January 10th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
Last week, there were some rumors on the internet and on some news services that the Mercedes EQC was a flop. There was no market for it because in its home market of Germany only 55 vehicles were delivered by November
January 9th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Volkswagen is launching into what could be a huge electric decade that reinvents and rejuvenates the large global automotive group. Yes, the Volkswagen ID.3 — which is sort of supposed to be the VW Beetle or Golf of this century — has some delays. Reinvention can be tough
January 6th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
People who attended an event for ID.3 reservation holders in Denmark last week were greeted with some bad news. Deliveries will be delayed at least until August.
January 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
We may have some more high-selling blockbuster electric vehicles in 2020, but 2019 had one electric vehicle that was in a league of its own, the Tesla Model 3. Through November, the Model 3 had almost 3× the sales of the world's 2nd best selling EV, the BAIC EU-Series, and it had more than 4× the sales of the world's 2nd best selling non-Chinese
January 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
Below is a Volkswagen press release from early December. We don't typically publish straight press releases, but I figured this one could be a useful point of reference in years to come. There isn't an enormous amount of information here, but there is a basic explanation of how the VW ID.3's battery system is set up, including certain key specs and figures. Read on if you are curious
December 30th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Volkswagen Group has been spending a lot of time these days focused on its electrification plans — or e-mobility, as they call it in Europe. Some take this as simply PR, but I think the sales targets are real and we know the company has launched an initial electric car factory and is investing tens of billions of euros into batteries and EV development
December 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Previously, Volkswagen announced an intention to produce and sell 1 million fully electric ID vehicles in 2025. The target year for that is now 2023, while the 2025 target has increased to 1½ million
December 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Reports in the German press say Volkswagen is having "massive difficulties" with the software used in its ID.3 electric cars. And the electric minibus will be called the ID.7 and arrive in 2022.
December 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year's "Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams" report concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy
December 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
From a brand new CleanTechnica report (published today), we have some insight into which electric vehicles (EVs) current EV owners are most likely to buy next*
December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Tesla accounts for 1 out of every 6¼ global plug-in vehicle sales. The Tesla Model 3 alone accounts for 1 out of every 8 global plug-in vehicle sales, 13% of the global market
December 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Yes, the Tesla Cybertruck stole the thunder from Ford's Mustang Mach-E, which was dominating electric transportation news for a few days, and it seems like ages ago that Volkswagen unveiled the ID.3. Nonetheless, as much as we want to know what the consumer demand will be for the Tesla Cybertruck, perhaps a bigger question is trying to figure out where Ford and Volkswagen are headed with electric vehicles. Tesla will be here, Tesla will sell EVs — a lot of them. What about Ford? What about Volkswagen? And which models and brands are their electric vehicle offerings really competing with
November 29th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular mass-market cars in the world, and the question now is whether the Volkswagen ID.3 will democratize all-electric cars at a similar scale. However, in at least some places, prices are higher than expected
November 16th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
A common Tesla myth is that you have to be wealthy to own one. In a blog post on its website, Volkswagen says that it is "making attractive and affordable electric cars for everyone. E-cars for millions – not for millionaires."
November 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular stories of the past week on CleanTechnica were led by a visual comparison of the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y, followed by Paul Fosse's early review of one-pedal driving in a Tesla Model 3 (following a recent software update many of us still haven't gotten). My second piece on non-Tesla electric vehicle models that might one day reach 10,000 sales a month was in third, and an answer to the never-ending question of whether Teslas work in snow was right behind it. For the rest of the top 20, and to actually see the headlines and click through to fun articles you missed, scroll down below
November 6th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Volkswagen factory in Zwickau is well on the way to becoming the largest electric car manufacturing facility in Europe.
November 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
At the launch ceremony for the Volkswagen ID.3 in Zwickau, Germany, the company showed it is dead serious about being a leader of the electric car revolution.
November 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Okay, let's be frank: Tesla pushed the EV revolution up to today. Volkswagen Group execs, to their credit and honor, have basically said the same. Good on them. Also, before I completely shift away from Tesla and focus on Volkswagen, I certainly do think Tesla has a multi-year advantage on some key EV matters and I drive a Tesla Model 3 because I think it's the best car on the market. Nonetheless, "first followers" are often just as important as the leaders
November 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Monday, November 4 is the date series production of the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is scheduled to begin. German chancellor Angela Merkel will be on hand along with a clutch of notable dignitaries -- including me!
October 30th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
We write many articles about Tesla for two core reasons: 1) it is pushing the transportation sector toward zero-emission transportation faster than any other company (and is perhaps the most important company in the world for decarbonizing the economy), and 2) it makes really amazing products