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Published on August 4th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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All Green For Green Electric Vehicles (+ 530% Increase In EV Sales)



Here’s the exciting monthly EV & hybrid sales update from EV Obsession. Enjoy!

The numbers are in for “mass-market” 100% electric vehicle (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and conventional hybrid electric vehicle sales. Well, the numbers are in from everyone but Tesla and Fiat. (The Tesla Model S total in the colorful spreadsheet below is an estimate based on quarterly sales updates, since the rockstar EV company doesn’t report monthly sales.)

As you can see in the embedded spreadsheet, I use green highlighting to show when year-over-year change is positive and I use red highlighting to show when it is negative. Paying attention to that very complicated system, you can see that everything is green in the sales totals for 100% EVs, PHEVs, and conventional hybrids — for both July 2013 and YTD 2013. Pretty nice!

Even better is the tremendous growth that 100% electric vehicles (the greenest of the bunch) have seen. Compared to July 2012, sales are up 529%, and compared to YTD 2012, sales are up 522%.

Otherwise, big stories of the month, imho, were:


Here’s the full sales spreadsheet for more (click to enlarge):

July EV sales

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy for the past four years or so. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the Network Manager for their parent organization – Important Media – and he's the Owner/Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • Matt

    Come on Zac, anything over 100% growth should be “Gold!”. LOL I really enjoy this site

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Haha. :D Good call. :D

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