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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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Opel-Vauxhall To Focus On Electrification, Expand Globally

Opel-Vauxhall To Focus On Electrification, Expand Globally “Opel will enter more than 20 new export markets by 2022 (and) explore global midterm overseas profitable export opportunities” Opel-Vauxhall, sold to France’s PSA Group by General Motors, plans to concentrate on electrification and expand its sales outside of Europe for the first time. Opel-Vauxhall, outlining its long-term […]

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Kia Stonic

Kia Stonic “2” 1.0 T-GDi review

Kia Stonic “2” 1.0 T-GDi review. For – great quality, impressive looks, unbeatable guarantee. Against – pricey, no 4×4 (yet). **** £17,354 Competition – Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C3 Aircross, Vauxhall-Opel Mokka, Ford EcoSport, Mitsubishi ASX, Suzuki Vitara, Fiat 500X, Dacia Duster, SEAT Arona, Skoda Karoq, Ssangyong Tivoli, Toyota CH-R, MG ZS, […]

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T&E-Electric Beats Diesel For CO2, Despite Marchionne Claim

T&E-Electric Beats Diesel For CO2, Despite Marchionne Claim. “EV’s sustainability will improve further with battery technology advances and as more batteries are re-used for electricity storage or recycled” Brussels-based green lobby group Transport & Environment (T&E) said electric cars emit less lifetime CO2 then diesel cars, even if the electricity is generated by the dirtiest […]

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