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Top Reasons To Buy These 13 Electric Vehicles

September 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Some people like to say that we here at CleanTechnica only write about Tesla, only care about Tesla, only want to hug Tesla, and only promote Tesla's vehicles. That's not true. We've actually published more than 1,000 articles regarding the Nissan LEAF, hundreds regarding the Chevy Bolt, hundreds regarding the Renault Zoe, hundreds regarding the BMW i3, and many more. Yes, nowadays, the Tesla Model 3 — as the first truly mass market electric car — dominates our EV coverage, just as it dominates EV sales in the markets where most of our readers reside. But we actually love and obsessively cover numerous EVs


Tesla Outsold Porsche Globally In 1st Half Of 2019

September 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Porsche is a well known automobile brand globally. If you ask 100 people what Porsche sells and ask the same 100 people what Tesla sales, no doubt about it there will be a higher number of correct responses regarding Porsche. It's also a niche vehicle brand, of course, since it sells expensive, powerful vehicles. Its brand is all about, "You have to be rich to afford this toy." (That's not a direct quote of Porsche marketing materials, of course.) The sales marker highlighted in the headline is interesting when thinking about both of those matters — Porsche awareness and Porsche exclusivity. Before discussing both of them, though, let's jump into the numbers


Tesla — Vertical Integration Is Value Integration

August 26th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

There is nothing vertical in vertical integration, and nothing horizontal in horizontal integration, and the integration is not really what vertical integration is about. In short, it’s a bad name for a complex matter. The last time I intended to write an article about it, something else flew out of the 6 fingers I usually write with and I don’t know really why but people liked it, so therefore I declare it was a good story despite my own opinion, which does not really count. If I learned one thing about writing, it is, trust your readers, follow your fingers, and don’t look back — and most important of all, don’t listen to your own judgement


Tesla Full Self Driving & The Infamous 80–20 Rule

August 25th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

For people working in software development, like I used to do, the 80–20 rule is infamous. It states that about 80% of the job is done in the first 20% of the time. The last 20% of the development will take about 80% of the time


Tesla Has Great Potential In Asia Beyond China

August 24th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I want to discuss Tesla's potential to grow in the Asian market. Everybody knows China is a huge opportunity since it is both the largest auto market in the world and it seems to get pretty good support from the government, which seems to be trying to address the air pollution issue in the country, but I wanted to look at the size of all the rest of Asia


Tesla — Champion In Crisis Management

August 22nd, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Years ago I switched from a small (7 person) software development team to a larger (70 persion) software development team. The products both teams maintained were nearly identical, in function, size, number, and type of users. The planning of the small team was: "It is ready when it is ready." The large team was ISO certified and their software development was always within budget and time


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



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