German April Plugin Electric Vehicles At 22.1% Share, With BEVs Near Record High

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 13:04:44 +0000

Germany saw plugin electric vehicle market share reach 22.1% in April 2021, with full battery electrics at 10.3%, their second highest ever share. The overall auto market recovered year-on-year to 229,650 units, but was still down ~26% from April 2019. April’s combined 22.1% result comprised just shy of 11.8% plugin hybrids (PHEVs) and 10.4% full […]

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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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Tesla Model Y Review (w/ Surprise), Cruel Idaho Policy on Wolves — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 13:15:16 +0000

The most popular new articles last week on CleanTechnica were led by a short (and unusual) Tesla Model Y review, a potential new policy in Idaho regarding wolves (yes, not our typical focus area), a certain simple hybrid, and JB Straubel’s newfound business love post-Tesla. For the whole list and to jump into the reader […]

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Sweden’s April Plugin Vehicle Share Above 43% — Volkswagen ID.4 Overall Best Selling Vehicle

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 17:08:13 +0000

Sweden saw plugin electric vehicle market share reach 43.1% in April 2021, up almost 2× year on year, with full electric vehicles alone at a record 22.2% share. This puts full electrics ahead of plugin hybrids for the first time in years. Volkswagen’s new ID.4 was the overall best selling vehicle in Sweden. Auto market […]

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France April Plugin Vehicle Registrations Hit 14.8% Share — Up 2× Year On Year

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Sun, 02 May 2021 15:35:14 +0000

France, Europe’s second largest auto market, saw 14.8% plugin electric vehicle share in April 2021, up 2× from 7.8% share in April 2020. Overall auto volumes remained subdued, down 25% from pre-COVID seasonal averages, continuing the same rate of weakness seen from January through March. Best selling full electrics in April included the Peugeot e-208, […]

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A Very Simple Hybrid That Rivals The Cleanliness of EVs Is Possible

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 19:05:19 +0000

In a number of past articles, I’ve explained that having multiple gear ratios is essential for ICE engines, and optional for EVs, but if used in an EV you can get much better efficiency and performance. Both Porsche and Tesla have proven this, but the two companies use very different approaches to getting two different […]

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Jeep Took People On An “Earth Odyssey” For Earth Day

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 16:15:07 +0000

In a couple of recent ads, Jeep took viewers on an “earth odyssey” to celebrate Earth Day. One ad takes place in a Zoom meeting, with animals discussing the new Wrangler 4xe. The other takes its cues from 2001: A Space Odyssey, with both musical and visual references to the movie. The Wrangler 4xe Some […]

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Chrysler Pacifica PHEV Gets The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:35:39 +0000

It seems like every week, I’m seeing a publication I didn’t expect start writing about electric vehicles. I had no idea that Good Housekeeping even had a Best Hybrid Minivan Award, but that’s exactly what just happened for the Pacifica PHEV. How They Decided “We are looking for vehicles that drive well and make the […]

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11% Plugin Vehicle Share in China!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 02:14:50 +0000

Plugin electric vehicles are a hot item in China right now, and they scored a near-record 211,000 registrations last month. That was a 244% jump compared to the same month last year, making it the second best month ever, only behind last December. Last month’s plugin vehicle share actually reached the two-digit mark for the […]

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How To Get People To Actually Buy A Short Range EV

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:12:29 +0000

Another recent piece here at CleanTechnica went over a way to get 5 electric cars built with the same lithium that goes into an EV today. What George said is definitely true, but I wanted to add some thoughts on how we could actually make it happen. One non-starter I saw in the article was […]

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