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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

LG Chem & Panasonic In Tight Race To Be #1 EV Battery Supplier, CATL Solidly #3

It’s all about those batteries, ’bout those batteries, ’bout those batteries. The electric car market is influenced by aesthetics, aerodynamics, tech efficiency, semi-autonomous and infotainment features, and more. However, it seems no single element is more important than the batteries

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

US Southeast’s Solar Industry Doing Better Than Most, But Still Losing Many Jobs

Compared to most states, the large installations of North Carolina’s solar industry have been less influenced by the economic slide from the pandemic. The question is, will those numbers hold over the next few months? The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently released state data on solar job losses. Better news than others only slightly abates the concerns, as North Carolina is still showing 19% fewer solar workers than expected in June according to the data

Analysts: Tesla’s Best Equipped To Weather The Pandemic (Video)

Discussing COVID-19 on the company’s Q1 earnings call, Elon Musk confessed that the economic impact of the pandemic “will cause great harm not just to Tesla, but to many companies. While Tesla will weather the storm, other companies will not.” It turns out, Tesla has a long history of succeeding against the odds, but this time the odds are pretty darn long