SEAT is planning to lead the way in affordable electric cars for Volkswagen Group using its new MEB chassis.
We don’t really know how many Tesla Model 3s were sold in the USA in January and February, but the car should be in the top 20. With less than one day remaining to order the Model 3 Standard Range Plus for $37,000, I felt we still hadn’t done enough to compare the current Model 3 options with the top selling cars in the USA. So, here’s a new rundown comparison focused on one key category: 5 year total cost of ownership
The SEC has charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with knowing about the diesel cheating going on at the company as early as 2007 — long before the diesel cheating scandal broke in 2015. Volkswagen vigorously denies the charge.
In Wolfsburg this week, Volkswagen officials suggested that a family of urban electric cars with a range of 125 miles and starting at around $22,500 would be on sale by 2023. They will be basic transportation but still be capable of over the air updates.
Volkswagen keeps upping its electric car projections. It now says the new MEB platform could form the basis for 70 models and projects its sales of electric cars will reach 22 million vehicles by 2028.
We are wasting too much time, energy and money on autonomous vehicles. We know what to do and it’s not AVs.
The French plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) passenger car market had 4,178 registrations in February, up 32% year over year (YoY), with all-electric models growing faster than plug-in hybrids (+46% vs +16%). A big portion of this growth came from the landing of the Tesla Model 3, which had 401 deliveries last month, but even discounting the “Model 3 effect,” full-electrics grew 26%, a positive sign that the Model 3 isn’t stealing sales from other electric cars but from its gas/diesel competitors
February had 2,457 plug-in vehicle (PEV) registrations in February, up 232% year over year (YoY), which translates into a PEV share of 8.2%. That pulls the year-to-date (YTD) count to 5,713 units (+213%) and a 7.4% market share. Within the PEV market, fully electric vehicles (BEVs) represented 80% of registrations, or 5.9% of overall market share