Electric Cars Lead The Revolution But Don’t Write-Off Hybrids. “whether in terms of toxicity or environmental damage, electric cars are simply less bad” Electric cars are firmly in the fast lane in the race to dominate personal transport and reach the promised land of global zero CO2 emissions, but don’t write off new technologies currently […]
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Command An Electric Scooter On An App, But Fundamentals Might Derail Them. “companies can recover the cost of a $500 e-scooter in less than two months” Electric scooters promise a nifty new way to zoom around cities in a cheap, green and convenient way but the initial promise has been damaged by the anarchic nature […]
Ferrari Profits Slipped In 2020, But Electric Threat Looms. “Ferrari’s core business is flourishing. But faces an existential challenge and a very large opportunity in the form of electric vehicles” Ferrari, with its beautiful, high-powered and impossibly expensive dream machines, might finally be confronting a challenge that can’t be solved by a more powerful V8 […]
Global Auto Chip Shortage Should Recover By Year End. “Car-makers are reducing output and idling plants until the shortage eases, which we expect to take several months” The automotive semiconductor shortage was caused in part by demand by bored gamers stuck at home by coronavirus lockdowns, but likely will be over by the end of […]
Renault Strategic Plan Said To Be “Risky” And “Underwhelming”. “The alliance with Renault also appears to be quite unstable” Renault’s long-term strategic plan to sacrifice sales in favor of profits failed to excite investors, who wondered why the elephant in the room, the future of the crucial alliance with Nissan, wasn’t addressed. New CEO Luca […]
Chip Shortages Could Cripple Auto Makers Until 2023. “the legacy (manufacturers) trying to launch their own EVs is like trying to plant a delicate orchid in a radioactive forest” Even the most ardent glass-half full defenders of the automotive industry might be getting a bit nervous as more existential surprises spring out of left-field. Automotive […]
Coronavirus Boosts Cheap Cars, But Europeans Will Lose Out To Chinese. “85% of consumers want to purchase cars that include hygiene and wellness features like air filters, health monitoring of passengers, and the use of sterilizing UV LED lights” The coronavirus has forced people off dangerous public transport and back into their cosy, safe, sanitized […]
Nissan Embraces Post-Brexit Britain For Auto Production, May Double Output. “In certain circumstances, our competitiveness is improved. For some of the cases it is par. It depends on which car, but competitiveness is definitely improved in electric vehicles” Nissan of Japan, in an apparent change of direction, said Britain’s Brexit deal will be an overall […]
Renault Zoe Beats Tesla Model 3, As Western Europe Overtakes China. “Tesla was more likely impacted by COVID shipping and production disruption give its long distribution channels. In December, Tesla models from China started arriving in Europe” The Renault Zoe has overtaken the Tesla Model 3 to win the title of Western Europe’s biggest selling […]
Electric Car Charging Just Like Gasoline Is The Promise, But Big Tests Remain. “There are a lot companies producing impressive test results in the laboratory, but with technology that is not yet scalable. You will soon be able to recharge your electric car as fast and easily as a gasoline fill-up. The trouble is “soon” […]
Take A Bow Toyota, You Win With EU 2020 Sales Down Only 12.8%. “2020 saw the biggest yearly drop in car demand since records began, with new-car registrations falling by 3 million compared to 2019 The prize for the most successful big auto manufacturer in the European Union (EU) for 2020 was Toyota with sales […]
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 […]
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, […]