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Tesla ends Q4 2018 with a flourish, passes 190k total Model 3 VIN registrations

To keep the company’s Q4 Model 3 VIN registrations in perspective, it should be noted that Tesla was only able to breach the 75,000 mark back in mid-July, roughly a year since starting the production of the vehicle. For a company that encountered hiccups with the Model 3 ramp, being able to register 12 months worth of cars in the past 90 days is impressive.

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To keep the company’s Q4 Model 3 VIN registrations in perspective, it should be noted that Tesla was only able to breach the 75,000 mark back in mid-July, roughly a year since starting the production of the vehicle. For a company that encountered hiccups with the Model 3 ramp, being able to register 12 months worth of cars in the past 90 days is impressive.

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Here are the new all-electric vehicles coming in 2019

In the EV space, every year is more exciting than the last one, but I think we will soon see a massive acceleration of new EV models coming to market.

Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s 2019.

It’s still going to be a great year for EVs with undoubtedly a record number of new EVs hitting the road, but it won’t be an exceptional year for new EV models coming to market.

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In the EV space, every year is more exciting than the last one, but I think we will soon see a massive acceleration of new EV models coming to market.

Unfortunately, I don’t think that’s 2019.

It’s still going to be a great year for EVs with undoubtedly a record number of new EVs hitting the road, but it won’t be an exceptional year for new EV models coming to market.

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88 CleanTechnica Electric Vehicle Reviews | CleanTechnica

CleanTechnica has had the lucky opportunity to review a freakin’ ton of electric vehicles this past year, and many more in previous years. In the article below, you can find links to most of the reviews as well as short snippets about the vehicles. Below all of that are lists to some other non-EV reviews we’ve conducted.

Before jumping into the short review summaries, though, we have a More

CleanTechnica has had the lucky opportunity to review a freakin’ ton of electric vehicles this past year, and many more in previous years. In the article below, you can find links to most of the reviews as well as short snippets about the vehicles. Below all of that are lists to some other non-EV reviews we’ve conducted.

Before jumping into the short review summaries, though, we have a More

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Kia e-Niro Range Revised To 179–282 Miles In Europe (WLPT), + Comparisons With Tesla Model 3 & Nissan LEAF | CleanTechnica

There are now a handful of long-range, semi-affordable electric cars on the market. One of the hottest newcomers is the Kia e-Niro (aka Kia Niro EV).

The previous range rating Kia provided based on Europe’s new WLPT rating system (which, ironically, stands for “Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure”) was 485 kilometres (301 miles) for the e-Niro with the 64 kWh battery pac More

There are now a handful of long-range, semi-affordable electric cars on the market. One of the hottest newcomers is the Kia e-Niro (aka Kia Niro EV).

The previous range rating Kia provided based on Europe’s new WLPT rating system (which, ironically, stands for “Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure”) was 485 kilometres (301 miles) for the e-Niro with the 64 kWh battery pac More

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China Is Building Its First Huge Battery Storage Facility

The proposed energy storage grid, also known as a virtual power plant because it serves as a source of energy even if the batteries store rather than generate it, would be the largest in the country — the first phase of construction is expected to cost 1.2 billion yuan ($174 million.)

As of September, China generated 706 gigawatts of solar and wind electricity, Bloomberg reports. But with More

The proposed energy storage grid, also known as a virtual power plant because it serves as a source of energy even if the batteries store rather than generate it, would be the largest in the country — the first phase of construction is expected to cost 1.2 billion yuan ($174 million.)

As of September, China generated 706 gigawatts of solar and wind electricity, Bloomberg reports. But with More

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Meet Alphabet’s Next Multibillion-Dollar Business

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IHS Predicts Global Solar Installations To Reach 123 Gigawatts In 2019

Leading clean energy analysts IHS Markit released a new solar PV installation forecast before Christmas which expects to see 2019 deliver the highest level of new solar capacity installed in a year, with annual installations to increase by 18% and reach 123 gigawatts (GW).

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Leading clean energy analysts IHS Markit released a new solar PV installation forecast before Christmas which expects to see 2019 deliver the highest level of new solar capacity installed in a year, with annual installations to increase by 18% and reach 123 gigawatts (GW).

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Here are all the coolest electric motorcycles coming in 2019

2018 was a big year for electric motorcycle and scooter announcements. That means 2019 is the year that many of these models will first roll out to the public.

Large companies and new startups alike have been getting into the electric two-wheeler game, offering up a wide range of new electric rides. From crazy high powered electric motorcycles to sensible commuter electric scooters, here ar More

2018 was a big year for electric motorcycle and scooter announcements. That means 2019 is the year that many of these models will first roll out to the public.

