VW Hardest Hit As Car Makers Spooked By WLTP. “We would expect the trend to reverse once all model variants have been successfully homologated and the pricing environment normalizes” Western Europe’s car sales dived more than 20% in September, after the previous month’s almost 30% spike, as carmakers were penalized for missing the deadline for […]
Paris Auto Show – Significant Launches Led By BMW. “This attempt with DS to challenge the ...
Paris Auto Show – Audi, Mercedes Will Challenge Tesla. “Electric car sales will take off very ...
Paris Auto Show: BMW Unveils New 3-Series. “BMW has focused on reducing weight, which will help ...
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BMW Buys Control Of Brilliance In China. Deal Takes Effect In 2022; Likely To Spur Similar German Forays “We see this as a game changing strategic achievement” “This looks like a win for the Germans and a negative for their Chinese partners” BMW became the first Western auto maker to buy a majority […]
Tougher EU Emissions Controls Threaten Profits; May Boost EVs. “Obviously, lowering CO2 from 95 g/km towards less than 60 g/km requires strong powertrain simplification and electrification” The European Union’s plans to cut automotive carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) another 35 per cent by 2030 might undermine the finances of the mass carmakers but could also be […]
Tesla Meets Model 3 Production Target At Last. Berenberg Bank Still Thinks Tesla Can Fight Off Traditional Challenges. Tesla Inc finally showed investors it could make lots of Model 3s, but was then hit by reports it was struggling to deliver them all. Meanwhile long-term supporter Berenberg Bank reaffirmed its hopes for Tesla, with a […]
U.S. Sales Hold Up, Look Like Posting Healthy 2018 Total. “We expect sales to decline only marginally in 2019 before stabilising at a relatively healthy annual rate of 16.8 million-16.9 million by 2020” U.S. auto sales slipped 5.6 per cent in September, a bit better than predictions of a 7 per cent fall compared with […]
BMW Extends Range Of i3 Electric City Car. “Let’s hope BMW doesn’t regret dropping that range extender engine” BMW said it improved the theoretical range of its electric i3 City Car to almost 225 miles thanks to a bigger battery. BMW said this means the lithium-ion battery storage has doubled since the launch of the […]
Paris Auto Show – Significant Launches Led By BMW. “This attempt with DS to challenge the German premium brands does look an uphill struggle” It was the car show that much of the industry avoided, but it still attracted many significant new launches, from trend setting electric vehicles to the inevitable slew of new SUVs, […]
Paris Auto Show: Brexit Fears Spook Carmakers. “If you ask me for my gut feeling, I have difficulty imagining something will happen that will go against the economic interest of the country,” Europe’s carmakers, gathered in Paris for the biennial auto show, are getting increasingly nervous about the lethal prospects for Brexit, which will be […]
Paris Auto Show – Audi, Mercedes Will Challenge Tesla. “Electric car sales will take off very strongly in the 2020s and we expect demand to increase exponentially” Electric cars made the headlines at the biennial Paris Auto Show, but the debutant models from Audi and Mercedes are too expensive to ignite the long awaited boom […]
Tesla Investors Cheered By Swift, Benign SEC Response. New Chairman Needs To Be Strong, Independent Figure. Could Tesla Be Ripe For Takeover? Tesla Inc shareholders were breathing a sigh of relief as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took a relatively forgiving view of CEO Elon Musk’s recent antics. The SEC insisted Musk give […]
Paris Auto Show: BMW Unveils New 3-Series. “BMW has focused on reducing weight, which will help improve economy and handling” BMW unveiled its new 3-Series sedan at the Paris Auto Show, and published the first pictures of this 7th generation vehicle. The new 3-Series looks very much like the old one, but has cleaner, precise […]
Pairs Auto Show – Europe Industry Faces Near Term Upheaval. “We’ve had good years (since the financial crash) but now it is getting harder and harder” The European car market has performed strongly since the dark days of the 2008 financial crash, but that healthy scenario is about to expire as carmakers fend off regulatory […]
Paris Auto Show – What Happened To Half The Industry? “Perhaps the most significant debutant at the show is the all-new 7-th generation BMW 3-Series” Visitors to the Paris Auto Show will be asking where did everybody go? The biennial Paris show, Mondial de l’Automobile, is missing many key players, who have declined to attend […]