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BMW Launches X2 Plug-in Hybrid & Updates 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The latest news from the sporty premium brand out of Munich is that it has released a plug-in hybrid version of its X2 "Sports Activity Coupe" (SAC), the BMW X2 xDrive25e, and updated the 5 Series, including the 530e and 530e xDrive plug-in hybrids. Plug-in hybrid heaven


Europe Hits 11% Plug-in Vehicle Market Share in April

May 28th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market scored 31,500 registrations in April, down 16% year over year (YoY), which is nevertheless a great performance considering the effect that the several lockdowns across the continent made and the overall market crashing (-78% YoY). That combo inflated last month's plug-in share to an amazing 11% share


Audi e-tron Is The New King Of Norway

May 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Norway remains one of the most fascinating auto markets in the world. With a 70% plug-in vehicle market share in the first 4 months of 2020, there is nothing that comes close to it. That isn't an overnight figure either — the country has been far ahead of any other market in terms of plug-in vehicle market share for several years


Plug-in Vehicles = 7% Auto Market Share in Austria (7.5% in April)

May 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Austria is yet another European country to pass up 5% plug-in vehicle market share in 2020. The market is actually at nearly 7%, one of the highest plug-in vehicle market shares in the world, thanks to April showing 7.5% share, according to our friends at EV Volumes


Plug-In Vehicles = 5.5% Market Share In Ireland (18% In April)

May 21st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

In the first 4 months of 2020, plug-in vehicles accounted for 5.5% of all auto sales in Ireland. The wild world of coronavirus, though, made something special out of April — or perhaps Ireland's time has simply come. A stunning 18% of auto sales in the month of April were plug-in vehicle sales


Plug-In Vehicles = 27% Market Share In Sweden

May 20th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Swedish auto market, like other auto markets but not as extreme, saw its numbers crash (again) in April. The overall auto market was down 38% year over year. Also like in other markets, plug-in vehicles did better than the overall market. They actually saw a sales increase in April


Tesla vs BMW Electrified Sales in Q1 2020 — 88,400 to 30,700

May 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the popular discussions in plug-in world over the past decade has been how much effort should be put on developing compelling and well rounded 100% electric vehicles as soon as possible versus using plug-in hybrids as a stepping stone to a fully electric era. Perhaps the most useful real-world competition between those two approaches in 2020 is Tesla versus


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


Tesla Model 3 Shines In Transition Month In China

April 25th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With the Chinese market slowly returning to normal, now that China has endured the first wave of the COVID pandemic, sales have started to recover from February’s fall into the abyss. In March they dropped just 51%, to around 60,000 units, a significant improvement from the 65% fall of the previous month


Patent Filing Reveals The Next Porsche Plug-In Hybrid Hypercar — Maybe

April 22nd, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Recent patent drawings unearthed by Dutch website Auto Visie reveal what is believed to be the next hybrid supercar from Porsche. The new car bears a striking resemblance to the "917 Living Legend" concept car (shown below) that debuted last year — and it looks like it could arrive just in time to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 917's historic win at the 24 hours of LeMans


Electric Vehicles Nearly 9% Of New Auto Sales In Germany — March EV Sales Report

April 21st, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

Despite the Covid-related lockdown in the second half of the month, the German plug-in vehicle market score signaled another record performance in March, its third in a row — 19,145 plug-in vehicles (EVs) were registered. With the overall market dropping 38% year over year (YoY), last month's plug-in share reached a record 8.9% (4.8% fully electric/BEV), pulling the yearly tally to an amazing 7.3% (3.7% BEV)


Tesla Model 3 = 45% of South Korea’s Electric Vehicle Market

April 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We report on plug-in vehicle sales in many markets, but we've only reported on South Korea's electric vehicle sales twice over the years. Perhaps it's time to start giving this major economy more attention. Electric vehicle (EV) market share in South Korea rose to 3.3% in March, and 2.3% in the first quarter as a whole



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