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Author Archives: Dr. Maximilian Holland

Sweden’s EV Market Share At 23% In April, Doubles Year On Year

May 6th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Sweden maintained a growing plug-in electric vehicle market share in April, reaching 22.6%, up more than double year on year from 10.1% in April 2019. The overall auto market volume was down 38%, though more resilient than larger neighbors France, Germany, Italy, and the


Norway’s April EV Market Share Jumps To 70%, Strongest Growth In 2 Years

May 5th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

April saw clean transport pioneer Norway's market share of plug-in electric vehicles jump to 70%, sharply up from 50% a year ago. This is the biggest year-on-year climb that we have seen in two years. Popular plug-in models in April included the Audi e-tron, VW e-Golf, and Nissan


French Auto Sales Down ~90% In April, Electric Vehicles At 7.8% Share

May 4th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Passenger auto sales in France fell by 88.8% year on year in April. Though, the second half of the month did show signs of recovery. Plug-in electric vehicles took 7.8% market share, with favorite models being the Renault Zoe, Peugeot e-208, and Tesla Model


On Fascism In The USA

May 3rd, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in many regions, including the US and some European nations, has certainly exposed complacency, mis-truths, incompetence, and bad decisions, to say the least. However, despite Elon Musk's recent loose use of language, the word "fascism" has conventional meanings and associations, about serious topics, most of which are not usefully applied to the current crisis (accepting that raising controversy sometimes provokes needed debates)


4,718 Tesla Model 3 Sales In March Help Push UK EV Market Share To Record 7.3%

April 6th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

March 2020 saw UK market share of plug-in electric vehicles reach a record 7.3%, close to 4× the result from March 2019. A huge 4718 unit push from the Tesla Model 3 contributed almost half of all battery electric vehicle sales, and entered it into the overall top 10 best sellers list


Germany Hits Record 9.2% EV Market Share in March, Tesla Model 3 #1

April 4th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Europe's largest auto market, Germany, hit another all-time record plug-in electric vehicle market share in March, reaching 9.2%. The Tesla Model 3 was the best selling full electric model, with an estimated 1490 sales, just ahead of the Renault Zoe. Overall auto market volume fell 38% year on year


Tesla Model Y Performance — 1st Dynamic Driving Review (Video)

March 16th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The Tesla Model Y Performance has gotten its first dynamic driving review, from the guys at Throttle House. They find it to have class-leading real-world acceleration and a much lower center of gravity — and much better value — than any fossil fuelled performance crossover


Sweden’s EV Market Share = 24%! (Petrol & Diesel Continue To Melt)

March 9th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Sweden's plug-in passenger vehicle sales grabbed 24.3% market share in February, more than doubling year on year from 11.8% in February 2019. Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle sales declined dramatically, with petrol vehicle sales falling 24% and diesels falling a massive 36% compared to February


France Nudges 8% EV Market Share In February — Best Of The Big Markets

March 9th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

France, a market of over 2 million annual auto sales, saw plug-in passenger vehicle market share of 7.95% in February, following January's record 11% share. Pure electrics (BEVs) took 5.6% of the market, and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) 2.3%. The year-to-date EV market share stands at 9.3%


Germany’s EV Market Share Keeps Growing — Hits 6.9% In February

March 8th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Germany, Europe's single largest auto market, saw February plug-in vehicle market share hit 6.9%, consolidating January's growth trend. Meanwhile, February's overall auto volume fell by 10.8% year-on-year in Germany, from 268,867 to 239,943, with combustion vehicles taking all of the losses


Norway Rises Above 68% Plug-In Vehicle Market Share In February!

March 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Norway, the global leader in the transition to electric vehicles, has seen its strongest ever February with over 68% market share for plug-in passenger vehicles. The vast majority of plug-ins were pure electric (BEV), which took 49.7% of the overall market.



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