Climate Change; An Alternative View But Backed By Top Experts. When I first started writing about human-induced climate change (or global warming as it was then known) as Reuters’ Science & Technology Correspondent back in the mid-90s, I turned to a subject I knew from headlines rather than research. But I had expectations. After all, […]
Climate Change; An Alternative View But Backed By Top Experts. When I first started writing about ...
China Incursion Boosts Europe’s Electric Car Choices, But Problems Remain. Surprisingly, the second phase of the ...
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China Incursion Boosts Europe’s Electric Car Choices, But Problems Remain. Surprisingly, the second phase of the Chinese plan is aimed upmarket into BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche territory Europe’s electric car buyers will be spoilt for choice in 2023 as domestic manufacturers introduce lots of new models and the Chinese enter in force, but don’t […]
Will EU Concede On 2035, And Let Hybrids Like Nissan’s Take The Strain? “If by 2028 BEVs were way off course, if battery prices were not much lower and infrastructure insufficient, a graceful backdown might be needed. If China intrusion was setting off panic there could still be a climb down by not banning ICE […]
Volkswagen Faces 2023 Profit Hit, While Its Biggest Challenge Is Electric. “Growth is likely to hit the buffers here in Germany during 2023 as sales were likely brought forward to 2022 with customers looking to benefit from the maximum government subsidies before they are cut from January 1, 2023. Like its European competitors, Volkswagen’s profits […]
Renault Profit Outlook Poor For 2023 As Investors Await Nissan Alliance News. “This means price/mix is likely to rapidly normalize to much lower levels. Renault, despite all its new product launches in the more profitable C-segment, is unlikely to be immune,” Renault’s prospects for 2023 look poor with profits expected to halve. Shareholders might be […]
Europe’s Electric Revolution Is Underway, But Doubters See Problems. “The ICE ban is insane, it will not contribute to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and will have a dramatic negative impact on the EU economy” The European Union has decided that by 2035 the sale of new internal combustion engines (ICE) will be banned, and […]
Recession Threatens Europe’s Autos Although Hopes For A Mild Downturn Revive. “The recession expected to hit Germany this winter will be milder than previously anticipated, with economic output shrinking by only 0.1% in 2023,” Who’d invest in European automotive manufacturers? It’s not exactly a compelling case to say the best they can hope for is […]
China’s Electric Car Assault On Europe Will Accelerate In 2023” “How will Europeans react to being offered Chinese vehicles?” Chinese electric car makers are coming to Europe in gangbuster mode, aiming to win sales from volume manufacturers like Volkswagen and Stellantis. But before BMW, Mercedes and Audi get too complacent, the onslaught will soon be […]
Model Y Aids Tesla European Chart Topping As China, Logistic Challenges Loom. “Tesla confirmed it is working on a next-gen smaller electric cars. The main focus would be on halving costs and achieving volumes higher than all other models combined” Tesla is riding high in Europe, helped by the addition of the Model Y […]
Nissan Qashqai e-Power 190 Tekna Hybrid Review. For – handsome, competent, high quality, well equipped, impressive technology. Against – economy lags. **** Price – £38,885 Competition – Ford Kuga, Kia Sportage, SEAT Ateca, Peugeot 3008, VW Tiguan, Toyota RAV4, Renault Kadjar, Skoda Karoq “The fact this SUV doesn’t have all-wheel drive marks it down for […]
If Electric Cars Sputter, Some Manufacturers Will Take Hydrogen Insurance. “China FCEV sales grew almost 200% in the first half of 2022. China targets 1 million FCEVs on the road by 2030” For electric car afficionados, victory is complete. The fat lady finished singing long ago and has moved on to another gig. The dominance […]
Next Phase Of Electric Car Sales Could Expose Neglect Of Affordable Vehicles. “The Chinese are taking aim at the middle to expensive part of the market. No sign yet of aiming at the mass market. When they do the heart of European autos will be threatened” It’s easy to sell electric cars to relatively wealthy […]
Renault Tinkers With Strategic Plan, While Alliance Talks Continue. “The increased targets illustrate that Renault is making faster progress with strategic plan, driven by efficiency measures, positive pricing effects and the launch of new models” You need nerves of steel and enhanced powers of concentration to be a Renault shareholder as new ideas come thick […]