1% (30,115 Vehicles Sold This Month, 117,096 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 1.5% (53,170 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,873 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 0.7% (5,570 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,524 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Jaguar Land Rover North America - 0% (8,467 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,762 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mazda North American Operations - Down 4.6% (23,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,051 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mitsubishi Motors North America - Down 4.6% (7,990 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,762 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Ford Motor Company -  Down 4.7% (204,651 Vehicles Sold This Month, 804,232 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Toyota Motor North America - Down 4.7% (192,348 Vehicles Sold This Month, 764,381 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Kia Motors America - Down 5.2% (50,585 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,530 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      American Honda Motor Co. - Down 9.2% (125,701 Vehicles Sold This Month, 488,192 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 24.9% (950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,663 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Nissan North America - Down 28.1% (87,764 Vehicles Sold This Month, 503,767 Vehicles Sold This Year)

      Hyundai Motor America - 

      Brands:
      Acura - Down 15.9% (11,888 Vehicles Sold This Month, 45,302 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Alfa Romeo - Up 173% (1,847 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,639 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Audi - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      BMW - Up 3.8% (23.482 Vehicles Sold This Month, 97,317 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Chrysler - Down 18% (14,189 Vehicles Sold This Month, 60,422 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Dodge - Up 4% (40,994 Vehicles Sold This Month, 157,965 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Fiat - Down 45% (1,404 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,418 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Ford - Down 4.3% (196,133 Vehicles Sold This Month, 773,252 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Genesis - 
      Honda - Down 8.4% (113,813 Vehicles Sold This Month, 422,890 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Hyundai - 
      Infiniti - Down 17% (8,960 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,847 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Jaguar - Down 37% (2,019 Vehicles Sold This Month, 10,068 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Jeep - Up 20% (82,641 Vehicles Sold This Month, 310,746 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Kia - Down 5.2% (50,585 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,530 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Land Rover - Up 24% (6,448 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,694 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Lexus - Down 2.1% (21,642 Vehicles Sold This Month, 85,853 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Lincoln - Down 12.1% (8,518 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,980 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Maserati - Down 24.9% (950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,663 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mazda - Down 4.6% (23,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,051 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mercedes-Benz - Up 1% (27,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 105,681 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 28.4% (2,815 Vehicles Sold This Month, 11,001 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      MINI - Up 7.2% (3,731 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,264 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mitsubishi - Down 4.6% (7,990 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,762 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Nissan - Down 29.1% (78,804 Vehicles Sold This Month, 453,920 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Porsche - Up 0.7% (5,570 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,524 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Ram Trucks - Down 9% (43,074 Vehicles Sold This Month, 156,728 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Smart - Down 74.5% (93 Vehicles Sold This Month, 414 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Subaru - Up 1.5% (53,170 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,873 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Toyota - Down 5.1% (170,706 Vehicles Sold This Month, 678,528 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Volkswagen - Up 4.5% (28,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 112,746 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Volvo - Up 17% (8,333 Vehicles Sold This Month, 28,416 Vehicles Sold This Year)

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      Author's Note: As we reported last month, General Motors will be reporting their sales numbers quarterly. The next time you will see GM and their subsequent brands will be in June. -WM
      Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 17% (8,333 Vehicles Sold This Month, 28,416 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Audi of America - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      FCA US LLC - Up 5% (184,149 Vehicles Sold This Month, 698,918 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Volkswagen of America - Up 4.5% (28,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 112,746 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      BMW Group U.S. - Up 4.2% (27,213 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,581 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 2.1% (30,115 Vehicles Sold This Month, 117,096 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 1.5% (53,170 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,873 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 0.7% (5,570 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,524 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Jaguar Land Rover North America - 0% (8,467 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,762 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mazda North American Operations - Down 4.6% (23,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,051 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mitsubishi Motors North America - Down 4.6% (7,990 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,762 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Ford Motor Company -  Down 4.7% (204,651 Vehicles Sold This Month, 804,232 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Toyota Motor North America - Down 4.7% (192,348 Vehicles Sold This Month, 764,381 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Kia Motors America - Down 5.2% (50,585 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,530 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      American Honda Motor Co. - Down 9.2% (125,701 Vehicles Sold This Month, 488,192 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 24.9% (950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,663 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Nissan North America - Down 28.1% (87,764 Vehicles Sold This Month, 503,767 Vehicles Sold This Year)

