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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


Selling Used EVs In A Red State

May 18th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Oil-bought politicians, Tesla shorts, online trolls, and others with an axe to grind against EVs are always telling us things like “EVs are toys for the rich” — whenever convenient to their arguments. While it’s true that top-of-the-line Tesla vehicles are well over $100,000, there’s a small independent dealer in conservative Arizona proving that not only can EVs be affordable, but they are good for business!


German Brands Recover Ground In German Electric Car Market — April EV Sales Report

May 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in April, having scored 7,771 registrations. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) grew at a faster pace, +50% year over year (YoY), than plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), +14% YoY, contributing to an all-electric share in 2019 of 67%, far above the 2018 result of 53%


French EV Market Returns To Normal — April EV Sales Report

May 11th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had 4,542 registrations in April, up 43% YoY, with a big portion of this growth coming from pure electric vehicles (BEVs). In total, BEVs scored 3,222 deliveries last month (+70%), with those all-electric cars representing 71% of all plug-in vehicle sales. This growth is even more significant when we realize that the overall vehicle market remained stagnant (+0.4%)


Tesla Model 3 Avalanche (German Edition)

April 23rd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After a great start of the year, the German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in March, up 42% year over year (YoY) to 9,677 registrations. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) grew at a fast pace (+75% YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) remained flat (+1%)


Tesla Model 3 Tsunami (Swiss Edition)

April 16th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Swiss plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market smashed its previous sales record (1,341 registrations) last month by registering 2,162 vehicles. That meant that the PEV share jumped to 7.5% (6.4% from fully electric vehicles and 1.1% from plug-in hybrids), pulling the 2019 PEV share to 5.3% and thus almost doubling last year's result


Tesla Model 3 Jumps To #2 In France — #CleanTechnica EV Sales Report

April 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market recorded 6,136 registrations in March, up 14% year over year (YoY). A big portion of this growth came from the Tesla Model 3, which had 1,153 deliveries last month, the best result ever for a nameplate not called "Renault Zoe."


15 Automakers + 8 Additional Car Brands See Sales Drops In USA

April 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Now that we've got a truly mass market electric car in the US (the 13th best selling car in the country in the first quarter of 2019 and the best selling luxury car), I've found it interesting to take a closer look at changes in all automakers' overall car and automobile sales. I meticulously track changes from month to month and quarter to quarter using automaker sales reports for this purpose


Best Car In USA, Tesla Model 3, Is 13th Best Selling Car In 1st Quarter — What Does That Mean?

April 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The "best car" on the market is generally something you'd think to tie to a specific price range, class, or at least body style. In 2019, though, I don't think you have to do that at all. In my humble opinion (and I'll make the case for it in a moment), the best car on the market is now cost-competitive with the highest selling mass market cars on the market. It wasn't in the first quarter, but it is in the second


Which Electric Vehicles Could Score 500,000+ Sales A Year?

March 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 had more than 100,000 sales in 2018 and could have more than 300,000 sales in 2019. In 2020, it could certainly pass that 500,000 unit marker (or not — we'll see). The Tesla Model Y will likely be more popular than the Model 3, perhaps much more popular, and it's hard to imagine the vehicle won't pass 500,000 sales per year. Other than these two Tesla mass-market models, though, which electric vehicles could reach such high annual sales


Tesla Model 3 Costs vs. 10 Best Selling Cars In The USA

March 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We don't really know how many Tesla Model 3s were sold in the USA in January and February, but the car should be in the top 20. With less than one day remaining to order the Model 3 Standard Range Plus for $37,000, I felt we still hadn't done enough to compare the current Model 3 options with the top selling cars in the USA. So, here's a new rundown comparison focused on one key category: 5 year total cost of ownership


Tesla Model 3 Lands With A Bang In France — CleanTechnica EV Sales Report

March 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market had 4,178 registrations in February, up 32% year over year (YoY), with all-electric models growing faster than plug-in hybrids (+46% vs +16%). A big portion of this growth came from the landing of the Tesla Model 3, which had 401 deliveries last month, but even discounting the "Model 3 effect," full-electrics grew 26%, a positive sign that the Model 3 isn't stealing sales from other electric cars but from its gas/diesel competitors


Tesla Model 3 On Supercharger V3 — Road Trip Performance Compared To Peers (Charts!)

March 11th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

With the release of the new Supercharger version 3 (V3) technology, Tesla is significantly boosting the charging speeds of the Model 3, and getting further ahead of the competition. In this article, we run numbers on the Model 3's new capabilities on road trips and long journeys, and reveal how it compares with its peers



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