Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?

Credit to Author: David Zarembka| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:30:05 +0000

Like Germany is to Europe, South Africa is the manufacturing powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it has 8 automobile assembly plants. The companies are BMW, Ford, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, and Volkswagen. In 2018, South Africa produced 610,854 vehicles

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

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 05:08:18 +0000

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

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BMW i3 Is A Perfect Out-Of-Town EV, Smoothly Flowing Through Mountain Roads — BMW i3 vs. The Mountain (Video)

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:09:35 +0000

The Model 3 is the standout, Zen-of-zero-emissions electric vehicle that is meeting peoples hopes and wishes straight on. Even though I don’t have a Model 3, I’d agree with anyone singing Model 3 praises. I have ridden in one many times, and I’ve previously written about the expansive back seat experience in a Tesla Shuttle. The praise the Model 3 gets is well deserved

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Tesla Model 3 Shines In Off-Season Month In Europe

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2019 17:06:50 +0000

The European passenger plug-in vehicle market scored some 35,000 registrations in August (+15%), with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) continuing to grow at a fast pace (69%) while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are still suffering from the WLTP blues, down -29% year over year (YoY). They’ve failed to post one single growth month since last September, when the new WLTP emission rules started

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i3 Arrives As The Sun Sets On Natural Blue Smoky Mountains

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 16:07:58 +0000

It was the final day of my long-distance travel in the BMW i3 from Southwest Florida to the Appalachians — my journey seeing the sights of 4 states out of the i3’s generous windows as I made my way from charger to charger

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Sunshine State To Appalachia In 2015 BMW i3 REx — Day 0 To Day 2

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 22:32:39 +0000

Cynthia Shahan CleanTechnica i3Although day one of BMW i3’s long-distance journey to Appalachia from the Gulf Coast of Florida was documented a bit in an earlier post, I will backtrack a moment to day zero. I don’t have a lot of range in this small electric car. It does have a small gas tank in time of low range to get you to the next charging station, but planning is certainly needed. I had mapped out my route on a MacBook Air, but the computer’s mood (or light) dropped the morning I was to leave the Sunshine State. The screen was black even though it seemed the Mac was running. I took off anyway — with my phone to guide me and the electric car from charging station to charging station

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Pictures & Commentary From Oldsmar Drive Electric Event

Credit to Author: Paul Fosse| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 06:28:32 +0000

We attended yet another National Drive Electric Week event this past weekend, this one (CleanTechnica’s 4th? 5th?) was in Oldsmar, Florida, and went quite beyond electric vehicles

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2015 BMW i3 REx Goes Long Distance To Find The Heart Of America — Florida To The Appalachians, Day 1

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 03:40:34 +0000

Leaving the Sunshine State i3 Cynthia Shahan CleanTechnica.comTo begin, I want to thank my personal patron saint of long-distance small-EV travel, Zachary Shahan. He plotted my trip for me from charger to charger since my MacBook Air took a hiatus and blacked out on me the morning I left the Sunshine State for the Appalachians in a small 2015 BMW i3 REx. My travel log lost, Zach kept me abreast of each charging location on my phone, and updated them as the trip went along and plans changed. I also found some extra stations with the navigation on the dash of the i

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BMW i3 = #1 Electric Vehicle In Germany In August, Record Performance

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:15:35 +0000

The German plug-in electric vehicle market continued on the right track in August, having registered 8,121 units. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up +104% year over year (YoY), while plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) keep suffering (down 9%). The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) share was 2.6% in the month, with BEVs alone hitting 1.6%. That kept the 2019 plug-in share at 2.6% (1.7% BEV)

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Tesla Model 3 = #2 In Overall Dutch Auto Market In August

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:30:00 +0000

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%

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