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Auto Industry: Incentivized To Not Change

February 16th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

Every nation of this world will do its best to protect its industry for the good of the country's economy and its people. Politicians are elected to make sure industries and jobs are doing well, to stabilize income, and to reduce risk. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this protection. Unfortunately, politics can, by trying its very best to support its industry, destroy it without even realizing what's happening. This has happened before, and there is a large risk that it's happening today in the largest automotive producing countries, like Germany, Japan, and the


11% Electric Vehicle Share In France!

February 15th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in passenger electric vehicle market broke all of its previous records in January, with all-electric models jumping 258% to 10,952 units and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles surging 238% to 3,813 registrations


Opel Ampera-e (Opel Who?!?) Wins January In The Netherlands — EV Sales Report

February 13th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With a sales rush in the last days of 2019, one would imagine January would bring a big hangover for the plug-in vehicle market. But turns out, it hasn't. Yes, the Dutch plug-in market was down 2% year over year (YoY), to 3,184 registrations, but because the overall market fell even more (-6% YoY), the plug-in vehicle (PEV) share (7.2%, 4.3% for fully electric vehicles alone) actually grew compared to 12 months ago (6.9% in January 2019). So ... why is this happening


UK Fossil Vehicle Sales Tumble By 18% As EVs Triple To 6% Market Share

February 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

UK combustion vehicle sales fell 18% year on year in January as plug-in electric vehicles took almost 6% of the market, up from 2.2% a year ago. Diesel sales were hit particularly hard, selling 36% less volume than January 2019. Will the UK government's recent target of phasing out combustion vehicles by 2035 be overtaken by consumer preferences


#1 Tesla Model 3 = 14% of World’s Electric Vehicle Sales in 2019

February 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 is the Usain Bolt of the electric vehicle market. It is far and away the most popular electric vehicle in the world. In fact, it had nearly 3× as many sales last year as the 2nd best selling electric vehicle (EV), and it accounted for ~4× as many sales as the 3rd best selling EV, the Nissan


Norway Hits 64.4% EV Market Share In January, Up 24% Year On Year

February 5th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Norway, the undisputed global leader in the EV transition, hit 64.4% EV market share in January, with over 44% share for pure electrics and 20% for plug-in hybrids. This best-ever-January result was achieved before 2020 shipments of the top selling Tesla Model 3 have even arrived in the country, with the Audi e-tron (902 units) and Renault Zoe (533 units) seeing the highest January volumes


Plug-In Hybrids Are Still A Useful Tool To Fight For The Environment

January 31st, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A few weeks ago, the EV folks on social media joined together to sing the scorn of a German engineering firm's "Hyper Hybrid" — a modified Tesla with a reduced battery pack and a small range extender under the hood instead of a frunk. "Why fix what isn't broken?" some asked. The general consensus was that battery EVs are the answer, while plug-in hybrids are a step backward. It's not that simple, though


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


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%+


Baton Rouge Dealer Thinks No One Is Interested In EVs

January 24th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A Baton Rouge dealer recently gave his thoughts about EVs and explained to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report why he believes there is no interest in EVs in our area. I am in the "Tesla Louisiana - Owners And Dreamers" group on Facebook, where the article was shared


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


China Electric Vehicle Sales — The Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

January 20th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

After some terrible months (-42% in November), the Chinese plug-in market seems to have finally bottomed out, falling just 22% year over year (YoY) in December, to 149,000 units, with both powertrain technologies dropping. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) suffered less (only -17% YoY) than plug-in hybrids (-45%)


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


Plug-In Vehicles = 5.5% of Switzerland’s Auto Sales

January 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Far and away, the Swiss plug-in vehicle (PEV) leader was the Model 3, which had 29% of PEV market share. That means it had ~1.6% of the overall auto market in Switzerland all by itself, and it put the Model 3 at #4 in the overall auto market in the country, only trailing the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Volkswagen Golf



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