A mere 51.50 euros – that is what Werner Hillebrand-Hansen paid to charge up his Renault Zoe on a trip from Munich to Barcelona. He needed exactly 210 kWh on his 1,362 kilometres (854 m) excursion.
Tesla posted good news when saying that 2.1 million kWh had so far been “delivered” by Superchargers. This equates to about 9.6 million miles (6 million km) charged.
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The Chevrolet Volt is with 23,094 sales the most sold PHEV in the U.S. last year. The Nissan Leaf follows closely with 22,610 units sold in 2013 with its best month ever in December (2,529).
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The SMMT counted 191 newly registered pure electric cars to hit UK roads in December 2013. With a total of 2,235 hybrid cars, 295 of them were eligible for the government’s plug-in grant. In Germany, 445 new electric and 2,062 hybrid cars were registered in December.
smmt.co.uk (UK), kba.de (Germany)
In the U.S. electric cars list a year with a record growth of 228.88 % in 2013 compared to 2012. Annual sales of 46,148 all-electric cars are almost in a level with PHEVs with 48,951 sold last year. In the same period 549,578 hybrids hit the roads of North America.
cleantechnica.com, hybridcars.com (Dashboard for December)
In France, a total of 46,785 hybrids were sold in 2013. That is a market share of 2.61%, a clear rise compared to 1.53% in 2012. The sales of all-electric vehicles have increased from 5,663 in 2012 to 8,779 last year.
The PSA corporation has sold the 50,000th diesel hybrid in Europe. The French car maker owning Peugeot and Citroen launched the ‘Hybrid4’ system in 2012. It is currently used in Citroen’s DS5 as well as Peugeot’s 3008, 508, and RXH models.
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German car makers sold 7,600 hybrids in America last year according to the the German car industry association VDA – a fairly low share of the total sales of 470,000 hybrids in the U.S. in 2013. However, in 2012 only 1,900 hybrids were made in Germany and sold in the U.S..
Toyota and Lexus together sold 156,863 hybrids in Europe last year. This is an increase of 43 per cent compared to 2012 and grows the companies‘ marketshare in Europe to 4.7% (+ 0,2%).
Plug-in electric vehicle sales rose by 50 per cent last year in Canada. This positive trend should continue this year, when – for example – the Nissan Leaf availability to Canadian dealerships is improving.