Reducing Carbon Emissions Quickly Is the Goal – Not Quarter-Mile Times

Last week Tesla revealed that its new Model S Plaid EV could reach a speed of near 200 MPH and reach 0 to 60 MPH in 1.99 seconds. While this performance feat is certainly impressive, it detracts from the primary goal of electric vehicles which is to help reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector as quickly as possible.

How are the “Tesla Killers” Faring So Far in the US?

US Top 12 Selling EVs Jan-June 2019

The media and Tesla shorts and haters love to tout every new BEV that comes to market as the latest “Tesla Killer.” That moniker usually has little basis in reality, but is simply used by headline writers to attract eyeballs and haters and shorts to rally the bearish story on Tesla.

2019 YTD YOY Sales Lower When Excluding Tesla Model 3

an-Feb YTD EV Sales Growth w-w-out Tesla Model 3

After the first two months of 2019 (using InsideEV’s Sales Scorecard) excluding sales volume for the Tesla Model 3 for the same period in 2018 and 2019, sales of EVs in the US are down 8.5% compared to 2018. YOY sales without the Model 3 were up 3.45 in January, but down 17% in February.

California EV Sales Market Share Reaches 9.90% in August

Jan-Aug EV Sales Market Share - California

In August 1 out of 10 (9.90%) new vehicles purchased in the state of California were EVs (PHEVs + BEVs), according to the latest numbers from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Advanced Technology Vehicle Sales Dashboard (information provided by IHS Market). While this is the highest market share for EVs ever in California, the month […]

Tesla Q2 Earnings Call: New AI Chip, Model 3 Trade-in Cars and Electrician Shortage

Elon Musk - WSJ Q2 Earnings Call

If you listened to Tesla’s Q2 earnings call and were looking for insight into the company’s financials, you were clearly disappointed. But I found a few discussion points on the call especially interesting. The first was the progress Tesla has made on their own AI chip which promises greater processing and image refresh rates than […]