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EU, British Auto Makers Say Free Trade Deal Failure Will Cost $130 billion

EU, British Auto Makers Say Free Trade Deal Failure Will Cost $130 billion. “ONS data shows WTO might not be a disaster for U.K. Auto” The European Union (EU) and Britain must urgently seal a free-trade trade deal because failure would cost Europe’s automotive industry about €110 billion ($130 billion) in lost trade over five […]

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Ferrari Portofino

Ferrari’s Portofino Has More Power, 8-speed Gearbox, Costs 4% More

Ferrari’s Portofino Has More Power, 8-speed Gearbox, Costs 4% More. “Ferrari has struggled from coronavirus, but not as badly as mainstream auto makers” Ferrari unveiled its new Portofino M, a convertible sports car which boasts a 612-hp turbo-charged 3.9 liter V8 motor, and an 8-speed gearbox. The previous Portofino made do with 592 hp and […]

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Car Makers Need “Connectivity” Upgrade, Or Concede Big Profits

Car Makers Need “Connectivity” Upgrade, Or Concede Big Profits. “Automakers must quickly capture their share, which will give them access to data they can monetize to reduce costs, optimize R&D, products and services, and limit emissions” New car buyers will be familiar with the wonders of modern “connectivity”. That’s the mesmerizingly impressive set of high-tech […]

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Global Autos On Track For Cherished “V” Recovery But Will It Stall?

Global Autos On Track For Cherished “V” Recovery But Will It Stall? “The speed of the recovery, given the nature of the pandemic shock, has been surprisingly strong. However, the key question is whether this level of sales can be and will be sustained.” Automotive industry investors’ hopes for a “V” shaped global recovery from […]

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Volta Truck

Volta Zero Electric Truck Promises Efficiency, Safety And Logistics Ability

Volta Zero Electric Truck Promises Efficiency, Safety And Logistics Ability. “The range doesn’t sound much but the hub and spoke delivery philosophy means it is perfect for the role Volta is aiming at” Sweden’s Volta Trucks is launching what it called the world’s first purpose-built electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle, and analysts expect it to be […]

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Nissan LEAF Charging

Inadequate Charging Could Stall Electric Car Sales In Europe

Inadequate Charging Could Stall Electric Car Sales In Europe. “We need interoperability and simple, contactless charging to make life easier for EV drivers Clunky and inadequate charging facilities across Europe could stall the expected rush to buy affordable electric cars as news leaks out long-journeys can be a lottery and a nightmare. Across Europe there […]

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BMW Electric

BMW 50% Electrification Target For 2030 Is Ambitious, But Is It Achievable?

BMW 50% Electrification Target For 2030 Is Ambitious, But Is It Achievable? “BMW sustainability goals aim at putting more than seven million vehicles with electrified drive systems on the road worldwide by 2030, two-third of them all-electric variants,” BMW said half of its sedans, SUVs and Mini vehicles will be electrified in Europe by 2030. […]

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BMW, VW, Ford Losses Should Spur Show Action; Tesla Outshines

BMW, VW, Ford Losses Should Spur Show Action; Tesla Outshines. “Tesla is becoming a very serious competitor in the premium market” Many global automakers lost money in the coronavirus-stricken first half of 2020 and underlying performances at BMW, Volkswagen and Ford point to the need for drastic reform, while General Motors and Tesla can rest […]

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