Mercedes-Benz Cars tripled global sales of xEVs in 2020; 7.4% of sales

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We more than tripled sales of our plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars. Sales of plug-in hybrids almost quadrupled to more than 115,000 units. kWh/100 km) achieved sales of about 1,700 vehicles. Deliveries of the all-electric smart models totalled approximately 27,000 units, a strong double-digit increase (+45.6%) compared with the previous sales record in 2019 (18,400 units). Sales in the North America region totalled 317,592 units (-14.7%).

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Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

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The California Center for Jobs & The Economy has released an updated report ( earlier post ) on the progress of ZEV sales in the state during the first half of 2020, drawing on sales data from the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA). Sales nationally were down 23.5%.

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Light-truck sales declined less during the current pandemic than car sales

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This note examines the sales of all new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States in March, April, and May 2020—the first three months of the current pandemic—and compares them with the sales in February 2020. The raw data were annualized, seasonally adjusted sale values, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. The main findings are as follows: Total sales declined from 16.750 million in February to 8.726 million in April—a drop of 47.9%—before

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Start of sales for new Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer

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Electric (Battery) SalesWith the market launch of the eVito and the eSprinter in 2019, Mercedes-Benz Vans has sent a clear signal of locally emission-free commercial freight transport in urban areas.

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Argonne: Cumulative PEV sales in the US reach 1.6 million units; BEVs outpace PHEVs

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In August 2020, cumulative US plug-in vehicle sales reached 1.6 Source: Argonne National Laboratory, Light Duty Electric Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Updates , August 2020. from the sales in August 2019. PEVs captured 1.91% of total LDV sales in this month.

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Veloz: CA EV sales continue to grow

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According to tracking by Veloz, electric car sales in California in Q1 2019 continued their upward trend, with year-over-year increases each month and a 13% increase over Q1 2018. According to Veloz’ monthly “Sales Dashboard”, each month of Q1 saw greater electric car sales than the same month of the previous year. Total electric car sales in California increased 84% from 2017 (96,847) to 2018 (177,781). Electric (Battery) Sales

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Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 unit sales

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The Nissan LEAF is the first electric car to surpass 400,000 sales. It will go on sale in six new markets in Latin America in the first half of this year and seven in Asia and Oceania by the end of the year. Sales of the LEAF e+ began in late January in Japan. US sales will begin this spring, and Europe will follow shortly thereafter. Electric (Battery) Sales

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Nissan Leaf crosses 400,000 cumulative global sales

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With Tesla looming in its rearview mirrors, the little Nissan Leaf is chuffing ahead in the global electric-car sales race. The company that built the original modern electric car announced on Tuesday that it sold its 400,000th copy of the Leaf worldwide, just as the longer-range Leaf Plus version goes on sale to spar with Tesla's new Short Range. sales

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Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

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Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by internal combustion engines around the world have already peaked. salesFrom 2019 onward, they're likely to do nothing but shrink, according to several automotive analysts.

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US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum. The F-150 diesel is new for 2018; sales represented approximately 5% of total F-150 sales. Sales of these light-duty diesels represent approximately 0.8% Diesel Engines Sales

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Sales of chargeable vehicles more than triple in EU in Q3 to take 9.9% new market share

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of total passenger car sales in the European Union, with registrations falling by 13.7% Gasoline car sales posted an even stronger drop (-24.3%), going from more than 1.7 This was mainly the result of declining sales of natural gas-fueled cars (-13.2%), while registrations of LPG vehicles remained almost unchanged (+0.8%). Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins SalesIn the third quarter of 2020, 9.9%

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GM delivered 2.9M vehicles in China in 2020 for third straight annual drop; NEV sales up 4x from 2019

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Sales were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter and started to recover in the second quarter. Deliveries posted a strong rebound in the second half, led by SUVs, MPVs and luxury vehicles, with fourth quarter sales increasing 14.1% Its NEV sales in 2020 grew four-fold from a year earlier. Sales of Buick’s SUV family surged 50.1%. The long-standing leader in the MPV segment, the GL8, added the all-new Avenir family and had sales growth of 6.2%

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US used vehicle sales are more than double the number of new vehicle sales

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Used vehicle sales for 2018 were 40.2 million vehicles, while new vehicle sales were 17.2 Used vehicle sales include pre-owned vehicles sold by dealerships, franchises, independent used vehicle dealers, and private party transactions. In the US, the used light-duty vehicle market is more than twice the size of the new light-duty vehicle market for each year shown. million.

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BMW Group US electrified vehicle sales down 22.6% in June

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BMW Group sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles decreased 22.6% These models and a plug-in-hybrid variant of the BMW X3 will begin sales in the US at a future date. Overall, sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 7.5% Electric (Battery) Hybrids Salesin June 2019 vs. June 2018.

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EVs predicted to gain market share, despite 18% sales drop in 2020

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Electric-car sales will decrease in 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, but not as much as sales of internal-combustion vehicles. Car SalesThat's among the top-level predictions from an annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance report released Wednesday. It also predicts that electric cars will continue to gradually gain market share in the coming.

