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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In April: Leaf Widens Lead, Volt Flat Again
Green Car Reports ^ | May 1, 2014 | by John Voelcker

Posted on 05/01/2014 5:05:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Sales of plug-in electric cars last month appear to be staying level with last month's, based on early figures from Nissan, Chevrolet, and Toyota.

The Nissan Leaf battery-electric hatchback continued the stronger sales trend from March: 2,088 Leafs found new owners.

And it widens the Leaf's lead over the Chevy Volt which logged 1,548 deliveries, bringing its total for the first four months of 2014 to 5,154. That's less than last year's 5,550 during the same period.

Together, the 2014 sales figures so far may be an indicator that sales of the mainstream plug-in Chevy will remain flat again this year--as they did in 2013

(Excerpt) Read more at greencarreports.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: governmentmotors; green; unions; volt
Everything the Kenyan touches turns into a turd.
1 posted on 05/01/2014 5:05:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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2 posted on 05/01/2014 5:08:51 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Meanwhile Ford F-Series sales totaled 63,387 vehicles last month.
3 posted on 05/01/2014 5:12:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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4 posted on 05/01/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Sales of plug-in electric cars last month appear to be staying level with last month's,...

What did I miss here? Of course they would.

Wait until after the November elections when Barry's "delayed" new EPA regulations kick in. The "plug-in" buyers won't be smiling then. They'll need two loans. One for their "car" and one for their electrical bill.

5 posted on 05/01/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wish there was a flex fuel electric hybrid 4wd pickup truck that could be used as a generator.

A portable power plant the could go anywhere and burn nearly anything would be great.

A portable wood gasifier that could sit in the bed would be ideal.


6 posted on 05/01/2014 5:18:33 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Diesel's the way to go.Fifty MPG (highway),700 highway miles between “recharges”....recharging can be done in 4 minutes at any one of 30,000 recharging stations nationwide.
7 posted on 05/01/2014 5:44:55 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: freerepublicchat

I wish there was a diesel 3/4 ton pickup on the market. The last on was the Isuzu pickup.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 5:49:54 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Nissan is coming out with a pickup with the new Cummins 5-liter diesel.

http://cumminsengines.com/cummins-5l-v8-turbo-diesel


9 posted on 05/01/2014 5:51:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

5 liter diesel? Too much engine, I need a small 4 cyl diesel and a 3/4 ton truck. I don’t need earth mover torque.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 5:57:26 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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11 posted on 05/01/2014 5:58:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: central_va

Unless you’re needing the pulling power, diesel (at least as offered under US EPA crippling limits) doesn’t work economically.

The relatively small fuel economy gain doesn’t offset the vehicle purchase cost and added per gallon price of diesel fuel.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 6:03:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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No tuneups and lasts forever. That is why I like diesels.


13 posted on 05/01/2014 6:06:43 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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I doubt it is 3/4 ton but the vw Amarok looks to be what I want!
My son has a new vw tdi wagon; 70 mi each way commute all highway, 55 mpg @n 60 MPH!!


14 posted on 05/01/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: central_va

Maybe in the old days or maybe in China now.

Talk to somebody with massive EGR, diesel particulate filters, diesel exhaust fluid, yadda yadda.

The 2014 “EPA” diesel is nothing like it used to be. And those 30,000 psi fuel pumps...lasting forever? Not likely.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 6:11:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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The new diesels seem like a check engine light waiting to happen.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 6:12:14 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: nascarnation

My #1 son purchased a vw tdi wagon; the diesel was about 4k above gas. They now have a 1k rebate; so 3k plus.

Also he shopped Honda, Subaru and vw; all were about 30 k out the door.
Only the vw diesel gets 30/42 epa.

He has a 70 mile highway ride each way; each day!

Methinks the numbers are there?¿


17 posted on 05/01/2014 6:22:32 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: central_va

You want a Volkswagen Amarok diesel. Too bad they don’t bring them here.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/31/volkswagen-seriously-considering-amarok-pickup-for-canada/


18 posted on 05/01/2014 6:25:29 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: nascarnation; central_va

Often the higher price of diesel is due to taxation policy, not market forces. Go find the tax by state for gasoline and diesel and compare. API has it.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They need to start calling them coal cars, because that is really what they depend on. You know...that industry Obama wants to destroy! I wonder if you asked the average liberal where electricity comes from the percentage that would say, "the wall"

20 posted on 05/01/2014 6:28:50 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: DUMBGRUNT

We’ll see when the “total cost of ownership” (including stuff that breaks) is tabulated.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 6:42:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Many newer cars use GDI (gasoline direct injection).

The pressure may not be as high as the diesel, but don’t put your finger over the injector to test it!


22 posted on 05/01/2014 6:44:50 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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Yeah GDIs are running around 200 bar and diesels 2000 bar.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: central_va

Dodge, Ford and GM offer 3/4 ton diesel powered pickups.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 7:16:16 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Diesel's the way to go.Fifty MPG (highway),700 highway miles between “recharges”....recharging can be done in 4 minutes at any one of 30,000 recharging stations nationwide.

You never experienced even a vague acquaintance with high school science, did you...

25 posted on 05/01/2014 7:23:31 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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You never experienced even a vague acquaintance with high school science, did you...

?????


26 posted on 05/01/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: central_va
The new diesels seem like a check engine light waiting to happen.

I just bought my third diesel (had to...totaled the second one).Close to 80,000 miles diesel...two check engine lights,both under warranty...free loaner both times.

27 posted on 05/01/2014 7:29:23 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Plug-in = turd. If it has to be a plug-in, it is a greenhouse gas contributor. It requires more energy to ‘fuel’ it that it puts out.


28 posted on 05/01/2014 7:42:34 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: cableguymn

You cannot get a diesel in an F-150(3/4 ton) Same with Chevy 1500 and Dodge 1500.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 5:06:45 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: publius911

Me thinks thou missed the sarcasm implicit in the quoted word “recharge.”


30 posted on 05/02/2014 5:18:48 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: central_va

that’s because the trucks you listed are HALF ton trucks by their model number.

F150/1500 is half, F250/2500 is 3/4 and F350/3500 is one ton.. GM tossed in the HD’s to mess with your head.


31 posted on 05/02/2014 5:53:28 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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In the old days 1500 = 1,500 pounds load in the bed capacity i.e. 3/4 ton. In Ford they dropped the trailing 0, F-150. A 2500 = 2,500 load and 3500 is 3,500 pound load. I do not think that that has changed. I had an old F-100 and it was rated at 1/2 ton but it could carry more than that.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 6:04:16 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

that was then. this is now.. they typically still carry that much, but they are commonly refereed to as half ton, 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks.

So I guess in the end. we are both right ;)

wait.. this just in..

Dodge Ram has a 3.0 V6 diesel you can get in the 1500..

I didn’t know that either.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 6:12:15 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: central_va

http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/fuel_efficiency/?sid=1037056&KWNM=%2B1500+%2Bdodge+%2Bdiesel&KWID=1730072290&TR=1&channel=paidsearch


34 posted on 05/02/2014 6:16:15 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: central_va

In the old days the 1/2 tons were the Ford F150, the Dodge D150 and the Chevy C10.

(”old days”=1960s)


35 posted on 05/08/2014 12:49:15 PM PDT by Tony in Hawaii (Freedom!)
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