Chevy Volt's record-breaking year falls short of the GM's sales target. Chevy Volt sales reflects a year of triumphs and shortcomings for electric-car technology.
2013 Ford Fusion Energi becomes America's most fuel-efficient sedan, with a rating of 108 MPGe in city driving, Ingram writes. At $39,495 in SE trim, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi costs $350 more than the Chevy Volt.
Nissan Leaf electric car drivers are keeping pace with Chevy Volt drivers, having covered more than 100 million electric miles, Voelcker writes.
Plug-in sales dropped slightly in November with Nissan Leaf's steady sales unable to make up for the drop in Chevy Volt sales, Voelcker writes. The Chevy Volt range-extended electric car, logged 1,519 sales.
Chevy Volt drivers have driven a combined total of more than 100,000,000 miles on electricity, as of last Friday, Voelcker writes. The number of miles is tracked by a counter on the Chevy Volt website.
Despite the electric auto industry's current struggles and high costs, the future is bright for electric cars, Dikeman writes.
Tesla Motors made history Tuesday when the Tesla Model S became the first all-electric vehicle to win Motor Trend's Car of the Year award. Will Tesla's honor silence critics of the electric car industry?
Charging stations charge by time or by amount of electricity used--amount of electricity is generally viewed as the fairer option. But electric-car drivers may start to choose only those stations that charge a fair price, meaning market forces will adjust prices down.