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Electric Car Market Up 27% In Europe

July 1st, 2017 | by Jose Pontes

The European passenger plug-in market had more than 21,000 registrations last month, up 48% over the same month last year. Year-t0-date, the market is up 27% this year, with the EV share standing at 1.4%. With quality control issues solved in the second half of the month, the Renault Zoe was once again Master in Command, with the BMW i3 and Outlander PHEV recovering some ground over the ageing Nissan Leaf


28–40% of EV Drivers Have Solar Panels (CleanTechnica EV Report)

June 25th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Previous surveys — including our initial EV driver survey — have found a strong link between driving electric cars and having home solar panels. Yet again, in our 2017 EV driver report, a very large portion of our respondents had home solar panels, which means that they are essentially “fueling” their electric cars with sunshine


Tesla Model 3 Spy Shots … Tesla Haters … Tesla Model 3 Production … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

June 19th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

The past week, with ~1 million pageviews, was a pretty big one here on CleanTechnica. With Tesla Model 3 production around the corner, spy shots jumping out of the corners of the interwebs, and leaks about production beginning soon, it's no surprise that stories about perhaps the most significant car in history topped the charts. Have a look and check out any cool stories you missed


China Electric Car Sales Grow 49% — BAIC EC180 Leads Rise of Microcars

June 17th, 2017 | by Jose Pontes

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 2% market share


How Many Cars Do Electric Car Drivers Have? (CleanTechnica #EV Report)

June 15th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm of the opinion that most households could actually do just fine with a Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Ford Focus Electric, or the like — and then also benefit as a consumer from the wonderful inherent features of an electric car. One key reason I think so is because I've seldom known a household that needed to drive all the cars in their household a super long distance on the same day. Typically, households have 2–3 cars in the US, and when one is out on a road trip, the others are still enjoying a slow-paced, short-trip city life. So, why couldn't one of them be a medium-range electric car


How To Handle Trolls — Cleantech Communication Handbook Coming

June 14th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Working in the cleantech communication business since the middle of 2009, I can say that I've picked up quite a few cleantech communication tips, and I try to sharpen them every day. Unfortunately, I've also seen a lot of examples of bad, bad, bad cleantech communication — communication flubs are quite abundant in this field. (And, yeah, I've been the person behind those bad examples from time to time.) Many cleantech enthusiasts actually use talking points and discussion strategies that are counterproductive. Yikes!


Top EV Incentives (CleanTechnica #EV Report)

June 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Which electric vehicle incentives are most effective? Which will stimulate the most EV adoption? Which break down the biggest barriers to EV awareness, experience, and transition


What’s The Effect of Driving Electric on Broader Energy Conservation? (CleanTechnica #EV Report)

June 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the benefits of driving electric is that electric motors and drivetrains are inherently much more efficient than gasoline- or diesel-powered engines/drivetrains. Aside from that inherent energy conservation, though, how much do electric car drivers strove to conserve energy? And how much does driving electric encourage them to conserve energy? These are matters we dug into a little bit in our latest electric car driver report


Tesla Model 3 vs Mercedes 300, Mercedes 350e, Mercedes AMG C43

June 10th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 is sure to scare the headlights out of many a premium-class contender. I've already rolled through the knee shaking that certain BMW, Audi, and Lexus models must be feeling, but looming in the background all this time is the granddaddy of premium-class sedans — Mercedes-Benz


Toyota Prius Prime #1 (er… #3) — Beats Chevy Volt, Chevy Bolt, & Nissan LEAF In May

June 3rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

As I noted last month, due to Tesla's higher and higher production rates and little insight into where those cars are shipped, we've decided to stop estimating Tesla's US sales/deliveries. That said, generally speaking, we expect that Tesla ships approximately 2,000–3,000 Model S and Model X each (so, 4,000–6,000 combined) to US customers. So, more likely than not, the Model S and Model X are the highest-selling electric cars in the United States


Tesla Model 3 vs Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi S3

June 1st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Even that title looks like a looming disaster for Audi. It's like when Lionel Messi takes on several opponents at once as if that would make it fair ... but then humiliates them all. Also, apologies to Audi for starting with you. Perhaps it was due to the alphabetical primacy. Perhaps it was that Audi is such a popular brand in the segment the Tesla Model 3 is clearly targeting. Or perhaps it was simply because I like the design of Audis, I bought an Audi as my first car as a teenager (at a time when buying an Audi was not normal or advised), and I used to be in love with the Audi A4. Anyhow, apologies to Audi for starting with you — we'll be running comparisons with other Model 3 competitors shortly


EV Charging Convenience, Reliability, Accessibility, & Future Needs (CleanTechnica Electric Car Driver Report)

May 30th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

It was with a great degree of curiosity that we explored EV charging experiences and needs by type of EV and region for our latest EV report. What's the story for Tesla drivers, non-Tesla fully electric car drivers, and plug-in hybrid drivers? What's the story for Americans vs Europeans? We already covered the desire and demand for fast charging and superfast charging in a previous section, but we dive much more into other charging matters here. Jump down below the line for the results


Cleantech Revolution — EV Leaders, Tesla Shuttles, Cleantech Entrepreneurship & Investing

May 28th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

CleanTechnica's next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe. Starting in Berlin (Germany) on June 27 (special networking activities), continuing on June 28 in Berlin (panel discussions and presentations), offering shuttle rides from Berlin to Wroclaw in a Tesla (first come, first served), and ending on June 29 in Wroclaw, Poland (panel discussions and presentations), the Berlin + Wroclaw edition of the 2017 Cleantech Revolution Tour — The Future Is Now: Surf The Cleantech €-Wave — will be focused on how to best invest your time and money into the cleantech future


The Features Electric Car Drivers Demand & Desire (CleanTechnica Report)

May 27th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

One of the more interesting things for me in our annual EV surveys is how much people want various special features — auto lane change, all-wheel drive, superfast charging, fast charging, etc. The extra fun in our new 93-page electric car driver report is that we got these responses segmented by type of EV and region. Jump down below the line for the results


BAIC EC180 Shines (China Electric Car Sales Report)

May 25th, 2017 | by Jose Pontes

The Chinese market had more than 32,000 new electric cars zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase over the same month last year, with the EV market share up to 1.2%. As the year proceeds and sales expand, expect the market share to rise above last year's result (1.45%), maybe even reaching north of 2%



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