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BYD Qin = China’s Best Selling Electric Vehicle In April (China EV Sales Report)

Plugin vehicle sales continue to recover in China. They were still down 29% year over year (YoY) in April, but that was the smallest drop so far this year. Slightly more than 61,000 units were registered in April

Plug-In Vehicles = 8.5% Market Share In Germany In April

Despite the Covid-related lockdown that sent the overall German auto market down 61% year over year (YoY) in April, the German plugin market grew 33% last month, having registered 10,253 units

Plug-In Vehicles = 5.5% Market Share In Ireland (18% In April)

In the first 4 months of 2020, plug-in vehicles accounted for 5.5% of all auto sales in Ireland. The wild world of coronavirus, though, made something special out of April — or perhaps Ireland’s time has simply come. A stunning 18% of auto sales in the month of April were plug-in vehicle sales

Peugeot 208 EV Beats Renault Zoe In Pandemic-Disrupted French EV Market — April 2020

While the overall French market ground to a halt due to the coronavirus lockdown (-89% year over year), plugins were down just 66%, with fully electric vehicles (BEVs) faring slightly better, down only -62%. That allowed BEVs to have 74% of the plugin market last month, slightly better than this year’s average of 73%

Norway’s April EV Market Share Jumps To 70%, Strongest Growth In 2 Years

April saw clean transport pioneer Norway’s market share of plug-in electric vehicles jump to 70%, sharply up from 50% a year ago. This is the biggest year-on-year climb that we have seen in two years. Popular plug-in models in April included the Audi e-tron, VW e-Golf, and Nissan

Tesla Model 3 vs BMW 330i & Audi A4 — 5 Year Cost of Ownership

It’s been a long time since I conducted some new 5 year cost of ownership comparisons between the Tesla Model 3 and other top vehicles in its class. The $1,875 federal EV tax credit for the Model 3 has gone away in that time, and we’re into a new model year. So, I decided to get back into this by comparing the the Tesla Model 3 to the BMW Series (the 330i xDrive Sedan, to be specific) and Audi

Tesla Model 3 Shines In Transition Month In China

With the Chinese market slowly returning to normal, now that China has endured the first wave of the COVID pandemic, sales have started to recover from February’s fall into the abyss. In March they dropped just 51%, to around 60,000 units, a significant improvement from the 65% fall of the previous month