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Author Archives: Zachary Shahan

Amazon, AT&T, IKEA, Clif Bar, DHL, & Others Launch “Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance”

January 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

When we think about the need for the world to go electric, we generally think about the need for people — individual humans — to go electric. However, more than half of the vehicles on US roads are vehicles from corporate fleets, according to Ceres, a nonprofit investor coalition representing $11 trillion that is focused on sustainability matters


Audi Puts Up $100 Million For 10% Onsite EV Charging — HUGE Project

January 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

How much does Audi see the future being electric? Well, with plans to include EV charging stations at 1 out of every 10 parking spaces at its German factories by mid-2022, Audi seems to think this is where we're headed. True, that's mid-2022 not mid-2020, and it's only 10%, but I don't know any other auto company with 10% of its parking spaces being electrified!


Trash Truck Is Next Electric Mercedes

January 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've written about electric garbage trucks since 2012. They make a lot of sense for a handful of reasons: clearly defined routes and range needs, low speed (good for range) but benefit from a lot of torque (electric specialty), a lot of space on the bottom in which to pack batteries, regenerative braking will help a lot. It's nice to see that Daimler is joining our enthusiasm for this topic, and going approximately 1 million steps further than us by bringing an electric trash truck to market


10 Worst Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3

January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Last night I wrote an article "10 Best Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3." I'm in the media, so I have to be sure to engage in false balance from time to time. So, in response to the article above, here's a piece on the 10 worst things about owning a Tesla Model


10 Best Things About Owning A Tesla Model 3

January 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We've had our Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus for about 5 months now. The car is a wonderful vehicle and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. (Though, I frequently debate with myself if I'd prefer the Model 3 or the Model Y.)


Kia: 11 New Electric Vehicle Models & 500,000 Annual EV Sales By 2025

January 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Kia and sister company Hyundai are interesting figures in the electric vehicle world. They have often been chosen as favorite EV brands only trailing Tesla. They have historically been ahead of the curve when it comes to EV design and range. This has given many people the impression they're "more serious about" electric vehicles than other automakers


Nissan LEAF & Uber Tag Team London

January 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Uber is getting a partner to help it electrify its fleet in the London area, and Nissan is getting a partner to buy a bunch of Nissan LEAFs


7 More European Cities Getting WeShare

January 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In 2020, WeShare is moving into 7 more European cities, where it will be putting 6,900 electric vehicles onto the streets, bringing the WeShare total up to 8,


The EV Adoption Ramps in 4 Top Electric Vehicle Countries

January 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In 2019, 4 countries had more than 10% plug-in vehicle market share. I selected those 4 countries and went back to the year that they had 2% or 3% plug-in vehicle market share to plot out how they grew from there to 11%+


I Think People Are Misunderstanding Why Tesla [TSLA] Is Valued So Highly

January 23rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I love looking at auto sales charts — and creating them — and we do so somewhat obsessively as it concerns electric vehicles and Tesla. From a static point of view today, looking at Tesla's global sales versus the global sales of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz (let alone Volkswagen Group or Toyota) and then looking at Tesla's [TSLA] market cap compared to those companies can leave you scratching your head


Tesla vs. BMW, Jaguar, Porsche — Worldwide Sales

January 23rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Comparing Tesla vehicle sales to pickup truck and compact budget car sales is too much of an apples-to-oranges comparison. But comparing Tesla sales to the sales of the world's top luxury auto brands is getting interesting


Tesla Model Y Delivery Rumors

January 23rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There's been some chatter on the interwebs that some Model Y reservation owners have received calls confirming their Model Y orders and telling them where their deliveries will occur. One person claims that the Tesla staff member who talked to him or her


Wall Street ♥ Tesla Cybertruck

January 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla stock [TSLA] has risen by more then $200 per share since the company unveiled the Tesla Cybertruck. Clearly, that means Wall Street is in love with the Tesla Cybertruck. Correlation = causation


Waiting For Tesla Full Self Driving, These Are My Top Questions & Thoughts (As A User)

January 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I'll admit it — I'm super eager for the first edition of Tesla "Full Self Driving" to roll out. Before critics start freaking out, I should make clear that I don't expect to nap, work, or watch movies while using initial iterations of Full Self Driving. I currently use Autopilot a ton, and I'm well aware that it is handling most of the driving just fine while I'm essentially a simple passenger, but I do keep my hands on the wheel and constantly scan the road like a pretend driver fully focused on acting out the role in search of an Oscar (or at least a Teen Choice Award)


Plug-In Vehicles = 5.7% of Portugal’s Auto Sales

January 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Netherlands got most of the press from EV fans in recent weeks and months thanks to a stunning 54% plug-in vehicle (PEV) market share at the end of 2019 and the Tesla Model 3 bagging approximately twice as many 2019 sales as the #2 Volkswagen Polo



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