Electric Vehicle Journey Across Europe — In Volkswagen ID.4 This Time

Credit to Author: Jacek Fior| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 22:10:57 +0000

The time has come again to set off on yet another electric vehicle journey. Last year, I reported on the adventures of the journalists of WysokieNapięcie.pl (definitely the #1 analytical site for energy and technology news in Poland) travelling to the westernmost point of continental Europe — Cabo da Roca — in a Porsche Taycan. […]

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Plugin Vehicles Hit 19% Market Share In Europe In June! Tesla Model 3 Has Best Month Ever!

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:42:21 +0000

The European passenger plugin vehicle market continues in the fast lane, having gotten over 237,000 registrations in June and over a million registrations YTD — which is +157% year over year (YoY). Last month’s plugin vehicle share of the overall auto market was 19% (10% full electrics/BEVs), which pulled the 2021 plugin vehicle (PEV) share […]

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Record Month For Plugin Electric Vehicles In China! 15% Share!

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:08:37 +0000

Plugins are on fire in China, having scored a record 235,000 registrations last month, pulling the year-to-date (YTD) tally to 1.1 million units, a far cry from the 360,000 units that this market had 12 months ago. Share-wise, June also witnessed a record month, hitting 15% (12% full electrics/BEVs). This pulled the 2021 share to […]

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Tesla Model 3 Is #1 Electric Car In Germany In June, VW e-Up Remains 2021 Leader

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 19:13:58 +0000

The German plugin vehicle market scored over 64,000 registrations last month, with both plugin powertrains rising fast (+312% year over year for BEVs and +191% year over year for PHEVs). As a result, last month’s plugin share ended at 24% (12% BEV), with BEVs outselling PHEVs for the first time this year (33,420 units vs […]

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Volkswagen Is Selling A Stake In Electrify America, Looking For $1 Billion Investment

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 22:00:03 +0000

Volkswagen is selling a stake in Electrify America, Reuters has reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. The article noted that Volkswagen is looking for outside funds to build more infrastructure for battery-powered vehicles. It’s currently working with Citi to find a co-investor to invest around $1 billion into the division. The sources added […]

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US Auto Sales: Tesla Had Highest % Increase from Q2 2019 to Q2 2021, 5th Highest Volume Increase

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2021 10:57:06 +0000

Another quarter has wrapped up and we have more grand trends in the US auto industry. In the charts and text below, I’m comparing Q2 2021 (the second quarter of 2021) with Q2 2020 and also with Q2 2019. Naturally, year-over-year changes are interesting, but given how unique last year was, I think it’s more […]

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Skoda Enyaq Jumps to #1 in Netherlands

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 21:12:31 +0000

The Dutch plugin vehicle (PEV) market continues in the fast lane, with 8,821 plugin registrations logged last month. That meant that last month’s PEV share of the overall passenger auto market was 26% (18% BEV), pulling the year-to-date PEV share to 20% (10% BEV) and the total tally to 32,079 units. The market share is […]

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Why The Volkswagen ID.4 Is 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year — I Think

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 13:13:48 +0000

As I revealed and discussed in a recent CleanTech Talk podcast, the Volkswagen ID.4 won the 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year award. This article is another celebration of the vehicle, as well as an explanation of why it won — sort of. One unique thing about our awards is that we pick the finalists […]

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Carmakers Cannot Be Trusted After €875m Fine For Delaying Cleaner Cars

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 00:59:23 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon Car manufacturers have been hit with a €875 million fine for illegally colluding to delay the supply of cleaner vehicles. Daimler, BMW, and Volkswagen Group colluded over five years to avoid competition on “cleaning better than what is required by law despite the relevant technology being available,” the […]

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