Sept 2018 EV and Tesla Market Share Update

Since my last EV market share update for July, things have changed a lot. I heard rumors that the competition will kill Tesla, nobody would possibly want to buy a Tesla when much better cars like the iPace and the eTron and EQC are coming. Instead we got this: Tesla market share went up from…

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Failure at Tesla, Success Everywhere Else

When you think of a successful alternative fuel (hybrid, electric, fuel cell or whatever) vehicle, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a Prius. Tesla comes next because their cars are successful but unlike other companies, they seem to have major trouble ramping their vehicle production up. At least that is the impression…

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Tesla Sales Cross Audi in August. Model 3 Enters Top 5 cars.

As predicted last month, Tesla outsold Audi in August: And it looks like Mercedes and BMW are next. Most of this is thanks to the Model 3 which outsold all the competition from all brands significantly, not just the Germans. (Chart Credit: Vladimir Grinshpun) Here is a comparison with BMW, Mercedes and Audi vehicles in the same…

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Switerland – Leysin, Montreaux

Here are some pictures from our recent trip to Switzerland: On our last trip, Switzerland was next after Iceland. Weather was perfect after the miserable biting cold in Iceland and one more destination in Asphalt 8 was checked off. I highly recommend visiting Glacier 3000. We had a Eurail pass and that got us a…

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Walking Around Reykjavík, Iceland

Here are some photos from walking around in Reykjavík: Click the map below for walking directions on Google Maps: The map shows the route we walked. After the Sun Voyager, it is a quick walk to Laugavegur, which is the main street where you can find lots of places to eat. Surprisingly, in Iceland, it was…

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Roaming Globally With Project Fi

 On our trip last month, we visited Iceland, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. And Project Fi worked flawlessly everywhere. Every country we visited, we got this welcome message as Project Fi connected to local cellphone networks. It even connected in Liechtenstein as the train we were on passed through. Iceland is missing from my screenshots because…

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