Tesla Model Y Production … Fusion Energy … Tesla Model 3 Range After 50,000 Miles — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 04:15:51 +0000

The top 20 CleanTechnica stories of the week were led by a Tesla Model Y production plan an insider leaked to us, which is both super exciting and something to be cautious about. The second most popular piece was a story about Tesla Model 3 range after 50,000 miles of driving. The black swan story of the week that climbed its way into the top 3 was on the topic of fusion energy. (Proceed with caution if you plan to read about that news item.) For the rest of the top 20, skim down below and click the ones that tickle your interest. 

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Norway Update: Tesla & Chinese EVs Could Spell Doom For Legacy Automakers

Credit to Author: Paul Fosse| Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 03:34:43 +0000

Here at CleanTechnica, we have been following Norway closely, since this is the first country to hit the tipping point where EVs and PHEVs have become the default purchase for regular people instead of the exception, due to a generous combination of incentives and long history of awareness raising. My last article on Norway highlighted the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus coming to the country, which hasn’t taken off as I thought it might — most are still willing to pay a bit more for the Model 3 Long Range. This article from May highlighted a local story about a large Mercedes dealer in Oslo reporting plummeting sales, resulting in layoffs. Today, a local outlet speculates the end for some car brands that are behind in electrifying their lineup

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Tesla Model 3 = #1 In EV Sales In Germany In Record Month — CleanTechnica EV Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 00:43:26 +0000

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market continues on the fast track in September, having scored a new record, 9,452 registrations, which doubles last year’s result. Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) were up 150% year over year (YoY), and this time plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) were also helping (+51%), allowing the PEV share to reach a record 3.9% share last month. BEVs alone hit a best ever, 2.4%. That pulled the 2019 plug-in share to 2.7% (1.7% BEV)

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South Africa Could Miss Out On EVolution

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:00:44 +0000

Elon Musk’s home town of Pretoria recently hosted the Smarter Mobility Africa 2019 Summit, where the future of South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry was one of the major sessions. According its website, “Smarter Mobility Africa brings together mobility thought leaders from business and government to consider, collaborate, co-create and consolidate efforts for accelerating the transition to electric and smart mobility.” Some of the discussions zoned in on how international markets are preparing for the transition to electromobility and how South Africa’s motor vehicle manufacturing industry could be impacted by this shift

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Toyota Passes On EVs In Favor Of Hybrids & Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:00:45 +0000

Toyota’s presentations at the e-volution event focused on a dual prong approach to alternative fuel vehicles. For the near term, Toyota will focus on extending its hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology into new segments, extending the technologies horizontally across its lineup in the

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Renault & Tesla Shine In France — CleanTechnica September EV Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:59:46 +0000

The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market recorded 5,553 registrations in June, up 46% year over year (YoY). The double-digit growth is even more significant when we realize that the overall vehicle market remained stagnant (-1%)

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The Irish Are Motoring Greener & Cleaner: Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Now Account For Over 10% Of Irish Auto Sales

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:16:06 +0000

Not so far from other countries CleanTechnica follows closely, comes Ireland. Green motoring is on the increase month by month in Northern Europe, as we’ve reported extensively. We are now happy to bring a report on the continuing growth of electric vehicles in Ireland. Yes, the Irish are getting greener each year, too

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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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India x Cleantech — October 2019

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 23:00:03 +0000

Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country

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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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