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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


Tesla = 20th Best-Selling Auto Brand of 2019 in USA

April 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla was the 20th best-selling auto brand of 2019 in the USA, despite selling only three models, the Model 3, Model S, and Model X. JATO Dynamics recently compiled lists of the top 25 automotive brands and models in the


10+ Years in Cleantech

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years


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


The Current & Coming Climate Crisis — Podcast With Michael Mann

March 29th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to talk with Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and the Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, about the immediacy and importance of addressing climate change


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


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



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