Large companies and new startups alike have been getting into the electric two-wheeler game, offering up a wide range of new electric rides. From crazy high powered electric motorcycles to sensible commuter electric scooters, here ar More

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Tesla Model 3 Declared Vehicle Of The Year By Detroit News

We have to say that we saw this coming, but we didn’t really know if he’d follow through with it. If you read InsideEVs on a regular basis or follow Autoline, you’re probably already aware that hardcore gearhead and active race car driver Henry Payne bought a Tesla Model 3. The crew from Autoline seemed quite surprised, not only that he took the plunge, but also that he actually loves the Mo More

We have to say that we saw this coming, but we didn’t really know if he’d follow through with it. If you read InsideEVs on a regular basis or follow Autoline, you’re probably already aware that hardcore gearhead and active race car driver Henry Payne bought a Tesla Model 3. The crew from Autoline seemed quite surprised, not only that he took the plunge, but also that he actually loves the Mo More

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Tesla to start testing new Autopilot Hardware 3 in employee vehicles

Tesla is working to bring to market its new Autopilot Hardware 3, which consists of a new neural net computer that they claimed will be the ‘world’s most advanced computer for autonomous driving’.

The company is now testing the new hardware in employee vehicles as part of its ‘Full Self-Driving Test Program’.

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Tesla is working to bring to market its new Autopilot Hardware 3, which consists of a new neural net computer that they claimed will be the ‘world’s most advanced computer for autonomous driving’.

The company is now testing the new hardware in employee vehicles as part of its ‘Full Self-Driving Test Program’.

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Demand for Tesla Model 3 ‘looks very strong into 2019 and beyond’: Analyst – CNBC

Demand for Tesla Model 3 ‘looks very strong into 2019 and beyond’: Analyst
CNBC

Consumer demand for the Tesla Model 3 reduces the risk Tesla will need to raise capital in the near future, said Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives. Read the full story

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Demand for Tesla Model 3 ‘looks very strong into 2019 and beyond’: Analyst
CNBC

Consumer demand for the Tesla Model 3 reduces the risk Tesla will need to raise capital in the near future, said Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives. Read the full story

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Tesla has set up a financing unit in China as it ramps up its Shanghai Gigafactory – Business Insider

Tesla has set up a financing unit in China as it ramps up its Shanghai Gigafactory
Business Insider

A man takes a photo of the logo on a Tesla Model S sedan at an event in Beijing, China, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Tesla Motors delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging station More

Tesla has set up a financing unit in China as it ramps up its Shanghai Gigafactory
Business Insider

A man takes a photo of the logo on a Tesla Model S sedan at an event in Beijing, China, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Tesla Motors delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging station More

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Tesla’s Supercharger Network Will Cover All of Europe in 2019 – Entrepreneur

Tesla’s Supercharger Network Will Cover All of Europe in 2019
Entrepreneur

Elon Musk has revealed the expansion on Twitter. Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that Tesla is planning a Supercharger expansion that will cover “100 percent of Europe” next year. “From Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turkey,” he added, in response to a tweet that some More

Tesla’s Supercharger Network Will Cover All of Europe in 2019
Entrepreneur

Elon Musk has revealed the expansion on Twitter. Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that Tesla is planning a Supercharger expansion that will cover “100 percent of Europe” next year. “From Ireland to Kiev (Ukraine), from Norway to Turkey,” he added, in response to a tweet that some More

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FormaCar: Geely unveils new EV to rival Tesla Model 3

Chinese car manufacturer Geely has released an official teaser featuring its brand-new all-electric sedan model. Once out on the market, the car will compete with the Tesla Model 3 for customer attention.

Simultaneously with the reveal, Geely has announced a naming contest for the new vehicle. In the meantime, it goes by the provisional name of Geely GE11.

Then again, you may have al More

Chinese car manufacturer Geely has released an official teaser featuring its brand-new all-electric sedan model. Once out on the market, the car will compete with the Tesla Model 3 for customer attention.

Simultaneously with the reveal, Geely has announced a naming contest for the new vehicle. In the meantime, it goes by the provisional name of Geely GE11.

Then again, you may have al More

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California utilities are offering bigger EV rebates for 2019 – SCE $1,000, PG&E $800

Last year, California utilities started offering rebates to EV-owning customers based on a simple application process with few strings attached. Next year, California is releasing more funds to utilities for these programs, and in response utilities have increased the available incentives – SCE’s rebate has gone from $450 to $1,000, and PG&E has upped theirs from $500 to $800.

