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
September 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
The Dutch electric vehicle market grew 79% in August, with 2,839 EV registrations logged. That translated into an electric vehicle share of 8.3%, placing the year-to-date EV share at 7.5%
August 14th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes
Led by the Tesla Model 3, the Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market grew 73% in July, with 2,372 plug-in registrations, which translated into a PEV share of 7%. For January through July, PEV share was at 8.6%, well above the 6% of
July 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Electric cars are going main stream and the it doesn't get any more main stream than the Mercedes EQC electric SUV.
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
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
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.
March 28th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
“Mercedes did not think it would go this fast. All is going to be electric.” That's the heartfelt admission of a Mercedes person trying to explain what was on the stand
January 13th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
In 2019, a dozen new fully electric cars and SUVs are coming to the USA market. Well, they are not coming to all states — many will be what are called "compliance cars." What makes carmakers only offer compliance cars in the States? Let's explore
January 13th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
For those who follow the fully electric car market, 2016 was exciting. GM introduced the Chevy Bolt a full year ahead of Tesla's Model 3. It was the first long-range affordable electric car in the United States. For many reasons, we did not really see it in most of Europe
January 2nd, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
In this new year, a lot of new fully electric vehicles are coming to market. Well, they are not coming to all markets and many will be compliance cars
December 13th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Mercedes says it has committed to purchasing battery cells worth $23 billion between now and 2030. All those cells will be used to build battery packs at factories in Kamenz, Untertuerkheim, and Sindelfingen in Germany, as well as Beijing, Bangkok, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama according to Reuters
October 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Maybe this isn't the right metaphor. Lightning and thunder are essentially the same things — just the light and sound manifestations of a certain phenomenon.
Nonetheless, in a sense, I guess you could say that the Model 3 and Model Y will be different forms of the same thing as well, right? Different vehicle forms using the same powertrain — or a very similar powertrain
September 30th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen
In the class of luxury midsize SUV/CUV, we have now or will relatively soon have 5 new fully electric vehicles that are serious all-around usable cars. Oops, in the USA, half the cars are not called cars but trucks. These vehicles are the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-Tron, Mercedes EQC, Tesla Model Y, and BMW iX3 — placed in order of expected start date of sales
September 6th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A controversy has arisen over the actual range of the Mercedes EQC. Officially the company says 450 km or 279 miles. But in its press release, it says "about 200 miles" repeatedly. Which is it?
September 4th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Chairman of the Board of Daimler and Head of Mercedes-Benz Dr. Dieter Zetsche officially unveiled the new fully electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV in Sweden today. The vehicle promises to bring all of the safety, comfort, quality, and convenience Mercedes-Benz is known for into an electric vehicle that has been completely reimagined from the ground up
September 4th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Mercedes, BMW, and Audi are rolling out their latest electric car offerings this week. But analysts say Tesla has little to be worried about.
June 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
In this episode, we cover a number of clean power stories before jumping into our EV bread & butter