Why The Tesla Model Y & Other EVs Are So Safe

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 00:02:38 +0000

Each year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the best-known evaluator of vehicle safety, awards kudos to vehicles that adhere to top safety standards. The IIHS subjects EVs to the same crash tests as conventional cars: full frontal collision, various overlap collisions, and roof integrity tests, among others. All … [continued]

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The Strong, Steady Growth of the US Electric Auto Market — Charts

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 20:42:05 +0000

Electric vehicle sales have grown quite consistently for the past few years. Though, there’s been a strong narrative to the contrary lately. While we have tracked US EV sales for years here on CleanTechnica and produce various quarterly reports on the topic, we have not produced reports on trends in … [continued]

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New Zealand EV Market Seeks New Normal — Dips to 4.1%

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2024 00:12:47 +0000

Is it too early to tell where the New Zealand electric vehicle market will settle in the medium to long term? I hope so, as the figures from February are slightly worse than those of January 2024. We are still waiting for a recovery from changes in government policy. James … [continued]

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Legacy Automakers Downplay The Value Of EVs While They Play Catch-Up

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2024 18:38:45 +0000

Zero emission electric vehicles (EVs) play a central role in radically cutting carbon dioxide emissions. As the dominance of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles wanes, legacy automakers are negotiating an existential transition. After all, they’ve been entrenched in decades of ICE production, and they need to pivot — quickly. Their … [continued]

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Problems With EVs Are Exaggerated Into Soundbites — And That’s A Problem

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2024 15:25:08 +0000

The problem with electric vehicles isn’t their power, or costs, or range — it’s that they make for such good soundbites. Here’s how it works. A pattern exists in which an electric vehicle (EV) has a small problem that’s likely fixed with a software update. In the meantime, the issue … [continued]

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India’s Report Card Against Short List Of Climate Actions Is Better Than Most Realize

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2024 22:59:51 +0000

For several years I’ve been iterating The Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. The work of organizations like Mark Z. Jacobson’s Stanford team around energy and Carbon Drawdown’s around everything are excellent in different ways, but also indigestible to most people. The short list really is that. It’s … [continued]

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Been Waiting To Buy An EV? GM’s Price Reduction On The Blazer EV Is Your Chance

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 00:14:34 +0000

General Motors (GM) has finally announced it is resuming sales of its Chevrolet Blazer EV. Software glitches prodded the company … [continued]

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Australian Plug-in Vehicle Sales Exceed 10% in February 2024

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2024 06:09:35 +0000

It has been a very newsy month down under. The most important item has to be that Australian plug-in electric … [continued]

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The Goal For Electric Vehicle Charging Comfort Is Within Grasp

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2024 23:29:23 +0000

Electric vehicle (EV) charging comfort is crucial for US drivers. More than others around the world, we insist on the … [continued]

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EVs At 19.3% Share In Germany — Tesla Model Y Leads

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2024 20:34:10 +0000

February saw plugin EVs at 19.3% share of the German auto market, still in a hangover from sudden incentive changes … [continued]

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