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Volkswagen e-Golf = #1 EV in Germany in July

August 15th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continues on the right track in July, with 9,233 registrations. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up 136% year over year (YoY), while plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) keep stuttering (+6% in July, bringing year-to-date numbers out of the red)


Tesla Model 3 = 67% of US Electric Vehicle Sales in 2nd Quarter

August 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I prefer comparing the Tesla Model 3 to its gasoline competitors, but it's also logical to compare the Model 3 to other electric vehicles. In the old days, these were simply called EV sales reports, but the US electric vehicle market is so unbalanced at the moment that it's hard to ignore the elephant in the room — there's the Model 3, and there's everything else


Cost of Driving a BMW i3 REx for 9 Months in Florida: $2.26

August 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We recently returned to Florida after 4½ months in Poland. I was planning to write an article about our insanely low fuel costs driving an electric car before we left Florida in mid-March. That didn't happen. I then decided to at least write the article before returning to Florida. That didn't happen. Long story short: below is finally the article I was planning to write about our fuel costs after ~9 months driving an electric car in Southwest Florida


Huge Tesla High Tide In Europe — June EV Sales Report

July 29th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in vehicle (PEV) market logged some 47,000 registrations in June (+24% year over year), with the PEV market growing 34% in 2019 so far. That's a great performance considering the stagnating performance (-3%) of the overall auto market


Record Month For Tesla In Portugal — June EV Sales Report

July 23rd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Plug-in vehicle (PEV) sales are as hot as a summer afternoon in Lisbon, with 1,263 plug-ins being registered in June. That's a 5% PEV share of the overall auto market and up 75% year over year (YoY). It's just 20 units behind the all-time record (1,283 units), which was registered last March


Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW 230i, 330i, 440i, & i3s

July 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I've been thoroughly digging through our archives lately and ran across a series of articles published in the middle of 2017 that seemed to be worth a refresh and rerun. These are simple comparisons I conducted between the Tesla Model 3 and other premium-class cars in its general price range and size. Let's revisit how current BMW options compare to the Model 3, this time adding in some 5 year cost of ownership scenarios


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

July 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

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)


Tesla & Renault Shine In France — June EV Sales Report

July 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French passenger electric vehicle market scored 5,847 registrations in June, up 25% year over year (YoY). That plug-in double-digit growth is even more significant when we realize that the overall market remained stagnant (-2%). This result placed the 2019 plug-in vehicle (EV) share at 2.5%, with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) alone having 1.9% share


Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Vehicle In The Netherlands Again (June 2019)

July 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had another great month in June, with 4,543 plug-in registrations, up 196% year over year (YoY). That translated into a PEV share of 11%. The year-to-date (YTD) count reached 20,047 units, which means a market share of 8.9%, well above the 6% of


Tesla Disrupts — BMW Boss Throws In The Towel

July 7th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

BMW CEO Harald Krüger has resigned his post, citing "enormous changes, which have brought about more transformation than in the previous 30 years." He is referring to the rapid rise of Tesla's compelling electric vehicles, which are crushing BMW's car offerings in the US market and are now threatening to disrupt sales in key Europe and Chinese markets as well


European Electric Vehicle Market Up 28%

July 2nd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market had some 37,000 registrations in May, growing 28% compared to the same period last year, a good performance considering the stagnating performance (+0.04%) of the overall market


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Was #1 EV In Germany In May, Renault Zoe New Leader In 2019

June 19th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continues on the right track in May, having registered 7,899 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) grew at a faster pace (+100% year over year) than plug-in hybrids (+33%). In May, the PEV share was at 2.4%, with BEVs alone hitting 1.4%, keeping the 2019 plug-in share at 2.5% (1.5% BEV)


French EV Sales Up 34% In May 2019

June 15th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market scored 4,051 registrations in May, up 34% year over year (YoY), with fully electric cars (+36%) growing faster than plug-in hybrids (30%). All-electric cars (BEVs) represented 71% of all plug-in sales


Hyundai Kona EV #1 In Netherlands In May, Tesla Model 3 Still #1 In 2019

June 14th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had another positive month in May, with 2,688 plug-in vehicle registrations — up 193% year over year (YoY). That translated into a PEV share of 7.3% on the broader auto market. The year-to-date (YTD) count is now up to 15,537 units, with the 2019 PEV share at 8.3%, well above the 6% of last year



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