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Tesla Model 3, GAC Aion S, & BMW 530Le Shine In Depressed Chinese EV Market — EV Sales Report

October 25th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

There seem to be no end to the end-of-incentives hangover in China, with the Chinese plug-in market dropping a steep 27% year over year (YoY), and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) crashing 45% YoY last month. Additionally, BEVs finally got dragged into the red ink, dropping a harsh 20% in September. The overall auto market was not so catastrophic, sliding down just 6% Yo


Tesla = 75–85% of US Electric Vehicle Sales

October 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We no longer publish monthly US electric vehicle sales reports, because few automakers publish their monthly electric vehicle sales, and several don't even publish quarterly sales of their EVs. Nonetheless, I continue to track the numbers that are published and estimate sales for the other fully electric models


7 More Things Tesla “Couldn’t” Achieve

October 21st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote an article a few days ago about 7 things Tesla "couldn't do," according to top experts in the auto field. As it turns out, these are things Tesla actually went ahead and did, while blowing nonchalant kisses at the crowd. Some other ideas for things "experts" were convinced Tesla couldn't do have come to mind, so here's a sequel to the article from the other day


Norway Update: Tesla & Chinese EVs Could Spell Doom For Legacy Automakers

October 19th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Here at CleanTechnica, we have been following Norway closely, since this is the first country to hit the tipping point where EVs and PHEVs have become the default purchase for regular people instead of the exception, due to a generous combination of incentives and long history of awareness raising. My last article on Norway highlighted the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus coming to the country, which hasn't taken off as I thought it might — most are still willing to pay a bit more for the Model 3 Long Range. This article from May highlighted a local story about a large Mercedes dealer in Oslo reporting plummeting sales, resulting in layoffs. Today, a local outlet speculates the end for some car brands that are behind in electrifying their lineup


Tesla Model 3 = #1 In EV Sales In Germany In Record Month — CleanTechnica EV Sales Report

October 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continues on the fast track in September, having scored a new record, 9,452 registrations, which doubles last year's result. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up 150% year over year (YoY), and this time plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) were also helping (+51%), allowing the PEV share to reach a record 3.9% share last month. BEVs alone hit a best ever, 2.4%. That pulled the 2019 plug-in share to 2.7% (1.7% BEV)


Tesla Smart Summon Is Deemed Safe Enough & Came Just In Time

October 17th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Some argue that Tesla Smart Summon should not be released because it is "beta" software. That is not a strong argument. According to Lifewire.com: Beta refers to the phase in software development between the alpha phase and the release candidate phase. Beta software is generally considered "complete" by the developer but still not ready for general use due to a lack of testing "in the wild."


India x Cleantech — October 2019

October 11th, 2019 | by Saurabh

Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country


Tesla Model 3 Is 2019’s Best Selling Vehicle In Dutch Lands

October 9th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

We start this month's EV sales reports in the Netherlands. (Well, we already started there with another article, but here's a second.) The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market grew a whopping 281% in September compared to the same month in 2018 (year over year, or YoY). The nation had 8,067 PEV registrations, the best month ever for plug-ins aside from previous fiscal-derived peaks in December 2013 (9,304 units), December 2015 (15,908), and December 2016 (11,132). So, all points to a record performance this coming December. How much, would you say? 16,000? 20,000? More


European Car Leasing System Will Blow Up Tesla & Other EV Sales

October 8th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Our recent article about the consequences of depreciation and resale value on the financial health and calculations of leasing companies begs for a European leasing sequel. In Europe, leasing is a bit different from the thing with the same name in the


Capital One: Value of Luxury Gas Cars Getting Slammed by Tesla Model 3

October 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We talked at length about it years ago at a CleanTechnica conference in Berlin. The night the Tesla Model 3 was first shown to the public, Kyle Field and I were on the test track — only sharing the road and driveway with a few Tesla employees, a black matte Tesla Model 3 prototype, a silver Tesla Model 3 prototype, and a couple of other Teslas. In the 20 minute (but not the 10 minute abridged) video I shared of that extremely lucky test track experience, I didn't interrupt the fun sounds of the test track fog shooters and the smoothly rolling Teslas very much, but while talking with a Tesla employee near the beginning I laughed a bit out of my awe for the beautiful, super fresh Model 3 and what it would mean for the auto industry. I was picturing elite auto giants in the board room of BMW and Audi sobbing


Tesla’s End-of-Quarter Rush — Avoidable or Unavoidable?

October 5th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla end-of-quarter rush is unavoidable, inevitable, inescapable, necessary, unescapable, needed. We all hate Tesla's end-of-quarter delivery hell. It is the price Tesla pays for its direct sales model. Other companies also try to score some extra sales at the end of a period, but no one gets into a frenzy like Tesla


Tesla 3rd Quarter Sales Grew 1664% In 6 Years, 271% In 2 Years

October 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

To kick off this article, I'll make an important note: this is not about Tesla stock. Because of how much Tesla short sellers insert themselves into press discussions of Tesla [TSLA], and how long and deep the battles of logic & math are between those short sellers and Tesla shareholders (of which I am one), some people assume that every discussion of Tesla sales or production is about the stock. Perhaps many people assume that. But, no, young Jedi, not everything is about the stock. Now let's get on to the story


“Tesla Demand Cliff” — Mistaken Logic? Tribal $TSLAQ Kool-Aid? Paid Trolling?

October 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

One year ago, when Tesla's 3rd quarter 2018 production and delivery data came out, many Tesla critics were stunned — absolutely stunned. They had been saying for months that Tesla absolutely could not produce the number of cars Tesla ended up producing. They also said with great conviction that Tesla absolutely could not show a profit in the 3rd quarter, or any quarter. Tesla blew the criticisms out of the water with production, deliveries, and a solid profit


New Record: Tesla Delivered 97,000 Vehicles Globally in 3rd Quarter

October 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla's 3rd quarter production and delivery numbers — early estimates from the company, at least — are out. We'll have more to report shortly on the news, but for now, here are three CleanTechnica charts (two static and one interactive multi-chart visualization) of Tesla's quarterly deliveries since late 2012 and a portion of Tesla's press release about the news



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