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THE TOP ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN WORLD DURING RECORD SALES MONTH
“Global plugin vehicle registrations were up 72% in November 2021 compared to November 2020. There were 721,000 registrations (or 11.5% share of the overall auto market), establishing a new global record for PEV sales. ”
Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) represented 72% of plugin registrations in November, above the year-to-date tally (69%). In total, there were some 518,000 registrations of BEVs, a new record, or 8.3% share of the overall auto market.
Looking at registrations by OEM, Tesla is leading with 14% share, but it should gain one percentage point in December, ending the year with 15% share. That would be one point less than in 2020 and 2 points less than in 2019, in line with the trend of a slow decline towards some 10–12% share in a few years.
#2 Volkswagen Group and #3 SAIC retained their standings and shares, while #4 BYD was up one percentage point, to 9%, and should gain another point in December. The final 2021 standing will probably end with Tesla ahead, with 15% share, followed by Volkswagen Group (12%), SAIC (11%), and BYD (10%).
NIO SOLD OVER 10,000 EVS IN DECEMBER 2021
– NIO reports another strong monthly result for electric car sales, but the growth rate slowed down in recent months. Last month, the Chinese company delivered 10,489 electric cars (up 50% year-over-year), just a few hundred units less than in the record November (10,878).
– In 2021, NIO sold over 90,000 electric cars.
– The company intends to launch an all-new NIO ET7 flagship electric model in March 2022, which at a later point in the year, will be available also in selected European markets.
– The mid-size premium sedan NIO ET5, unveiled at NIO Day 2021 in December 2021, is scheduled for the market launch in China in September 2022.
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558156/nio-electric-car-sales-december2021/
XPENG EV SALES REACHED 16,000 IN DECEMBER 2021
– XPeng closes the year 2021 with another monthly sales record and outstanding growth rate, despite ongoing global supply chain challenges.
– The company has delivered a total of 16,000 units (up 181% year-over-year), which is slightly more than in the previous best month: November (15,613).
– XPeng P7 remains the top-selling model, at a near-record level. However, the progressing ramp-up of the all-new XPeng P5 already allowed it to exceed the Xpeng G3/G3i.
– In 2021, sales exceeded 98,000.
Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558154/xpeng-ev-sales-16000-december2021/
NYC BUYS 184 FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GTS FOR POLICE, CORRECTIONS, PARKS
– New York City is buying 184 Mustang Mach-E SUVs for law enforcement and emergency response as part of the largest purchase of all-electric vehicles to date, city officials announced Wednesday.
– The city will spend $11.5 million on initial orders, said a news release from the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services.
– The New York City news release initially refers to the Mach-E but the pricing portion of the news release refers to the Mach-E GT, which is a high performance vehicle. The Free Press has reached out to the city agency for clarification. A Ford spokesman confirmed the fleet order is for the Mustang Mach-E GT.
– The Mustang Mach-E GT models purchased will have a range of 270 miles. The city has installed 29 fast chargers for the NYPD and 103 chargers citywide with plans to add 275 more chargers in 2022.
VIDEO: BMW I4 M50 VS TESLA MODEL 3 PERFORMANCE DRAG RACE
– The time has finally come to see how BMW stacks up against Tesla, in an almost fair fight. The BMW i4 M50 is bound to hit dealerships around the world this year before landing in customers’ hands. But of course, the one competitor everyone is looking to take down is Tesla and, in this segment, the Model 3 Performance is the one to compare against the i4 M50. The guys from CarWow brought us the first drag race between these two models right as the new year rolled in.
– The BMW and the Tesla are neck and neck in the first part of the 1/4 mile run but the German car pulls ahead towards the end, on both runs, which probably means the Bavarians are not exactly honest about the true power figures of their car.
– both cars are all-wheel drive and both cars have a dual motor setup, one for each axle. The BMW i4 M50 has a combined maximum power output of 544 PS and 795 Nm of torque.
AUDI Q6 E-TRON CAUGHT TESTING IN PUBLIC AGAIN
– One of the more important upcoming electric models for Audi will be the Q6 e-tron, which is set to debut sometime next year. When it goes into production in 2022, the Audi Q6 e-tron will be the first PPE-based electric vehicle to come from the VW Group.
– The PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture will underpin almost all upcoming VW Group EVs, including the Porsche Macan electric and the Audi A6 e-tron. However, it all starts with the Q6 e-tron, which was just recently caught testing in the wild yet again.
– Being based on Audi’s PPE architecture, the Q6 e-tron will have 800-volt architecture, just like the e-tron GT. Which means it will likely be able to charge at up to 270 kW, or even more. It also likely boast a range between 350-400 miles, considering Audi claimed the A6 e-tron Concept — based on the same PPE architecture — could get 430 miles.
