Where Are The Affordable Cars Required To Accelerate Electric Revolution? “This transition from niche to mainstream will be built on the introduction of low-cost EV models that satisfy the typical mileage requirements at an acceptable price point” The phony war is over in Europe. Early adopters with plenty of money, helped by big dollops of […]
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Dynamic review. For – well priced, well proven, high quality, all-electric for low-mileage. ...
Citroen’s Cute Little Ami Could Be The First Mass Market Electric Car. “pity for a grown ...
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 ...
Stellantis Merger The Path For Threatened Auto Makers To Shore Up Their Futures. “Cost reductions and the reduction of massive overcapacity are likely to shape the next few years of the merged group so that Stellantis does not become Atlantis” Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) merger into Stellantis won’t be the last mega-deal, […]
PHEVs Fight Green Criticism, Musk Scorn, To Power Electrification. “In the end, consumers don’t want to compromise and won’t accept a change in lifestyle to suit the limitations of electric vehicles” Elon Musk famously doesn’t like plug-in hybrids, or any type of half-hearted attempt to go electric. He scorns them as amphibians or transitions. But […]
Strong Growth Forecast For Auto Sales In 2021 With Europe Strongest. “Europe will be the best performer in 2021 with projected vehicles sales growth of 10.8%” This time last year experts were saying that the global auto market in 2020 would arrest the slowing trend seen since 2017, and then look what happened. Global sales […]
Electric Car Turmoil Will Make Brexit A Comparative Breeze. “To meet the Commission’s objective, we would need to see an almost 50-fold increase in zero-emission cars in circulation on our roads in just 10 years” Automakers are having hysterics about the impact on their sales and profits if the European Union (EU) and Britain fail […]
Auto Makers Euphoric After Brexit Deal, Potential Chaos Avoided. “Britain will have to reckon with a further creeping dismantling of its auto industry” Europe’s auto manufacturers were breathing sighs of relief as a Brexit free trade deal was agreed between the EU and Britain, and first reports of its details showed potential hurdles like rules […]
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Dynamic review. For – well priced, well proven, high quality, all-electric for low-mileage. Against – bland styling, needs more electric range, ludicrous economy claim. *** £38,945 – before any subsidy Competition – BMW X5/3, Volvo XC90/60/40V60/S60, Kia Niro, Mini Countryman Cooper, Audi Q5, Peugeot 3008, Mercedes GLC/E/C/A, Range Rover Sport/Evoque Ford Kuga, VW […]
Citroen’s Cute Little Ami Could Be The First Mass Market Electric Car. “pity for a grown man driving around in what looks more like a child’s toy than a proper car” “Did you drive that thing all the way from Paris mate”, shouted the motorcyclist while we were stuck in a traffic jam in Hyde […]
Ferrari Shares Resume Advance, Shaking Off Leadership Worries. “Manley isn’t Italian, and surely wouldn’t be interested in what would be a huge demotion” Legendary supercar maker Ferrari’s share price wobbled a bit after news its CEO Louis Camilleri had quit, but quickly resumed an upward trend as rumors swirled about the likely replacement. Ferrari shares […]
High Price, Limited Performance Of Europe Electric Cars China Opportunity? “manufacturers must embrace this niche or face being wiped out by super low-cost Chinese brands when the latter can meet European standards” The high price of so-called “affordable” electric vehicles in Europe and their often pitiful highway cruising performance might make some hard-up buyers grit […]
British Auto Makers’ Nervousness Over EU Trade Deal Looks Overcooked. “the cost of failure had risen to $74 billion, while “no deal” would cut Britain’s vehicle production by two million over the next 5 years” (yea sure). Britain’s trade deal, or the dread lack of one after leaving the European Union (EU), is worrying the […]
Volkswagen Shares Weaken As Diess Decision Apparently Delayed. “The same old problem pops up again and again. VW is a kind of state-owned company with a stake in the stock exchange” Volkswagen’s silence after a top committee reportedly discussed CEO Herbert Diess’s call to back his plan to reform the company’s lack-lustre financial performance, saw […]
Volkswagen Internal Politics Erupt Again As Diess Future Is Questioned. It’s less than 6 months since Volkswagen was last shaken up by a plot to remove its chief executive, so it’s clearly time for another episode of this hardy perennial. The Volkswagen Group’s executive committee has convened a meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of […]