April 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
An internal memo at Volkswagen is calling for greater incentives for small, inexpensive electric cars, lower incentives for plug-in hybrid cars, and more government support for EV charging infrastructure. The proposals will not sit well with officials at Mercedes and BMW.
April 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
We do love Tesla Electric Road Trip stories, especially when they’re spiced with practical charging tips. A recent addition to the genre, from Brad Templeton, posted on Forbes goes beyond the usual travel log of sights seen and charging difficulties overcome. Templeton’s account of a weeklong trip from San Francisco to the southern California desert to enjoy the spectacular springtime poppy bloom includes some interesting insights about how driving electric changes the overall traveling experience
April 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Tesla wasn't just the #1 electric vehicle or #1 small or midsize luxury vehicle or #1 luxury vehicle in the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland in March. It was the #1 top selling vehicle across the board
April 16th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
The Swiss plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market smashed its previous sales record (1,341 registrations) last month by registering 2,162 vehicles. That meant that the PEV share jumped to 7.5% (6.4% from fully electric vehicles and 1.1% from plug-in hybrids), pulling the 2019 PEV share to 5.3% and thus almost doubling last year's result
April 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Europe generated record levels of wind energy over the first quarter of 2019, according to new figures published by energy consultancy EnAppSys, and surpassed hydroelectric levels for the second quarter in a row
April 14th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt
Demand is a mystery that can only be measured once supply is provided, and at that point, it's not demand anymore. You only know what demand you really had after its gone. Supply is a fact you can easily measure, while demand is never really known or completely understood. Even worse, the supply you measure is usually only a part of the demand you once had, and the closer you get to the moment of supply, the more you know how real the demand is
April 14th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Model 3 has taken Europe by storm — especially after Norway's recent craziness for Tesla's lower-priced sedan. Now, it appears Germany is also falling in love with an American car that doesn't pollute the environment
April 13th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
Last month, fully electric vehicles saw their registrations double year over year (YoY), pushing the overall market up +28% despite sales of every other powertrain type dropping at least 20%, which led to record fully electric vehicle (58%) and overall plug-in vehicle (69%) shares. As you already know, Tesla Model 3 deliveries went through the roof in March, with the model achieving 5,315 registrations, a new all-time record for any nameplate in Norway, whatever the fuel source
April 11th, 2019 | by The Beam
On the bright side, the European food system provides 4.2 million jobs in Europe, feeds more than 500 million Europeans, and its greenhouse gases emissions have decreased 20% since 1990. But the social and environmental impacts of the European food system is alarming. Diet-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease are growing at an alarming rate
April 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
We occasionally joke about people who have claimed for the past 11 years that Tesla will die any day. The truth is, though, it's nearly unbelievable that Tesla has indeed survived, and how quickly it has grown to become so big and influential.Fiat has been on the flip side of the electrification story, generally eager to avoid it, deny it, defer it, and complain about it
April 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular CleanTechnica stories of the past week were led by ... an April 1 joke. (It's not the first time. And it was a great article.) Other than the Neuralink joke, Tesla sales in Europe, Tesla sales in China, a solar module efficiency chart, and a global Tesla 11 Year Death Anniversary event I dreamt up attracted the most reader eyeballs
April 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Tesla’s first-quarter deliveries dropped by 31% compared to the previous quarter as the Elon Musk–led company struggled to deliver cars to customers in international markets. The company said that approximately 10,600 cars were in transit, compared to 2,907 cars that were in transit at the end of the fourth quarter of
April 3rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Editor's note: Maximilian Holland already published a superb accounting of Tesla, especially Tesla Model 3, sales in Norway in March. Key highlights were: 31% of new car deliveries were Teslas. That's more than the 23% of deliveries that were pure-fossil vehicle sales (all models combined). 58% of deliveries were fully electric vehicle deliveries
March 31st, 2019 | by Tomek Gać
As of today, in EV Kingdom Norway, Tesla has delivered 6,116 Model 3's, which is best result for any EV model in history. Central Europe and Eastern Europe are not such a paradise for EVs
March 31st, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
The big news in February’s top positions was of course the Tesla Model 3 landing with a bang, and jumping right up to the leadership position, but unlike what has happened (and is happening) in the USA, the blackhole effect of the Tesla Model 3 is not absorbing sales from other BEVs (well, maybe the Model S is the exception). Instead, it appears the Model 3 is pulling customers directly from competing PHEVs and gas/diesel models
March 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen and Northvolt are teaming up to create the European Battery Union which will explore new technology in battery manufacturing and supply chains. It expects to begin operations in 2020.
March 20th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Members of the European Parliament voted last week on a non-binding resolution endorsing a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target for 2050 and increasing the European Union's 2030 target.
March 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Regardless of how many EVs are currently registered in your city — many more are coming, and soon, and you should get ready. For you, this may mean investing in your own infrastructure, developing a plan, or passing laws or regulations to encourage the private marketplace
March 16th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
The German auto industry has been through quite a scandal surrounding dieselgate. But that's not stopping some from clinging to diesel. The Verge reports, "Germany is divided about the future of its most important industry: while some automakers pursue electric vehicles, a noisy group of diesel-energy enthusiasts are expressing their frustration through protests. These have gone on every weekend so far this year."
March 10th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
Just two weeks after I wrote that Tesla needed to open a lot of shops in Europe, Tesla announced that it was closing many of its shops. How could I be so wrong? What did I miss? While torturing my feet on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show, I thought more about this problem
March 9th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt
Many have predicted that the growth of Tesla in Germany will be limited by different factors that are unique to the market and differentiate it from markets like the US, Norway, and the Netherlands. The first of those factors is the German auto industry, which is without any doubt the dominant industry (including suppliers and suppliers of suppliers and suppliers of suppliers of suppliers) in the largest economy in Europe. As such an influential industry, it has a large influence on politics, laws, and regulations
March 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Global solar installations increased by around 5% in 2018 and reached 104.1 gigawatts (GW) according to new figures released by SolarPower Europe released at the SolarPower Summit in Brussels on Wednesday, further putting the lie to previous estimates that 2018 solar installations had failed to reach the same level as last year.
March 4th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
The European passenger plug-in vehicle market achieved over 33,000 registrations in January, growing 28% compared to the same period last year, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s business as usual in Europe
February 26th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Ramping up renewable replacement of fossil fuels is viably scalable given the massive parallelization of deploying wind and solar and the proven scale of the industry today.