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UK’s July EV Market Share At 9% — Up Almost 4× Year On Year

August 5th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

The UK saw plugin electric vehicle market share hit 9.0% in July 2020, up significantly from 2.5% in July 2019. Full battery electric vehicles continue to dominate over plugin hybrids. The overall auto market saw very strong recovery from this year's coronavirus-slammed era, growing 11.3% compared to the same month last year


Germany’s EV Market Share Hits All-Time Record, 11.4% in July — Up 4× Year on Year

August 5th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Germany, Europe's largest auto market, saw record 11.4% plugin electric vehicle market share in July, up over 4× from the same month last year. The cumulative year-to-date EV market share now stands at 8.5%. This is even though the overall auto market recovered from the lull of recent months, with July 2020 sales down just 5% from July


COVID-19 Bankrupts 19 Energy (Oil & Gas) Companies

August 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Several energy companies have filed for bankruptcy this year, citing the coronavirus pandemic and all that resulted as the cause. The U.S. has had its lowest energy consumption in 30 years this past spring, according to federal officials


The EV Battery Metal Index

August 4th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

While many may think of lithium, cobalt, and maybe now nickel when they think of Tesla batteries, there are a lot more components that go into the creation of an electric vehicle's battery. Mining.com earlier this year launched its EV Battery Metals Index to specifically measure the value of metals that are used in batteries


NIO Cars, Deliveries, Stock, & More

August 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We are launching a variety of resource pages on major cleantech companies, products, and topics. As a leading electric vehicle and lifestyle startup in China, one of the companies we're starting with is NIO. We have resource pages on NIO, the NIO ES6, and the NIO ES8 to begin


Norway Plugin Vehicle Market Share Now Over 68%

August 4th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Norway hit 68.4% plugin electric vehicle market share in July, up significantly from 48% in July 2019. The 2020 year-to-date figure is also now over 68%, up from 2019's full-year result of 56%


Tesla = 19% of Global Plugin Vehicle Market

August 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Yesterday, I reported that the Tesla Model 3 had nearly 4× as many sales as the second best selling electric vehicle in the world in the first half of 2020, and more sales than the 2nd best selling, 3rd best selling, 4th best selling, 5th best selling, and 6th best selling plugin vehicles combined. Let's now look briefly at plugin vehicle sales rankings by brand


Just How Much Does Tesla Get In Subsidies Anyways?

August 3rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A common theme off and on for years regarding Tesla is subsidies, and it's a popular one again. The idea from critics is that Tesla is getting billions of dollars of subsidies and that's why it's a viable company. Let's hone in on that thought and see how accurate it really is


Tesla Model 3 Had More Sales Than 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, + 6th Best Selling Electric Vehicles In 1st Half Of 2020

August 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

While different electric vehicles may be #1 in different markets (the Renault Zoe in France, the Audi e-tron in Norway, the VW e-Golf in Germany), globally, there is no question which electric vehicle is the most popular. According to recently compiled data from EV Volumes, the Tesla Model 3 had nearly as many sales in the first half of 2020 as the 2nd best selling, 3rd best selling, 4th best selling, 5th best selling, 6th best selling, and 7th best selling plugin vehicles combined


Finland Achieves 16% Plugin Vehicle Market Share

August 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Finland is the 4th best country in the world in terms of plugin vehicle market share this year. It is at 16% market share, double its 8% market share in 2019 and more than triple its 5% market share in 2018, according to our friends at EV Volumes


Greening The Grid: Resource Adequacy, Intermittency, & Carbon Pricing

August 1st, 2020 | by Brad Rouse

To green the grid, we must adopt a strategy of meeting our energy needs with low-cost renewable wind and solar resources. The obvious question is how to resolve the intermittency issue (what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine). Solving this problem is a necessary ingredient for “saving the planet.”



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