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7 ICE Killers We Would Really Like To See In Africa To Help End The ICE Age!

June 20th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Accelerating EV adoption is one of the best ways to reduce carbon emissions, since the transport sector is one of the major contributors of carbon emissions. We recently looked at how increasing the penetration of EVs in Kenya can also help improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions


Big Auto’s Decision To “Wait & See” Gives Tesla A Growing Lead

June 19th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

By most accounts, Tesla’s EV technology is about 5 years ahead of anything any other automaker can muster. For a decade or so now, we’ve been hearing that the legacy brands are preparing a wave of “Tesla killers” that will bury the pesky disruptor, but there’s still no sign of that


Audi Shines In Transition Month In Germany — Charts

June 18th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With the German auto market slowly recovering from the pandemic-related lockdown, dropping just 50% year over year (YoY) in May, the local plugin market stepped up the growth pace last month, having registered 12,333 units, up 56% Yo


Renault Zoe Returns To #1 In France

June 17th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With the overall French market slowly returning to normal (last month it was down just 50%), plugin vehicle sales are also returning to form, with registrations up a splendid 77% year over year in May, to 7,167 units


Forget “Tesla Killers,” This Renault K-ZE Could Be An ICE Killer!

June 16th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Buying this brand new small EV over a used Nissan Leaf would obviously make more sense as this will come with warranties as well as a much improved battery pack. Early Nissan Leafs are famous for the much publicized battery degradation issues. Africa isn’t a priority for most OEMs, but if we could get the new Renault K-ZE on this side, it could be a gamechanger


Volkswagen, Where Are You Going?

June 15th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

Escalation is the word that describes best what happened in recent weeks within Volkswagen, and it’s an escalation that is not helpful for CEO Herbert Diess, the Volkswagen Group, our society, Germany, or the environment


There Will Be Blood — Peter Mertens, Former Head of Audi R&D: “We All Did Sleep”

June 13th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

I write this article full of anger as a German about the German auto industry. The Octopus is one of the most fascinating and intelligent animals in our seas. Scientists predict that if they didn't die that early after the new generation is born, because of their ability to learn, they would be "the humans of the sea," dominating all other sea animals large and small, just like humans do on soil


Zimbabwe Is Literally Burning Its Hard-Earned Foreign Currency!

June 12th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Zimbabwe has been experiencing a prolonged petrol and diesel shortage for 3 years and counting, with no solution in sight. The country is struggling to raise foreign currency to import these fossil fuels, so spending 30% of its hard-earned foreign currency by literally burning it in ICE vehicles is just crazy!


How Showrooms Accelerate EV Adoption

June 12th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

In the last few years, three separate nonprofits opened up electric vehicle (EV) showrooms in Toronto, Canada; Portland, Oregon; and Columbus, Ohio to help the public experience and learn about a range of electric transportation options in a unique, no-pressure, brand-neutral atmosphere


55% Growth In Italy’s Electric Vehicle Market Year Over Year

June 12th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

The worst is over for global car sales, following the coronavirus black swan that has put an indelible mark on 2020. With every nation slowly enacting new phases of reopening, the car industry can breath a sigh of relief, as car sales everywhere pick up momentum after an awful few weeks at near-zero. Fast in bouncing back is Italy's market, which - although still about 50% down year-on-year - is way up from the April lows that saw it crater by 97.5% from the same month last year. So does this mean we're back to business as usual? Not quite


7 Fully Electric Vehicles In Norway’s Top 10

June 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Last month I published that the Audi e-tron was the king of Norway. That hasn't changed, and it doesn't look likely that anyone's going knock its crown off this year. But never count Tesla out


Tesla Model 3 = King of EV Imports in South Korea

June 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla dominates imported EV sales in South Korea, according to The Korea Bizwire. Even though South Korea has it's own Korean-made EVs, which are indeed popular, Tesla is all the rage


German EV Market Share Triples To 7.3% In May

June 5th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Europe's largest auto market, Germany, saw plugin electric vehicle market share of 7.3% in May, up from 2.4% a year ago. Meanwhile, the overall auto market volume was down 50% year on year. New government stimulus measures will give electric vehicles a further boost in the coming months



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