The Chinese market had more than 16,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 55% increase over the same month last year, so it looks like the January standstill is a thing of the past and we are back at business as usual in China’s EV market. With year-to-date sales still 3,000 units behind […]
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Tesla will be discontinuing the Model S 60 and 60D as of April 16th 2017, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and other press. What that means is that those wanting to buy a Tesla Model S after April 16, 2017, won’t be able to purchase a unit with a battery pack […]
Also published on CleanTechnica. See our Electric Car Sales page for a deeper look at US, European, and Chinese electric car sales. US electric car sales jumped approximately 68% in February 2017 vs February 2016. Fully electric car sales were up 74%, while plug-in hybrid sales were up 61%. For the first two months of the year, that puts […]
The Chinese market had 6,260 new EVs registered in January, far from the 15,275 units of January 2016, dragging down the plug-in market share (of new cars sold) to just 0.25% — far below the 1.45% of 2016. Considering the seasonality of the Chinese PEV market, where the first quarter is always the slowest selling (due to […]
The European EV market had some 19,000 registrations last month, up 31% year over year (YoY), with the Renault Zoe starting the year in the leadership position again. #1 Renault Zoe – With the ZE40 version finally arriving to selected markets, registrations were up 80% YoY to 2,602 units, jumping straight into the leadership in […]
In a very interesting change of approach for the company, Tesla has come to an agreement with the Australian department store giant Myer to sell its electric vehicles there. As of Thursday, there is apparently a sort of Tesla mini store located at Myer’s Melbourne CBD store where a Tesla Model X is on display […]
Tesla has been granted a total of 153 building permits for the Gigafactory to date, relating to around $1.03 billion in construction costs/work, according to the newest article on the subject from Jack Cookson at BuildZoom.
Entrepreneurs in Lithuania are trying to woo Elon Musk to build the next Gigafactory battery manufacturing facility there. They created a pretend factory in Minecraft and put it on YouTube. The factory would likely create up to 17,000 jobs.
Multiple people have asked me to chime in on the Elon Musk and Donald Trump “partnership.” The requests have popped up for months. I’ve also noticed a lot of commentary — on Twitter, here on CleanTechnica, and elsewhere — that implies Elon has turned evil or is sacrificing his morals by working with Trump.
While the Tesla Model 3 is interesting, the company’s semi-truck development program grabs my attention much more so … which brings us back to Musk’s tweet.
Tesla’s free Superchargers have been a hotly debated topic since they first went live for the Model S. People complained about how it wasn’t scalable, how the stalls would all fill up because of local freeloaders when it was designed for people taking long trips…suffice it to say that it has been a point of contention for the company…but at the same time, one of Tesla’s key differentiators.
#ElonTweets: Tesla Not Likely Going Over 100 kWh For Model S/X, Model 3 Not Getting 100kWh Battery, & More
As he tends to do, Elon Musk went on a Twitter rampage, responding to questions from the Twittersphere. In doing so, and as he’s also in the habit of doing, he shed light on some rather interesting details about the Model S and X battery size, Model 3 battery size as limited by the physical footprint of the vehicle, and a few tips on stripping down a Tesla for maximum performance.
Tesla has reportedly told some of its suppliers that it is planning to begin pilot production of the Model 3 on February 20th, in anticipation of full production beginning in July as previously planned, according to unnamed sources familiar with the matter. The sources in question provided Reuters with a number of other interesting data […]
US electric car sales continue to climb to new heights in 2017. Growing 59% year over year (YoY), approximately 12,000 electric cars were sold across the country in January, accounting for approximately 1% of US auto sales.
The European EV market had approximately 30,000 registrations last month, down 11% over the same month last year. This sales slip, however, had to do with the incentives-derived sales rush of the last quarter of 2015. Last month, though, the top spots were yet again influenced by the Dutch market sales peak: #1 VW Passat GTE – […]
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) seems like an ideal place for Tesla Motors. Clearly, the country has money, and people with money can afford Teslas — which nearly everyone seems to want. Additionally, UAE leadership — despite making a fortune and a half on oil & gas — seems to be keenly aware that the future is cleantech, and the future is coming faster than a Tesla Model S P100D.
Also published on CleanTechnica and our Electric Car Sales page. The Chinese market had 44,874 new electric cars in December, far from the 60,000 expected by analysts, but still up 27% year over year (YoY) and far more than the electric car sales in the US and Europe. Overall, China’s plug-in market share rose to a record 1.45%, […]
Below is an electric cars list of the fully electric cars for sale in 2017 in the USA. This article will be updated as new electric cars arrive on the market, such as the coming Tesla Model 3. The first prices listed are base prices before the federal tax credit. In parenthesis are prices after the maximum […]