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Electric Car Sales Targets Look Overblown. Electric Only Sales Will Led By Volkswagen Golf And Ford Focus. “I think a more realistic target for VW, and BMW and Mercedes is probably 15 to 20% by 2025 at the very most, and that includes BEV’s and PHEVs,” Electric car sales are gathering momentum, but some manufacturers […]
Tesla Model 3 Production Delayed But Investors Unruffled. “Faith in Mr Musk has taken the company a long way. But eventually, financial and operational realities will carry the day” Tesla Inc pushed back production targets for the crucial Model 3 again, but bulls and bears retained their opposing views on the company’s future. And investors […]
Aston Martin Edges Closer To Stock Market Flotation. Look Out Ferrari. Aston Martin’s long expected flotation on the stock market moved a little closer with a report from Reuters that the luxury sports car maker, made famous by starring in James Bond spy movies, had approached investment bank Lazard for a feasibility study. This would […]
European Car Sales Growth Will Slow In 2018. But Possible Spinoffs Will Excite Investors. “near-term prospects for most (manufacturers) and suppliers within our coverage look reasonably solid. We believe The Show Can Go On” European car sales growth will slow in 2018 while the decline of diesel gathers momentum. Investors will be looking out for […]
U.S. Car Sales Will Slip A Bit In 2018. But Things Could Get Grim After That. As we await confirmation U.S. car sales slid a bit this year, a consensus of investment bankers, academics and researchers goes for a sharper but not catastrophic decline in 2018. Not many dare extrapolate beyond 2018, but Morgan Stanley […]
Global Car Sales Growth To Gather Momentum In 2018. New Technology Disruption Lurks. Global automobile sales growth will gain momentum in 2018, led by emerging markets in general and a revived Russia in particular. And sales next year will have special significance, marking the first chapter of the disrupted industry as it handles electrification, automated […]
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 […]
VW Eases Ahead Of Renault In Europe Electric Car Sales Race. “PHEVs appeal to those still put off by the lack of electric infrastructure and the linked range-anxiety of pure EVs” The good news for Volkswagen is that it overtook Renault in October to become the top selling battery electric vehicle maker in Western […]
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 […]
PSA Finds Opel-Vauxhall Lags Badly In Race To Cut CO2. Faces Big Hurdle Anyway As Diesel Demise Continues. Opel-Vauxhall Plan Relied Heavily On Loss-Making Electric Car. “If only PSA had picked up the phone and asked us, we could have told them before they completed the deal,” PSA Group is reportedly claiming compensation from General […]
GM’s Autonomous Car Impresses, But Big Hurdles Remain. “Courageous of GM to allow investors to peek into its AV world. The ride was entertaining. It mostly worked, and will surely improve, but we believe that the last 1 per cent will be extremely difficult to perfect” General Motors’ demonstration of its commercial autonomous vehicle (AV) […]
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 […]