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About Dr. Maximilian Holland

Dr. Maximilian Holland Max is an anthropologist, social theorist and international political economist, trying to ask questions and encourage critical thinking about social and environmental justice, sustainability and the human condition. He has lived and worked in Europe and Asia, and is currently based in Barcelona. Find Max's book on social theory, follow Max on twitter @Dr_Maximilian and at MaximilianHolland.com, or contact him via LinkedIn.



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Norway Hits Record 87% Plug-in EV Share & 66% Pure Electrics In December

January 6th, 2021 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Norway, the auto market most advanced down the path to electromobility, has seen new records broken in December, with 87.1% market share for plugin electric vehicles. Over two thirds were pure electric vehicles, and non-hybrid combustion vehicles fell to just 7.5% market share


Sweden Hits Record 50% Electric Vehicle Share In December!

January 5th, 2021 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Sweden has just hit a massive 49.4% plugin electric vehicle share in December 2020, over 4× the share of December 2019 (11%). The Volkswagen ID.3 sold 2,564 units in December, and also took the year's top spot for full electrics


2020 Electric Vehicle Retrospective — Prospects For 2021 & Beyond

December 31st, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Ever since Tesla's original Roadster demonstrated that a plugin electric vehicle with over 240 miles of rated range was technically possible, even with the nascent technology that was deliverable way back in 2008, the ultimate transition of road transport from combustion to plugins has been largely inevitable


Norway In November: EV Market Share At 80%, Fossils Disappearing

December 3rd, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Electric vehicle pioneer Norway saw plugin vehicle market share standing at 80% in November 2020, up from 60% in November 2019. Old school non-hybrid fossil vehicles saw their share decline to just 10.5% (from 27.1% a year ago). The overall auto market volume was up 25% year-on-year


November French EV Market Share Hits 15% & Growing

December 1st, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

France, Europe's second largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicle market share reach 14.8% in November 2020, up almost 5× from 3.2% share in November 2019. The homegrown Renault ZOE was again the best selling plugin


UK To Ban Sales Of Combustion Vehicles By 2030 — Report

November 14th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The UK government was due to make an announcement on the possibility of a more ambitious timeline for the ban of combustion vehicles in the coming few days, and sources have already told both the BBC and the Financial Times that the ban will indeed be brought forward to


Breaking — Elon Musk Tests Positive For COVID-19

November 13th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter, late Thursday evening, that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Edit: There is actually some misconception about COVID-19 testing. Technically, Musk would have tested positive for SARS-CoV-


Norwegian Plugin Market Share Over 79% In October, & PHEVs Stagnate

November 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Norway had yet another very strong month for plugin electric vehicles, achieving market share of 79.1%. This was the second highest monthly result (after September's end-of-quarter push). Best selling autos included the Volkswagen ID.3 and MG ZS



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