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Browsing the "Volkswagen ID.3" Tag

The 2 Big Questions Regarding Volkswagen’s Future

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


Tesla Model 3 Sales = ~4× Nissan LEAF Sales, World’s 2nd Best Selling EV Outside Of China — November EV Sales Report

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


The Volkswagen ID.3’s Battery

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


Volkswagen Group Aiming To Produce 3 Million Electric Vehicles In 2025 — How Might It Get There?

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


Tesla Model 3 = 1/8 Of World’s EV Sales In 2019

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


Volkswagen & Ford vs. Tesla? Or Volkswagen & Ford vs. Toyota & Honda?

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


Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition Prices In Ireland — €40,000–50,000

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


Volkswagen Seemingly Believes A Common Tesla Myth

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."


Tesla Model & Model 3 Visual Comparison … Tesla 1-Pedal Driving … Potential 10,000/Month EVs — CleanTechnica Top 20

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


Is Volkswagen Pushing The EV Revolution To The Tipping Point?

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



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