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Tesla Model 3 Holds 17% of US Small + Midsize Luxury Car Market

August 10th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly said — including very emphatically on the last Tesla conference call — that consumer demand is not a problem at all for Tesla. It seems from his comments that there is far more consumer demand than production capacity. However, we don't know how much more, and we don't know how that demand is spread out geographically across the world


US Auto Sales Down By 1.5 Million In 2nd Quarter, Amplifying Long Trends

August 10th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

US auto sales, as we all know by now, took a massive hit in the second quarter of 2020. After collecting the sales data of 31 auto brands (almost all of them), I decided to dig in a little deeper — and further back in time — to try to get a better sense of trends and which companies are facing particularly challenging mid- to long-term circumstances


Tesla = 19% of Global Plugin Vehicle Market

August 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Yesterday, I reported that the Tesla Model 3 had nearly 4× as many sales as the second best selling electric vehicle in the world in the first half of 2020, and more sales than the 2nd best selling, 3rd best selling, 4th best selling, 5th best selling, and 6th best selling plugin vehicles combined. Let's now look briefly at plugin vehicle sales rankings by brand


Finland Achieves 16% Plugin Vehicle Market Share

August 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Finland is the 4th best country in the world in terms of plugin vehicle market share this year. It is at 16% market share, double its 8% market share in 2019 and more than triple its 5% market share in 2018, according to our friends at EV Volumes


Record EV Sales In Europe

July 29th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the overall European market is still in recovery mode in June, down 24% year over year (YoY), the European passenger plugin vehicle market has returned to the fast track, having achieved almost 93,000 registrations in June (+95%)


8.6% Plugin Vehicle Market Share In Germany!

July 22nd, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the German overall market is still recovering from the pandemic, dropping just 32% year over year (YoY) in June, the local plugin vehicle market is in much better shape, having registered almost 19,000 units, up 124% Yo


CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part Three — Low-Carbon Advantage, Product Mix & Strategy

July 21st, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. In this the third and final part of the interview, we discuss the benefits of Northvolt's low carbon manufacturing approach in the European context, and learn about its product mix and strategic positioning


CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part Two — EV Market Growth, Timeline & Capacity, Cheap Hydropower

July 20th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. In part two of the interview, we discussed the growth in the European EV market, Northvolt's plans to scale its manufacturing capacity, its timeline, and its access to low-cost, renewable hydroelectric energy in Sweden


CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part One — Background, Mission, & Unique Approach

July 18th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. Northvolt plans to use renewable energy to manufacture battery cells and packs for the European market, and already has substantial agreements in place with Volkswagen, BMW, ABB, and others. We sat down virtually with Peter to learn about the company's unique approach, and plans


The New BMW iX3 Is Coming To South Africa!

July 14th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The BMW iX3 shares the same platform as the plug-in hybrid, the mild hybrid, and the fossil fuel X3 models. The iX3 will be built at the BMW/Brilliance Automotive joint venture plant in China where BMW has been producing the X3. BMW also produces the X3 in Rosslyn, Pretoria, South Africa. Since they share the same platform, we hope in the long run BMW can start to also build the iX3 in Pretoria


Sweden At 26% Plug-in Vehicle Market Share

July 12th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Sweden remains an odd plug-in vehicle market in which plug-in hybrids heavily outweigh full electrics. Part of that may be because Volvo Cars only sells plug-in hybrids so far, and Volvo is sort of popular in Sweden



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