EVs In 60ish Seconds: This Week's Top Electric Car News, Oct. 23

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Taycan tops the 911

The Porsche Taycan outsold the flagship 911 in the first nine months of the year. Deliveries of the Taycan hit 28,640; while deliveries of the 911 hit 27,972. The Taycan, at the time of its debut, was seen as a high-priced competition to Tesla’s newer Model S Sedans and was introduced in 2019. The 911 has been around since 1964. If that’s not a sign of the EV times, I don’t know what is.

66%

In the first 8 months of 2021, Tesla’s cars accounted for 66% of EVs registered in the U.S. 294,218 electric vehicles were sold between January and August, and out of those vehicles, 194,165 were Tesla’s. That’s also a 79% increase from the same period last year. Three of the four Tesla models are among the top 10 EVs sold in the US this year.

Tesla’s Model Y crossover was the most sold EV in the U.S. 105,445 Model Ys were sold, while 80,681 Model 3 sedans were sold in 2021. Tesla is gaining ground on some of the bigger brands with BMW selling 236,247, Lexus selling 222,956 and Mercedes-Benz selling 198,703 during the same period.

UK EV Kids

Research carried out by Peugeot UK found 40% of parents want their children to learn how to drive in an electric vehicle when they become of age to learn to drive. A quarter of parents also admitted that their children request they change from diesel or gas to electric. 28% of parents believe learning to drive an electric car and owning one would be more difficult compared to a standard petrol or diesel model. With more education and more EVs on the road, that percentage who have concerns about driving or owning an EV will hopefully drop. Kids are the future.   

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