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Open The Plug-In Hybrid Floodgates! Germany EV Sales Report

November 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Something clicked in the German plug-in vehicle market after the summer holidays. The market had a record month (9,452 registrations) in September, and then October came and set a new record, this time 26% above the previous one! 11,926 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were registered, more than doubling last year's result. With China's PEV market in post-subsidy blues, this is a welcome boost to global sales. Now if only the US market helped to carry the burden


French EV Market Up 65%, Finally Some Reshuffling!

November 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had 6,433 registrations in October, up 65% year over year (YoY). Interestingly, this time, it was the plug-in hybrids (+118%) pulling the market up the most, with BEVs growing "just" 53%


Is The Ford Mustang Mach E A Tesla Killer?

November 16th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Now that the specs of the Mustang Mach E have been leaked (we got them as well but decided to follow the rules and not leak them), most articles are interested in how it compares to the Model Y. It's going to be other items that differentiate the two cars and determine which one people are more comfortable with and decide to buy. Instead of listing all the ways the cars are similar, I'm going to list the ways they are different


Volkswagen Seemingly Believes A Common Tesla Myth

November 16th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

A common Tesla myth is that you have to be wealthy to own one. In a blog post on its website, Volkswagen says that it is "making attractive and affordable electric cars for everyone. E-cars for millions – not for millionaires."


India x Cleantech — November 2019

November 16th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Originally published on Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, [&hellip


How Many Climate Activists Haven’t Bought A Tesla Because They’ve Been Tricked By Big Oil?

November 16th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm a hardcore climate activist. I've been one for approximately 20 years (and writing that sure does make me feel old). I'm quite concerned that we are destroying the livability of this planet for human life and countless other species. Furthermore, I've got two young girls, and I'm certain their lives are going to be harder than mine due to more drought, agricultural failures, superstorms, more severe fires, climate-related diseases, flooding, and severe migration challenges. I'd like to do what I can to limit the challenges they will face in an increasingly unstable world


12 Reasons Why The Ford Mustang Mach E Will Be A Huge Hit

November 16th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Before I explain all the reasons why the Ford Mustang Mach E will be successful, I want to mention that this is no "Tesla Killer." We will have detailed articles explaining why this car won't "kill" Tesla after the reveal, but short version is this car will take most of its market share from the 99% of vehicles that are gas or diesel powered. Other media outlets will promote the false narrative that Ford, Tesla, and all other EVs are fighting each other for the 1% of people who want EVs, and thus, if this car sells well, many of those sales come directly from Tesla


Kazakhstan To Tesla: Welcome, Elon Musk & Tesla

November 16th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Kazakhstan now has its first Tesla Supercharger. This is evidence of yet another promise by Elon Musk that has been kept. During the Tesla Model Y event, while Elon Musk was talking, someone mentioned Kazakhstan in the audience and Elon said, "Actually, we have some great supporters in Kazakhstan." Elon followed that up -- after several loud cheers -- with a promise: "We will build Superchargers in Kazakhstan! You heard it right here."


Tesla Toy Drive (Toronto Area)

November 16th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

There's a Tesla toy drive going on in Canada -- mainly the Toronto area -- and the community wants to help children who are less fortunate to have a special holiday season. The drive is organized by a group of Tesla owners, including popular Twitter and YouTube user Tesla MotherFrunker


Daimler’s Crisis: Needs Something More Musk

November 16th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

In an analysis by the acclaimed German news site Spiegel, the author points out Daimler's crisis and that it needs "something more Musk, please." The article, written in German, made several interesting points, but the main point is that Daimler is facing a crisis and Tesla is just one part of that crisis. The author of the article believes (and so do I) that perhaps Daimler's CEO, Ola Källenius, needs to be more like Elon Musk to help save his company


13 Non-Tesla Electric Vehicle Stories You Might Have Missed

November 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

There's too much electric vehicle news to cover every week to have full stories on all of the pieces. Writers pick the stories that interest them, which leaves many less glamorous items (especially non-Tesla news) on the bench. To make up for that a bit and highlight several stories that I think shouldn't be skipped, below is a roundup of recent electric vehicle news


How TSLAQ Got Played In China

November 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

TSLAQ got played in China. It seems that the forces against Tesla are not that brilliant after all. Not only do they believe the lies they make up (never advisable), but they are apparently just gullible when it comes to anything potentially negative about Tesla. All one has to do is create a new Twitter account and tweet anti-Tesla stuff and they are in. Our favorite Tesla Gigafisherman, Chao Zhou, put this theory to the test — although, he may have done so without knowing it


Byton’s Nanjing Manufacturing Bet Is On Quality, Control, Long-Term Execution

November 15th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Byton doesn’t do anything halfway. That much is obvious by now. The company never shied away from gigantic work and its gargantuan Nanjing production facility is a testament to its ambition. I met Mark Duchesne, who is the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Byton, at the Frankfurt Auto Show earlier this year. What he had to tell me was impressive


Tesla Superchargers in Tunisia?

November 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tunisia is not only the first democratic Arab country, but it is also a place for Tesla owners and advocates. Tesla owners in Tunisia have already made Tesla road trips possible for Tesla owners living or traveling through Tunisia thanks to their initiatives to install Tesla wall chargers in several locations throughout the country. Tesla Club Tunisia has also now taken the initiative to bring Tesla's Supercharging network to Tunisia. Although they are doing this from their own funds, the goal is to make it easier for Tesla owners in Tunisia and traveling through the small country to have access to charging


Xpeng Announces $400 Million Series C Investment

November 14th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Xpeng Motors continues its strategic growth this week with the signing of a Series C capital funding round of $400 million from a group of strategic and institutional investors. At the same time, Xpeng announced that Xiaomi Corporation is joining as a strategic investor


Tesla Regains Consumer Reports Recommendation

November 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

According to a new announcement by Consumer Reports, Tesla's Models 3 and Model S regained a recommendation from Consumer Reports. This is due to Tesla's improved reliability based on the results of the organization's annual survey



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