Record EV Sales In Europe

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 01:42:41 +0000

While the overall European market is still in recovery mode in June, down 24% year over year (YoY), the European passenger plugin vehicle market has returned to the fast track, having achieved almost 93,000 registrations in June (+95%)

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Volkswagen ID.3 vs. Volkswagen Golf — 5 Year Cost of Ownership Comparisons

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 05:50:17 +0000

Tagging onto my article from yesterday on Volkswagen ID.3 cost of ownership versus cost of ownership of the Renault Megane or Skoda Octavia, here’s a brief followup for perhaps a more common comparison vehicle — the Volkswagen Golf

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Sweden At 26% Plug-in Vehicle Market Share

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:48:32 +0000

Sweden remains an odd plug-in vehicle market in which plug-in hybrids heavily outweigh full electrics. Part of that may be because Volvo Cars only sells plug-in hybrids so far, and Volvo is sort of popular in Sweden

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69% of Autos Sold in Norway in 2020 Have a Plug

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 01:27:16 +0000

Norway continues to be a shining star in the electric vehicle world. In the first half of the year, 48% of automobiles sold in the country were fully electric, a global record for EV market share. Plug-in vehicles represented 69% of auto sales, another global record

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Plug-In Vehicles = 7.8% Market Share In Europe

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:28:07 +0000

After a Covid-derived drop in April (-16% year over year), the European passenger plug-in vehicle market went back to black in May, having scored 46,800 registrations (+23%), a great performance considering the overall market is still recovering (-57% in May)

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The EV Revolution Is Happening Faster Than Expected

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 02:57:15 +0000

Innovation Adoption LyfecycleDon’t believe commonly repeated anti-hype, nor the praised but far too timid aspirations of companies like Lyft. Over a year ago, I wrote an article predicting the transition happening around 2025. The EV revolution is happening faster than I expected in that article, and the next 5 years will show a dramatic shift

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After 116 Years, Volkswagen’s Zwickau Factory Produced Its Last Fossil Fuel Vehicle Today

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 22:19:01 +0000

Volkswagen’s Zwickau factory is switching 100% to electric vehicles. It will produce a total of 6 models from 3 Volkswagen Group brands (Volkswagen, Audi, and Seat). Today was the last day it produced a fossil fuel vehicle, vehicle #6,049,207 from the factory under Volkswagen’s reign, a Golf R Estate

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Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition vs. Volkswagen Golf — 5 Year Cost of Ownership Estimates

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:14:10 +0000

With Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition ordering underway and pricing finalized, I figure it’s a good time to compare the ID.3 to some of its top gasoline competitors, not just the Tesla Model 3. In particular, I’m diving into some new 5 year cost of ownership comparisons, this first one being a comparison — or series of comparisons — between the Volkswagen ID.3 and Volkswagen Golf in Germany

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7 Fully Electric Vehicles In Norway’s Top 10

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 01:27:40 +0000

Last month I published that the Audi e-tron was the king of Norway. That hasn’t changed, and it doesn’t look likely that anyone’s going knock its crown off this year. But never count Tesla out

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What’s Up With Volkswagen Software?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 19:30:45 +0000

Volkswagen Group has certainly recognized the importance of software, as I wrote at length in March. One highlight: “Volkswagen intends to in-house software much, much more than it ever has, going from developing ~10% of its own software to developing 60% or more of it by 2025.”

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