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Q3 Sales for EVs are out. Here are some key takeaways;
- Top Spot for Q3 sales- Tesla Model Y with 60,271 vehicles sold
- Top Spot for YTD sales- Tesla Model Y with 191,451 vehicles sold.
- Largest YOY Q3 increase in sales- Polestar 2 with a 243% increase
- Largest YOY YTD increase in sales- Polestar 2 with a 500.20% increase
- Largest Market Share YTD- Tesla Model Y with a 33.20% market share.
- Tesla has nearly 70% of the market share YTD for 2022. 67.80% to be exact.
- Cadillac’s new $300,000 Celestiq EV will arrive in 2024. The EV is expected to have a range of more than 300 miles, 600 horsepower, and go from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
- Volkswagen was beaten by Tesla as the #1 EV manufacturer in Germany. For the first three quarters of 2022, Tesla registered 38,458 vehicles which is 6,000 more than VW.
- The Mercedes-Benz EQE has turned into an electric SUV. The SUV is expected to hit dealerships in 2023, but there’s no announced price yet.
- EV company Dash EV will be establishing its headquarters in Greenville, SC. The operations will create 10 new jobs.
- Vietnamese company VinFast is planning new headquarters in Germany, France, and the Netherlands to serve three key European markets better.
- Stellantis and Jeep have debuted the EV Jeep Avenger. The car’s targeted range is around 249 miles and will only be sold in Europe.
- Sony Honda Mobility EVs will hit US roads in 2026. The company will begin taking pre-orders for its EV in the first half of 2025.
- Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple products, wants to manufacture for Tesla as the company aims to diversify its business through the EV industry. It recently unveiled the Foxtron Model V Electric pickup truck built completely in Taiwan.
- Enel X Way has partnered with Sunrun to supply smart Level 2 EV charging stations for Sunrun’s recently launched EV charger offering.
EV of the Week
I’m more of a sports car, supercar, hyper car type kind of guy, but now and then I like a luxury vehicle. Sometimes I’d like to trade in my sporty suspension for something that feels more equivalent to floating in the clouds while getting a massage. Make it electric too. That’s why the Rolls Royce Spectre is the EV of the Week.
- 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds
- 260 miles of range
- 577 horsepower
- 664 lb.-ft of torque
- 23-inch wheels
- Starlight headliner and doors
- Price $327,750-$458,000
- Tested on 1.5 million miles of road
-John @ Mobility EVo
IKEA will begin testing Kodak’s driverless delivery trucks in Texas. The trucks will make deliveries from a warehouse in Houston to an IKEA store in Dallas, which is around 300 miles away.
In other AV News
- To combat a declining supply chain, Cruise has begun manufacturing its own chips, boards, and sensors. With this business move, the company is saving a lot more money.
- Volkswagen wants to speed up its process to automate its electric vehicles for its Chinese customers. The company will invest €2.4 billion to form a partnership with Horizon Robotics.
- China’s autonomous vehicle market is expected to reach $98.89 billion by 2030 as the country is the second-largest market for autonomous technology.
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