In another busy week for green car news:

  • Monday 2nd September: Yahoo Finance report on further research regarding what the oil price should be to compete with EVs (in a few years, when they will be a lot cheaper). The long-term breakeven point is as low as $10 per barrel for gasoline cars to remain competitive against EVs.

  • Wednesday 4th September: Autoblog cover the Honda E which has been officially revealed. This little hatchback will have a range of 136.7 miles (220 km) and will do 0-60 mph (0-100 kmph) in 8 seconds. Its 35.5 kWh battery pack has fast charging, allowing 0-80% charging in 30 minutes.

  • Wednesday 4th September: Motor1 look at the Porsche Taycan all-electric sports car, which has been officially unveiled as well. The Turbo trim is the base model, launching at a cool $150,900 in the US - going up to $185,000 for the Turbo S. The 617 horsepower cars have significant power and can do 0-60 mph (0-96 kmph) in just 2.6 seconds.

  • Thursday 5th September: The Guardian report on great news for Tesla: that their Model 3 car was the third best selling car in August. That might not sound like much, but that is for the entire car market: one dominated by gasoline car sales. Only the Ford Fiesta and VW Golf sold more than the Model 3, which sold 2,082 units.

  • Thursday 5th September: The Detroit News report how the EV revolution is “radically” changing automotive factories, with far fewer parts and assemblies required, leading to more succinct factory floors with fewer machines, parts and ultimately jobs. This is especially true because the large EV batteries - the main component - will be produced off-shore.

  • Thursday 5th September: Autoblog cover a fun piece of news for conversion fans: a VW electric powertrain to convert a VW Beetle into an all-electric car. The new electric motor will produce 81 horsepower via the 36.8 kWh battery pack, much more than the original beetle, but at an increased curb weight at 2,822 pounds (1,280 kg).

  • Thursday 5th September: A VW press release covers the VW e-up!, which will be part of VW’s new electric platform and coming in at just €21,975 EUR ($24,500). It will offer 161 miles (260 km) of range too, a pretty good range considering its relatively low price.

  • Thursday 5th September: EV sales in Norway - the powerhouse of European EV sales - are in for August 2019, showing a 13% rise in all-electric sales, in an otherwise sinking market with 17% fewer gasoline/diesel car sales and 38% fewer PHEV sales. The VW e-Golf was the best seller with 1,083 sales, with the Tesla Model 3 in #2 position at 649 sales.

  • Friday 6th September: EV Lens report on an Elon Musk tweet which says that the Tesla Model S will be run on the Nürburgring race track, which was recently covered by the Taycan who did the 20.6 km track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. It will be interesting to see the Model S’ results!

  • Friday 6th September: Another VW press release says that the VW ID.3 - the first mass-produced VW EV on their new electric platform - will start production in November at their Zwickau factory in Germany.

  • Saturday 7th September: Renew Economy say that the three times as many Australians are looking to buy an electric car, from 1.8% last year to 6% this year. This data adds yet more credence to the idea that we are on the verge of an electric car revolution.

  • Sunday 8th September: The Times report that the UK government are looking to scrap the £3,500 electric car subsidy eventually, which is evidenced by it being cut from £6,000 in 2016 to £4,500 in 2018 and then to the current level. Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary, said: “We want to remove all the subsidy. So you can see this in two ways. If you are out there reading this, thinking of buying an electric car, buy it while the subsidy’s there, because it will go eventually.”