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Last year, California utilities started offering rebates to EV-owning customers based on a simple application process with few strings attached. Next year, California is releasing more funds to utilities for these programs, and in response utilities have increased the available incentives – SCE’s rebate has gone from $450 to $1,000, and PG&E has upped theirs from $500 to $800.

Mor More

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China’s Great Wall Motor unveils $8,680 all-electric ORA R1 urban car with nearly 200-mile range

Great Wall Motor is launching its new flagship vehicle under its new ‘ORA’ electric car brand: the ORA R1.

The small urban car will cost only $8,680 after incentives and it will have almost 200

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Great Wall Motor is launching its new flagship vehicle under its new ‘ORA’ electric car brand: the ORA R1.

The small urban car will cost only $8,680 after incentives and it will have almost 200

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Tesla Model 3 headlights gain the IIHS’ elusive ‘Good’ rating after design update

That said, the Model 3’s “Good” rating for its headlights says a lot about Tesla’s focus on designing an incredibly safe electric car. The IIHS, after all, utilizes one of the strictest metrics for testing headlights. The headlights of the Tesla Model S, for one, were given a “Poor” rating by the IIHS. The Chevy Bolt EV’s headlights, which are incredibly bright, were also rated as More

That said, the Model 3’s “Good” rating for its headlights says a lot about Tesla’s focus on designing an incredibly safe electric car. The IIHS, after all, utilizes one of the strictest metrics for testing headlights. The headlights of the Tesla Model S, for one, were given a “Poor” rating by the IIHS. The Chevy Bolt EV’s headlights, which are incredibly bright, were also rated as More

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These were the 13 biggest car stories of 2018 – Business Insider

These were the 13 biggest car stories of 2018
Business Insider

2018 was possibly the wildest year in the history of the auto industry – and it wasn’t all because of Tesla and Elon Musk! Auto sales continued to boom in the US, gas prices stayed relatively low, self-driving car companies moved closer to commercialization, electric cars arrived in force, and Uber and Lyft ann More

These were the 13 biggest car stories of 2018
Business Insider

2018 was possibly the wildest year in the history of the auto industry – and it wasn’t all because of Tesla and Elon Musk! Auto sales continued to boom in the US, gas prices stayed relatively low, self-driving car companies moved closer to commercialization, electric cars arrived in force, and Uber and Lyft ann More

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Letter: Electric highways cheaper, better than high-speed rail

High-speed rail is limited to California only. A high-speed highway for self-driving electric cars makes more sense.

Electric highways with inductive charging, wireless charging, are the future. Electric cars will always travel on a full charge, making energy storage secondary to other driving features.

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High-speed rail is limited to California only. A high-speed highway for self-driving electric cars makes more sense.

Electric highways with inductive charging, wireless charging, are the future. Electric cars will always travel on a full charge, making energy storage secondary to other driving features.

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BAIC To Launch EX5 Electric SUV Next Year

The BAIC BJEV is ready to see another new model of its EX Series called the EX5 to go on sale in January next year. The new model will be available for presale starting from January 1, 2019.

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The BAIC BJEV is ready to see another new model of its EX Series called the EX5 to go on sale in January next year. The new model will be available for presale starting from January 1, 2019.

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Tesla Semi gets nod from trucking veteran: “(It’s) a good thing for the industry”

Over the past few weeks, Tesla has been releasing its fleet vehicles for sale to help deliveries before the tax credit starts to phase out.

On top of it, the company still has some inventory vehicles left in some markets and it has yet to achieve its national delivery goal with about 5 days left in the year.

In order to keep up, Tesla even kept delivering cars during the holidays:

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Over the past few weeks, Tesla has been releasing its fleet vehicles for sale to help deliveries before the tax credit starts to phase out.

On top of it, the company still has some inventory vehicles left in some markets and it has yet to achieve its national delivery goal with about 5 days left in the year.

In order to keep up, Tesla even kept delivering cars during the holidays:

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Tesla gets no break during Christmas as delivery frenzy intensifies

Over the past few weeks, Tesla has been releasing its fleet vehicles for sale to help deliveries before the tax credit starts to phase out.

On top of it, the company still has some inventory vehicles left in some markets and it has yet to achieve its national delivery goal with about 5 days left in the year.

In order to keep up, Tesla even kept delivering cars during the holidays:

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Over the past few weeks, Tesla has been releasing its fleet vehicles for sale to help deliveries before the tax credit starts to phase out.

On top of it, the company still has some inventory vehicles left in some markets and it has yet to achieve its national delivery goal with about 5 days left in the year.

In order to keep up, Tesla even kept delivering cars during the holidays:

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Panasonic plans to almost double its electric vehicle battery production in China

The two new lines should result in up to 80% increase in production capacity.

When starting production at the factory earlier this year, Panasonic said that it spent about ~$400 million on the plant.

