Why You Have Oddities Like A Political EV Event That Excludes Tesla, & Why US Politics Is So Hard

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 02:10:43 +0000

First of all, it is definitely true that there are strong (and obvious) reasons for why Tesla should be a part of any EV event anywhere in the United States, especially one organized by national-level politicians. I’ll come back to those reasons at the end of this piece. However, the core focus of this article […]

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Will The White House Exclude Tesla, The #1 Most American Car Producer, From Its EV Event?

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:59:07 +0000

I saw a tweet from Walter Bloomberg stating that the White House is planning an event on Thursday with President Biden and EV executives from General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler parent Stellantis. The event is to focus on the administration’s proposed revisions to fuel economy requirements through the 2026 model year. This is great and […]

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US Auto Sales: Tesla Had Highest % Increase from Q2 2019 to Q2 2021, 5th Highest Volume Increase

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:57:06 +0000

Another quarter has wrapped up and we have more grand trends in the US auto industry. In the charts and text below, I’m comparing Q2 2021 (the second quarter of 2021) with Q2 2020 and also with Q2 2019. Naturally, year-over-year changes are interesting, but given how unique last year was, I think it’s more […]

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Chrysler Pacifica PHEV Gets The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:35:39 +0000

It seems like every week, I’m seeing a publication I didn’t expect start writing about electric vehicles. I had no idea that Good Housekeeping even had a Best Hybrid Minivan Award, but that’s exactly what just happened for the Pacifica PHEV. How They Decided “We are looking for vehicles that drive well and make the […]

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Tesla’s Position Among US Auto Brands (Charts)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:00:49 +0000

On Saturday, I published a new CleanTechnica report showing that US auto sales were down 15% in 2020, whereas Tesla’s US sales were estimated to be up 9%. Only two companies other than Tesla had their US sales increase in 2020 — Volvo and Alfa Romeo, each by 2%. However

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US Auto Sales Down 2,484,375 (15%) In 2020, Tesla Up 9%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 16:52:41 +0000

The US auto market took a whipping in 2020. No one knows why. (Oh … yeah … never mind.) Overall, US auto sales were down by 2,592,185, or 15%, last year. Only three automakers saw their year-over-year sales increase from 2019 to

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US Tesla Sales Up 22% In 3rd Quarter, US Auto Sales Down 9%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 03:17:54 +0000

As everyone knows, the automobile industry has been slammed in 2020, including in the United States. Below is a look at third quarter auto sales across the country as well as auto sales in the first three quarters of the year

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US Auto Sales Down By 1.5 Million In 2nd Quarter, Amplifying Long Trends

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 04:04:12 +0000

US auto sales, as we all know by now, took a massive hit in the second quarter of 2020. After collecting the sales data of 31 auto brands (almost all of them), I decided to dig in a little deeper — and further back in time — to try to get a better sense of trends and which companies are facing particularly challenging mid- to long-term circumstances

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Just How Much Does Tesla Get In Subsidies Anyways?

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:53:09 +0000

A common theme off and on for years regarding Tesla is subsidies, and it’s a popular one again. The idea from critics is that Tesla is getting billions of dollars of subsidies and that’s why it’s a viable company. Let’s hone in on that thought and see how accurate it really is

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We Hardly Knew Ye: Jeep Set To Cancel 2.0L eTorque Hybrids

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:15:57 +0000

It seems like Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) just released its 4-cylinder eTorque mild-hybrid Jeep Wrangler models. Indeed, the 2.0 liter turbocharged eTorque hybrids were new for the 2019 model year, but it seems like they’re the latest products getting the axe in the wake of the COVID-19 economic downturn

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