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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Planned Tax Increase For BEVs In Denmark Scrapped — Sales Surging

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 01:05:49 +0000

Denmark Planned Tax Increase For BEVs Scrapped — Hurray! Tax Increase For ICEVs Scrapped Too — What

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Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Niro EV, & Chevy Bolt Dominate South Korea Electric Vehicle Sales

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:14:30 +0000

The South Korean electric vehicle market doesn’t get the most attention, but it is bubbling up, with 2% of passenger vehicle sales in the country now EV sales. Similar to the USA, though, the market is dominated by just a few models

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Plug-In Vehicles = 59% of Vehicle Sales in Norway in October

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:57:12 +0000

When it comes to electric vehicle adoption, Norway is king of the hill. Nearly 2 out of every 3 passenger vehicles sold in Norway come with a plug. In October, the plug-in vehicle share was 59%, a bit higher than the 56% plug-in vehicle hold for January–October

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Plug-In Vehicles = 14% of Vehicle Sales in Sweden in November

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:50:05 +0000

Norway gets most of the glory for electric vehicle sales leadership, or China does for the sheer volume of sales there (approximately half of the global market), but there are a few other country markets with notable electric vehicle market share (if not volume) that are fun to track and interesting to compare to Norway. One of those markets is Sweden, which very quietly sits near the top of EV market share rankings

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Plug-In Hybrids Pull Up Europe’s Plug-In Market — October EV Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 04:58:24 +0000

The European passenger plug-in vehicle (PEV) market recorded some 48,000 registrations in October (+46%), and this time it was the plug-in hybrids (+75% growth year over year, or YoY) that pulled the PEV market up. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) remained at cruising speed (+26%), leading to a nearly even (51% BEVs / 49% PHEVs, vs. 65% / 35% YTD) breakdown between both technologies in October

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Tesla Pickup — Cybertruck or Cybercar?

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 04:20:56 +0000

Tesla unveilThe recent excellent article by my colleague Jennifer Sensiba about the advantages of a body-on-frame architecture for trucks created a heated discussion. The versatility of a body-, or better, structure-on-frame architecture for the hundreds of different special purpose applications of professional vehicles is beyond dispute. The cost advantage of building one-off structures on such a platform are huge

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Tesla Cybertruck Starts From $39,900! Better Value Than Ford F-150?

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2019 02:00:28 +0000

The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled last night, with the shockingly affordable entry price of $39,900! Let’s take a quick look at the pricing and specs of the different variants, and compare to the US’s best selling vehicle, the Ford F-

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China EV Sales Report — GAC Aion S The Only Ray Of Light In A Depressed Market

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:40:59 +0000

There seems to be no end to the incentives blues, with the Chinese plug-in market plunging 46% year over year (YoY), and this time both powertrain technologies crashed at the same speed (-47% for BEVs, -46% for PHEVs), a worrying drop, considering the overall market was down just 6% Yo

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Tesla Ally, Ford Escape & Edge Killer (Maybe)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:00:14 +0000

There’s a lot of temptation to compare the Ford Mustang Mach-E to the Tesla Model Y. Indeed, they’re basically in the same class, are in the same price range, have similar specs, and are both electric. Furthermore, Ford very clearly picked up a number of features and design cues from Tesla — even being the first to do so in some cases

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