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Tesla Model 3 Lands With A Bang In France — CleanTechnica EV Sales Report

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

Tesla Model 3 Quickly Rises To #1 In The Netherlands — CleanTechnica EV Sales Report

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

China × Cleantech — February 2019

Welcome to the next issue of China × Cleantech, February 2019 edition. A new year has come and the news keeps flowing. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website

Tesla Model 3 = Best Selling Electric Car In Germany

Many have predicted that the growth of Tesla in Germany will be limited by different factors that are unique to the market and differentiate it from markets like the US, Norway, and the Netherlands. The first of those factors is the German auto industry, which is without any doubt the dominant industry (including suppliers and suppliers of suppliers and suppliers of suppliers of suppliers) in the largest economy in Europe. As such an influential industry, it has a large influence on politics, laws, and regulations

Volkswagen Launches $50B EV Race to Challenge Tesla

One of the world’s largest carmakers, Germany’s Volkswagen AG, is betting big on electric vehicles and e-mobility with a war chest of around US$50 billion to challenge Tesla, which, for the time being seems unfazed by the increasingly crowded EV…

Volkswagen Wants To Share Its MEB Platform With Other Companies, Starting With e.GO

Volkswagen MEB chassisVolkswagen says it wants to share its MEB electric car platform with other manufacturers to drive down its unit costs. its first partner will be e.GO, the Aachen based startup that will bring its first model to market this spring.

Electric Vehicle Sales Jump 67% In Europe — CleanTechnica EV Sales Report

The European passenger plug-in vehicle market achieved over 33,000 registrations in January, growing 28% compared to the same period last year, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s business as usual in Europe

VW Settlement Funds Support The “Little Roady” Autonomous Shuttle

The Little Roady, an autonomous shuttle pilot project, now offers self-driving transport in Rhode Island, and it is an awardee of some of that VW dieselgate settlement funding. RIDOT (the Rhode Island Department of Transportation) is using these self-driving shuttles as a pilot project to fill a transit gap between its downtown-Providence Amtrak station and a business park across the river

Where Will Electrify America Drive “The Golden Spike?”

Nine months after their first station came online, we are starting to see the Electrify America network come together. As more stations come online, it’s looking like a three-way race to see which transcontinental route for EV rapid charging will open first. Just as with the original transcontinental railroads, today’s transcontinental EV routes will improve safety and save lives