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Portugal EV Market Share = 12%

Portugal is a somewhat surprising bright spot in the electric vehicle market. It has one of the highest EV market shares (share of its overall auto market) in the world, yet is not a very wealthy nation like Norway of the Netherlands. And it’s EV market share hasn’t popped all of a sudden. The country has been doing well consistently for a while

Tesla Model Y Price Drops — New Cost of Ownership vs. Lexus RX

Tesla has dropped the price of the Model Y by a few thousand dollars, with the starting price now at $49,990*. Let’s look at a couple of cost of ownership analyses between the Tesla Model Y and he Lexus

Elon Musk On The Berlin Tesla Model Y: “A Revolution In Automotive Body Engineering”

The Berlin-produced Tesla Model Y is going to be a revolution in automotive body engineering, according to Elon Musk. He just noted this in response to Tesmanian’s Eva Fox, who wrote an article covering Volvo reverse engineering a Model Y in Sweden

Is Honda Waking Up?

Honda has formed a “comprehensive strategic alliance” with CATL, one of the world’s top three EV battery producers. This is not just a contract for batteries, but a rather deep and broad partnership

Volkswagen Car.Software Team Gets More Physical Space

We’ve written about Volkswagen’s newfound focus on software — and struggles with that — several times recently. The short summary is: Volkswagen is trying to reinvent itself as a software-centered company. Software is hard

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Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy