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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Fossil Automakers Abandon US Monthly Sales Reporting

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:01:07 +0000

Now, 2020 has rolled around and a bunch more automakers have decided to ditch monthly sales reporting. Nissan (& Infiniti), Jaguar Land Rover, and Volkswagen (including Audi, Porsche, etc.) announced the change with press releases. Others didn’t seem to announce it but just stopped publishing the monthly numbers (Mercedes, BMW, and Toyota)

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

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 06:42:27 +0000

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

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US Gas Vehicle Sales Up Big In November, Still Down In 2019

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 06:37:39 +0000

Tracking monthly US auto sales by company or brand is one of the oddest-feeling things I’ve done in my decade or so covering cleantech. Perhaps that’s because the focus is on tracking non-clean tech. The fact is, though, it shocks me every month to see how many people still buy gasoline cars. Gasoline cars are far worse than electric cars currently on the market for the same cost (or even less). Nonetheless, there are so many people buying clunky, noisy, slow, high-maintenance, low-tech, high-depreciation gasoline vehicles every single day. Objectively, it doesn’t make sense

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Why Automakers Should Actually Care About The Environment

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:01:08 +0000

Dear Automakers, You should support the environment. In fact, without it, we would not be able to buy your cars. I mean, we would be dead if we didn’t have clean air to breathe. Same problem if a climate disaster kills us, or ruins our livelihood

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