At the plant, Panasonic is producing “prismatic type lithium-ion batteries,” which are the most popular in the industry outside of Tesla.

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The two new lines should result in up to 80% increase in production capacity.

When starting production at the factory earlier this year, Panasonic said that it spent about ~$400 million on the plant.

At the plant, Panasonic is producing “prismatic type lithium-ion batteries,” which are the most popular in the industry outside of Tesla.

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Starting In April, Only Electric Cars Will Be Exempt From London Congestion Charge

From April 2019 on, only plug-in electric cars will be exempt from London Congestion Charge, as British capital is trying to lower emissions. The upcoming changes will require Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs), like Uber and Addison Lee, to pay £11.50 ($14.5) a day. It’s expected that in result, 8,000 fewer of those will be driving in the city center.

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From April 2019 on, only plug-in electric cars will be exempt from London Congestion Charge, as British capital is trying to lower emissions. The upcoming changes will require Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs), like Uber and Addison Lee, to pay £11.50 ($14.5) a day. It’s expected that in result, 8,000 fewer of those will be driving in the city center.

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DAF delivers its first all-electric truck

The race to bring all-electric trucks to market and electrify the transport industry has culminated into several firsts in 2018 and we have one more before the end of the year.

DAF has delivered its first all-electric truck to a customer as part of their test program.

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The race to bring all-electric trucks to market and electrify the transport industry has culminated into several firsts in 2018 and we have one more before the end of the year.

DAF has delivered its first all-electric truck to a customer as part of their test program.

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How electric cars are slowly moving from niche to something ‘people want to buy’

“I think we’re actually finally starting to see products that people want to buy,” Lindland told CNBC’s “On The Money” in a recent interview.
Last month, Tesla sold an estimated 20,500 cars. According to Clean Technica, in November 2018 Tesla had 27 percent of the luxury car market while BMW had 22 percent and Mercedes-Benz had 20 percent.

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“I think we’re actually finally starting to see products that people want to buy,” Lindland told CNBC’s “On The Money” in a recent interview.
Last month, Tesla sold an estimated 20,500 cars. According to Clean Technica, in November 2018 Tesla had 27 percent of the luxury car market while BMW had 22 percent and Mercedes-Benz had 20 percent.

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Tesla Model 3 will dominate Germany’s e-car market in 2019, says industry expert

With the major challenges in the production of the Model 3 behind the company, Tesla is poised to start delivering the electric sedan to other countries. Among these is Germany, which is expected to begin receiving deliveries of the Model 3 this coming February. These first deliveries, according to a German automotive industry expert, would likely usher in what could very well be the year of Tesla More

With the major challenges in the production of the Model 3 behind the company, Tesla is poised to start delivering the electric sedan to other countries. Among these is Germany, which is expected to begin receiving deliveries of the Model 3 this coming February. These first deliveries, according to a German automotive industry expert, would likely usher in what could very well be the year of Tesla More

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Self-Driving Cars Are Speeding Into View, Thanks To Google And Nvidia

Self-driving cars are real. And make no mistake, they are about to make investors rich.

There are plenty of autonomous vehicle skeptics. Thumb through any car enthusiast magazine, and you are likely to find a story about the limited scope of sensors and software. Dig further and you’ll probably find some anecdote about lack of use cases.

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Self-driving cars are real. And make no mistake, they are about to make investors rich.

There are plenty of autonomous vehicle skeptics. Thumb through any car enthusiast magazine, and you are likely to find a story about the limited scope of sensors and software. Dig further and you’ll probably find some anecdote about lack of use cases.

More More

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India Races Forward in Electric Cars

This hasn’t been the best of years for those of us who worry about climate change. The U.S. administration has firmly turned against emissions controls. State backing for construction pushed China’s emissions higher. And, far from peaking or even stagnating, worldwide emissions actually increased at the fastest rate in the past seven years, according to the Global Carbon Project. The longer te More

This hasn’t been the best of years for those of us who worry about climate change. The U.S. administration has firmly turned against emissions controls. State backing for construction pushed China’s emissions higher. And, far from peaking or even stagnating, worldwide emissions actually increased at the fastest rate in the past seven years, according to the Global Carbon Project. The longer te More

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Renault Takes Big Stake In Chinese Electric Car Maker

Renault Group and Chinese company JMCGannounced an agreement in the EV field, according to which Renault Group will take a “significant stake” of JMEV (electric vehicle subsidiary of JMCG).
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Renault Group and Chinese company JMCGannounced an agreement in the EV field, according to which Renault Group will take a “significant stake” of JMEV (electric vehicle subsidiary of JMCG).
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