Ugh — Germany’s Automakers Slow To Respond To Tesla Challenge

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:47:02 +0000

After growing fat on expanding sales and record profits, the world’s automakers are now facing lean times. The decade-long global economic expansion is running out of gas, and the industry-changing trend of electrification, which automakers happily ignored when the profits were rolling in, now looms as an existential threat

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Volkswagen ID.3 Arrives — Superb Mix Of Quality & Affordability

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:48:22 +0000

Some years ago, Volkswagen Group discovered that the only legitimate way forward in the auto world was electrification. (Who knows what triggered that realization?) From that point on, from everything I’ve seen in the past few years, part of the company has been working hard to develop high-quality, competitive electric vehicles. The new ID.3 is proof of that

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How Many Electric Vehicles Will Tesla, Volkswagen, & Nissan Sell In 2020–2025?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2019 02:00:06 +0000

We write about Tesla a lot because it is pushing, pulling, and tickling the auto industry forward. It is a wild success story like we’ve never before seen in cleantech, have perhaps never really seen in the auto industry, and has been sorely needed in US manufacturing. Nonetheless, Tesla is one corner of a big puzzle on transportation electrification. The challenging question has been, who’s going to follow Tesla’s lead

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Top Reasons To Buy These 13 Electric Vehicles

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 03:58:16 +0000

Some people like to say that we here at CleanTechnica only write about Tesla, only care about Tesla, only want to hug Tesla, and only promote Tesla’s vehicles. That’s not true. We’ve actually published more than 1,000 articles regarding the Nissan LEAF, hundreds regarding the Chevy Bolt, hundreds regarding the Renault Zoe, hundreds regarding the BMW i3, and many more. Yes, nowadays, the Tesla Model 3 — as the first truly mass market electric car — dominates our EV coverage, just as it dominates EV sales in the markets where most of our readers reside. But we actually love and obsessively cover numerous EVs

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New Ad Campaign Part Of $2 Billion Effort To Promote Electric Cars

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:48:18 +0000

While Volkswagen’s dieselgate fiasco has been really disappointing, a recent development could be a pivot in the right direction. As part of the settlement, the company has launched its Electrify America “Normal Now” ad campaign as part of a $2 billion investment to encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles. The campaign looks to normalize the ownership of electric cars in an attempt to increase EV adoption

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South Korea Says FU To Diesel Cheating While Tesla Model 3 Customers Form Long Lines

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:07:25 +0000

South Korea is an interesting case in “Electric Vehicle World.” LG Chem, probably the most notable EV battery company not connected to Tesla, is based there. It seems like LG Chem has battery contracts with every single automaker (it might be more like 60%). SK Innovation and Samsung SDI, medium-sized battery producers, also call Korea home. And then there are Hyundai and Kia, or Hyundai–Kia if you combine them due to their intertwined investment structure. These large automakers have produced highly acclaimed electric vehicles, but they struggle to produce a large number of them — or just don’t care to do so

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When Will The Transition To Fully Electric Cars Really Be Rolling?

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:38:55 +0000

Recently, a commenter told me that I was far too optimistic, the transition to electric driving would not start before 2025. And we were both thinking in percentage market share

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is About To Get Messy

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:59:07 +0000

Those of us who have followed the electric vehicle market for several years (or, for some of you, decades) can easily get complacent about where the EV revolution is and where it’s headed. We can be lulled into a semi-sleeping state by monthly sales reports, by routinely seeing EV market share of 1–2% in some markets, 5–10% in others, and 50% in Norway. We can be blown away by the Tesla Model 3’s success, while at the same time underestimating what it means

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Volkswagen Has An Opportunity To Bankrupt Top Competitors

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 02:55:27 +0000

Tesla, Tesla, Tesla — we know all about Tesla’s EV leadership. But who’s going to put the nail in the coffin of automotive laggards? Could it be Volkswagen

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