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Electric car sales boom in California, as plug-in hybrids and small cars sputter

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Even as sales of small cars drop in California and across the country, sales of electric cars continue to climb, breaking past 5 percent of the market so far in 2019. In its quarterly California Auto Outlook, the California New Car Dealers Association reported that even while sales of cars—besides SUVs and pickups—have fallen in the. Car Sales

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Nothing comes close to Tesla: 2018 Q3 plug-in sales

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Even with solid increases, other electric-car sales paled in comparison with numbers from Tesla in September and for the third quarter of 2018. The next highest sellers, were the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with 3,949 sales from July to September, and the Nissan Leaf just behind with 3,767 for the quarter. salesBy comparison, Tesla announced it sold 55,843.

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KBA: Alternative drives accounted for around 25% of new vehicle sales in Germany in 2020; 13.5% with electric drive

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Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins SalesIn 2020, e-mobility became more popular in Germany, despite a 20% decline in registration numbers in the year of the COVID 19 pandemic. Alternative drives (battery-electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, gas, and hydrogen) took up around a quarter of all new light-duty vehicle registrations in Germany in 2020, according to figures from the KBA (Federal Motor Transport Authority).

California will ban the sale of gasoline vehicles by 2035

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California governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday morning signed an executive order that will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars in the state by 2035.

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GlobalData: COVID-19 puts EV sales and CO2 fleet emission targets at risk

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Behavior Electric (Battery) Forecasts Health Market Background SalesGlobalData research shows that lower oil prices as a result of the COVID-19 crisis could reduce electric vehicle demand and impair EU efforts to significantly reduce average new vehicle CO 2 emissions in the European car market. GlobalData’s analysis suggests that low oil prices will lead to a longer waits for the reduced fuel costs offered by electric vehicles (EVs) to amortize their higher purchase prices.

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Pre-sales begin for Volkswagen Tiguan PHEV SUV in Europe

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Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid version of its Tiguan SUV—the Tiguan eHybrid. earlier post )—is now available to configure and order in Europe; the starting price in Germany is €42,413.11 (US$51,500). The Tiguan eHybrid has an all-electric range (WLTP) of up to 50 km (31 miles).

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Differential effects of the current pandemic on the sales of light-duty vehicles and heavy trucks

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Therefore, an examination of the recent changes in the sales of vehicles in these two classes provides some information about the economic impact (both actual and anticipated) of the current pandemic on individuals and companies. (I I have shown recently that during this pandemic light-truck sales declined less than car sales.). The raw data for the calculations—annualized, seasonally adjusted vehicle sales—came from the Federal Reserve Bank of St.

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Where will sales of electric cars, hybrids land after the vehicle-sales free fall?

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Plug-In Hybrids Car SalesThe coronavirus pandemic that hit the U.S. in mid-March, and the economic slowdown that followed, have likely affected vehicle-purchase decisions for millions of U.S. households. What that means about the types of vehicles they buy remains to be seen. Factor in a range of other issues that have been thrown into the mix since then, and the future.

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Rivian considers subscription model for direct-sales end run?

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EV upstart Rivian may use a subscription service to give customers more flexibility in their vehicle ownership experience and open up a direct-sales path to customers without running afoul of dealer franchise laws. Rivian planned to utilize a direct-sales approach from the very beginning, but as Tesla has demonstrated, that path is fraught with. Car Sales

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Global BMW Group electrified vehicle sales pass 400K mark

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In May, cumulated BMW Group electrified sales topped the 400,000 mark with a total of 406,756 fully-electric and plug-in hybrid models delivered to customers since the BMW i3 first went on sale in November 2013. Five and a half years after it was launched, demand for the iconic BMW i3 continues to grow with global sales in May up 40.0%. Overall sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles grew by 9.8% Electric (Battery) Plug-ins Sales

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Audi sells 856 e-tron EVs in US in May; 4.5% of total sales

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In the US, Audi sold 856 e-tron mid-size electric SUVs in May, the first full month of sales for the brand’s first battery-electric vehicle. of the total 18,892 new vehicle sales in the month. Overall, Audi sales in the US were down 2.2% The Q5 SUV was Audi’s top-seller, with a 16% increase in sales to 5,721 units for the month. The Q7 SUV gained incrementally, with sale up 0.7% to 3,241 units, while the new Q8 SUV racked up 1,319 units in sales.

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When will plug-in electric car sales exceed hybrid sales? Poll results

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The questions of whether and when sales of plug-in electric cars will resume their climb after a static 2015 are much on the minds of green-car advocates these days. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars PollsIt's taken as an article of faith that cars with plugs will grow as a proportion of the global market, ultimately supplanting large parts of the current gasoline fleet in decades to.

