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Germany in August – Electric vehicles crushing it at record 13.2 market share

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw a record 13.2% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up over 5× from the 2.6% result of August 2019. This comes immediately after July itself broke new ground at 11.4% market share. The overall auto market in August was down 20% from an unusually high August 2019. […]



Study finds global tipping points for EVs: 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, $36,000

September 14th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

To achieve mass adoption, the average electric car will need to offer 31-minute charging, 291 miles of range, and a base price of $36,000. Those three factors comprise a global tipping point for EVs, according to a new study commissioned by oil company Castrol, which is looking to sell so-called “e-fluid” lubricants for EVs. Findings […]



Welcome to the age of the all-electric hypercar

August 27th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Boasting up to 2,000bhp with no fuel cap, a trio of new releases from Lotus, Pininfarina and Rimac are here for when your Ferrari just isn’t fast enough Same old story. You wait ages for one 2,000bhp, all-electric hypercar to arrive, and then three come along at once. Three underdog brands with very different backstories, […]



Tesla launches its own car wrap service

August 14th, 2020 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

Tesla has launched its own car wrap service through delivery centers starting with five cities in China. Could it be introduced in other markets? Over the last few years, Tesla has reduced the number of color options on its vehicles in order to streamline production and facilitate repairs at service centers. It resulted in many […]



Renault arms entire french town with free electric cars

August 8th, 2020 at 1:46 am » Comments Off

Renault wants people to know that it’s easy to go electric. The automaker giant Renault has gifted an entire village in France its Renault Zoe electric vehicle in a recent power move. The move comes as an effort to demonstrate that EVs are suitable for not only urban areas but also rural communities just as […]



Tesla begins taking Cybertruck orders in China, Will drive one across America

July 16th, 2020 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

If reports about the number of reservations it has garnered are true, the Tesla Cybertruck may be the most eagerly anticipated new vehicle in history. Back in February, 532,000 people around the world were reportedly on the waiting list for one of Elon Musk’s segment-smashing vehicles. The no-obligation reservations are little more than a marketing […]



Chargers are the final roadblock to America’s electric car future

June 13th, 2020 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

As long as there aren’t enough fast plugs in enough places, buyers and big automakers will stay away. Rods and waders were already packed into the electric Jaguar I-Pace as it gorged a few more electrons from the wall of my New Jersey garage. A quick glance at a map of northeastern Pennsylvania revealed charging […]



Tesla’s readying a ‘million mile’ battery that could greatly lower the cost of EVs

June 7th, 2020 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

Reportedly coming first to China Tesla is getting ready to introduce a long rumored lower-cost, longer-lasting battery for its electric vehicles in China sometime later this year or early next year, according to a new report from Reuters. The battery — which has been colloquially called a “million mile” battery in reference to how long […]



Tesla’s readying a ‘million mile’ battery that could greatly lower the cost of EVs

June 1st, 2020 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

Reportedly coming first to China  Tesla is getting ready to introduce a long rumored lower-cost, longer-lasting battery for its electric vehicles in China sometime later this year or early next year, according to a new report from Reuters. The battery — which has been colloquially called a “million mile” battery in reference to how long […]



Volvo CEO: Pandemic will rapidly accelerate shift to electric cars

May 29th, 2020 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said that the coronavirus will accelerate the pace of change in the auto industry. He said the shift to EVs will be among the major changes that occur due to the pandemic. Speaking at a Financial Times global digital conference, Samuelsson said: Electrification will go faster. I think it would be […]



Tesla’s electric cars require far less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles. Here are all the differences between them.

May 3rd, 2020 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

Traditional cars come with elaborate maintenance schedules that require owners to develop a close relationship with dealers and mechanics. Tesla vehicles are mechanically simpler than gas-powered cars. As a result, they require less attention. Tesla also routinely improves its vehicles using over-the-air software updates. Still, there are some areas of maintenance that Tesla owners need […]



Total emissions from EVs undercut ICE cars in 95% of the world

March 29th, 2020 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

A new study claims that EVs are better for the environment than gasoline-powered vehicles in 95 percent of the world  Comparing the eco-credentials of electric cars and their gasoline-powered counterparts isn’t as simple as counting the carbon emissions coming (or not) from the tailpipe. New research is claiming to have settled the debate once and […]



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