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Renault Zoe & Tesla Model 3 Pull France To Record Heights — 2019 EV Sales Report

January 17th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market registered a record 7,250 units in December, +28% year over year (YoY), a new all time record. That was thanks to leader Renault Zoe (2,097 units, a new year best), which seems to be past the worse of the production ramp up, and the Tesla Model 3, which moved 1,250 units, its best result ever in France. Additionally, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sales more than doubled YoY, helping to set the record score


Tesla Gobbled Up 78% Of US Electric Vehicle Sales In 2019*

January 16th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

While the Tesla Model 3 was the 9th best selling car in the country and had more than 150,000 sales in the USA, the next best selling non-Tesla on the market was the Chevy Bolt with 16,418 sales, followed by the Nissan LEAF with 12,365 sales


Like An Angel Is Pushing You From Behind

January 12th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

As a CEO of a large global automaker, you have a huge problem of existential dimensions. If you don’t solve it, it’s not just your job that’s lost, but you will be remembered as the person who is responsible for a century-long proud legacy ending


Audi USA Sales In 2014–2019 — Hurt Significantly By Tesla Or Not?

January 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently decided to take a closer look at BMW USA sales over the past 6 years in order to try to examine how much BMW was being hurt by Tesla's popularity in the United States. Part of the reason for doing that is that recent Bloomberg research highlighted BMW as the auto brand most hurt by and most vulnerable to Tesla


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


Non-Tesla US Auto Sales Down 177,839 In 2019

January 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The US auto industry took a bit of a whack in 2019. Excluding Tesla, auto sales were down by 177,839 units in 2019 compared to 2018. That said, only 13 auto brands saw their sales drop, while 18 saw their sales rise


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


Plug-In Vehicles = 11% of Swedish Auto Market

January 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Sweden probably isn't one of the first countries that come to mind when talking about electric vehicle leaders, but plug-in vehicles have a higher market share there than in almost any other country in the world. In 2019, 11% of auto sales were sales of plug-in vehicles


Regarding Ford Mustang Mach-E: Porsche & BMW Also Got Shit For Producing Crossovers

January 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I get it — change is hard. It's difficult, awkward, and perhaps even annoying or frustrating to see something we love get changed. The good news about the pushback from Ford/Mustang fans regarding the Ford Mustang Mach-E: we've seen this before with Porsche and BMW, and Porsche and BMW not only survived by thrived


BMW i4 Will Likely Have 330+ Miles Of EPA Range

December 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

The BMW i4 sedan is about 2 years away from production, but details are beginning to emerge. The new car is said to have an 80 kWh battery and an impressive 373 miles (600 km) of range in the WLTP testing cycle.



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