November 10th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
Electric vehicles are gaining traction in China. Daniel Ren (via South China Morning Post) writes, "While US maker Tesla often grabs the headlines ... BYD and peers like Beijing Auto and Roewe are quietly selling enough electric vehicles (EVs) to make China the world’s largest market for both electric and conventional vehicles. In fact, sales of EVs in China reached 770,000 units last year."
November 3rd, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
After a few months threatening to break the all-time record (102,635 units, set last December), the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market finally hit a new high, with some 104,900 plug-in vehicles being registered in September, up 66% and in line with previous months' growth rates
September 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Our friends at EV Volumes — true EV data fiends — have released another report on electric car sales and trends. There are another of interesting findings, but the chart that jumped out to me the most was one about battery chemistry
September 28th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
Are the days of the gas guzzler numbered? Tom Raftery (via Forbes) says there are "seven reasons why the internal combustion engine is a dead man walking." He explains, "Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect." Here's why...
September 28th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
The Chinese plug-in vehicle (PEV) market hit its second best score this year, with some 93,000 units registered in August. However, it was up only 62%. This is a slowdown from the three-digit growth rates of previous months, and is explained by the fact that "new energy vehicle" subsidies were slashed for vehicles with range lower than 150 km. That happened in June, resulting in many small city EVs losing a large number of sales
August 26th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
The Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is in summer-chill mode, with some 75,000 units being registered in July, up only 64%. Yes, this is a slowdown from the three-digit growth rates of previous months. It is explained by the fact that "New Energy" subsidies were slashed to vehicles with full-charge driving range lower to 150 km in June, so most small city EVs stopped seeing sales, draining a significant percentage of over PEV sales
July 4th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Tesla had more news, as usual. We also had a lot of fun talking about the Chinese and European EV markets. And then: The Batteries
July 3rd, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
Plug-in electric cars are becoming more commonplace on streets all around the globe. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and its latest Global Electric Vehicles Outlook report, "The number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017, a 54% increase compared with 2016."
July 2nd, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
The Chinese PEV market is at full charge, with some 94,000 units registered in May, up 127% YoY and just 8,000 units less than the current record of 102,000 units set last December. If sales continue progressing this fast, expect a new all-time record in June
May 26th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
After the usual off-season (January and February), the Chinese plug-in vehicle (PEV) market is back at full charge, with 71,000 units registered in April, up 129% year over year (YoY). Overall, 2018 sales have more than doubled compared to the same period last year
May 20th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Sales of BMW's electrified vehicles were up strongly in the first quarter of 2018, with China leading the way with more than a 600% increase.
April 22nd, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
After the usual off-season (January and February), March came and electric car sales surged to 59,000 units in China, up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units
April 15th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
What was the hottest cleantech news in China in Q1 2018? Read on
April 14th, 2018 | by Tim Dixon
2017 was another big year for the deployment of electric buses in China, with 89,546 electric buses deployed, but who supplies the batteries that are creating the world's largest electric bus fleets in the world? For this, we need to find the 2017 Chinese installed capacity
March 17th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
February is traditionally the slowest selling month in China, but with electric car sales at around 34,000, there’s not much to complain about — numbers were up 88% year over year (YoY), making this by far the best February ever
March 3rd, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
After the December sales peak, January signaled the expected hangover, but still, sales stood at some 35,000 passenger plug-in vehicles (PEVs), up four-fold year over year (YoY), making this by far the best January ever for electric car sales in China
February 14th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Negotiations between Tesla and the city of Shanghai about building a factory in that city's Free Trade Zone appear to have stalled over whether Tesla must work with a local partner.
February 5th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla — yep, yet again, it was Tesla stories that caught the most eyeballs here on CleanTechnica in the past week. From US electric car sales pontification to an Australian virtual power plant to Tesla Model Y production rumors to Tesla home solar sales at Home Depot, the company was a hot item. Scroll down to find out what else made the top 20 list — and click through if you haven't read any of these!
February 3rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
The top 30 CleanTechnica stories of January ... er, top 32 ... are below. Have fun!
January 29th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
The rise and rise of the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is unstoppable, with yet another record performance in December. A total of 102,000 new passenger PEVs were registered last month, up 130% year over year. Yes, that was just December, and it pulled the year-to-date count to over 600,000 units, up 71% compared to
January 8th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Tesla has long been seen as a rebel of the auto world, but it's becoming a bit mainstream, no? I'm inspired to do a long piece on this ... but not yet. But it just struck me rather starkly as I shockingly saw that no Tesla story was among the top 3 stories of the past week on CleanTechnica ... or even the top 5! Or even the top 10!
December 31st, 2017 | by Loren McDonald
With 2017 being such a huge breakthrough year in the transition to electric vehicles, it raises the question: “What major news, milestones, and developments related to electric vehicles will occur in 2018?”
December 24th, 2017 | by Jose Pontes
The rise and rise of the Chinese plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market is unstoppable, with yet another record performance in November — 84,000 new passenger PEVs registered last month. That's almost double last year's total for November. That 84,000 also put the year to date (YTD) count over 490,000, up 60% year over year (YoY)