Original Source : https://www.quattrodaily.com/audi-a6-e-tron-spy-photos/
HOW GREEN IS YOUR ELECTRIC CAR REALLY? NEW BATTERY ‘PASSPORTS’ WILL REVEAL ALL
– When you’re shopping for a new electric bike, e-scooter, or electric car, a new ‘passport’ for batteries will soon help you understand the effect of its battery on the environment.
– the scheme is due to start at the end of 2022, and will tell you all about how and where a specific battery was made, and even how it could be reused once it reaches the end of its life – all of which are becoming increasingly important as electric vehicles become mainstream.
– The battery passport system will give much more transparency, helping identify batteries that are best and worst in class, and provide minimum standards for ethical and sustainable batteries.
– According to the Global Battery Alliance, which is the organization behind the scheme, key info will also be available for customers so you can make an educated choice when picking a new car, bike, or scooter.
ELECTRIC CARS ARE LESS GREEN TO MAKE THAN PETROL BUT MAKE UP FOR IT IN LESS THAN A YEAR
– Electric vehicles are more carbon intensive to produce compared to petrol cars, but drivers make up that extra carbon cost with just 7,000 miles of driving in the UK, new analysis has revealed.
– An average medium-sized petrol car, around the size of a VW Golf, causes around 7.2 tonnes of carbon emissions to produce, according to analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), an independent research organisation based in Berlin.
– By comparison, producing a similar-sized electric car results in around 9.2 tonnes of carbon emissions. The extra pollution associated with an EV can be largely attributed to the battery, which is carbon intensive to manufacture.
– ICCT calculated that a battery electric car running on UK grid electricity produces 35g of CO2 per km, compared to an average petrol car which emits 211g of CO2 per km.
– this ‘carbon debt’ can be made up after 7,061 miles of driving an electric vehicle in the UK.
– In England the average new car is driven for around 10,400 miles in each of its first three years on the road, according to the RAC. Based on this mileage, a new electric car ‘breaks even’ with a petrol car in less than a year.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE PURCHASE INCENTIVES PER COUNTRY IN EUROPE (2021 UPDATE)
– Across the European Union, purchase incentives for electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) still differ greatly per country, both when we look at the nature of these tax benefits as well as their monetary value.
– This year, 17 countries offer purchase incentives (such as bonus payments or premiums) to buyers of ECVs – down from 20 in 2020.
– 10 EU member states do not provide any purchase incentives for electric cars at the moment
GERMAN PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS RANGE ANXIETY BECOMES LESS REAL AFTER 3 MONTHS OF DRIVING ELECTRIC
– Once behind the wheel of a pure electric vehicle, who long does it take for any trace of range anxiety to vanish forever?
– That’s the question that German psychologist Thomas Franke set out to answer in a recent trial.
– Franke conducted several surveys, which led to the findings that the average American drives approximately 40 miles per day. However, the finding further show that the average American would prefer an EV with a range of an almost absurd 300 miles. It’s this buffer that comforts us when we’re behind the wheel.
– At first, those drivers (who average only 36 miles per day) stated that a minimum acceptable battery range was 84 miles.
– as drivers got more comfortable with their vehicle and how it fit into their daily commute, the range requirement dropped quickly.
ONLY A QUARTER OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS INSTALLED LAST YEAR ALLOW ‘RAPID’ CHARGING
– Only one in four electric vehicle chargers installed last year allows for ‘rapid’ charging within half an hour, latest figures have revealed.
– Analysis by the RAC showed that 75 per cent of new chargers are classed as non-rapid, meaning they can take an hour or more for cars to get a decent charge from them. The motoring organisation warned that installing a high proportion of slower chargers could lead to queues becoming “a common sight” on British roads in the future.
– RAC analysis of government figures on new chargers showed that over the first three quarters of 2021 4,109 non-rapid chargers were installed compared with 1,043 rapid and ultra-rapid chargers.
– Sarah Winward-Kotecha, the RAC’s director of electric vehicles, said: “The number of public chargers isn’t yet keeping pace with the volume of new electric cars coming onto the road, and most devices being installed are still slower ones.
– “While this is fine for somebody who leaves their car at an office while they’re at work, they’re pretty unhelpful in other places like shopping centres and supermarkets where a driver’s vehicle will be parked for a shorter period. Neither are slow chargers ideal for motorists who rely on the public network because they can’t charge at home. What we don’t want to see are queues for charge points becoming a common sight as the electric revolution gathers pace.”
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