Volkswagen Subsidiary Skoda’s Electric Enyaq Might Be Getting Too Successful. “An impressive trick right now would be if VW can bring the Skoda helium balloon closer back to earth, allow VW to take up that premium pricing position and offer a profitable large-volume BEV “people’s car” with a Skoda badge on” If an automaker starts […]
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Europe Forecasts Turn Negative, While Electric Car Sales Growth To Stall. “The consensus view prior to the Russian invasion was a growth rate of between 10 to 15% this year over 2021. This is now expected to be halved” Sales prospects for cars and SUVs in Western Europe are fading fast with forecasts dropping into […]
Aston Martin Losses Worsen, But Investors Like Leadership Change. “Under Moers, the group cut costs and launched new brands such as the DBX707” Aston Martin’s losses more than doubled in the first quarter, but investors seem confident the long-term future is rosy, with a bit of help from a well-seasoned new CEO. It will have […]
New BMW 7 Series Inclusion Of ICE Options Said To Undermine Image. “Modern cars should not frighten city dwellers, pedestrians, bikers or children. This is not the case with the BMW 7” BMW has added an electric version to round off its new 7 Series flagship but the fact this includes gasoline and diesel versions […]
Renault Results At Least Demonstrate Resilience, As Negative Pressures Mount. “Renault needs positive news, such as working more closely with another group or joining forces with a new partner, especially as the alliance with Nissan is not going well and the progress of the AvtoVAZ/Lada stake is unclear” Renault pleased investors with its first-quarter financial […]
Carmakers Will Report Impressive Profits, But War Ruins Short-term Prospects. “We remain bullish for a multi-year auto cycle but now see the group is in limbo until a Russian/Ukraine conflict resolution emerges” Europe’s automakers will report strong profits for the first quarter in coming weeks, but the euphoria for 2022 based on vain hopes the […]
Electric Car Strengths Must Be Embraced, Otherwise The Revolution Will Stumble. “EU rules favor heavier electric cars and encourage manufacturers to produce electric tanks, The electric car revolution will succeed when its advantages are exploited and its limitations avoided. Unfortunately, the reverse is happening because electric cars excel at short distances and are poor on […]
Ukraine War Adds To Auto Industry Gloom As Sales Forecasts Slashed Again. “We still anticipate selling rates to improve over the course of 2022 but now at a slower rate than forecast last month” 2022 was supposed to herald a return to normality for car sales in Western Europe and consign to history the dark […]
Renault’s Russia Crisis Might Finally Force Nissan Alliance Action. “Renault is reversing out of Russia, with a €2.2 billion dent in its bonnet” If Renault is forced to hand its Russian assets back to the Putin government this wouldn’t necessarily be a crippling financial blow, but it badly needs to find a partner for an […]
Genesis GV60 AWD Dual Motor (Sport Plus) review. For – handsome, great interiors, impressive drive, high-quality. Against – not German, standard electric technology. **** £66,405 ($82,000 after tax and before subsidies) Competition – Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus “in this electric revolution, Korean excellence in this new sphere might be its winning hand. But its electric […]
Skoda Enyaq iv80 Founders Edition review. “This is a most impressive electric car, with the traditional overstatement of battery capacity, and limitations of range on the motorway. It’s a pity manufacturers gloss over this” For – handsome, spacious, powerful, excellent regenerative performance, great interior. Against – media controls opaque, poor long-range high-speed cruise ability. **** […]
Electric Car Fire Risk Looks Exaggerated, But More Data Required. “At this time, any comments on the cause are speculative and of course will be subject to investigation” The fire risk from electric cars appears to be less than for conventional vehicles, although Americans awaiting their new Volkswagen’s to be delivered from Europe could be […]