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.
Half a year after Elon Musk said, in July 2020, that Tesla would not launch an under-250-mile-range Model Y Standard Range, the company did just that, rolling out the cheaper Model Y on its website on Thursday, January 6 2021.
Tesla’s electric vehicle sale share in the US will drop to 21% in 2030 from the near 67% in 2020.
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.
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.
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 […]
Road trips are a make or break factor for mass adoption of electric vehicles in the US. Unlike much of Europe and many other parts of the world, the US does not have a train system that connects most cities in the country. As such, most Americans either fly or rely on their cars when […]
With sales of an estimated 14,000+ units in July and 6,000+ in May and June for the Tesla Model 3, the much talked about EV has now moved into the top sales ranks of all cars in the US, and not just EVs. This sales volume of the Model 3 in comparison to all other […]
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 […]
In the first half of 2018, 86% of the YOY increase in new electric vehicle sales has come from just two models, the Tesla Model 3 and Honda Clarity PHEV. Further, if you add in sales of the Toyota Prius Prime, then 3 models accounted for 98.9% of the YOY sales increase for the first […]