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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


BMW Group & Great Wall Motor To Build Fashionable MINI E In China

December 9th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

High-level representatives of the local Chinese government, Great Wall Motor, and the BMW Group announced a new joint venture, Spotlight Automotive Limited, on November 29, 2019. The partners congregated earlier in Germany to initiate the collaboration


Bank of America Merrill Lynch: UK Tesla Model 3 & Other EV 3-Year Total Cost of Ownership Analysis Shows EVs Much Cheaper than Fossil Competitors

December 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We've published numerous analyses of our own on the total cost of ownership of the Tesla Model 3 and Volkswagen ID.3 compared to top gasoline competitors. However, if you don't trust research from CleanTechnica, perhaps you'll find the work of a major international financial firm more palatable. A recently published report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) that was passed along to CleanTechnica dove into this topic for the


US Gas Vehicle Sales Up Big In November, Still Down In 2019

December 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tracking monthly US auto sales by company or brand is one of the oddest-feeling things I've done in my decade or so covering cleantech. Perhaps that's because the focus is on tracking non-clean tech. The fact is, though, it shocks me every month to see how many people still buy gasoline cars. Gasoline cars are far worse than electric cars currently on the market for the same cost (or even less). Nonetheless, there are so many people buying clunky, noisy, slow, high-maintenance, low-tech, high-depreciation gasoline vehicles every single day. Objectively, it doesn't make sense


BMW Group Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” — 1st Carmaker To Do So

December 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Being superbly happy with the performance, and yes, the style of the BMW i3 that I drive, it's nice to hear BMW is continuing to focus on manufacturing electric cars in a green way. The company actually operates a sustainability strategy that exists along the entire value chain, supporting sustainability more deeply than in the cars or car factories themselves


Plug-In Vehicles = 59% of Vehicle Sales in Norway in October

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

When it comes to electric vehicle adoption, Norway is king of the hill. Nearly 2 out of every 3 passenger vehicles sold in Norway come with a plug. In October, the plug-in vehicle share was 59%, a bit higher than the 56% plug-in vehicle hold for January–October


Plug-In Vehicles = 14% of Vehicle Sales in Sweden in November

December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Norway gets most of the glory for electric vehicle sales leadership, or China does for the sheer volume of sales there (approximately half of the global market), but there are a few other country markets with notable electric vehicle market share (if not volume) that are fun to track and interesting to compare to Norway. One of those markets is Sweden, which very quietly sits near the top of EV market share rankings


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


Plug-In Hybrids Pull Up Europe’s Plug-In Market — October EV Sales Report

November 29th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in vehicle (PEV) market recorded some 48,000 registrations in October (+46%), and this time it was the plug-in hybrids (+75% growth year over year, or YoY) that pulled the PEV market up. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) remained at cruising speed (+26%), leading to a nearly even (51% BEVs / 49% PHEVs, vs. 65% / 35% YTD) breakdown between both technologies in October


Why Tesla’s Plan To Build Gigafactory 4 In Germany Makes Sense

November 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's plan to build Gigafactory 4 (GF4) in Germany makes sense if you look at it from the perspective of Tesla's mission. Business Insider recently published an opinion piece on this topic, claiming the factory location didn't make sense, and I am aiming to provide a different point of view of things


Open The Plug-In Hybrid Floodgates! Germany EV Sales Report

November 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Something clicked in the German plug-in vehicle market after the summer holidays. The market had a record month (9,452 registrations) in September, and then October came and set a new record, this time 26% above the previous one! 11,926 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were registered, more than doubling last year's result. With China's PEV market in post-subsidy blues, this is a welcome boost to global sales. Now if only the US market helped to carry the burden


French EV Market Up 65%, Finally Some Reshuffling!

November 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had 6,433 registrations in October, up 65% year over year (YoY). Interestingly, this time, it was the plug-in hybrids (+118%) pulling the market up the most, with BEVs growing "just" 53%


Nissan, Toyota, Infiniti, & MINI USA Sales Down In October & 2019; Hyundai, Kia, Honda, BMW, Genesis, & Volvo Sales Up

November 11th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tracking monthly US auto sales has been a fascinating endeavor this past year. Unfortunately, we don't get data from some brands — Tesla, all Ford Motor Company brands, GM brands, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands, Jaguar Land Rover no longer report monthly sales. However, there are 17 brands that do report monthly US sales, so let's have a look at them


Teslas = 77.7% of US Electric Vehicle Sales

November 10th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The US electric vehicle market ... is not the most interesting. Unfortunately, we have only one mass-market electric vehicle on the market, and there are very few models available across the nation. Actually, aside from Tesla's offerings, I think only two fully electric models available at dealers practically anywhere are the Chevy Bolt and Nissan


Hyundai Kona EV Wins The Netherlands In Slow Month — EV Sales Report

November 7th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After a memorable month of September, the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) markets in the Netherlands slowed down significantly, growing just 37% in September, with 2,776 registrations, translating into a PEV share of 8.1% in October. That keeps the 2019 PEV share at a record 10%


BMW’s Version of Scare Tactics is Elon Musk

November 5th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

BMW's version of scare tactics for its employees is Elon Musk, and I am cracking up laughing over this 2017 article by Financial Review. When I first read it, I thought it was a post-Halloween joke or something, but alas, BMW is pretty serious about putting the fear of Musk into the hearts of its workers



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