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Renault/Nissan Split Rumors Intensify

January 13th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

The rumor mill is working overtime and suggesting Renault and Nissan may soon dissolve their decade-long alliance. If so, will they find other partners


The Nissan e-4orce Brings Dual Motor Electric Power Without Sacrificing Control

January 9th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Nissan has been quietly playing with its electric vehicle technology and brought the latest development vehicle to CES this year in Las Vegas. The Nissan e-4orce is a dual-motor electric vehicle built on top of a production right hand drive 62 kWh Nissan LEAF Plus that was built to help Nissan's electric vehicle engineers not just add a second motor to a vehicle, but to control that power in a way that maximizes all the benefits of the electric powertrain


EV News At CES 2020: Nissan & Faraday Future

January 8th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

At CES 2020, Nissan showed off its Ariya electric SUV with dual motor all-wheel drive, while the CEO of Faraday Future offered rides in an FF91 prototype to the press.


Non-Tesla US Auto Sales Down 177,839 In 2019

January 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The US auto industry took a bit of a whack in 2019. Excluding Tesla, auto sales were down by 177,839 units in 2019 compared to 2018. That said, only 13 auto brands saw their sales drop, while 18 saw their sales rise


California Offers Up To $9,500 To Purchase Used Or New Electric Vehicle, Focus On Lower-Income Motorists

January 5th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

I understand income barriers. So, bravo to California for helping those who want to change afford to change. California's new electric vehicle (EV) incentives for the lower income help them improve air quality and fight climate change by going electric. They can now get $9,500 in EV incentives in certain regions, or even $14,000 if you add in state incentives and all requirements are met


Tesla Model 3 Sales = ~4× Nissan LEAF Sales, World’s 2nd Best Selling EV Outside Of China — November EV Sales Report

January 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

We may have some more high-selling blockbuster electric vehicles in 2020, but 2019 had one electric vehicle that was in a league of its own, the Tesla Model 3. Through November, the Model 3 had almost 3× the sales of the world's 2nd best selling EV, the BAIC EU-Series, and it had more than 4× the sales of the world's 2nd best selling non-Chinese


Plug-In Vehicles = 11% of Swedish Auto Market

January 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Sweden probably isn't one of the first countries that come to mind when talking about electric vehicle leaders, but plug-in vehicles have a higher market share there than in almost any other country in the world. In 2019, 11% of auto sales were sales of plug-in vehicles


Tesla Cybertruck vs. Garage … Dutch EV Sales Explosion … 2012 Model S Still Beats New Non-Tesla EVs — Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of December

January 2nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Cybertruck may be "old news" by now (ah, the not-so-endearing ADD of the internet), but a piece of ours explaining why it doesn't really need a garage was still king of the hill last month. Tesla took silver too, with a story explaining that the 2012 Tesla Model S still has superior specs to new 2020 EV entrants from other companies than Tesla. In third was a piece on world-leading research from our friend Mark Z. Jacobson and several colleagues on how the world could be a galaxy-leading 100% renewable energy planet!


Tesla Model 3 & Plug-In Hybrids Boom In November In Europe

December 24th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market landed some 55,000 registrations in November (+44%), with the Dutch market and plug-in hybrids (+80% year over year, or YoY) pulling the market up the most, while fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were waiting for the 2020 flood (+23%, their lowest growth rate since June 2018)


Audi Announces €12 Billion For EV Development, BMW €400 Million For 2021 iNEXT Production

December 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The electric vehicle revolution continues to heat up, and while we'd love to be reporting on more electric models hitting the market in 2020, the fact is traditional automakers were a bit too slow for that and there's much more being put into models for 2021 and beyond. Audi and BMW both recently had announcements about investments for the coming years


BMW i3, Renault Zoe, Tesla Model 3 — Who Will Be Germany’s Best Selling EV In 2019?

December 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Something clicked in the German plug-in vehicle market after the summer holidays. After two consecutive record months, November saw 10,985 units registered, only the second five-digit performance in Germany's history, after the record 11,926 units of October. It seems Europe's e-locomotive has finally been set in motion, which is a promising sign for


Thousands Of Electric Vehicle Owners Told Us This …

December 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our newest report, Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams (2019), we surveyed thousands of plug-in vehicle drivers to find out more about their electric vehicle buying decisions, what they want from their next EVs, how EV life is going, and more. Below are some of the top-line takeaway points from the surveys of US, Canadian, and British respondents



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