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From Tesla Killers To Unwitting Tesla Ads: The Uphill Battle Of Premium Legacy Brands Has…

It was a favorite term of skeptics and detractors for years: the “Tesla killer.” The theory was that, as soon as premium carmakers started producing their own fully electric models, that would be the end for the fragile Californian startup. After all, how could Musk’s company even dream of competing with the century-old, giant automakers’ well-oiled machines?

MG Is Back From The Grave In Full Frontal Attack On European Car Market

After the bankruptcy of the iconic British carmaker MG/Rover, the MG brand name was sold to a Chinese company. A few years ago, it was bought by SAIC Motor Corp. (formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation). This is about the brand name, the logo, the goodwill, claims to its history, the models, and intellectual property. The production facility was used for a few years, but ultimately all production was relocated to China.

Volvo Uses Blockchain To Ensure Ethical EVs

Blockchain technology is (in the simplest way I can think of to describe it) a time-stamped series of transactions that are linked together, mathematically, to form a “chain.” Each transaction in the chain is a “block,” and they’re tied together using a cryptographic algorithm (fancy math) in a way that makes it impossible for the chain to be modified.

Norway Update: Tesla & Chinese EVs Could Spell Doom For Legacy Automakers

Here at CleanTechnica, we have been following Norway closely, since this is the first country to hit the tipping point where EVs and PHEVs have become the default purchase for regular people instead of the exception, due to a generous combination of incentives and long history of awareness raising. My last article on Norway highlighted the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus coming to the country, which hasn’t taken off as I thought it might — most are still willing to pay a bit more for the Model 3 Long Range. This article from May highlighted a local story about a large Mercedes dealer in Oslo reporting plummeting sales, resulting in layoffs. Today, a local outlet speculates the end for some car brands that are behind in electrifying their lineup.

Tesla Shines In June, But Zoe Holds Onto #1 In 2019 In Germany — EV…

The German plug-in vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in June, having registered 8,631 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up strong, +117% year over year (YoY), compensating for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drop of –9%, and all-electrics now represent two-thirds of plug-in registrations. The PEV share of the overall auto market was 2.7% in May, with BEVs alone hitting 1.8%. That pushed the 2019 plug-in share slightly up, to 2.6% (1.7% BEV).

The Tesla Models Europe Needs

In a previous article, I wrote about the disappointing competition for Tesla vehicles — namely, the Jaguar I-PACE, the Audi e-tron, and the Mercedes EQC. These are all great electric cars, but especially considering German Autobahn standards, they are city cars. Not the go-anywhere, do-anything cars that were expected from these traditional automakers. I still have high hopes for the Porsche Taycan and the Polestar 2. The Porsche might be in a different price class, but who is counting? The conclusion I came to is that the competition is no real threat to Model 3’s demand, yet.