2018 EV and Tesla Market Share Update

2018 was the year Tesla took over. Tesla commanded ~65% of the plugin market in December: For the full year 2018, Tesla had 53% market share. GM, with the second largest market share was at only 10%: The Model 3 similarly took over the US Compact Luxury sedan market: In fact, Tesla sold so many…

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Grand Caverns, Grottoes, VA

Here are some pictures from Grand Caverns in Grottoes, VA. The caverns are great, the closest ones to Charlottesville and the pictures don’t really do it justice. Cavers, according to our guide this is one of the few caves in the world where you can see a shield formation and the only one with a…

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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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