Electric Vehicles Now 8% of Swiss Auto Market

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 23:37:40 +0000

The Swiss plug-in electric vehicle market rose to 8% of the overall Swiss auto market in February, led by the evergreen Renault Zoe

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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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Europe’s Car of the Year Award Goes Live Online — After Cancellation of Geneva Car Show

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:08:26 +0000

Many organizations have to improvise at the last minute to replace their media communication from the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) with something else

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“Tesla Killers” Are Failing At Killing Tesla

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 19:11:02 +0000

The idea of “Tesla killers” was put out there by many critics of Tesla, clickbait-happy media outlets, and some of the competition to create the fear that Tesla would fail

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Bill Gates Chose Porsche Taycan Over Tesla — That’s Fine, & Offers Important Lesson

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:24:12 +0000

I want to address something that has been in and out of my Twitter feed: Bill Gates bought a Porsche Taycan instead of a Tesla. The Tesla fan (and shareholder) in me wants to scream, “OMG Nooooo!” However, the practical, logical side believes this is a good thing, and she is the one in charge of writing this article

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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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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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