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About Jose Pontes

Jose Pontes Always interested in the auto industry, particularly in electric cars, Jose has been overviewing the sales evolution of plug-ins through the EV Sales blog since 2012, allowing him to gain an expert view on where EVs are right now and where they are headed in the future. The EV Sales blog has become a go-to source for people interested in electric car sales around the world. Extending that work and expertise, Jose is now a partner in EV-Volumes and works with the European Alternative Fuels Observatory on EV sales matters.



Author Archives: Jose Pontes

27% Plugin Vehicle Share In Germany — Open The Plugin Gates!

January 20th, 2021 | by Jose Pontes

The German automotive market has opened the floodgates to plugin electric vehicles, with December setting yet another record sales month. Nearly 83,000 plugin vehicles (PEVs) were registered in December, resulting in an amazing 27% market share


My Kia Soul EV — 3rd Chapter

January 18th, 2021 | by Jose Pontes

A bit later than usual, I can share with you the report of my Kia Soul EV 3rd year of ownership that basically spanned the whole year of 2020, now clocking over 49,000 km (31,000 miles)


72% Plugin Vehicle Market Share in the Netherlands!

January 9th, 2021 | by Jose Pontes

The Netherlands had an amazing 30,860 plugin registrations in December, a 34% increase over the previous all-time record, set in the same month of last year, which itself was beating a 4 year old record


Record Electric Vehicle Sales In Europe!

December 29th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

Despite the overall automotive market being in the doghouse, -14% year over year (YoY), Europe's passenger plugin market is on fire, having score a record 166,000 registrations in November (+198% YoY). That placed last month's plugin share at 16% share — 8% full electrics (BEV)


Record Electric Vehicle Sales in China

December 27th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the overall Chinese auto market is slowly picking up (+12% year over year in November), plugin vehicles are already on the fast lane, growing by 138% year over year (YoY) to a record 198,000 units


21% Plugin Vehicle Share! Open the Gates in Germany!

December 23rd, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The German automotive market has opened the floodgates wide open for plugin vehicles. November was yet another record month, and this time with a 24% increase over the previous record, set in October


30% Plugin Vehicle Market Share in the Netherlands!

December 19th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

November saw the Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market stay at full charge, with 9,910 registrations representing the market's best score ever if we exclude December months, which are prone to incentive-derived year-end rushes


FIAT 500e Lands in Hot French EV Market — 15% Share!

December 16th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the overall automotive market has seen its blues highlighted by the recent Covid resurgence (down 27% in November), plugin vehicle sales continued to be steaming hot (+204%), with plugin hybrids (PHEVs) growing faster than full electrics (up 291%, to 9,144 units)


13% Plugin Vehicle Share in Europe — Almost A New Record!

December 1st, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

#1 Volkswagen ID.3 — Veni, vidi, vici. After years of anticipation, the 2021 best selling EV in Europe has finally landed, and in only its second month on the market, the new German hatchback has hit its first five-digit score, with 10,584 registrations


Wuling Mini EV Shines In Hot Chinese Market

November 25th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the overall Chinese auto market kept positive numbers last month, +9% year over year (YoY), plugins vehicle sales were firmly in the fast lane, growing by 120% YoY in October to 147,000 units, a new year best


18% Plugin Vehicle Share in Germany in October — Record Month!

November 22nd, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The German plugin vehicle market had yet another record month in October, with a little of over 48,000 units registered, and this time it was full electrics (BEVs) driving the market forward, up 365%(!) to 23,158 units. They helped plugin vehicles as a whole jump an amazing 303% last month, with the plugin vehicle share reaching a record 18% (8.4% BEV)


Renault Twingo EV Lands In Hot French EV Market (12% Share!)

November 20th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the overall automotive market is continuing down its negative path (-10% in October), plugin sales continue to be steaming hot (+360%!). Plugin hybrids (PHEVs) are shining above everything else (up 388%, to 9,945 units, a new record)



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