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Auto “Mobility Solutions”, Paranoia Or Rationality?

Auto “Mobility Solutions”, Paranoia Or Rationality? “The automotive sector may need to consider moving from using a pure product ownership model toward providing a range of transportation services” The automotive industry is understandably wary of being blindsided by some overnight technology sensation, but that doesn’t mean it has to take on board every crackpot theory. […]

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Electric Car Sales Forecasts Crank Higher; Europe Unconvinced

Electric Car Sales Forecasts Crank Higher; Europe Unconvinced “today’s electric car sales remain a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped” I’m drowning in forecasts telling me electric cars, currently too expensive and plagued by range anxiety, will rule the world soon. The price of batteries will be slashed and range extended to the […]

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Global Auto Growth Set To Accelerate In 2017

Global Auto Growth Set To Accelerate In 2017. But Protectionism Clouds Prospects In NAFTA, Europe. The global automotive market is set to grow at twice the 2016 rate next year led by emerging markets like Russia and Brazil, but a number of challenges include the possibility of an increasingly protectionist environment. That’s the view of […]

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Electric, Hybrid Car Sales To Soar, With American Reluctance

Electric, Hybrid Car Sales To Soar, With American Reluctance. “EV questions remain, but we believe it is the sharply rising cost of regulatory compliance that is pushing (manufacturers) to change their strategy towards EVs, as much as improvements in battery technology” Americans won’t buy as many electric cars and hybrids as sales soar around the […]

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Electric Cars Boost From Rules Curbing Conventional Ones

Electric Cars Boost From Rules Curbing Conventional Ones. “Battery costs remain very high. Battery range remains too small, and batteries are still too heavy” Car manufacturers are suddenly accelerating plans to build electric cars as the realization dawns that tightening rules on traditional engines will make them uncompetitive quicker than expected. During the transition though, […]

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