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China Electric Car Sales Report — Sales Jump 49% In May

Published on June 17th, 2017 | by

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The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year’s record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing […] read more

Solar Cars 101 — Guide To The Basics Of Solar Powered Vehicles

Published on June 6th, 2017 | by

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Are solar powered cars viable in any real way? Is there a way to create vehicles that are powered by nothing but solar photovoltaic panels and that are useful in the real world? Is it possible to create solar cars that are competitive commercially? What kind of vehicle performance can be achieved when the added weight […] read more

More Than 2,000 EV Drivers From 28 Countries Tell Us What They Desire & Require — CleanTechnica’s 2nd EV Report!

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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CleanTechnica surveyed more than 2,000 electric car drivers in 26 European countries, 49 of 50 US states, and 9 Canadian provinces to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars and from EV charging networks. Basically, we asked questions we were very eager to see answers to. read more

23–50% Of Current EV Drivers Plan To Buy A Tesla Model 3 Next (CleanTechnica Report)

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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With over 100,000 reservations logged in under 24 hours — before the car was even unveiled — it doesn’t take six polls to uncover which electric car tops the list of “expected next EV model.” Nonetheless, the Tesla Model 3 didn’t single-handedly account for the majority of answers for that question, and seeing the precise “future car” split according to 6 six very different EV-driving groups is fascinating. read more

Why EV Early Adopters Went Electric, + The Best Things About Driving Electric

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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Last week, we published CleanTechnica’s new, 93-page electric car and driver report. For the report, we surveyed over 2,000 electric car drivers living in 28 countries (26 European countries, 49 of 50 US states, and 9 Canadian provinces). Generally speaking, we wanted to find out what early electric car adopters require and desire from their next electric cars and from EV charging networks, as well as what EV life is like so far for them. read more

EV Drivers Want Electric SUVs/CUVs, Midsized Cars, More Choices In Models (CleanTechnica Report)

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by

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One of the challenges of the current EV market is extreme lack of choice. There are only a few widely available models, and even if you look in the most popular markets (California, Norway, etc.), EV models only account for a small percentage of all the vehicle classes. We were curious which classes were most desired for future EV purchases and again polled respondents on this topic (simply in regards to size and style, not taking into account price). read more

A Tesla Is The Best Choice For A Summer Electric Road Trip

Published on June 2nd, 2017 | by

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When it comes to taking an all-electric summer road trip, nobody has you covered like Tesla. After all, Tesla recently announced that by the end of 2017, they’ll double their worldwide charging infrastructure to total more than 10,000 Superchargers and 15,000 Destination Charging connectors all around the globe. That said, what if there were no electric vehicle chargers available for your summer road trip — which electric car would actually take you the furthest? read more