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BMW Launches X2 Plug-in Hybrid & Updates 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The latest news from the sporty premium brand out of Munich is that it has released a plug-in hybrid version of its X2 "Sports Activity Coupe" (SAC), the BMW X2 xDrive25e, and updated the 5 Series, including the 530e and 530e xDrive plug-in hybrids. Plug-in hybrid heaven


BMW USA Sales 2014–2019 — Getting Slammed By Tesla Or Not?

January 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

For several years, we've considered BMW to be most at risk from Tesla's rise. The BMW brand's trademark "the ultimate driving machine" tagline got stolen away from the German automaker. (Even Edmunds went out and called the Tesla Model 3 the ultimate driving machine.) Want the most advanced driving tech? Coolest cat on the block


Tesla Model 3 = 21% of Small + Midsize Premium Car Sales in USA — CleanTechnica Report

December 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 continues to dominate the US premium-class car market. In fact, it has dominated this market to such an extent that it has more sales in 2019 than all of BMW's small & midsize models combined, all of Mercedes-Benz's small & midsized models combined, all of Audi's small & midsized models combined, all of Lexus's small & midsized models combined, etc


~450,000 US Luxury Car Buyers A Year Are Lost

September 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote the other day about how crazy it is that there are still tens of thousands of Americans buying Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords month after month. Amidst the hundreds of thousands of views on that story, some people griped that the purchase price of a Model 3 is considerably higher than the purchase price of an Accord or Camry. A point I alluded to repeatedly is that the Model 3, despite a higher purchase price, may well have a lower 5 year cost of ownership than an Accord or Camry for many people. Yes, I'm sure there are some Accord and Camry buyers who couldn't get financing for the ~$39,000 base price of a Model 3, but there are certainly many other Accord and Camry buyers who could quality for financing for a Tesla Model 3 — and then would reap financial savings over time while enjoying a much better car. But that's all moot for the focus of this article — luxury cars


Tesla Domination Budding, Toyota & Honda Getting Hit By EV Rise In USA — Conquest Sales Charts & Data

December 17th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Before the modern electric car era, if you needed a car and wanted something fuel efficient, your best options were generally Toyotas and Hondas, the two companies that led on hybrids and fuel-efficient non-hybrids. There are generations of drivers who still love Toyota and Honda as a result of those cars and these two companies' reputations for reliability, fuel efficiency, and high quality for the money. But Tesla is now setting a much higher bar, and consumers are responding


7 Charts — Tesla Model 3 vs The Competition (US Sales)

August 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

As Tesla Model 3 production and sales have grown, I've felt more and more inspired to compare the car's scorecard against that of other models. I intended to update my "Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales" charts and report this weekend, but then got a bit carried away. As a result, below are 7 sales charts regarding the Tesla Model 3 and some of its wide ranging "competition," which includes not only small and midsize luxury cars but also some of the most popular, mass-market cars in the United States


BMW USA Sales Down Dramatically — Tesla Model 3 Hitting Already?

June 3rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I haven't been watching too closely in recent months, but while pulling BMW i3 sales data for our monthly electric car sales reports, I noticed that BMW USA sales are down ... dramatically. BMW passenger cars were down 17% in May (2017 vs 2016) and 11% for the year through May (2017 vs 2016). And, by the way, MINI brand sales were down 12% in May and the year through May



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