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Chinese EV Sales In July: After The Subsidy Storm

August 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After an end-of-incentives derived surge in June, July saw the expected hangover, with the Chinese plug-in vehicle market dropping 7% year over year (YoY), and the 70,000 units of last month representing less than half of the deliveries of the previous month. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sank 22% YoY in July, their worst drop in over two years, while, amazingly, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) still managed to grow, if only by 1%, despite the gloom all around them (the overall market also dropped 4%)


The Volkswagen Triplets Are Going 100% Electric

August 16th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Sometimes it is frustrating that nearly all of the EV news sites are situated in the USA. With the result that news from the rest of the world (RotW) is not always getting the attention it deserves


Tesla Sales Tank In Europe Again (NOT)

August 15th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

We have the Tesla registration numbers for the first month of Q3, and again the rumor mill that Tesla sales tanked in Europe is in full gear. The narrative is that the delivery numbers (wrongly called sales) in July are just a fraction of the numbers in June


Volkswagen e-Golf = #1 EV in Germany in July

August 15th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continues on the right track in July, with 9,233 registrations. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up 136% year over year (YoY), while plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) keep stuttering (+6% in July, bringing year-to-date numbers out of the red)


Tesla Model 3 = 4th Best Selling Vehicle in Switzerland in 1st Half of 2019

August 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I reported the other day that the Model 3 was the 10th best selling vehicle in Sweden in July. I also reported that the Model 3 was the 9th best selling car in the United States in the second quarter of 2019. Switzerland and Liechtenstein (which report sales together) top them both. The Tesla Model 3 was the 4th best selling vehicle in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the first half of the year


EV Driver Surveys — Last Chance To Have Your Voice Heard!

August 12th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We're about to close our 2019 EV driver surveys. If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to complete one of our surveys. We have unique surveys for people in North America, UK, Germany, France, Norway, the Netherlands, and "other Europe."


Tesla Model 3 = 3% of US Car Sales in 1st Half of 2019

August 11th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

In the comments of my article about the Tesla Model 3 accounting for 67% of US electric vehicle sales in the second quarter, someone asked about the electric vehicle share of the overall market. I didn't find second quarter (Q2) sales data anywhere, but I did quickly identify sales data for the first half of the year


Tesla Model 3 = 67% of US Electric Vehicle Sales in 2nd Quarter

August 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I prefer comparing the Tesla Model 3 to its gasoline competitors, but it's also logical to compare the Model 3 to other electric vehicles. In the old days, these were simply called EV sales reports, but the US electric vehicle market is so unbalanced at the moment that it's hard to ignore the elephant in the room — there's the Model 3, and there's everything else


Tesla Cars = #1 In US Luxury Car Sales In 2nd Quarter Of 2019

August 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 absolutely embarrassed the luxury car competition in the United States in the second quarter, as explained and visualized in a CleanTechnica report last night. More broadly, this report looks at overall luxury car sales and overall luxury auto sales in the US last quarter


Tesla Model 3 = 9th Best Selling Car In USA In 2nd Quarter

August 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

In terms of unit sales, the Tesla Model 3 was again the only premium-class car in the US top 10 in the second quarter of 2019. According to official figures from automakers and CleanTechnica's estimate for Tesla's US sales, the Model 3 was the 9th best selling car in the country in the quarter


Trade In A Used Mercedes For A New Tesla? Which Has Lower TCO?

August 4th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This story is inspired by a friend from my day job who is a successful Technical Project Manager. I'm known at work as the "Tesla Guy" since I rave about the car if given the slightest opportunity, so when my friend Raquel Aluisy approached me for information on the car, I was more than happy to give her a test ride and explain what makes the Model 3 so special


Elon Musk Talks Tesla Terawatt-Hours. We Run Some Numbers.

July 31st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

At CleanTechnica, we have already written a few articles about this, but until the Q2 investor call, it was just a theory. In fact, even some of my colleagues considered it bullish and so in some ways I consider this to be my theory and am extremely stoked that Elon confirmed it and that this will actually happen. My writing on this started in 2018 with the article “The Future We Need — From The Tesla Gigafactory To A Chain Of Terafactories.”


13 Reasons A Tesla Gigafactory Should Be In Poland

July 31st, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

This article was initially published in September 2018. Now that Poland has a Tesla service center (and more coming), we're rerunning it. The arguments seem as strong as ever that Poland is a nearly ideal place for a Tesla gigafactory. Furthermore, with Elon Musk's recent comments about a need/plan for 2 terawatt-hours of Tesla battery production and Chanan Bos's dive into how that could play out, this seemed like a good time to republish Jacek's article



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