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Tesla Has Best Ever 1st Quarter — 102,672 Vehicles Produced, 88,400 Delivered

April 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla has yet again broken some records. This time it broke its previous 1st quarter production and delivery records. With 102,672 vehicles produced and 88,400 delivered, despite both its Fremont factory and its Shanghai Gigafactory being shut down for periods of time last quarter due to the coronavirus


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


MG Donates 100 Electric Crossovers To Healthcare Workers In UK

March 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Rather than try to make or procure ventilators to help healthcare workers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, British automaker MG decided to stick to something it knew a little better — cars. In particular, MG Motor UK announced that it would contribute 100 of its ZS EV electric crossovers to National Health Service (NHS) locations around the country


Carmakers To The Rescue — N95 Mask Mass Production

March 29th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Wearing a mask to protect yourself from germs and air pollution is quite normal in East Asia. In China it is now even mandatory in a number of provinces when leaving the house. The coronavirus scare has made the public and the government even more conscious of the threat of infection


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


Wanted — 100,000 Ventilators In 13 Days

March 29th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo stated yesterday that New York expects to need 30,000 ventilators in 14 –21 days, and also 140,000 hospital beds. That is when the number crunchers of New York’s health care system expect to reach the apex of coronavirus infections


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


Tesla Model Y vs. Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S

March 28th, 2020 | by Paul Fosse

After comparing the Tesla Model Y to BMW’s high-performance SUVs a couple of weeks ago, and the more practical but less fun Lexus RX 350 last week, I noticed Mercedes is just coming out with a new performance SUV this summer as a 2021 model year SUV and thought I would compare it to the Model Y Performance


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


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


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


The End Of An Era — Volkswagen Is Saying Goodbye To The Golf Family

March 19th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

When I read “Volkswagen Confirms Summer Launch For ID.3, Says It Will Cost Less Than Gas/Diesel Models,” I only thought: “Wow, price parity sooner than I expected.” An hour later, I thought: “Wait a second, better product, lower price” — that causes what is known as the “Osborne effect.”


Chevy Bolt = #2 Subcompact Car In California, BMW i3 = #3 “Entry Luxury Car”

March 18th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently reported on the Tesla Model 3 being the 3rd best selling vehicle in California in 2019 as well as the Tesla Model X ranking either #1 or #4 in its class, depending on which class you put it in. Some other electric cars did quite well in California as well, though. The Chevy Bolt was the 2nd best selling subcompact car in California and the BMW i3 was the 3rd best selling "entry luxury car" there


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


70 Reasons Why Tesla Model 3 Is Most Loved Car

March 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Whether you are considering buying a Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, or another electric vehicle, it is probably worth noting that the Model 3 is the most loved car or passenger vehicle in the United States, based on Consumer Reports surveys of vehicle owners of all types. In other words, owners of no other vehicles profess to love their vehicles as much as Model 3 owners do


Tesla Model Y = Most Likely Next EV Of EV Owners In Netherlands & Norway — CleanTechnica Report

March 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Probably the most interesting question we asked in these surveys was one of the simplest: “What do you think your next EV model will be?” It is particularly interesting because it gives us a strong sense of where the market is headed, and combined with answers to some other questions (see the next chapter), it also tells us a bit about which features and specs matter the most to EV buyers



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