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Tesla Replaces Volkswagen On Brand Top 10 List

Hmm, what could have happened for Volkswagen to fall off of a “top 10 automotive brands” list and be replaced by Tesla? Such a huge mystery! The list I’m referring to is BrandZ (h/t Sebastian Blanco). And, honestly, the biggest surprise for me is that Tesla wasn’t already on the top 10 list, but I guess it just […]

June 10th

Global Quarter 1 2016 EV Sales (+ Preliminary Figures For April)

Global electric vehicle sales figures for Quarter 1 2016 were recently released by EV-Volumes (along with preliminary figures for April), revealing that plug-in sales in 2016 to date totaled 180,500 units. That’s a roughly 42% year-on-year increase as compared to the same period of time in 2015. The above figures, it should be noted, are with […]

June 5th

EV Obsession Launches EV Forums!

I was never much of a forums dude. But I slowly got more and more into them while covering electric vehicles. I think I first stumbled across the GM-Volt.com forum, and then the Tesla Motors Club forum. As you’ve probably noticed, I also stalk the official BMW i forum now. There’s a lot of great stuff […]

June 4th

Survey: 55% Of US Northeasterners Have Interest In EVs

A new survey from the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Consumers Union (the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports) has revealed that 55% of Northeastern drivers in the US possess an interest in electric vehicles, and that 35% are likely to consider purchasing or leasing one as their next vehicle. “Consumers looking for […]

May 30th

Report: China’s Lithium-Ion Industry Is Booming Thanks To Government Support, Domestic Output Tripled In 2015

Originally published on CleanTechnica. China’s lithium-ion battery market is booming thanks to government support for electric vehicles, according to a new report from CCM (a major market analysis firm for the country’s chemicals, agriculture, food, and life sciences, markets). The report revealed that in May 2016 alone, around RMB2.6 billion (~$400 million) was put into […]

May 24th

Edmunds: Tesla Buyers Often Cross Shop With German Luxury Brands

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Buyers of Tesla’s electric vehicles very often cross shop with German luxury car brands (BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, etc), according to Edmunds. And this is even before the Model 3 arrives. Apparently, nearly 30% of Tesla buyers consider purchasing a BMW model before settling on the Tesla — and around 20% […]

May 23rd

Study: Federal Laws Incentivizing Sales Of Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Could Create Short-Term Rise In Fuel Consumption & Emissions

Originally published on CleanTechnica. A new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has found that the federal laws incentivizing the sale of alternative-fuel vehicles (Corporate Average Fuel Economy/CAFE standards) could lead to a short-term increase in the total fuel consumption and emissions associated with new vehicles from major auto manufacturers. “Recent updates of federal […]

May 18th

More Than 100,000 Plug-In Electric Vehicles Now Registered In Norway

Originally published on CleanTechnica. There have now been more than 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles registered in the Northern European country of Norway, the world’s leader in EV sales per capita. Considering that Norway is home to well under 10 million people (closer to 5 million), 100,000 represents quite an achievement — and just goes to show […]

May 13th

Study: EV Battery Prices Not Likely To Be Significantly Impacted By Lithium Market Fluctuations

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Ongoing fluctuations in the global lithium market are unlikely to significantly impact electric vehicle battery prices — owing to a relatively limited effect on total cell costs — according to a new study from Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering. So, despite the doubling of lithium market prices over the last […]

May 12th

Bloomberg: Platinum Industry To Take Big Hit With Rise Of EVs

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The rise of the electric vehicle market over the next decade or two will impact the platinum market significantly, according to a new report from Bloomberg. As the auto industry is the largest user of platinum worldwide — owing to its inclusion in vehicle exhaust systems (used to strip emissions of […]

May 9th

Electric Carsharing Is A Win! Help Me Launch It In Wroclaw, Poland!!

Originally published on CleanTechnica. This article jumps into 3 things: 1) my experience using (& loving) carsharing 10–12 years ago, 2) a new study out of London on the benefits of carsharing (or “car clubs” as they call them there), 3) a short pitch to help me and another dude here in Poland launch electric carsharing in […]

May 9th

Tesla Model S 70D Takes Home Green Car Award From AAA

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The AAA Green Car of the Year this year was the Tesla Model S 70D. As the leading green car, Tesla Model S 70D is featured with 80 other green vehicles in 2016, but tops them all according to AAA. The AAA Green Car Guide is a comprehensive report published annually by the […]

April 30th

What Are The Differences Between Tesla & Chevy Volt Fans?

While the electric vehicle sector is often spoken of as a relatively homogenous entity, the truth is that there’s not necessarily that much overlap between buyers of a Tesla Model S, a Nissan LEAF, a Mahindra e2o, and a BMW i3. So, if that’s the case, where and what exactly are the distinctions between the […]

April 21st