Geneva Auto Show: EU CO2 Targets Cloud Industry’s Future. “Any forced change will have serious environmental, economic, social and political implications. It is a cruel deception to say that a quick transition to new energy systems is going to be painless” “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. That old proverb comes to […]
Geneva Auto Show: EU CO2 Targets Cloud Industry’s Future. “Any forced change will have serious environmental, ...
Geneva Auto Show: Electric Revolution-Too Soon For Europe? “There will be a big market for affordable ...
Geneva Auto Show: New SUVs, Small Cars To The Fore. “In spite of the trend towards ...
Geneva Auto Show: Top 10 reveals. “Volkswagen devoted a huge amount of its presentation time to ...
Geneva Auto Show: Stagnation Would Be Good. “The profits will be very thin in 2019. Profit ...
Geneva Auto Show: Electric Revolution-Too Soon For Europe? “There will be a big market for affordable electric cars with a range of perhaps only 60 to 75 miles. The Chinese more or less specialize in these, and this might give them the chance to finally get into Europe” Geneva 2019 is yet another auto show […]
Geneva Auto Show: Green Bragging Undermined By CO2 Reality. “This jeopardizes the jobs of 13 million people in the industry and could destabilize some of our European societies” Europe’s vehicle manufacturers boasted about their green credentials on the eve of the Geneva Auto Show, but latest data on carbon dioxide emissions showed their claims were […]
Geneva Auto Show: New SUVs, Small Cars To The Fore. “In spite of the trend towards car market electrification, only 3 battery electric vehicles – are presented at Geneva. A lot less than in at China” New conventional SUVs and small cars will dominate the Geneva Auto Show, not to mention a new Ferrari, while […]
Geneva Auto Show: Top 10 reveals. “Volkswagen devoted a huge amount of its presentation time to showing off a concept car, the electric I.D. Buggy” European carmakers talked a lot about the green revolution, but most of the new cars at the Geneva Auto Show are variations on the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) theme. […]
Geneva Auto Show: Electric Jaguar Wins Car Of The Year. “It is the most technologically advanced battery electric vehicle. It’s a true game-changer” GENEVA – Jaguar’s all-electric I-Pace SUV was voted ‘Car of the Year’ on the eve of the Geneva Auto Show. The other contenders were the Renault Alpine A110 sports car, Citroën C5 […]
Technical Problems Cut Short My France24 Contribution. I was cut short on the France 24 discussion program Wednesday evening on the European Auto industry because of technical problems. Here’s a summary of what I would have said – The award of Car of the Year to the Jaguar I-Pace was ridiculous because it points the […]
Geneva Auto Show: Stagnation Would Be Good. “The profits will be very thin in 2019. Profit warnings, production cuts and downsizing are inevitable” The European auto industry is under attack from all sides, but major forecasters, a few days ahead of the annual Geneva Auto Show, are still clinging to the hope that maybe just […]
Geneva Auto Show: Will WTO Mitigate Brexit “Crash-out”? “It looks like English Prime Minister Theresa May is the grave-digger of the English auto industry” As Britain’s Brexit deadline looms, the auto industry predicts disaster for the UK and European industry if no orderly European Union (EU) withdrawal is agreed, but a fall back arrangement with […]
Jaguar Land Rover Needs Urgent Action To Repair Mistakes. “Given JLR’s recent history, will investors trust their ability to fix the business, and navigate the various challenges it now faces?” Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) investors, still reeling from news of big losses, are urging the Indian-owned and British-based luxury car maker to take swift action […]
Honda Sales Boomed In The U.S. While Europe Stagnated. “Honda raised its market share in the U.S. to 8.3% in 2018 from about 2% in 1979. Europe: 1.2% in 1980, 0.8% in 2018” Honda Motor’s decision to shut its British factory was more a result of its lack of ambition in Europe rather than its […]
Nissan European Loses Mount. “the Qashqai is now facing more rivals, which are more modern” Nissan of Japan’s credit rating was downgraded this week by Standard & Poors because of its creaking performance in the U.S. and China, but Europe is now becoming a cause for concern as sales dive and losses deepen. Nissan Europe […]
France’s PSA Will Return To The U.S. With The Peugeot Brand. Peugeot Left The U.S. Market In 1991, When It Sold 3,555 Cars. France’s PSA Group will return to the U.S., but not just yet. CEO Carlos Tavares said PSA will return to the U.S. with its Peugeot brand, and hopes this can start in […]