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Volkswagen’s Ambitious Electric Plans Invite Big Questions

Volkswagen’s Ambitious Electric Plans Invite Big Questions. “Until charging is nearly as easy, fast and readily available as filling up a petrol tank, mass-market penetration will be limited” In five or maybe 10 years, Volkswagen’s electric car plans could be hailed as brave, farsighted and innovative, maybe premature and self-destructive, or perhaps somewhere in between. […]

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Poor Financials Underline Industry’s Vulnerability To Predators

Poor Financials Underline Industry’s Vulnerability To Predators. “In the next 10 years, there will be further consolidation in the industry” The automotive industry is braced for a round of poor financial results that will spook shareholders and probably spur the long-postponed shakeout, where no-hopers finally succumb to reality under pressure from digital world interlopers. And […]

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Ford/VW Deal Wins Plaudits, But Be Wary Of Culture Clash

Ford/VW Deal Wins Plaudits, But Be Wary Of Culture Clash. “Even more important is “cultural understanding”. The question remains how well Wolfsburg gets along with Dearborn. Challenges lie in the design of cooperation” Ford and Volkswagen’s ambitious plans to expand their alliance by jointly developing autonomous and electric vehicles were lauded by investors and academics, […]

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BMW, Daimler Face Rocky Financial Reports, But Not VW

BMW, Daimler Face Rocky Financial Reports, But Not VW. “An industry-wide shift towards electric vehicles threatens BMW’s (profitability) lead” Investors in big German carmakers are bracing themselves for financial results in the next weeks that will underline gloomy long-term profit prospects, except for Volkswagen that is. Mercedes Benz parent Daimler and BMW are both facing […]

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Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf  review

Volkswagen e-Golf  review. For – terrific performance, high quality, drive smug. Against – too expensive, inadequate range, no signs of virtue. Rating – not given (unfair on VW as soon to be replaced) Price £33,840 Competition – Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Renault Zoe, Kia Soul, Kia e-Nero, Hyundai Kona electric, Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-Tron, Tesla […]

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