EU, British Auto Makers Say Free Trade Deal Failure Will Cost $130 billion. “ONS data shows WTO might not be a disaster for U.K. Auto” The European Union (EU) and Britain must urgently seal a free-trade trade deal because failure would cost Europe’s automotive industry about €110 billion ($130 billion) in lost trade over five […]
Ferrari’s Portofino Has More Power, 8-speed Gearbox, Costs 4% More. “Ferrari has struggled from coronavirus, but ...
Affordable electric car? – MG ZS EV Exclusive review. For – very well equipped, terrific interior, ...
Affordable Electric Cars? – Vauxhall Corsa-E Elite Nav 7.4kW review. For – attractive, well made, well ...
BMW 50% Electrification Target For 2030 Is Ambitious, But Is It Achievable? “BMW sustainability goals aim ...
Honda Jazz Crosstar EX CVT 1.5 i-MMD review. For – tough, practical, economical, cute, good performance/handling. ...
Ferrari’s Portofino Has More Power, 8-speed Gearbox, Costs 4% More. “Ferrari has struggled from coronavirus, but not as badly as mainstream auto makers” Ferrari unveiled its new Portofino M, a convertible sports car which boasts a 612-hp turbo-charged 3.9 liter V8 motor, and an 8-speed gearbox. The previous Portofino made do with 592 hp and […]
Car Makers Need “Connectivity” Upgrade, Or Concede Big Profits. “Automakers must quickly capture their share, which will give them access to data they can monetize to reduce costs, optimize R&D, products and services, and limit emissions” New car buyers will be familiar with the wonders of modern “connectivity”. That’s the mesmerizingly impressive set of high-tech […]
Slide Of New Auto Sales Slows With Full Year Forecasts Looking Less Dire. “the serious risk of further outbreaks, and associated lockdowns is as present as ever,” New car and SUV sales in the European Union (EU) fell 18.9% in August compared with the same month last year, bringing the fall for the first 8 […]
Affordable electric car? – MG ZS EV Exclusive review. For – very well equipped, terrific interior, better value than most. Against – not an iconic British brand. *** out of 5 Price £30,995 (Before £3,000 government subsidy) Coming up – Kia Soul e, Polestar 1 and 2, Mini E The MG ZS EV is great […]
Global Autos On Track For Cherished “V” Recovery But Will It Stall? “The speed of the recovery, given the nature of the pandemic shock, has been surprisingly strong. However, the key question is whether this level of sales can be and will be sustained.” Automotive industry investors’ hopes for a “V” shaped global recovery from […]
Volta Zero Electric Truck Promises Efficiency, Safety And Logistics Ability. “The range doesn’t sound much but the hub and spoke delivery philosophy means it is perfect for the role Volta is aiming at” Sweden’s Volta Trucks is launching what it called the world’s first purpose-built electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle, and analysts expect it to be […]
Inadequate Charging Could Stall Electric Car Sales In Europe. “We need interoperability and simple, contactless charging to make life easier for EV drivers Clunky and inadequate charging facilities across Europe could stall the expected rush to buy affordable electric cars as news leaks out long-journeys can be a lottery and a nightmare. Across Europe there […]
Sheriff Trump Win Increasingly Likely; Expect Democrat Hysteria. “you’ve been moaning and agitating about Trump for 4 years and all you can offer is a feeble old retread like this?” “CNN reporters saying this was a peaceful, responsible demonstration, standing in front of burning or burnt out cars and buildings is really an open […]
Affordable Electric Cars? – Vauxhall Corsa-E Elite Nav 7.4kW review. For – attractive, well made, well equipped, great commuter, amazing “regenerative braking”. Against – out of depth on the highway, too expensive. ** Price £30,875 I last drove a Vauxhall Corsa about 4 years ago. I rented it, (well an Opel Corsa in fact) at […]
Could Lithium Shortage Scupper Accelerating Sales Of Electric Cars? “I struggle to see how there will be enough supplies by 2025. There is still time for miners to invest in lithium production, but it takes 4, 5 or 6 years to bring a mine to market” Politicians have decreed that Europeans must embrace electric cars […]
BMW 50% Electrification Target For 2030 Is Ambitious, But Is It Achievable? “BMW sustainability goals aim at putting more than seven million vehicles with electrified drive systems on the road worldwide by 2030, two-third of them all-electric variants,” BMW said half of its sedans, SUVs and Mini vehicles will be electrified in Europe by 2030. […]
BMW, VW, Ford Losses Should Spur Show Action; Tesla Outshines. “Tesla is becoming a very serious competitor in the premium market” Many global automakers lost money in the coronavirus-stricken first half of 2020 and underlying performances at BMW, Volkswagen and Ford point to the need for drastic reform, while General Motors and Tesla can rest […]