Britain will require all cars to plug in and new homes to have chargers by 2040. Chevrolet boosts Bolt EV production to ease long waiting lists. Tesla is the first company to respond to President Trump's new trade war with China. And we have a full report on plug-in car sales in Canada for June. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A new Road to Zero plan in Britain aims to make all cars plug-in by 2040 and have at least a 50-mile electric range. The program will also roll out chargers, requiring all new homes and businesses to install electric car chargers where possible and adding electrical outlets to street lights near parking spaces. GM is increasing production of the Chevy Bolt EV in response to high demand as it begins to increase sales to export markets. In the first response to the looming trade war between the U.S. and China, Tesla announced a 20 percent price hike in China on its Model S and Model X luxury vehicles. The Model 3 is not sold there yet. Toyota is … [Read more...] about More Chevy Bolt EV production, Tesla price hike in China, more chargers in Britain: Today’s Car News
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Tesla started off Model 3 sales in Canada in May with a bang and sold 456 cars after a flurry of deliveries at the end of the month, according to vehicle registration data compiled by IHS Auto. Model 3 sales in Canada continued building through June. The evidence points to Tesla boosting Model 3 deliveries to Canada for two reasons. First, sending vehicles to Canada could have helped postpone Tesla's 200,000th delivery in the U.S. until the third quarter. The 200,000th sale triggers the roll-back of the $7,500 federal tax credit in the U.S., and extending it into the third quarter could postpone the rollback for Tesla buyers for three months. A second reason could be the June election in Ontario, in which the leading candidate, Doug Ford, said he planned to cut back that province’s generous electric car tax credits that could reach as high as $10,645 ($14,000 Canadian). Ford went on to win the election June 4, though the credits are still in place for now. READ THIS: Tesla … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3: 456 sales in May Canadian debut
Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structureEnlarge PhotoTesla Model 3 reservation holders who have been patiently waiting for their turn to order their cars just got a chance to move up in line. The company invited all reservation holders in the United States and Canada to place their orders, according to a Bloomberg report. To place their orders, reservation holders will have to place an additional $2,500 deposit with the company, just as previous reservation holders have after they became eligible to configure their cars. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model Y coming in 2020; Roadster and Semi still on the way, says Musk The move has dual financial benefits for Tesla. First, it could give the company an influx of cash when it is sorely needed. The most recent reports estimate that Tesla still has about 400,000 reservation holders, each of whom has already put down $1,000 to hold their place in line to make an order. Tesla had been opening up … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 orders open to all US, Canada buyers; production still short of goals
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John VoelckerEnlarge PhotoThe Chevy Volt won its umpteenth monthly plug-in sales title in Canada last month, but soaring sales of other models were the big story in the Canuck electric vehicle market—which may have reached 1.75 percent of the market in March. The Volt tallied 555 March sales, Canada’s second-best single-month total for any model, second only to the 582 it managed last November. This would have offered an enormous margin of victory, but Toyota sold 500 Prius Primes, the third-best single-month sales total. Toyota also sold 131 “regular” Prius liftbacks, meaning the plug-in made up almost 80 percent of total Prius hybrid sales. DON'T MISS: U.S. plug-in electric car sales for March: Prius Prime romps Not far behind them, Nissan sold 423 second-generation 2018 Leafs. That was not only Canada’s seventh-best single-month plug-in sales total, but also more than double … [Read more...] about Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2018: Prius Prime rivals Volt
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]Enlarge Photo The government of Ontario amended its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program in March, eliminating incentives for vehicles with a recommended price of $75,000 or more. What effect will this have on demand for Tesla’s Model S and X? Two years ago, this site analyzed the impacts on electric-car sales in British Columbia when funding for purchase rebates up to $5,000 ran out in Februrary 2014, and was later restored in April 2015. DON'T MISS: When Electric-Car Incentives Return: British Columbia Case Study (Jan 2016) That episode may offer some insights, though the usual caveat that “past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results” applies. Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales actually rose during the period BC's incentives vanished, so we compared sales trends in British Columbia to those from Ontario and Quebec, the other two provinces with incentive … [Read more...] about Tesla sales: how much do rebates matter to buyers in Canada?