      Hyundai Motor America - 

      Brands:
      Acura - Down 15.9% (11,888 Vehicles Sold This Month, 45,302 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Alfa Romeo - Up 173% (1,847 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,639 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Audi - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      BMW - Up 3.8% (23.482 Vehicles Sold This Month, 97,317 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Chrysler - Down 18% (14,189 Vehicles Sold This Month, 60,422 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Dodge - Up 4% (40,994 Vehicles Sold This Month, 157,965 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Fiat - Down 45% (1,404 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,418 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Ford - Down 4.3% (196,133 Vehicles Sold This Month, 773,252 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Genesis - 
      Honda - Down 8.4% (113,813 Vehicles Sold This Month, 422,890 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Hyundai - 
      Infiniti - Down 17% (8,960 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,847 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Jaguar - Down 37% (2,019 Vehicles Sold This Month, 10,068 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Jeep - Up 20% (82,641 Vehicles Sold This Month, 310,746 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Kia - Down 5.2% (50,585 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,530 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Land Rover - Up 24% (6,448 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,694 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Lexus - Down 2.1% (21,642 Vehicles Sold This Month, 85,853 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Lincoln - Down 12.1% (8,518 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,980 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Maserati - Down 24.9% (950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,663 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mazda - Down 4.6% (23,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,051 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mercedes-Benz - Up 1% (27,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 105,681 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 28.4% (2,815 Vehicles Sold This Month, 11,001 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      MINI - Up 7.2% (3,731 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,264 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Mitsubishi - Down 4.6% (7,990 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,762 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Nissan - Down 29.1% (78,804 Vehicles Sold This Month, 453,920 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Porsche - Up 0.7% (5,570 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,524 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Ram Trucks - Down 9% (43,074 Vehicles Sold This Month, 156,728 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Smart - Down 74.5% (93 Vehicles Sold This Month, 414 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Subaru - Up 1.5% (53,170 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,873 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Toyota - Down 5.1% (170,706 Vehicles Sold This Month, 678,528 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Volkswagen - Up 4.5% (28,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 112,746 Vehicles Sold This Year)
      Volvo - Up 17% (8,333 Vehicles Sold This Month, 28,416 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    • By William Maley
      VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS APRIL 2018 SALES RESULTS
      Sales totaled 28,794 units, an increase of 4.5 percent compared to April 2017. Year-to-date sales totaled 112,746 units, an increase of 8.6 percent over 2017 and highest volume YTD since 2014. Sales of the all-new 2018 Tiguan totaled 7,637 units. Sales of the Chattanooga-built Atlas totaled 5,404 units. Herndon, VA — (May 1, 2018) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 28,794 units delivered in April 2018, an increase of 4.5 percent over April 2017. With 112,746 units delivered year-to-date in 2018, the company is reporting an 8.6 percent increase in year-over-year sales.
      “We are encouraged with the brand’s continued growth in the market, driven by the success of our two new SUVs,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America. “We are also excited to have the all-new 2019 Jetta going on sale later this month, adding to the positive momentum.”
      April 2018 proved to be another growth month for Volkswagen, driven by sales of the Atlas and 2018 Tiguan with 5,404 and 7,637 units delivered respectively. Overall sales reflected the impact of Volkswagen’s move to offer a more family-friendly lineup, with SUVs accounting for nearly 50 percent of total volume for the Volkswagen brand in year-over-year sales.
      The all-new 2019 Jetta is expected to arrive at U.S. Volkswagen dealers later this month. The Jetta is one of the world’s most successful sedans, with more than 17 million models sold worldwide, including more than 3.2 million of those vehicles in the U.S. The 2019 Jetta offers a bolder design, more interior space and new technology.  
      For the 2018 model year, most new Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. will come with the People First Warranty, a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout its duration.
      April 2018 Sales
        April 18
      April 17
      Yr/Yr% 
      change
      April 18 YTD
      April 17 YTD
      Yr/Yr% 
      change
      Golf
      780
      1,249
      -37.6%
      2,693
      4,591
      -41.3%
      GTI
      1,385
      1,702
      -18.6%
      6,511
      7,307
      -10.9%
      Golf R
      892
      367
      143.1%
      1,241
      1,828
      -32.1%
      e-Golf
      128
      307
      -58.3%
      668
      1,274
      -47.6%
      Golf SportWagen
      1,481
      3,562
      -58.4%
      5,565
      10,164
      -45.2%
      Total Golf Family
      4,666
      7,187
      -35.1%
      16,678
      25,164
      -33.7%
      Jetta Sedan
      4,302
      9,398
      -54.2%
      18,912
      33,961
      -44.3%
      Jetta SportWagen
      (now Golf SportWagen)
      11
      N/A
      N/A
      51
      N/A
      N/A
      Total Jetta
      4,313
      9,398
      -54.1%
      18,963
      33,961
      -44.2%
      Beetle Coupe
      850
      732
      16.1%
      3,366
      3,096
      8.7%
      Beetle Convertible
      619
      765
      -19.1%
      1,981
      2,309
      -14.2%
      Total Beetle
      1,469
      1,497
      -1.9%
      5,347
      5,405
      -1.1%
      Passat
      4,044
      6,148
      -34.2%
      13,806
      24,415
      -43.5%
      CC
      44
      150
      -70.7%
      196
      712
      -72.5%
      Tiguan Limited
      1,047
      2,939
      -64.4%
      6,377
      13,150
      -51.5%
      2018 Tiguan
      7,637
      N/A
      N/A
      29,735
      N/A
      N/A
      Touareg
      170
      238
      -28.6%
      1,108
      1,040
      6.5%
      Atlas
      5,404
      N/A
      N/A
      20,536
      N/A
      N/A
      TOTAL
      28,794
      27,557
      4.5%
      112,746
      103,847
      8.57%
    • By William Maley
      Ford's decision to drop most of their passenger car lineup last week is still sending shockwaves, and likely causing various automakers to have discussions about if they should follow in their footsteps. One automaker that will not be following Ford is Volkswagen.
      “We are intending to be a full line car manufacturer,” said Volkswagen of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken.
      The reason as to why? Electric Vehicles.
      “The question of whether electric mobility will favor sedans or SUVs hasn’t been answered yet. When you’re talking about electric cars, sedans have more advantages. The shape and the [drag coefficient] has a high effect on range. Therefore, we’ll maybe see a higher sedan share on full electric cars than with conventional cars,” said Woebcken.
      Aside from EVs, Volkswagen still sees sedans as an important key to their U.S. plans. The new Jetta and Arteon will be arriving in dealers very soon, and a new Passat is expected to debut next year.
      That said, Woebcken says crossovers will become a big part of Volkswagen's U.S. Current plans have the automaker launching at least two new crossovers over the next few years.
      “The shift from sedans to SUVs is a permanent one. In former times, when gas prices went up people moved back to sedans. We believe this will not happen anymore for two reasons. First, the difference in fuel economy between SUVs and sedans is not so big anymore. Second, customers do not want to give up the high seating position. I believe that trend will not reverse.”
      Source: Digital Trends

