#1 electric vehicle, solar, & battery news + analysis site in the world. Support our work today.


Browsing the "Mercedes EQC" Tag

Electric Vehicles In South Africa: Where Are We Now?

April 10th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

South Africa’s uYilo Electric Mobility Program, a multi-stakeholder, collaborative program focused on enabling, facilitating, and mobilizing electric mobility in South Africa, has just released its State of Electric Vehicles in South Africa Report. According to the report, 1,119 plugin electric vehicles had been sold in South Africa by the end of 2019. It’s interesting to see that the sales were practically evenly split between battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plugin hybrids (PHEVs). 545 (49%) of these were BEVs and 574 (51%) were PHEVs. These numbers give an interesting look in to the state of electric vehicles in South Africa even though they are low compared to other markets with mature EV industries such as Europe, North America, and China


Tesla Model 3 Jumps To #1 Among All Autos In The Netherlands

April 7th, 2020 | by Jose Pontes

While the Netherlands does not have yet a full lockdown, the coronavirus pandemic has forced a wide range of businesses to shut down, slowing business significantly, so expect slow sales months at least in April and May ... in the overall market, that is


The Big Brussels Car Market, aka Auto Show

February 16th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

When visiting the leading car shows in Geneva, Paris, and Frankfurt, the carmakers will take you on a journey, showing their grand visions about future mobility with vehicles that merge into houses, are lounges on wheels, or are just crazy, impractical futuristic works of art


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


Mercedes EQC Deliveries Delayed Until 2021

December 15th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Mercedes has announced they it will delay the US launch of its first electric vehicle, the EQC, which starts at $68,895. Those who call Tesla a "vaporware" company should take note. Mercedes was expected to bring the EQC to its US dealerships in the first quarter of 2020, but it looks like we will have to wait another whole year for one of those "Tesla killers." The reason for the wait? Mercedes says demand is too high in Europe for the company to bring it to the


Hyundai Kona EV Wins The Netherlands In Slow Month — EV Sales Report

November 7th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

After a memorable month of September, the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) markets in the Netherlands slowed down significantly, growing just 37% in September, with 2,776 registrations, translating into a PEV share of 8.1% in October. That keeps the 2019 PEV share at a record 10%


Tesla Model 3 Is 2019’s Best Selling Vehicle In Dutch Lands

October 9th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

We start this month's EV sales reports in the Netherlands. (Well, we already started there with another article, but here's a second.) The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market grew a whopping 281% in September compared to the same month in 2018 (year over year, or YoY). The nation had 8,067 PEV registrations, the best month ever for plug-ins aside from previous fiscal-derived peaks in December 2013 (9,304 units), December 2015 (15,908), and December 2016 (11,132). So, all points to a record performance this coming December. How much, would you say? 16,000? 20,000? More


Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Vehicle In The Netherlands Again (June 2019)

July 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market had another great month in June, with 4,543 plug-in registrations, up 196% year over year (YoY). That translated into a PEV share of 11%. The year-to-date (YTD) count reached 20,047 units, which means a market share of 8.9%, well above the 6% of


Jaguar I-PACE, Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQC — Electric Autobahn Range Disasters

May 30th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The entrance of the Model S in Germany was considered a failure about 5 years ago. Autos of this class were expected to be "Autobahn capable," which in Germany translates to driving for 3 hours at 130 mph. Of course, nobody ever does it, beside car magazine journalists testing their (and the cars') endurance while driving in the middle of the night. In day time there is far too much traffic to do stupid things like that


Tesla Thanks VW

May 8th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Today was another exciting day for the electric drive aficionados. Volkswagen presented its ID. sub-brand to the world, with the first model, the ID.3, ready for reservation. The times that VW was short for VaporWare are over.



Back to Top ↑