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. Behavior COVID-19 Market Background Sale

2020 118

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.

2020 85

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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 Sales

2020 104

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. Total electric car sales in California increased 84% from 2017 (96,847) to 2018 (177,781).

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US plug-in electric vehicle sales decline in 2019 due to softer PHEV sales; ~2% of market

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Following a year of rapid growth in 2018, in which sales nearly doubled from the previous year, sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the US declined in 2019, due to lower sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins Sales

2020 96

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. Car Sales

2020 92

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.

2019 145

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. Diesel Engines Sales

2019 116

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. Car Sales

2019 114

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 Sales

2020 101

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 Sales

2020 93

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.

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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. Only 6.2

2020 101

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

2019 75

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.

2020 104

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

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Consequently, only a portion of the vehicles being counted to meet the zero emission goal—roughly half based on current sales volumes—will in fact produce zero emissions when driven. True ZEV sales, however, account for only 7.6%. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Policy Sales

2020 96

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.

2019 87

CRU: Chinese EV sales hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak, but only for short-term

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The COVID-19 has hit the Chinese EV sector hard; CRU, a provider of business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries, believes that weak sales will last at least until early Q2 2020. EV sales in China dropped 75.2%

2020 83

BNEF: EV sales to fall 18% in 2020, overall car market by 23% in response to health and economic crisis

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) forecasts that sales of electric passenger vehicles will fall 18% in 2020 to 1.7 However, sales of combustion engine cars are set to drop even faster this year (by 23%), and the long-term electrification of transport is projected to accelerate in the years ahead.

2020 88

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.

2019 88

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.

2019 115

Tesla sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

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Those sales represented 30% of China's. Tesla's decision to open a factory in China is quickly proving to be a good one.

2020 112

Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles up 10.1% in September, down 1% year-to-date

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Global sales of BMW Group electrified models (fully-electric and plug-in hybrid) increased by 10.1% Sales of electrified vehicles for the first nine months have dropped by 1% at 96,570 units, compared to the same period last year. BMW i sales for the month of September rose 23.9%

2019 99

Nine Ways to Make More Sales This Year

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If “Make more sales” is on your New Year’s Resolutions list (and I’m betting that it is), the question becomes “How, exactly?” Do more prospecting If you want more sales, you need more prospects.

2018 113

IHS Markit forecasts 18% drop in global vehicle sales YoY to 73.3M units under extended lockdown scenario

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IHS Markit is projecting an 18% drop in global new vehicle sales year-on-year under an extended lockdown scenario to 73.3 Regionally, that breaks out to: -26% US vehicle sales decline YoY to 12.6 17% Europe vehicle sales decline YoY to 17.1

2020 83

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.

2018 87

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

2020 60

Sales of Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell Nexo pass 1K unit mark in 2019

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Business Korea reports that sales of Hyundai Motor’s Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicle this year reached 1,075 units on May 17, exceeding the 949 units sold for the whole of last year. Domestic sales of the Nexo hit 363 units in April alone, a monthly sales record.

2019 118

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.

2020 88

Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% With sales of 1,002,216 vehicles, Toyota sold more than one million vehicles for the first time since 2008 delivering 4.5% Total Lexus sales increased by 14.5%

2020 90

Veloz: 2018 banner year for EV sales in California; up 84% from 2017; 312% increase from January to December

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According to Veloz’s monthly “ Sales Dashboard ” tracking news summary: Comparing start and end of year electric car sales for 2018, January sales were 5,991 and December sales were 24,686: a 312% increase. Electric (Battery) Sales

2019 123

Plug-in electric car sales for April: Leaf sales lag, spendy Porsches take off

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A month after General Motors announced it would only release quarterly sales results, the landscape for plug-in electric and hybrid cars appears to be little changed. While we may not see a big swing in Chevrolet Bolt EV and Volt sales, the green carmakers—like much of the industry—reported mixed sales figures. sales plug-in cars Car Sales

2018 63

Will oil prices and post-pandemic hesitation hit EV sales harder than general market?

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Could the economic downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic affect electric vehicle sales? The research firm Wood Mackenzie last Wednesday already suggested that it will—and that global sales of electric vehicles could drop 43 percent in 2020.

2020 108

CAR: US light-duty vehicle sales to dip in 2019

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The Center for Automotive Research’s (CAR’s) updated automotive sales outlook forecasts US light-duty vehicle sales at 16.8 CAR’s forecast includes a continuation of sales declines in 2020 and 2021 down to 16.5 CAR projects sales to rebound to 16.8 Forecasts Sales

2019 83

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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CRU: lithium price downtrend continues, with disappointing EV sales in China the driver

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With 4G handsets now representing 95% of domestic sales, market saturation has resulted in mobile phone sales through to July dropping by 5% year-to-date. Chinese EV sales through to July totalled 696,000 this year. Batteries Electric (Battery) Materials Sales

2020 90

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

2019 73

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.

2019 90

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved sales of 200,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2013.

2019 129

Subsidy's swansong: Canadian plug-in sales take a dip

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After generous tax credits expired in Canada’s largest province of Ontario, September, not April, turned out to be the coldest month for electric-car sales North of the Border. sales CanadaThe tax credit was worth up to $10,000 ($14,000 Canadian.) British Columbia was a bright spot, with the provincial government announcing plans to maintain current.

2018 82

Tesla reports sales down, citing delivery challenges in China and Europe

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Europe China sales Tesla Motors Car SalesTesla claims that its Model 3 electric sedan again in the first quarter of the year outsold all other mid-size sedans from what it considers premium brands—selling 60 percent more units than the closest runner-up. That’s the good news from the California electric car maker, in a production and deliveries update released Wednesday.

2019 76

Adamas: EV sales up just 20% in April 2019 but total battery capacity deployed up 69%

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Despite weak EV sales growth in April 2019 versus the same month the year prior (up just 19.6%), total battery capacity deployed in newly-sold EVs (in GWh) increased markedly over the same period, according to Adamas Intelligence’s “ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ”.

2019 88

Cumulative PEV sales in California at 8.6% of 5M 2030 goal; BEVs at 4.4%

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cumulative plug-in vehicle (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles) sales in California have reached 8.6% Full battery-electric vehicle sales are at 4.4%. In Q2 2018, PEV sales were 35,466 vehicles, up from 22,427 from Q2 2017 and up by 8,255 from Q4 2017.

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