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      Ford's decision to drop most of their passenger car lineup last week is still sending shockwaves, and likely causing various automakers to have discussions about if they should follow in their footsteps. One automaker that will not be following Ford is Volkswagen.
      “We are intending to be a full line car manufacturer,” said Volkswagen of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken.
      The reason as to why? Electric Vehicles.
      “The question of whether electric mobility will favor sedans or SUVs hasn’t been answered yet. When you’re talking about electric cars, sedans have more advantages. The shape and the [drag coefficient] has a high effect on range. Therefore, we’ll maybe see a higher sedan share on full electric cars than with conventional cars,” said Woebcken.
      Aside from EVs, Volkswagen still sees sedans as an important key to their U.S. plans. The new Jetta and Arteon will be arriving in dealers very soon, and a new Passat is expected to debut next year.
      That said, Woebcken says crossovers will become a big part of Volkswagen's U.S. Current plans have the automaker launching at least two new crossovers over the next few years.
      “The shift from sedans to SUVs is a permanent one. In former times, when gas prices went up people moved back to sedans. We believe this will not happen anymore for two reasons. First, the difference in fuel economy between SUVs and sedans is not so big anymore. Second, customers do not want to give up the high seating position. I believe that trend will not reverse.”
      Source: Digital Trends
  • My Clubs

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Reader Rides

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.