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Tesla Model X With Falcon-Wing Doors Left Open Draws A Crowd (Video)

The Tesla Model X is a rather flashy car, even for a Tesla, mostly owing to the eye-catching falcon-wing doors — which are pretty much like absolutely nothing else on the market right now. I’m sure that they catch a lot of people’s eyes when they’re in action. Which is no doubt part of what […]

September 5th

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

Norway Electric Car Sales — July 2016

Update #2: There were discrepancies in data sources and we corrected the article to indicate a different EV market share (for July & for the year through July). Estimates for electric vehicle sales in Norway during the month of July 2016 were recently released by our friend over at the EV Sales blog, Jose Pontes. […]

August 19th

Norway EV & PHEV Driver Findings, Galore!

A recent survey of 8,000 different vehicle owners in Norway, conducted by the country’s Institute of Transport Economics, has revealed some interesting new data points — including the fact that all-electric owners in the country use their vehicles more often in general and in everyday traffic than plug-in hybrid owners do. Another particularly interesting data […]

August 19th

Electric Vehicle Highlights From Cleantech Revolution Tour Conference

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The initial Cleantech Revolution Tour conference that we held in Berlin was a lot of fun, and the presentations were packed with interesting facts, figures, charts, and jokes. We had a blast, and there’s no way to share all of the conversations, connections, and laughs (which is why I encourage you to […]

June 14th

Electric Cars = 29% Of Car Sales In Norway

Plug-in hybrids appear to be gaining significant market share in Norway, possibly at the expense of all-electric vehicles, going by the May 2016 sales figures recently compiled by the EV Sales blog. Year-on-year sales growth for plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) during May 2016 in Norway was 132% — as compared to an all-electric (EV) year-on-year increase […]

June 13th

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

Interesting Elon Musk Quotes From Norway

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently gave an interview to Christina Bu of the Norwegian EV Association, while in the Northern European country for a government conference on the shift to electric vehicles. The interview resulted in some fairly interesting new quotes from the noted public figure, which will be […]

May 21st

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

Li-Ion Batteries That Charge In Under 1 Second (Not Supercapacitors) Developed In Norway, But Not Ideal For Cars

Originally published on Gas2. Scientists and researchers around the world are working on improved battery technology that will facilitate the transition away from fossil fuels to electric vehicles. Their quest is for a battery that is lighter, cheaper, and smaller, with greater energy density. It is unlikely anyone will find a single solution that checks […]

May 4th

Norwegian Electric Vehicle Sales For March 2016

Electric vehicle sales figures for March 2016 in Norway recently became available, confirming much of what was expected. Sales rose to total 4,684 units during the month — representing a roughly 24% year-on-year increase in sales for the market. The share of the country’s total automotive market held by electric vehicles also rose — to […]

April 13th

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

Norway Saw 71% Growth In EV Sales In 2015

The electric vehicle market in Norway grew around 71% in 2015 as compared to 2014 — with deliveries for the year totaling ~34,300 for the year; as compared to ~20,100 in 2014. The new figures come from EV-Volumes, an EV sales database and consultancy now partnering with EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. The new figures show that Norway was […]

March 7th

Norway May Cut Some EV Incentives

Originally published on GAS2. Norway leads the world when it comes to EV incentives. That may be why sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars have surged in the country recently. For one thing, cars with plugs are exempt from sales tax and VAT assessments. Norway has some of the highest sales taxes on new […]

March 3rd