Star Of Frankfurt Auto Show, Tesla Model 3, Isn’t There. Just As Well Because It Shames European Industry. The star of the Frankfurt Auto Show 2017, the Tesla Model 3, isn’t actually there, and won’t be on sale in Europe until 2019, but the fact that it will soon be appearing on U.S. roads […]
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German’s Slow Electric Car Pace Makes Sense For Profit. Is It Deliberately Slowing Electric To Boost Bottom Line? If So, The Election Campaign Might Take Notice. “Daimler is the first company to state explicitly how much EVs are going to hurt margins” The Frankfurt Auto Show underlined how slow the European industry in general and […]
Electric Revolution Is Coming, But Not Quite Yet. Politicians, Companies Say Tomorrow, But Have Axes To Grind. Suppliers Have Inside Track And Say, It’ll Be A While Yet. “By 2023 the global market share of electric vehicles will be a bit more than 2%, up from 0.6% in 2016. ICE power will still be huge […]
Frankfurt Auto Show – Industry In Crisis, Aggravated By Election Frenzy. “I suspect the underlying theme of the show will be that it marks the point in history when the German automotive industry lost control over its own destiny Security experts safely removed the fuse from a massive 1.4 ton ‘Blockbuster’ unexploded second world bomb […]
VW Governance Could Change After Lower Saxony Election. “Should the CDU win on the 15th, there is strong possibility that Althusmann will end on VW’s Supervisory board representing Lower Saxony” While Mercedes is apparently ready to restructure, long-term candidate for more transparent governance Volkswagen is also coming under the spotlight. For years, analysts and investors […]
Frankfurt Auto Show May Perform the Last Rites For Diesel. “There is currently no death of diesel. We still need diesel technology. While the Frankfurt Auto Show will hail the dawn of the electric car, again, conventional wisdom sees the death knell for diesels being sounded next week too. But like electric cars in reverse, […]
Frankfurt Show Sees Europe In Good Short-term Shape. But Don’t Even Think About Upheavals, Hi-tech Raids. “I expect to see another round of consolidation in the next two or three years” The automotive industry must be hoping that after the German general election is over later this month, its exposure to relentless criticism over dieselgate […]
BMW, VW Will Lead Belated Electric Charge But FCA, Toyota Lag. China Sprints Ahead With 3.4 Million In 2020 . In the national stakes China was first with 14 million miles driven, Europe 2nd with 7.83 million miles and north America 3rd with 6.15 million. The world’s carmakers are planning to crank up electric car […]
Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.25 review. For – cute, high-quality, well priced and equipped, guarantee. Against – with a guarantee like that, not much. **** £12,450 Competition – Hyundai i10, VW Up, Suzuki Celerio, Fiat Panda, Fiat 500, Vauxhall Viva, Skoda Citigo, SEAT Mii, Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 108, Citroen C1, Renault Twingo, Opel Adam, Nissan Micra. This […]
German Industry Feels Election Heat; Will Relax If Merkel Wins. “Large sections of the auto industry have gambled away unbelievable amounts of trust. This is trust that only the auto industry can restore. And when I say ‘the industry’ that is the company leaders” German auto executives must be feeling like punch-bags as the election […]
Jeep Takeover Rumour Ignites FCA Investor Friendly Scenarios. Stock Price Zooms; Will It Be Jeep, Maserati/Alfa, Or All Of FCA? Chinese Possibilities Quickly Run Out Of Road Though. “For FCA’s part, we wonder if these plans are part of a strategy to tease out Detroit – and Washington – support for an America First solution […]
Long-term Disruption Prospect Clouds Outlook For Europe. Current Relatively Healthy Conditions Not Enough For Pessimists. “how bad can it get?” and “how much bad news is already priced in” Western Europe’s car sales growth is slowing, but despite few forecasts pointing into negative territory, investors are worried about the future because new technology disruption means […]
Aston Martin In The Black Again. Sales For 2017 Should Jump Almost A Third. Aston Martin made money in the first half of 2017 for the first time in almost 10 years, thanks in part to sales of its new 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 DB11. In the first half of 2017, Aston Martin earned […]