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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)

August 4th, 2013 by  


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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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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