THE FLEX // SALES AND AWARDS NEWS
// Dacia Sold Almost 28,000 Spring Electric Cars In 2021
The least expensive electric car in Europe is selling like crazy.
// World EV Sales — Tesla Model 3 Wins 4th Consecutive Best Seller Title In Record Year
After a strong start of the year, the second half of 2021 brought a record fest for world EV sales, with 3 record months in the last 4 setting new sales records.
// Plugin Vehicles At Record 13.3% In Italy In December, But Car Market In Crisis
2021 ended on mixed notes for Italy’s car market. Amidst the continued, stellar growth of electric mobility throughout the Old Continent, EV sales finished the year at record share levels in all major European markets.
// EV Market Share Reaches 2.4% In Australia, Tesla Leads EV Sales
Tesla was the highest-selling EV brand in Australia in 2021 as the nation saw a significant increase in EV sales.
// Europe: Tesla Model 3 Breaks Into Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In 2021
The Model 3 was also the only BEV in the top 50 models.
GO JUICE // BATTERY AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS NEWS
// Breaking: Non-Tesla EV Supercharging Spotted In Norway
Audi e-tron, as well as other non-Tesla BEV models, were seen charging at a Tesla Supercharging station.
// Solid-State Batteries: Mercedes-Benz Invests In ProLogium
The two companies will deepen technology development cooperation.
// Report: Tesla Semi’s Megachargers At Frito-Lay Site Appears Ready
The company eagerly awaits its first Tesla Semi vehicles.
IN OTHER NEWS // HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING
// Lucid Air Dream Editions Emerge On eBay: All Priced Over $200,000
Only 520 will ever be made and all were sold, but we already found a few available for purchase.
// Are Auto-Dealership Protection Laws Holding Back Electric Vehicle Adoption?
Everyone who’s been following the story of Tesla is well aware of the war between the iconoclastic automaker and the country’s hidebound auto dealerships.
// The New $104,900 Range Rover PHEV Is Now Available To Order
Meanwhile, an all-electric version has been confirmed for 2024.
// Tesla Vs Chip Shortage: In-House Strategies Come To The Rescue
Tesla’s unified computing architecture and control over its software played a major role in its success.
// Lucid Air Dream Edition: 118 kWh Is The Usable Battery Capacity
InsideEVs’ range test confirms that the total capacity is higher though.
// See EV SUV Race: BMW iX, Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron S, Mercedes EQC
Four all-electric premium SUVs compared side-by-side.
// Alpine EV Crossover To Be Named GT X-Over, Due In 2025
In three years time the GT X-Over will enter production in Dieppe, France.
// Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Spotted Supercharging
This confirms the location of the charging inlet at the rear of the vehicle.
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