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France Considering Purchase Price Limit On EV Incentives

Perhaps following in the footsteps of other governments, the government of France may institute a base-price limit on electric vehicles eligible for the country’s purchase incentives, according to recent reports. The proposed limit is reportedly ~$56,000 — which would mean that the Tesla Model S sedan and Model X SUV would no longer be eligible […]

October 3rd

500,000 Electric Cars Now On European Roads (Charts)

A total of 91,300 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe through the first 6 months of 2016, making for a 21% year-on-year increase (as compared to the same time period in 2015), according to the most recent figures from EV Obsession and CleanTechnica partner EV Volumes. In this context, “plug-in electric vehicles” refers to all-electric (EV) and plug-in […]

August 20th

France Electric Car Sales — July 2016

There were around 1,800 electric car (including SUV & van) registrations in France during the month of July 2016, according to the most recent estimates from the EV Sales blog. That represents a roughly 12% year-on-year decrease from July 2015. Despite the apparent slowdown during July 2016, year-to-date totals in France are actually up from 2015 by […]

August 20th

Electric Car Sales In France During June 2016

Estimated June 2016 electric car sales figures for the French market have been released by the EV Sales blog, revealing that electric car sales have been pretty much stagnant in France when seen from a year-on-year perspective. Altogether, there were 3,427 electric cars (including vans) delivered in France during June 2016 — this compares to 3,418 units delivered during […]

July 31st

Electric Sales Figures In France During May 2016

Sales figures for electric vehicles (all-electrics + plug-in hybrids) in France during the month of May 2016 were recently released (estimates anyways) by the EV Sales blog. So, what do they show? They show that there were over 2,600 electric vehicle registrations in France during May 2016, representing a 44% year-on-year increase (compared to May 2015). It’s […]

June 28th

London Taxi Company Looks To Export Its Iconic But Plug-In Hybrid Taxis

Technically, London Taxi Company isn’t a London or even a UK company — it’s owned by Chinese company Geely (which also owned Volvo). Without eliminating the iconic look of London’s taxis, which made me feel like I was in a different era when I visited London a few years ago, London Taxi Company has modernized them by inserting a […]

June 20th

Recent Strikes & Gas Shortages Driving EV Interest In France

A number of recent strikes in France have done damage (presumably, temporary damage) to the country’s oil industry, and caused a number of gas and diesel shortages. These recent fuel-availability disruptions have apparently driven increased interest in electric vehicles — interesting, if unsurprising. A number of prominent auto manufacturers have also begun using the disruptions as […]

June 3rd

15 Interesting Europe Electric Car Charts

The European Alternative Fuels Observatory recently reached out to let me know about the fascinating electric car data it aggregates and organizes for the European market. Its website is a treasure trove of fun electric car sales charts and tables. I just picked out 15 of my favorites for this article. Top-Selling Fully Electric Cars […]

May 30th

7 Cool Electric Vehicle Charts From POD Point

As noted in this article, I recently interviewed the CEO and founder of POD Point, Erik Fairbairn. POD Point is the top supplier of EV charging equipment in the UK, so it has quite a bit of useful data on hand. Following our interview, Erik passed along an interesting infographic, and I thought it would be fun […]

March 19th

Nearly 200,000 EVs Delivered In Europe During 2015

Nearly 200,000 electric vehicles (all-electrics + plug-in hybrids) were delivered to buyers in Europe during 2015 — roughly double the figure for 2014 — according to EV-Volumes, an EV sales database and consultancy that has partnered with EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. Quarter 4 2015 was, in particular, a time of strong sales for the European market (as you can see […]

March 7th

Elon Musk Gives Talk At Tesla Paris

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stopped off at the company’s showroom in Paris, France, to give a presentation, more or less detailing the company’s plans for Europe over the next few years. He touched on a number of topics that don’t seem to ever leave the news cycle, but also some that we haven’t heard […]

January 31st