Fall Leaf sales fall: Nissan Leaf sales collapse in Ontario after incentive axed

From Automotive News Canada Stephanie Wallcraft Since the Ford government in Ontario in July ended rebates of up to $14,000 and the final recipients were registered Sept. 10, sales of the Nissan Leaf have all but collapsed. Photo: Nissan There is little question that rebates are essential to selling EVs, but no one really knew…

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Shocker: dirty electric cars

From the University of Tennessee at Knoxville  comes this surprising bit of research. Taken in entirety, and electric vehicle has a greater impact on pollution than a comparable gasoline vehicle. Full disclosure – I own an electric car myself. I’m actually on my third one, shown below, made in China: UT researchers find China’s pollution…

Topsy-Turvey Carbon Footprints from Nature Climate Change

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The lastest issue of Nature Climate Change to reach my mailbox has some startling news, particularly considering that it comes from a generally Warmist publication. One might say is is “topsy-turvy” (upside down) from a Warmist viewpoint, but quite in keeping with a Skeptic point of view. 1) Total emissions…

Cash for clunkers: electric vehicle deliveries lag

Brief news by Ryan Maue The recent oil price shock likely hasn’t figured into the February sales numbers at GM or Nissan, which announced their electric vehicle sales numbers for the month.  Actually, there wasn’t an announcement, but you can find the information buried in a PDF file: GM “delivered” 281 Volts in February, which…