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Chinese EV Sales In July: After The Subsidy Storm

After an end-of-incentives derived surge in June, July saw the expected hangover, with the Chinese plug-in vehicle market dropping 7% year over year (YoY), and the 70,000 units of last month representing less than half of the deliveries of the previous month. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sank 22% YoY in July, their worst drop in over two years, while, amazingly, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) still managed to grow, if only by 1%, despite the gloom all around them (the overall market also dropped 4%)

Tesla Master Plan Lives … Tesla Model 3 Charging Costs … Porsche Should Troll Fossils, Not EVs — #CleanTechnica Top 20

The top 20 CleanTechnica articles of the past week included stories on Tesla charging costs, Tesla’s master plan, boosting the range of old EVs (in particular, the Nissan LEAF), fully developing solar power, and more. Scroll down below for the headlines

EV Tippin Point in Norway

Prior to the introduction of supportive government policies, most battery electric vehicles (BEV) were in Oslo, Norway. In March 2014, one percent of the vehicles on the roads were electric, while 21% of new vehicle sales were plug-in vehicles. Five years later, in March 2019, 58.4% of new vehicle purchases were fully electric

How To Buy A Tesla

The Tesla buying experience is unique compared to the typical car buying process offered by Big Auto. There’s no sitting down, negotiating, and sometimes not even a test drive. More on that in a minute. First, there are a few things you should know before walking into a Tesla store. For starters, it is not a dealership

Tesla Model 3 = 3rd Best Selling Vehicle In The Netherlands In July

Led by the Tesla Model 3, the Dutch plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market grew 73% in July, with 2,372 plug-in registrations, which translated into a PEV share of 7%. For January through July, PEV share was at 8.6%, well above the 6% of

Tesla Model 3 = 4th Best Selling Vehicle in Switzerland in 1st Half of 2019

I reported the other day that the Model 3 was the 10th best selling vehicle in Sweden in July. I also reported that the Model 3 was the 9th best selling car in the United States in the second quarter of 2019. Switzerland and Liechtenstein (which report sales together) top them both. The Tesla Model 3 was the 4th best selling vehicle in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the first half of the year

Tesla Master Plan In Action … Tesla Battery R&D … Elon Musk’s $2,000 Start — #CleanTechnica Top 20

The most popular CleanTechnica articles last week covered Tesla’s 2006 master plan, potential battery progress from Tesla’s battery R&D team, the start of Elon Musk’s journey in North America, the Tesla Model 3’s ranking as the 9th best selling car in the United States, and much more

Tesla Model 3 = 3% of US Car Sales in 1st Half of 2019

In the comments of my article about the Tesla Model 3 accounting for 67% of US electric vehicle sales in the second quarter, someone asked about the electric vehicle share of the overall market. I didn’t find second quarter (Q2) sales data anywhere, but I did quickly identify sales data for the first half of the year