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Beyond The Tesla Model 3: What’s The Next “Hit” EV In The US?

The Tesla Model 3 has now moved into the top sales ranks of all cars in the US, not just EVs, as CleanTechnica director and chief editor Zachary Shahan wrote recently in “Tesla Model 3 — 7th/8th Best Selling Car In USA — Is In A Class Of Its Own.”

This success and sales volume of the Model 3 in comparison to every other electric vehicle available in the US raises the question: What current or future model will be the next high-volume (“hit”) electric vehicle?

Europe Electric Car Sales Up 37% In June — #CleanTechnica Report

The European passenger plug-in market continues pushing forward. In June, the continent registered some 38,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), up 37% relative to the same period last year and the continent’s second best performance ever. That showing pulled the year-to-date (YTD) count to some 185,000 deliveries (+43% year over year, or YoY). In total, the 2018 PEV market share of the overall car market there is up to 2.2% (2.4% in June).

Leaf & Zoe Ahead Of The Pack In Europe (#CleanTechnica Electric Car Sales Report)

The European passenger plug-in market continues pushing forward, registering some 29,000 registrations in May. That’s up 38% compared to the same period last year and pulls the year-to-date (YTD) count to over 146,000 deliveries (+44%), keeping the 2018 market share at 2.1% (2.0% in May). Fully electric cars (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) grew at the same pace (+38%) in May, with plug-in hybrids now having an advantage of 6,000 units. Will we see all-electrics bounce back in the second half of the year?

Mercedes E350e Shines In Germany (#CleanTechnica Electric Car Sales Report)

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market cooled off somewhat in May, growing just 24% year over year (YoY) to 4,711 registrations. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) slowed down significantly (+6%), while fully electric cars (BEVs) continued growing at a healthy pace (+52%). In 2018, with all-electrics reaching 1% share and plug-in hybrids are dropping their share to 0.9%, the total PEV share of the German car market is 1.9%.

Easiest Way To Counterattack Russia — Go Electric

I’ve actually had this draft started for weeks, and it rose to the top today coincidentally. The only thing I changed in the title was the word “hit” to the word “counterattack,” since the latter fit the day (the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia), the former seemed too aggressive in general, and counterattack really is what we’re talking about here anyway.