March cost to drive 100 miles in the Bay Area. Average gas $18.27, Average electric $6.06
EV’s will soon be outselling gas and diesel cars in Europe. In the EU gas and diesel fell below 50% of new car sales in Q4 2022.
5 Apr, Electric Vehicle Financial Incentives Clinic, Wed, 12 – 1 PM, Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, CA
EV’s will soon be outselling gas and diesel cars in Europe. In 2022, 12.1% of EU car sales were all electrics up from 9.1% one year earlier. Hybrid electric vehicles accounted for 22.6% of sales. Combined all electric and hybrid sales were 35% of the market. Gas and diesel held onto 53% of the market for all of 2022 but fell below 50% in the final quarter. In Norway, 79.3% of new cars are all electric. (Norway is not part of the EU.)
In March news, Volkswagen, which had previously been criticized for its slow adoption of EV technology, announced that it would invest €15 billion ($17.6 billion) in EV development over the next five years. The company aims to have EVs make up 70% of its European sales by 2030. Also in March, the French government announced that it would provide €5,000 ($5,900) in subsidies for the purchase of electric cars for low-income households. The program will be available to households with an income of less than €20,000 ($23,500) per year and will cover the purchase of new or used electric cars. This move is part of France's broader plan to phase out gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040.
Upcoming local events:
15 Apr, E-Bikes and EVs in the Park, Sat, 10 AM – 12 PM, Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA
22 Apr, Earth & Arbor Day Festival, Sat, 4 – 8 AM, Cupertino, Cupertino, CA
22 Apr, Mountain View Earth Day Celebration, Sat, 9 AM – 1 PM, Mountain View Community Center, 201 S Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA
29 Apr, PG&E Car and Motorcycle Show, Sat, 3:30 – 11:00 PM, 10900 N Blaney Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
30 Apr, EVs and Espresso! Electric Vehicle Expo — Acterra, Sun, 2 – 4 PM, Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA