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Tesla Sentry Mode Helps BMW Owner Try To Catch A Thief

August 18th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's Sentry Mode is always saving the day, or at least helping police solve crimes that without witnesses are hard to solve and get pushed aside until new evidence shows up. In this case, a BMW owner benefitted from Tesla's Sentry Mode


Total Cost Of Ownership: Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry & Audi A5

August 17th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

To regular readers of this column, it will be no surprise that Tesla’s Model 3 is cheaper on a total cost of ownership basis than competing luxury sedans from BMW and Mercedes, but a Toyota Camry? Model 3 is a state-of-the-art electric vehicle with a 5-star safety rating and a driving experience that’s gotten rave reviews from every auto mag under the sun. Is it possible that it’s even in the same price class as the entry-level, reliable-but-dull Camry


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


Edmunds: Tesla Model 3 Is The “Ultimate Driving Machine”

July 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I had to do a double take when seeing this tweet. I thought perhaps it was actually from The Onion, not Edmunds. In case you are not aware, Edmunds is no hippie-dippie cleantech site. In fact, it makes a shit ton of money funneling internet surfers to local auto dealers to buy gasmobiles. That's sort of its thing. So, for Edmunds staff to bash a conventional auto company by saying that its popular tagline fits Tesla better is ... well ... sort of shocking


Tesla Model 3 Set To Grab Global #1 Premium Vehicle Spot In 2020, Crushing Mercedes C-Class & BMW 3 Series

July 27th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Tesla aims to produce 600,000 to 650,000 vehicles in 2020, with around 500,000 of those being the Tesla Model 3. The current premium segment leader, the Mercedes C-Class, sold 478,000 in 2018, but — being a fossil burner — is now in terminal decline. The BMW 3 Series only managed 366,000 sales in 2018 and won't grow significantly. The result? The Model 3 will almost certainly take the global #1 spot in 2020. Let's break down the numbers


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)


Is This Why Automakers Are So Slow To Electrify?

July 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I originally published this article almost 3 years ago, but it seems it's essentially as relevant today as it was then. The original title was, "What goes on in the minds of auto execs?" If someone has a better explanation than the thoughts below, chime in down in the comments


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



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