To celebrate the end of the decade and the 7 years of this blog, i have decided to signal the five most popular posts so far, by chronological order:
- In May 2016, i wondered if Fuel Cells were going to have a future, on an article called "FCEV's: Fools Cells?", and now looking back, it looks quite prescient, as i was already ruling out FCEV's on regular cars and saying SUVs, Buses and Trucks were a chance where Fuel Cells were losing to BEVs, as these were evolving faster;
- In March 2017, i made a rare cooperation with another writer, in this case the Inside EVs author Assaf Oron, on the article Top 10 Countries in the Global EV Revolution: 2016 Edition;
- In April 2018, the Norway March 2018 post celebrated the 56%PEV share of that month, the first time plugin registrations surpassed those of unplugged vehicles, leading me to be (too) optimistic and predicting diesel sales to be dead in Norway by 2020. Looking at that month Best Sellers, the Nissan Leaf was red hot, more than doubling the sales of its main competitors...So much has happened since then, hasn't it?
- In January 2019, the Global Top 20 December 2018 post highlighted another record month (286.000 units), with the Star of the Month being the Tesla Model 3, doubling the sales of the runner-up BAIC EU-Series and confirming itself as the undisputed leader of the EV World. Funny enough, 11 months later, these two are also leading the way...A
- Finally, in May 2019, the China April 2019 post said that the Chinese PEV market was cooling, having grown just 34%...Oh, how times have changed, right? At the time, i was expecting some 7% PEV share by December and over 10% in 2020...Oh, how times have changed, right? With the current PEV share struggling to end 2019 at 5,4% (4,2% in 2018), 2020 seems to be much less promising than before, but still, i would imagine the second half of the year to see the return to two-digit growth rates, with the final 2020 PEV share ending north of 6%.