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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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.┬áMost of this is thanks to the Model 3 which outsold all the competition from all brands significantly, not just the Germans. (Chart Credit:┬áVladimir Grinshpun) Here is a comparison with BMW, Mercedes and Audi vehicles in the same…

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Electric Vehicle and Tesla Market Share Update

Tesla recently provided this very interesting chart of market share of the Model 3 vs other luxury sedans. Basically Tesla is outselling everyone combined as it delivers cars to the hundreds of thousands of reservation holders: This is only going to get worse over the next few months as Tesla clears its backlog before things…

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Peak Oil in the US: Light Duty Vehicle Consumption

I often see discussions, calculations, estimates etc. of when we will reach peak oil. Originally peak oil was related to when we will run out of oil, i.e. when production will not keep up with consumption. Currently, however, it seems that we will reach peak demand first. Estimates for global peak oil demand vary wildly…

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Infrastructure For EV’s Part 2: The Future Grid

In Part 1, I covered what would happen if 10% of the cars on the road became electric overnight. In Part 2 I look at the the technology used to solve the problem – storage. However, before we get into storage, lets look at some grid basics: Different Types Of Power In extremely oversimplified terms,…

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Electric Car Shopping in Virginia

This March we leased a new Nissan Leaf as Parchayi’s new car and we got a great deal on a zero down 2 year lease with a car the exact color and trim level she wanted. However getting that wasn’t easy. So here is my guide on shopping for a car, especially if you are…

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