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GM Aims For 2019 Self-Driving Car, But Doubts Mount

GM Aims For 2019 Self-Driving Car, But Doubts Mount. Investors Impressed By Technology But Doubt Start Date. “We believe that stock market expectations for commercialisation at scale and profitability may need to be dialled back significantly” General Motors showed off its autonomous vehicle (AV) capabilities and although investors were impressed by its technology they reckoned […]

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BMW Flexes Technology Muscles To Impress Investors

BMW Flexes Technology Muscles To Impress Investors. “We came away impressed (with) an extremely advanced modular strategy for any powertrain engineering” BMW’s recent financial performance disappointed investors, but a visit to HQ in Munich to showcase its vision of the future went some way to restoring some investors’ confidence. BMW’s electrification strategy has come under […]

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Tesla Truck, Roadster Wow Audiences, But Model 3 Existential

Tesla Truck, Roadster Wow Audiences, But Model 3 Existential. Details Of Truck Missing, But New Funding Ideas Welcomed. “some aspects were unconvincing. Musk said the truck would be available in 2019 and the sports car by 2020, which seems impossible” Tesla Inc grabbed the headlines with the expected launch of its electric truck, then astonished […]

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Aston Martin Vantage Aimed At Ferrari

Aston Martin Vantage Aimed At Ferrari. “There’s not much competition for Aston Martin apart from the Ferraris. It’s a nice area for them” Aston Martin’s new Vantage sports car, unveiled last week, is causing some angst amongst Ferrari shareholders because it promises competition in a sector where it formally prowled alone. The Vantage, powered by […]

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Investors Like VW’s 5-Year Plan But Worry About Unknowns

Investors Like VW’s 5-Year Plan But Worry About Unknowns. Free Cash Flow Target Suggests Higher Dividends. “New market participants, especially from China, could cause further market changes. Nobody can predict how the year 2025 actually looks” Volkswagen’s 5-year financial targets with sales led by SUVs and electric cars impressed investors, although some cautioned that imminent […]

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PSA Opel Plan Said Over-Optimistic; Only A Hint Of Harshness

PSA Opel Plan Said Over-Optimistic; Only A Hint Of Harshness. Surprising Omission Of Capacity, Headcount Cuts. Call To Dump Vauxhall Denied By Tavares. “Many questions remain” “Opel-Vauxhall loss-making is not just going to go away. Something quite dramatic and credible will have to be done” PSA Group of France’s decision to buy chronic loss-maker Opel-Vauxhall […]

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Charging Network, Electricity Supply May Cripple Electric Cars.

Charging Network, Electricity Supply May Cripple Electric Cars. “If EV penetration continues to increase, ageing grids will be unable to cope with extra peak demand, increased demand volatility” “A battery electric car with “fast” electric charge is about 25 times slower to fill than a vehicle with conventional fuel” Tesla Inc has a convincing recharging […]

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E.U. CO2 Plan Relieves Industry, Infuriates Environmentalists

E.U. CO2 Plan Relieves Industry, Infuriates Environmentalists. Watch Out For City Action Across Europe To Force Green Agenda. “The Commission has gifted the car industry an ineffective regulation after they came calling” “Our first reaction is that it could have been worse for the auto industry” Auto manufacturers were breathing a sigh of relief after […]

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