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Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW 230i, 330i, 440i, & i3s

July 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I've been thoroughly digging through our archives lately and ran across a series of articles published in the middle of 2017 that seemed to be worth a refresh and rerun. These are simple comparisons I conducted between the Tesla Model 3 and other premium-class cars in its general price range and size. Let's revisit how current BMW options compare to the Model 3, this time adding in some 5 year cost of ownership scenarios


“The Model 3 Feels Like A Breakthrough Car” —CAR Magazine

July 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

As Model 3 begins to appear on the UK's streets, local automotive news outlets are publishing their reviews of Tesla's highly-anticipated electric vehicle. One such publication, CAR Magazine, just released a written review and provocative video about Tesla's lower-priced, smaller sedan


What The Heck Is MPGe? And Why Is Electric Car MPGe So High?

July 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Electric vehicles offer large cost savings over traditional gasoline-burning vehicles. That’s simply because electric vehicles use electricity as fuel instead of gasoline. Electricity is much cheaper than gasoline, making it much cheaper to recharge a car than to refill a car


Tesla Admirers Say Hello To Tesla Sentry Mode Cameras

July 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Video footage from Tesla's Sentry Mode is not always pertaining to law-breaking incidents like theft or vandalism. Some footage can actually be fun and provide a sense of pride for Tesla owners. For instance, check out the following scene captured from one of Tesla's side-repeater dashcams that showcases a couple of strangers admiring a Model


Tesla Recalibrates Model 3 Pricing & Adds Long Range Option For Aussie Customers

July 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla just rolled out a series of updates to the Model 3 configurator that lowered prices across the board in many countries. The new change was accompanied by a flip flop on the base color of all of Tesla's vehicles — from black to "pearl white." It is now an extra $750 to add black but no extra charge to choose white. Grey ("midnight silver metallic") and blue ("deep blue metallic") cost $1000 and red costs $


Tesla Shines In June, But Zoe Holds Onto #1 In 2019 In Germany — EV Sales Report

July 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The German plug-in vehicle (PEV) market continued on the right track in June, having registered 8,631 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up strong, +117% year over year (YoY), compensating for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drop of –9%, and all-electrics now represent two-thirds of plug-in registrations. The PEV share of the overall auto market was 2.7% in May, with BEVs alone hitting 1.8%. That pushed the 2019 plug-in share slightly up, to 2.6% (1.7% BEV)


US Auto Sales Down For Nissan, Jeep, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Chevrolet, Honda, Mercedes, Infiniti, Audi, Mini, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Buick, & Cadillac In 2019

July 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We primarily cover the electric vehicle market here on CleanTechnica. However, context is important and that means sometimes looking at the broader automobile market. Therefore, I collect US auto sales data from almost all automakers on a monthly basis and take a look at their sales trends. I also split out car/sedan sales data for these automakers since the dominant, mass-market electric vehicle currently on the market is a car (the Tesla Model 3)


Automakers Paid Me To Show They Lag Tesla

July 13th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Last holiday weekend, my brother in law (who also loves to test drive cars) suggested I drive 6 cars and get $265 in gift cards. I thought, "I get to drive cars, I get gift cards, and its a great story idea" (well, I guess you the reader will be the judge of that). What is the downside? Well, dealers calling me for the next month and asking if I want to buy the car I drove


Tesla & Renault Shine In France — June EV Sales Report

July 12th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

The French passenger electric vehicle market scored 5,847 registrations in June, up 25% year over year (YoY). That plug-in double-digit growth is even more significant when we realize that the overall market remained stagnant (-2%). This result placed the 2019 plug-in vehicle (EV) share at 2.5%, with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) alone having 1.9% share


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


Women Love Tesla

July 9th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

USA Today published an article yesterday with the headline "Why Tesla 'has a problem appealing to women': Electric cars, Elon Musk may be off-putting." The article goes on to talk with a couple of women who described why they don’t want a Tesla and list their own reasons -- and that’s fine. However, they don’t represent all women, especially many female Tesla owners and female Tesla fans planning to purchase a Tesla. 


Tesla Model 3 & Chevy Bolt Go From LA To Vegas & Back Only Charging 59 Minutes & 167 Minutes, Respectively

July 9th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Eric Way and his friend Alex Venz drove their electric cars from the LA area to Las Vegas and back after a problematic New York Times article was published about driving a Chevy Bolt on this same trip. Eric owns and drives a Chevy Bolt and Alex has a Tesla Model 3. (CleanTechnica’s Kyle Field also just completed this trip in his Model 3 to demonstrate the ease of making the round trip journey.)



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