Comparing the Best Electric Cars for 2021

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 21:48:57 +0000

There are two ways to consider what the best electric cars on the market are. One way is to consider what the absolute best cars are, regardless of price. The other way is to consider what the best cars are when taking price into account. Or, as is the case below, you can include a […]

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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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Volkswagen ID.4 Is Mopping Up In Europe — April Sales Chart

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 06:32:39 +0000

The Volkswagen ID.3 seems like it just hit the market, but the attention has already shifted to the Volkswagen ID.4, and that’s because the ID.4 is mopping up in Europe (and also the only fully electric Volkswagen available in the USA). We publish monthly plugin electric vehicle sales reports for several European countries and Europe […]

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You Vote! 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Competition

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 23:51:23 +0000

It’s time for another CleanTechnica Car of the Year competition! In coming weeks, we will write more in-depth articles on each of the finalists to explain why each of them may deserve to win. For now, though, here’s the list of the four 2021 finalists! (Pics in alphabetical order, then bullet list in reverse.) Volvo […]

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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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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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Tesla Model 3 New #1 in Hot European Market, & Plugin Vehicles Get 16% Market Share!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 01:05:13 +0000

The European plugin passenger vehicle market continues to rise, scoring over 227,000 registrations in March (+169% YoY) and putting last month’s plugin vehicle share of the broader passenger vehicle market at 16% share (7.6% fully electric/BEV). That pulls the 2021 plugin vehicle (PEV) share to 15% (6.6% for BEVs alone). This time growth came from […]

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Hilarious “Best Electric Cars” List: AutoTrader Tries To Deny Reality

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:51:23 +0000

I kept thinking about this AutoTrader story and smiling intermittently for hours when it came to mind again. It cracked me up. It’s one thing to try to deny reality in a sad way (and maybe this had a bit of that in it), but it’s another thing to try to deny reality in an […]

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Volkswagen ID.4 Wins World Car Of The Year

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:35:43 +0000

The World Car Awards recently chose the Volkswagen ID.4 for World Car of the Year. After test drives of eligible vehicles by a panel of 93 well-known automotive journalists, they chose winners for every category and then the overall winner. Here’s the stream of the final announcement, which was conducted entirely remotely due to the […]

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