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50% of Volkswagen up! Buyers Now Buy e-up! in Germany

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Volkswagen e-up! is one of the cheapest electric vehicles on the market. Throw in the usual operational savings of an electric car and you end up with a compelling total cost of ownership. Consumers are starting to catch on. Volkswagen reports that approximately 50% of up! sales in Germany are now e-up! sales


Renault Zoe Is #1 In Hot European Market (For Now) — February EV Sales Report

March 31st, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market landed over 69,000 registrations in February (+111% compared to February 2019), with the 2020 plug-in market growing 117%, to some 144,000 units. This is a great performance that should help to weaken the effect of the upcoming coronavirus months, in which sales will most likely fall abruptly throughout the continent


Drone Delivery By Geely: Selling Cars In The Age Of COVID-19

March 29th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The whole process is incredibly polished, and could set the standard by which direct-to-consumer sales start to happen globally. That's especially significant these days, too, now that the laws surrounding dealerships and franchises continue to get challenged by upstart EV makers. Heck, even the keys themselves are next-level -- take a look for yourself!


Electric Vehicle Models That EV Owners In Europe Considered But Didn’t Buy

March 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year's Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams reports concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy. We asked EV owners which other electric vehicle models they thought about buying before deciding on the one they purchased or leased. I was surprised to see how much people actually cross-shopped across classes while considering which electric vehicle to buy


Check Out This Electric Vehicle Total Cost Of Ownership Calculator

March 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We're quite fond of running and publishing total cost of ownership forecasts here, whether comparing the Tesla Model 3 with the BMW 3 Series, comparing the Tesla Model Y with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, or comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 with the Volkswagen Golf


EV Market Share Growing Fast In Top Electrifying Countries

March 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In January, I wrote about the inspiring electric vehicle adoption trends in 4 top electric vehicle (EV) markets — Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. I wasn't planning to provide an update on these countries until at least the end of the 1st quarter, but the results in February were so uplifting that I decided to jump the gun


Koenigsegg Gemera | 1700HP Hybrid Hypercar For The Whole Family

March 27th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Koenigsegg, that Swedish builder of ultra high-end, high-tech, high-performance hypercars, has done it again. Originally set to debut at the (cancelled) 2020 Geneva show, the Koenigsegg Gemera four-passenger super GT is the electrified 200+ MPH supercar you've been waiting for


Sweden Reaches 26% Electric Vehicle Market Share!

March 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Yes, the Swedish electric vehicle market is an odd one in which approximately 80% of electric vehicle sales are plug-in hybrids, leaving only 20% of the market for fully electric vehicles. Most EV markets are around 50–50 or favor fully electric vehicles (BEVs). Nonetheless, an overall EV market share of 26% is a stunning achievement in early


Tesla Model 3 Leads Disrupted Chinese EV Market

March 25th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) market suffering from the general lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, sales took an expected beating, with only 15,000 passenger EVs registered in February, the worst result in over 3 years, representing a 65% drop year over year


Peugeot CEO Carlos Tavares Is An EV Noob

March 22nd, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

After the cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show, as compensation for the missed opportunity to interact with the press, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Peugeot, held a conference call with a number of journalists. There were some discussions about the future electrification of the automotive industry. His comments on the subject were shocking for the ignorance they revealed


Record EV Sales Month In Germany Last Month!

March 21st, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

Following the start of the EU's new CO2 rules, the German plug-in market has (finally) clicked and February signaled another record performance, its second in a row, having registered 16,508 units in February


All Hope Is Not Lost For BMW — New CEO & New CTO

March 17th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

In the automotive echo chamber, BMW is seen as the leader in electrification of autos. Among those that look at the future disruptive transition to tailpipe-free vehicles, BMW was climbing to the top of the “will likely not survive” list. Both rankings are based on the vision of BMW’s top managers, CEO Harald Krueger and CTO Klaus Fröhlich



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