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Sweden’s EV Market Share = 24%! (Petrol & Diesel Continue To Melt)

March 9th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Sweden's plug-in passenger vehicle sales grabbed 24.3% market share in February, more than doubling year on year from 11.8% in February 2019. Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle sales declined dramatically, with petrol vehicle sales falling 24% and diesels falling a massive 36% compared to February


France Nudges 8% EV Market Share In February — Best Of The Big Markets

March 9th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

France, a market of over 2 million annual auto sales, saw plug-in passenger vehicle market share of 7.95% in February, following January's record 11% share. Pure electrics (BEVs) took 5.6% of the market, and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) 2.3%. The year-to-date EV market share stands at 9.3%


Where Would The EV Market Be Today If Tesla Didn’t Exist? 

March 8th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Where would the EV market be today if Tesla didn't exist? This sounds like a silly question since many fans would say, "Duh, there wouldn't be one." Even as the market expands and new models arrive, I think that critics also know this


Germany’s EV Market Share Keeps Growing — Hits 6.9% In February

March 8th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Germany, Europe's single largest auto market, saw February plug-in vehicle market share hit 6.9%, consolidating January's growth trend. Meanwhile, February's overall auto volume fell by 10.8% year-on-year in Germany, from 268,867 to 239,943, with combustion vehicles taking all of the losses


Norway Rises Above 68% Plug-In Vehicle Market Share In February!

March 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Norway, the global leader in the transition to electric vehicles, has seen its strongest ever February with over 68% market share for plug-in passenger vehicles. The vast majority of plug-ins were pure electric (BEV), which took 49.7% of the overall market.


Renault Zoe Shines In Hot Market — Europe EV Sales Report

March 3rd, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in vehicle (PEV) market scored a near-record 75,000 registrations in December (+121%!), this being the first time since 2015 that the European PEV market scored a three-digit growth rate, with plug-in hybrids/PHEVs growing faster (+174% year over year, or YoY) than fully electric vehicles/BEVs (+89%), with the powertrain breakdown becoming more balanced between both


Tesla’s Battery Costs Have Been Dropping … Fast

February 26th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Even Tesla’s detractors in the auto industry concede that the company’s superior battery technology gives it a substantial head start versus the legacy automakers. Not only are the Californian carmaker’s batteries better, but they’re considerably cheaper, which is surely one reason that Tesla is able to sell its vehicles at a healthy margin, while most of the others are struggling to show a profit on the few EVs they sell


The Tipping Point

February 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Imagine a world where transport is free, air is clean, and streets are quiet. Imagine a world where education is attainable, power available, and healthcare accessible to all. Imagine a world where the cost of living goes down instead of up. Now stop imagining and watch this talk by Tony Seba


Elon’s Secret Sauce

February 19th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Elon Musk may be a showman and a visionary, but he is unfit to be a CEO. His run-ins with the SEC, intemperate tweets, and a catalogue of missed deadlines show that he does not have the character or the competence to run a major public company


7% Plug-In Vehicle Share In Germany!

February 18th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market started the year on fire, jumping 128% year over year (YoY), to a record 16,131 registrations. That smashed the previous record (12,026 units) set last October, so it seems the German locomotive has (finally) been set in motion


11% Electric Vehicle Share In France!

February 15th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

The French plug-in passenger electric vehicle market broke all of its previous records in January, with all-electric models jumping 258% to 10,952 units and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles surging 238% to 3,813 registrations


EVs Outsold Manual-Transmission Vehicles In 2019 In USA

February 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Electric vehicles outsold manual-transmission vehicles in the USA for the first time in 2019. This is just another data point showing that consumers are making wiser choices when it comes to driving and choosing more and more zero-emissions vehicles


Opel Ampera-e (Opel Who?!?) Wins January In The Netherlands — EV Sales Report

February 13th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

With a sales rush in the last days of 2019, one would imagine January would bring a big hangover for the plug-in vehicle market. But turns out, it hasn't. Yes, the Dutch plug-in market was down 2% year over year (YoY), to 3,184 registrations, but because the overall market fell even more (-6% YoY), the plug-in vehicle (PEV) share (7.2%, 4.3% for fully electric vehicles alone) actually grew compared to 12 months ago (6.9% in January 2019). So ... why is this happening



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