Can Cheap Mini-Electric Cars Bailout European Carmakers? Mini-electric cars promise something that current electric cars are incapable of; buyers will want them, not because they are forced into them by governments Grandstanding European politicians are accelerating the sales ban on petrol and diesel cars to 2030, paying scant attention to the unintended consequences, but maybe […]
Can Cheap Mini-Electric Cars Bailout European Carmakers? Mini-electric cars promise something that current electric cars are ...
Most Investors Expect Ferrari’s Financial Strength To Continue. For all its magnificence as a business, Ferrari ...
MINI Electric Level 2 review. For – cute, high quality, dynamic performance. Against – too pricey, ...
Polestar 2 review. Highway cruising range – 88.56 miles or 41%. For – handsome, well-made, terrific ...
Polestar 1 review. For – great looks, power, quality, technology. Against – cramped rear, boot, ludicrous ...
Britain’s ICE Vehicle Sales Ban With Have Unintended Consequences. “However, we will allow the sale of hybrid cars and vans that can drive a significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe until 2035,” Automakers welcomed the ban through gritted teeth, environmentalists loved it and wanted more, while there were warnings of imminent […]
Britain’s Auto Industry Demands Favorable Brexit Deal. “Critical questions remain unanswered. With the industry’s competitiveness built on Just-in-Time deliveries, companies cannot afford any supply chain delays so clarity is vital,” Britain’s auto industry painted a bleak picture of its future if the country fails to agree a free-trade deal with the European Union (EU), saying […]
Most Investors Expect Ferrari’s Financial Strength To Continue. For all its magnificence as a business, Ferrari remains a very expensive stock Ferrari, legendary sports-car maker for the rich and famous, produced another stellar financial report, the share price zoomed and most investors were happy. Ferrari’s share price suggests it is classed as a luxury goods […]
Polestar 2 Will Rival Tesla Model 3; Will Soon Have More Upmarket Models “We currently anticipate global volumes reaching around 205,000 by 2025” Electric upstart Polestar grabbed the headlines with its first vehicle, a brash, beautiful, in your face, low volume plug-in hybrid super-car priced at about $155,000, but the serious work starts now with […]
Tesla Model X Still Ahead Of BMW iX, Despite Years Of Research. “BMW is getting closer but it will still take a few years really to match Tesla in all aspects Americans will have to wait until 2022 to buy BMW’s new iX all-electric SUV, that’s 7 years after Tesla launched its Model X, and […]
Coronavirus Shaking Up Car Buying, As Millennials Suddenly Love Them. Millennials leading car ownership would have been unthinkable, particularly in terms of buying non-electric cars. The industry should recognize that there is a new market” Millennials are said to despise the fossil-fuel powered car, embrace public transport, worry about climate change above all else and […]
MINI Electric Level 2 review. For – cute, high quality, dynamic performance. Against – too pricey, useless on highway, narrow utility. Highway cruising range 68% of claimed availability. ** £29,900 “Over rolling hills and country lanes I did one trip of 34 miles, but it used only 28 miles from the availability measure. That’s a […]
Polestar 2 review. Highway cruising range – 88.56 miles or 41%. For – handsome, well-made, terrific performance, great specification. Against – underwhelming quality, hopeless range on highway/questionable off it. ** £49,900 (before subsidy) “Too expensive to compete with the Volkswagen ID.3, and not good enough to compete with the Tesla Model 3” The fact the […]
Plug-in Hybrids Will Play A Big Role, Despite Unjustified Green Attacks. “Plug-in hybrids are the car industry’s wolf-in-sheep’s clothing” “PHEVs have a part to play especially when BEV can’t fulfil all lower CO2 requirements” You would think the half-way house that is a plug-in gasoline electric hybrid was the perfect stepping-stone to an all-battery powered […]
Mercedes-Benz Will Buy Up To 20% In Aston Martin. “Will Aston Martin slowly but surely become part of Daimler? It certainly seems that way” Aston Martin shareholders will breathe a sigh of relief as a deal with Daimler’s Mercedes Benz in which it acquires up to a 20% stake in the financially troubled British luxury […]
Electric Car Sales Will Accelerate, But ICE Retains Big Global Share. “The possible emergence of a “New Triad” – the convergence of the electric car, ride-hailing and car-sharing services, and self-driving autonomous vehicles could disrupt oil’s century-long dominance in transportation” The surge of electric car sales is undeniable, but the noise generated by politicians and […]
Fiat Launches New 500 E; Don’t Expect $14,000 Loss With Every Sale. “I hope you don’t buy it” When Fiat first launched an electric version of the little 500 city car, the late CEO Sergio Marchionne urged anyone wanting to buy one to please go away because every sale cost the company $14,000. “I hope […]