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Electric Vehicle Models That EV Owners In Europe Considered But Didn’t Buy

March 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year's Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams reports concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy. We asked EV owners which other electric vehicle models they thought about buying before deciding on the one they purchased or leased. I was surprised to see how much people actually cross-shopped across classes while considering which electric vehicle to buy


Sweden Reaches 26% Electric Vehicle Market Share!

March 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Yes, the Swedish electric vehicle market is an odd one in which approximately 80% of electric vehicle sales are plug-in hybrids, leaving only 20% of the market for fully electric vehicles. Most EV markets are around 50–50 or favor fully electric vehicles (BEVs). Nonetheless, an overall EV market share of 26% is a stunning achievement in early


Tesla Performance Evolution & The Power Of Test Drives

March 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

For the latest edition of Tesla Inside Out (which was recorded before the COVID-19 crisis started to really unfold in the US), David Havasi and I focused on the wonders of Tesla performance and Tesla test drives


Peugeot CEO Carlos Tavares Is An EV Noob

March 22nd, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

After the cancellation of the Geneva International Motor Show, as compensation for the missed opportunity to interact with the press, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Peugeot, held a conference call with a number of journalists. There were some discussions about the future electrification of the automotive industry. His comments on the subject were shocking for the ignorance they revealed


Tesla Model Y = Most Likely Next EV Of EV Owners In Netherlands & Norway — CleanTechnica Report

March 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Probably the most interesting question we asked in these surveys was one of the simplest: “What do you think your next EV model will be?” It is particularly interesting because it gives us a strong sense of where the market is headed, and combined with answers to some other questions (see the next chapter), it also tells us a bit about which features and specs matter the most to EV buyers


The Economist: Tesla’s Tech “Leaves Rivals in the Dust”

March 14th, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

In 2017, The Economist declared the internal combustion engine "roadkill" on a controversial cover, claiming, "it had a good run. But the end is in sight." For the conservative publication, this was a bold statement. Fast forward to 2020 and now Britain's financial pub points to Tesla as the carmaker to look out for as the industry transitions to electric


10 Things To NOT Do In Your Tesla Model 3

March 14th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Today we're going to discuss the "things" that a Tesla Model 3 owner should not do to their car. To be clear, these are things that will not improve the ownership experience. These actions also will not extend the life of Model 3 components like the battery, seats, doors, and more


Tesla Offers Model S & X Owners Infotainment System Upgrade For $2,500

March 8th, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

There is some exciting news for Tesla Model S and Model X owners whose cars were built prior to March 2018 (the infotainment system* in these cars has gone legacy by today’s Tesla standards) — Tesla is offering Model S and X owners the option to update their system to the latest and fastest yet version for a $2,500 fee


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


Krewe of Orpheus Parade Features “Krewe of Tesla”

February 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A small Krewe of Tesla vehicles was a part of the Krewe of Orpheus parade in New Orleans this week on Lundi Gras, which is the day before Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Orpheus was founded by Harry Connick, Jr. and his father, Harry Connick, Sr., who was a former New Orleans district attorney


Tesla Model 3 Crushes Original Tesla Roadster — Like A $70,000–100,000 Car With Cost Of Toyota Camry Or Honda Accord

February 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As you may have seen by now, 7 year Tesla insider David Havasi and I have been getting together in recent months to talk about the deep history of Tesla from an insider (David) and outsider (me) perspective in a podcast and video chat series called Tesla Inside Out. The thing that triggered this chat was recent data from BloombergNEF showing that battery energy density has nearly tripled in the past decade


Our Sci-Fi Future: Elon Musk Inspires A Transportation Paradigm Shift (Infographic)

February 24th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

From horses to camels to railroads to Interstate highways, humans have always sought faster and more convenient ways to move around the planet. The next decade or so will see the sort of radical advances in transportation technology that used to take a century. Electric vehicles represent only one of several new and improved modes of transport that will be coming into widespread use



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