Renault Zoe Is #1 In Hot European Market (For Now) — February EV Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 03:30:37 +0000

The European passenger plug-in market landed over 69,000 registrations in February (+111% compared to February 2019), with the 2020 plug-in market growing 117%, to some 144,000 units. This is a great performance that should help to weaken the effect of the upcoming coronavirus months, in which sales will most likely fall abruptly throughout the continent

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20 Popular Electric Vehicles Tested In Norwegian Winter Conditions

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:30:44 +0000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0b36KKzLo4&feature=emb_logoHow much do diverse EVs vary based on the weather? The Norwegian Automobile Federation answers that question for 20 EVs

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The European Car Of The Year Election Was An Embarrassment

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 00:33:13 +0000

Peugeot e-208The European Car of the Year is not the “Best Buy” advice of a consumer organization. It does not put a sticker on Product X in category Y in price class Z. It does not help customers to choose between the myriad offerings on the market by positioning something as the cheapest, coolest, easiest, safest, healthiest, or greenest product they can buy

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Record EV Sales Month In Germany Last Month!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 21:29:45 +0000

Following the start of the EU’s new CO2 rules, the German plug-in market has (finally) clicked and February signaled another record performance, its second in a row, having registered 16,508 units in February

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7% Plug-In Vehicle Share In Germany!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 07:38:54 +0000

The German plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market started the year on fire, jumping 128% year over year (YoY), to a record 16,131 registrations. That smashed the previous record (12,026 units) set last October, so it seems the German locomotive has (finally) been set in motion

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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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The Big Brussels Car Market, aka Auto Show

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:52:03 +0000

When visiting the leading car shows in Geneva, Paris, and Frankfurt, the carmakers will take you on a journey, showing their grand visions about future mobility with vehicles that merge into houses, are lounges on wheels, or are just crazy, impractical futuristic works of art

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Auto Industry: Incentivized To Not Change

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:41:41 +0000

Every nation of this world will do its best to protect its industry for the good of the country’s economy and its people. Politicians are elected to make sure industries and jobs are doing well, to stabilize income, and to reduce risk. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this protection. Unfortunately, politics can, by trying its very best to support its industry, destroy it without even realizing what’s happening. This has happened before, and there is a large risk that it’s happening today in the largest automotive producing countries, like Germany, Japan, and the

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Opel Ampera-e (Opel Who?!?) Wins January In The Netherlands — EV Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 04:00:15 +0000

With a sales rush in the last days of 2019, one would imagine January would bring a big hangover for the plug-in vehicle market. But turns out, it hasn’t. Yes, the Dutch plug-in market was down 2% year over year (YoY), to 3,184 registrations, but because the overall market fell even more (-6% YoY), the plug-in vehicle (PEV) share (7.2%, 4.3% for fully electric vehicles alone) actually grew compared to 12 months ago (6.9% in January 2019). So … why is this happening

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How Can Africa Join The EV Revolution? (Video)

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 21:00:30 +0000

Rutendo Kuhudzai via remeredzai kuhudzaiA lot of the OEMs have not expressed any interest in bringing EVs to the rest of Africa anytime soon. With the majority of them struggling to meet demand in their home and traditional markets, it doesn’t look like Africa will be a priority anytime soon

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