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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 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


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


Tesla Model S = #1 Large Luxury Car In California, Tesla Model X = #2 Midsize SUV, Chevy Bolt = #2 Subcompact Car

June 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I reported recently on the Tesla Model 3 being the #3 best selling car in California in the first quarter of this year (in terms of units sold), and Max Holland showed that it was also the #1 best selling car in California in terms of revenue for that time period. No other electric cars were in the top 10 overall, but a few did quite well in their respective segments


Two Years With The Chevy Bolt — Mixed Feelings & A Family Of Geese

June 1st, 2019 | by Robert Dee

We're excited around here right now. A couple of years ago, just about the time I signed my Bolt lease, my friends built me a birthday perch for the pond. They told us it would attract geese and entice them to have families here. Last year we labeled the perch, or at least I did, the barge. It was butt ugly sitting on our idyllic pond — think of a machine shipping skid with blue foam board under it in the hope of keeping it afloat


Tesla Model 3 Reigns Supreme In The Netherlands — April EV Sales Report

May 11th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had another positive sales month in April, with 2,520 plug-in vehicle registrations, up 150% year over year (YoY). That translated as a PEV share of 8% across the overall auto market, pulling the year-to-date (YTD) count to 12,944 units, and keeping the 2019 PEV share at 9% — above last year's final result


Is Big Auto Betting On Flying Cars?

May 10th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The 21st century is already two decades old. Dude, why do we still not have flying cars? Pragmatic souls might reply that, since the heyday of 1950s science fiction, we’ve come to realize that flying cars aren’t particularly practical or particularly necessary, and that we might do better to solve the problems created by the earthbound variety before creating new frontiers for traffic jams and road rage


Workhorse Lordstown Plant — What’s Going On?

May 8th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

If you follow electric vehicle news at all, it was hard to miss the news earlier today that GM is working with Workhorse on a potential sale of their Lordstown Plant. GM sent out a press release stating that the plant would be taken over by Workhorse and "an affiliated, newly formed entity.”


Diving Into The Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, & Chevy Bolt (Video)

April 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Munro & Associates in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is in the business of taking cars apart. The company’s teardown reports reveal the juicy details of every single component — how they work, where they came from, and how much they cost. Automakers pay sizable sums for these reports, in order to figure out what their competitors are up to. Sandy Munro’s 2018 teardown of a Tesla Model 3 delivered some important insights into the California carmaker’s strengths and weaknesses. What about other electric cars


Rivian Says “No Thanks” To GM Overture

April 13th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

General Motors has been discussing a possible collaboration with Rivian. GM would get access to Rivian's electric truck and SUV technology in exchange for an unspecified investment. Those talks have now reached a dead end according to Fortune.


Tesla Model 3 Leads The Electric Army In Historic Month — Norway EV Sales Report

April 13th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Last month, fully electric vehicles saw their registrations double year over year (YoY), pushing the overall market up +28% despite sales of every other powertrain type dropping at least 20%, which led to record fully electric vehicle (58%) and overall plug-in vehicle (69%) shares. As you already know, Tesla Model 3 deliveries went through the roof in March, with the model achieving 5,315 registrations, a new all-time record for any nameplate in Norway, whatever the fuel source



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