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Despite increased e-commerce sales, third-quarter traditional sales were on par with those a year ago

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In a recent article , I showed that, adjusted for population and inflation, e-commerce retail sales during the second quarter of 2020 increased by 43.3% compared with second-quarter sales of 2019. In comparison, traditional retail sales decreased by 10.1%. The raw data for the calculations were seasonally adjusted total and e-commerce retail sales (from the U.S. E-commerce sales. Traditional sales. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Traditional retail sales steady despite e-commerce

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E-commerce sales in the United States in 2019 amounted to 11.0% of all retail sales— the highest percentage yet. A common explanation of the rise in e-commerce is that it is a consequence of syphoning sales from traditional retail sales. Instead, while e-commerce sales have recently continued to increase rapidly, traditional retail sales have stayed unchanged. First, the analysis considered sales per capita (as opposed to total sales).

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BMW, MINI electrified vehicle sales up 13.9% in Q1; 6.4% share

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—Pieter Nota, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Customer, Brands and Sales. share of BMW and MINI sales in Q1. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins SalesIn the first quarter 30,692 (+13.9%) electrified vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands (BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric) were sold worldwide. This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO 2 targets. We do not see any necessity to defer climate protection goals.

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California $1,500 point-of-sale rebate on EVs starts this week

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and state utilities have partnered to offer car buyers a $1,500 point-of-sale rebate for electric cars or plug-in hybrids.

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GlobalData: Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012

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Driving the drop in sales was the emergence in December 2019 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. This has created a knock-on effect for both vehicle sales and production, with dealerships devoid of customers and factories at a standstill with no one to operate them. While the drop in January vehicle sales on a global scale is alarming, sinking 13.9% Sales in the world’s single largest vehicle market sank 33.1% North America’s January 2020 sales sank by 3.6%

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Electric car sales remain ahead of hybrids after five years

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DON'T MISS: Electric Car Sales? sales New car sales plug-in carsSometimes, it's all about a chart. A recent survey of car buyers suggests that consumer interest in electric cars is rising, and is highest among young adults. They're the car buyers of the future, so that would seem to be good news for the long-term prospects of plug-in cars. Doing Better Than The Prius Was, Thank.

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Used-car sales: Tesla Model 3, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid most affected into pandemic slowdown

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The two top-selling green cars in the United States saw the greatest sales slowdown leading into the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study from iSeeCars. million used cars listed for sale between February 1 and March 18, 2020, and noted what percentage of a given model sold within a month of being listed. Car Sales

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New Jersey might join California ban of gasoline new-car sales by 2035

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New Jersey might be the next state to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars.

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IHS Markit: global auto sales to drop 22% this year

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IHS Markit cut its forecasts for global light vehicle sales and production as the impact COVID-19 impact has depressed demand. According the new analysis, global light vehicle sales are now forecast to be 69.6 The IHS Markit forecast for Greater China sales in 2020 sees volume at 21.4 The forecast is for Europe to see sales fall 24.6% North America is forecast to see sales drop 26.7% market sales forecast is 12.5

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Renault Zoe still dominates Europe electric-car sales; longer range boosts sales

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Europe sales France New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault ZoeAsk a North American driver to name companies that make electric cars, and you'll probably hear Tesla, maybe Nissan, and perhaps Chevy or BMW or Toyota. Chinese drivers may be more likely to say BYD (and perhaps Tesla), but Europeans will likely name Renault. And Tesla.) The Renault Zoe, now in its fifth year but entirely unknown to U.S.

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California hybrid sales surged in 2019, as plug-in hybrids tumbled and EV growth slowed

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With most numbers for vehicle sales in 2019 now tallied, it appears to have been the year in which hybrids got a second wind, electric vehicle growth stumbled, and plug-in hybrids started to fall out of favor. Car SalesIn California, where a far wider range of plug-in hybrids are available, those trends are highlighted. The state registered a total market.

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Mar: Leaf Surpasses Volt In Total Sales Since 2010

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sales surpassed those of the Chevrolet Volt. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car For more than four years, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been the highest-volume plug-in electric cars sold in the U.S. Last month, for the first time in roughly three years, the Nissan Leaf''s total U.S. With March deliveries of 1,817 Leafs, compared to 639 Volts, the Leaf surged past the Volt to a.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month.

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Canada ZEV sales up 30% in 1H 2019 after launch of federal incentive program

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Sales of all zero-emission vehicles in Canada for the first six months of 2019 are up 30% compared with last year. To support the transition to a low-carbon transportation system, the Government of Canada has set sales targets for new zero-emission vehicles in Canada. Sales targets for new zero-emission vehicles in Canada: 10% of new light-duty vehicle sales by to zero-emission vehicles by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2040. Canada Electric (Battery) Policy Sales

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California cumulative PEV sales at 13.4% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 7.6%

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While these goals were set administratively, they are embodied in the state’s climate change strategies, and both public and utility ratepayer funds are being used in an attempt to reach this goal, including purchase subsidies, refueling infrastructure, regulatory credit sales that raise the price of traditional fuel vehicles, a continuing net subsidy from gasoline consumers for roads and road repairs, and other measures. True ZEV sales, however, account for only 7.6%.

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BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

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Sales of the two BMW "i" plug-in electric models have been fairly good over the past year, and that''s leading the company to reach for a more ambitious goal. BMW aims to double sales of its i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid in the U.S. this year--which represents their first full calendar year on sale. DON''T MISS: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In. sales New car sales plug-in cars BMW i3 REx

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