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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


6 Lessons on Energy Decarbonization from Countries Leading the Way

January 23rd, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

Getting to a net-zero-carbon energy system is essential. It will be a major effort, one that requires significant investment in new low-carbon infrastructure, from renewable power plants to electric vehicles, efficient appliances and better constructed buildings. While very few countries are on track, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia and the United Kingdom are further along than many others


Reducing EV Charging Infrastructure Costs

January 22nd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Recently, I wrote a post about Reno, Nevada, mostly capturing insights from The City podcasts that tell the tale of Reno long before and also after the Tesla Gigafactory came to town. Why and how did Reno win the Gigafactory


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%)


Tesla 8th Place Among Diverse Employers In Europe

January 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla was recently ranked 8th among diverse employers in Europe. Diversity is something that all employers should strive to embrace. Everyone has gifts and talents, and when we bring a more diverse population into the workplace, we help create a unique way of expressing ourselves in a positive and professional manner


9th Circuit Court Rules Against Young Plaintiffs In Landmark Climate Suit

January 19th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

In 2015, a group of young Americans, some of them only 7 or 8 years old, sued the United States government, claiming the federal government "through its affirmative actions in creating a national energy system that causes climate change, is depriving them of their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, and has failed to protect essential public trust resources." That's according to Our Children's Trust, which is sponsoring the suit. The "public trust" theory was first conceived by OCT attorney Julia Olson


Top 3 Advantages of EVs

January 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There are many electric vehicle (EV) advantages, but the top benefit according to EV drivers in survey after survey is the environmental benefit of driving electric. Our friends at Third Row Podcast recently broke that out into three distinct advantages. Those advantages are that they are energy efficient, reduce air pollution, and help prevent climate change


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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