Hybrids Edge Batteries, As Industry Cranks Up Electric Mode. “Having a (plug-in hybrid) with a small battery giving you 50 to 60 kilometers, that’s what people want” The auto industry has convinced itself it needs to produce more electric vehicles, but there’s one more decision to make – should it go for battery only, or […]
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Volkswagen’s Electric Car Plans Come Under The Microscope. “VW’s targets for EV penetration are much more aggressive at this stage than most industry estimates” Volkswagen unveiled an ambitious electric car plan at the Paris Car Show, but some analysts wonder if it might not only be over-ambitious, but also threaten the company’s profitability. VW unveiled […]
Europe Sales Continue Strong, But Will Fade In 2017. Any Brexit Impact Likely To Show First In October. “With Brexit and sterling uncertainty, we continue to believe a slowdown in the U.K. market remains a key risk for 2017” Europe continued to power ahead with European Union (E.U.) sales rising 7.2 per cent in September, […]
Toyota, Suzuki Take First, Tentative Alliance Steps. Initially Involves Small Cars, Autonomous Technology. “There is a limit to the research and development that a company can do individually” Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor of Japan said they are planning an alliance to share the costs of autonomous and small car development, but left open the […]
Aston Martin DB11 To Spearhead Recovery Plans. “DB11 combines exceptional design and latest technology to make this the sports car that will lead Aston Martin’s second century plan” Aston Martin’s new DB11 comes with the usual supercar over-the-top superlatives, and the long-established luxury performance car maker talks about how it will lead its “Second Century” […]
The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov sails up the English Channel off the coast of East Sussex as we shoot the ‘coming shortly’ Suzuki Vitara video review. Danger on the high seas, danger on the high cliffs. Stick to the road and watch your emissions.
Slowing Growth May Bring End To Sales Euphoria. Brexit Turmoil Avoided So Far, But Nissan, JLR Worry. “European and global auto sales are close to the peak of the cycle, in our view, and we see cyclical risks from slowing global growth” Initial sales prospects look good for Europe as the crowds at the biennial […]
Apple May Be Seeking To Buy McLaren, According To FT. But McLaren Denies, Apple Silent On Deal. Cash-rich California technology company Apple wants to buy McLaren Technology Group, the British sports car engineer and owner of a Grand Prix team, according to the Financial Times, which said this is the “clearest sign yet” of an […]
Opel Ampera E Stars In Paris. Electric Cars Head For Mainstream With Autonomy, Sharing, Connectivity. But What Will Electric Cars Do For The Bottom Line? “we think this creates significant uncertainty. how relevant are current manufacturers’ key competencies in an EV world?” Electric cars headlined at the biennial Paris Car Show, with the Opel Ampera […]
Outlook Cloudy For Europe As Paris Car Show Opens. “European and global auto sales are close to the peak of the cycle and we see cyclical risks from slowing global growth” As the European car industry displays its wares at the biennial Paris show, sales prospects look good for the short-term, but the longer haul […]
Electric Cars Point The Way In Paris. “electric vehicles are the standout at the show, led by the European version of the Chevrolet Bolt, the Opel-Vauxhall Ampera E” The Paris Car Show will mark the start of a number of new trends including the beginning of the mass market electric car, the demise of the […]
Chevrolet Bolt’s European Version Storms Paris Car Show. “It is a genuine step change and is likely to be the first of a generation of electric cars which can be really competitive with the internal combustion engine with significantly longer range” Electric cars are headlining at the biennial Paris Car Show, with the European version […]
Diesel Sales Stumble, Undermined By VW, Health Worries. “Germany too is falling out of love with diesels, propelled by the fallout from dieselgate, and adverse publicity about the fuel’s health risks” Americans might find it hard to believe that roughly every other car bought by Europeans is powered by a diesel engine, but the fallout […]