Rolls-Royce Attempting 100% Electric Aircraft Speed Record, Jaguar I-PACE Offering Ground Support

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 13:37:17 +0000

Rolls-Royce has been one of the familiar names in the very early electric aircraft market. Its fully electric aircraft “Spirit of Innovation” is on the verge of attempting a new top speed record for an electric aircraft. It is aiming to fly 300+ mph (480+ km/h). Rolls-Royce × Jaguar In the … spirit of electric […]

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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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Will UK’s Share of European Electric Vehicle Production Drop from 25% to 4%?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 00:02:02 +0000

Our friends over at Transport & Environment (T&E) are concerned that the UK is taking its electric vehicle production sector for granted and not doing enough to retain its EV production leadership. According to the organization, 25% of the EVs produced in Europe were produced in the UK in 2018. That’s quite a percentage, and […]

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Will UK’s Share of European Electric Vehicle Production Drop from 50% to 4%?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 00:02:02 +0000

Our friends over at Transport & Environment (T&E) are concerned that the UK is taking its electric vehicle production sector for granted and not doing enough to retain its EV production leadership. According to the organization, 50% of the EVs produced in Europe were produced in the UK in 2018. That’s quite a percentage, and […]

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Volvo & Volkswagen the Only European Carmakers on Track to Electrify on Time — New Study

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:52:15 +0000

Volvo Cars and Volkswagen are the only major carmakers ready to switch to electric in line with Europe’s net zero climate target, according to new analysis by Transport & Environment (T&E).

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UK April Plugin Electric Vehicle Share Over 13% Even After Grant Cuts

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 16:22:48 +0000

The UK saw plugin electric vehicle market share at 13.25% in April 2021, with full electrics at a healthy 6.5% despite recent cuts in the government’s plugin car grant. The overall auto market continued to recover on showroom reopening, but remained down 13% from typical seasonal volume. April’s 13.25% combined plugin result consisted of 6.8% […]

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Jaguar Embraces The Dark Side & The Special Package Game With The I-PACE Black

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 17:35:27 +0000

A common gimmick automakers use to sell cars is to offer a special edition. Without making a major change to the vehicle, like an improved motor, transmission, or suspension, they make some minor visual changes to renew interest in a vehicle and get people in the door. Nissan offers “Midnight” packages, where a black vehicle […]

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UK Plugin Vehicle Share Hits 13% In February, Up 2.3× Year-On-Year — Diesels Down 61%

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:52:55 +0000

Europe’s third largest auto market, the UK, saw 13% plugin electric vehicle market share in February, up 2.3× from 5.7% a year ago. The overall auto market was down 35.5% year-on-year due to continuing lockdowns, which are currently planned to lift in mid April. Diesel powertrain sales volume fell by over 61% year-on-year and are […]

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Informing & Educating Consumers Better About EVs

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:35:23 +0000

In the quest to keep the message simple, automakers are bordering on dishonesty in their marketing about EV charging and range. I discussed this the other day in this article, but I want to expand upon it. I totally understand that it’s difficult to present complex ideas, especially in marketing, but setting realistic expectations is […]

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