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Electric Vehicle Models That EV Owners In Europe Considered But Didn’t Buy

March 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year's Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams reports concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy. We asked EV owners which other electric vehicle models they thought about buying before deciding on the one they purchased or leased. I was surprised to see how much people actually cross-shopped across classes while considering which electric vehicle to buy


Tesla Model Y = Most Likely Next EV Of EV Owners In Netherlands & Norway — CleanTechnica Report

March 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Probably the most interesting question we asked in these surveys was one of the simplest: “What do you think your next EV model will be?” It is particularly interesting because it gives us a strong sense of where the market is headed, and combined with answers to some other questions (see the next chapter), it also tells us a bit about which features and specs matter the most to EV buyers


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


7 More Electric Vehicles That Could Hit 10,000 Sales A Month (Perhaps)

November 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

In response to a recent article of mine about electric vehicle models that could potentially hit 10,000+ sales a month, several readers suggested other models that I neglected (or simply didn't have much faith in). I thought these suggestions warranted a followup article


How Many Electric Vehicles Will Tesla, Volkswagen, & Nissan Sell In 2020–2025?

September 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We write about Tesla a lot because it is pushing, pulling, and tickling the auto industry forward. It is a wild success story like we've never before seen in cleantech, have perhaps never really seen in the auto industry, and has been sorely needed in US manufacturing. Nonetheless, Tesla is one corner of a big puzzle on transportation electrification. The challenging question has been, who's going to follow Tesla's lead


Volkswagen Missed Its 2018 Electric Vehicle Goal (From 2010) By ~217,000 Units

February 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A Tesla Motors Club forum member somehow came across a 2018 electric vehicle (EV) sales target from Volkswagen Group that the company shared back in 2010. Volkswagen was hoping to sell ~300,000 EVs a year by 2018. It turns out the 2018 total was more like ... 82,685 (and that's counting a bunch of plug-in hybrids as electric vehicles, which many people wouldn't count)


Who Showed What At The 2018 LA Auto Show?

December 16th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

In part 1 of our review of the 2018 LA Auto Show, we looked at the mobility startup world and how it is proposing to meet tomorrow's mobility needs. Let's now look at what traditional carmakers had to offer at the 2018 LA Auto Show


Volkswagen Will Build Electric Cars In America

July 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The head of Volkswagen North America says his company will build the ID Crozz and ID Buzz electric cars in Tennessee. Will they be identical to the cars designed for other markets or larger to better suit American tastes?


Will Volkswagen Become #1 Electric Automaker Within 5–10 Years?

December 5th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I know, I know — Volkswagen deceived the public and regulators for years with "defeat devices" that have resulted in innumerable premature deaths ... and continue to cause harm today. I know, I know — Volkswagen is king of vaporware and has been pumping concept electric vehicles for ages that are still years away from potential production


Volkswagen Aims For Pan-European Battery Cell Union (Maybe)

September 16th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It's one of the hottest debates in the EV enthusiast community these days: what's the best battery approach for automakers — vertical integration or simply buying batteries from top battery producers? Either approach could end up with lower costs and more advanced battery tech, depending on how the future rolls out*


Shifting A Giant — Volkswagen’s Progress & Potential Pitfalls From 830,000 Gasmobiles/Month To Electric Heaven

September 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

More or less, this story could be about Daimler, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, or any other major automaker. In fact, while this article was in the works, a couple of Daimler execs came out and admitted a couple of the core challenges in a rather direct way. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne did the same a year and a half ago in his own dramatic style. But the complexity of the story means that it's not a black and white issue and it also goes far beyond the statements referenced above


VW Announces Return Of The Minibus … As An Electric Vehicle … In 2022

September 12th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

The VW Minibus is an iconic vehicle that just oozes beach vibes. Here in California, it is synonymous with surfing and the '60s and has a cult following even to this day. For that reason, it was impactful that VW CEO Dr. Herbert Diess chose California as the place to announce the return of the VW Minibus. He related as much to the crowd in Pebble Beach, California: "The Microbus has long been part of the California lifestyle. Now we're bringing it back by reinventing it as an electric vehicle."



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