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7% Plug-In Vehicle Share In Germany!

February 18th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market started the year on fire, jumping 128% year over year (YoY), to a record 16,131 registrations. That smashed the previous record (12,026 units) set last October, so it seems the German locomotive has (finally) been set in motion


Transitioning the World to 100% Renewable Energy — Part 2

February 17th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this special two-part episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, take’s Zach Shahan’s place as host to talk with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and cofounder of The Solutions Project, about transitioning the world to 100% renewable energy


Fossil Automakers Abandon US Monthly Sales Reporting

February 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Now, 2020 has rolled around and a bunch more automakers have decided to ditch monthly sales reporting. Nissan (& Infiniti), Jaguar Land Rover, and Volkswagen (including Audi, Porsche, etc.) announced the change with press releases. Others didn't seem to announce it but just stopped publishing the monthly numbers (Mercedes, BMW, and Toyota)


Yikes — One Of My Favorite Political Commenters Bombs On 21st Century Energy

February 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Ah, man. It's annoying as heck to see people who you think are idiots screw up a topic you know well, but it's an extra special kind of annoying when brilliant people screw up — massively — on that same topic. In this edition of "Smart people who don't understand the energy industry of 2020," we've got Fareed Zakaria of


Transitioning the World to 100% Renewable Energy

February 16th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the first half of this special two-part episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, take’s Zach Shahan’s place as host to talk with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and cofounder of The Solutions Project, about transitioning the world to 100% renewable energy


11% Electric Vehicle Share In France!

February 15th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in passenger electric vehicle market broke all of its previous records in January, with all-electric models jumping 258% to 10,952 units and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles surging 238% to 3,813 registrations


EVs Outsold Manual-Transmission Vehicles In 2019 In USA

February 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Electric vehicles outsold manual-transmission vehicles in the USA for the first time in 2019. This is just another data point showing that consumers are making wiser choices when it comes to driving and choosing more and more zero-emissions vehicles


Global e-Mobility Funding Report — Q3 2019

February 13th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The Global e-Mobility Funding Report for the third quarter of 2019 showed a total of $2.7 billion raised by 45 electric vehicle (EV) companies across the world. This funding amount is even higher in reality since another 18 EV-related companies didn’t disclose any financial details


Opel Ampera-e (Opel Who?!?) Wins January In The Netherlands — EV Sales Report

February 13th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With a sales rush in the last days of 2019, one would imagine January would bring a big hangover for the plug-in vehicle market. But turns out, it hasn't. Yes, the Dutch plug-in market was down 2% year over year (YoY), to 3,184 registrations, but because the overall market fell even more (-6% YoY), the plug-in vehicle (PEV) share (7.2%, 4.3% for fully electric vehicles alone) actually grew compared to 12 months ago (6.9% in January 2019). So ... why is this happening


2020 Starts With A Bang For Italy’s EV Market — January Sales Up 587%!

February 11th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

January sales are out for the Italian car market, and electric cars are up by nearly 600% (!) over the same month last year. 1943 BEVs were sold in the country, an epic surge over last year's 283 units during the same period. Surprised? 2020 was awaited with great anticipation in the EV community, with many new electric models entering the market and stricter emission regulations by the European Union forcing automakers to sell cleaner cars. A surge in popularity for EVs was expected, but the first month of the new year goes beyond expectations.



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