June 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
To satisfy my own curiosity (and, apparently, that of millions of other people), I've been running 5-year cost comparisons of the Tesla Model 3 and other top selling cars on the US market. This round of comparisons pits the Tesla Model 3 versus the Nissan Altima and Nissan Maxima
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)
June 17th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
Two years ago I thought the long wait for the Renault-Nissan Alliance was over. There was a new Zoe40 launched just before the Chevy Bolt came to market, and a new Leaf coming that summer. Accompanied by a few other releases, I thought it was time to announce the Renault-Nissan Alliance was coming out of stealth mode. That was the meme of those days — EV makers coming out of stealth mode
June 17th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Nissan e-NV200 electric van has enjoyed strong sales growth since the 40 kWh battery was added to the lineup last year, helped by its low operating costs.
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
June 15th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott
For several years now, I've felt both guilt and embarrassment for not driving an EV. I wonder how many other CleanTechnica readers who don't own an EV yet, who own an ICE (internal combustion engine) car, feel similarly
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
June 7th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
After a long history of falling down, struggling, and getting up again, followed by a failed merger with Daimler AG, there was nobody willing to help rescue Chrysler after the 2008 crises. That is, until the nearly broke and also struggling Italian FIAT Group dressed in its best white knight suit and showed willingness to try it
June 6th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The marriage between Fiat Chrysler and Renault is off. An engagement between Subaru and Toyota is on. It's a crazy time in the global auto business.
June 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
We won't have US sales figures for Tesla, Ford, and GM for another month — and even then we'll have to estimate how they were split out across the quarter — but we know one thing for sure: Tesla's sales are up heavily compared to the same period in 2018. For other automakers, not so much
June 4th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
There is no other reason for me to report on the Dutch sales than that it is my home market, and I have the numbers
June 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles of May are in a list below. First, though, I'll highlight some of my favorites.
Well, the #1 story on the top 20 is also perhaps my favorite, but I wrote it, so I'm biased. It is a cost comparison between the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus and several Honda Accord trims. Guess who wins
June 3rd, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
The European passenger plug-in vehicle market scored some 37,000 registrations in April, growing 30% compared to the same period last year, a good performance considering that the overall market is still in the red (-1% in April)
May 30th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Could Ford and General Motors merge? Anything could happen as the EV revolution picks up speed
May 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
While Nissan’s executives deny it, many in the automotive media and even Carlos Ghosn himself think his arrest was orchestrated by Nissan executives to prevent a merger with Renault. If this is true, then the executives have indeed shot themselves in the foot
May 27th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Fiat Chrylser and Renault are discussing a merger that would spread the cost of electric and autonomous vehicles over a larger manufacturing base. But will it make them any more competitive?
May 26th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse
I'll start off this article by admitting that I was totally wrong on the subject of this article a couple of years ago. Sometimes your first impression of a technology is clouded by your biases, sometimes it is clouded by your lack of knowledge, sometimes it is just laziness. In my case, it was all
May 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Nissan ProPilot 2.0 will allow drivers to take both hands off the wheel as long as the car stays in its designated travel lane thanks to a camera that monitors the driver's eyes.
May 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I don't have a ton to write about this, but the visualization below is a must see. Mase Goslin had some free time on his hands, pulled 2012–2019 US EV sales data from InsideEVs, and created the following visualization with the data
May 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The Tesla Model 3 is a lot like the Buick Regal. Actually, no, not really. They do have a similar starting price, but the Model 3 is approximately three worlds better and also has a much lower cost of ownership
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!
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%
May 12th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular CleanTechnica articles of the past week included a cost comparison between the Tesla Model 3 and the Honda Accord, 6 hot BYD models shown at Auto Shanghai 2019, ongoing sales drops in the US auto market from ... almost everyone except Tesla, and why Tesla should be thanking Volkswagen for the big ID push
May 11th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
The European passenger plug-in vehicle market had a record 60,000 registrations in March, growing 38% compared to the same period last year, a good performance considering the stagnating mainstream market (−4% year over year, or YoY)