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Renault Zoe E-Tech GT Line R135 review

Renault Zoe E-Tech GT Line R135 review. For – cute, great for commuting/shopping/school run, high quality, drives well. Against – too expensive. £33,795 (before subsidy) *** Competition – Honda e, Vauxhall Corsa e, Peugeot 208 e, Nissan Leaf, MG ZS, BMW i3, Mini e, Hyundai Kona e, Kia e-Niro, Fiat 500 e, Mazda MX-30. The […]

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Auto Industry Commits To All-Electric, But Hybrids Make Powerful Interim Case

Auto Industry Commits To All-Electric, But Hybrids Make Powerful Interim Case. “not possible. We can’t dictate here what green fanatics devise in the European Parliament,” As politicians declare their love for clean, pure electric cars and fall over themselves to be the first to ban the sale of allegedly dirty, climate threatening new fossil-fuel powered […]

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Fiat 500e Passion

Fiat 500 Shows Small Electric Car Feasibility; Next Job, Down-Size Price

Fiat 500 Shows Small Electric Car Feasibility; Next Job, Down-Size Price. “Well, from the European carmakers, it seems not in their mid-term plan to launch a product at €10,000 or less. The electric car revolution in Europe has made a strong start with many impressive technical achievements, but to become sustainable the industry must start […]

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Renault Results Reveal Big Chip Production Hit, But Industry Predictions Vary

Renault Results Reveal Big Chip Production Hit, But Industry Predictions Vary. “In light of chip packaging and testing plants in Malaysia back up and running, there could be a gradual auto production recovery kicking in the current quarter” Investors hope to find out more evidence about the state of automotive supply chains when Europe’s auto […]

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Crisis; What Chip Crisis? Mercedes Sales Dive 25%, Profit Jumps Nearly 20%

Crisis; What Chip Crisis? Mercedes Sales Dive 25%, Profit Jumps Nearly 20%. “Good times for Mercedes are coming, because when the chips are rolling again, the profit increases significantly. But Tesla will become an even stronger competitor in the future” The semiconductor shortage, which has crippled manufacturing by mass car makers, is a “crisis” made […]

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Volkswagen Shares Dive As Profits Fall In The 3rd Quarter.

Volkswagen Shares Dive As Profits Fall In The 3rd Quarter. “Although Diess promptly hinted at cost cuts to come, the weak performance means forecasts of an EBIT margin of 7.5% this year now look optimistic,” Volkswagen shares dived almost 4-1/2% as investors penalized Europe’s biggest automaker for reporting sharply lower profits in the microchip-shortage ravaged […]

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Investors Brace For Poor Financial Results, But Forecasts Point To Turnaround

Investors Brace For Poor Financial Results, But Forecasts Point To Turnaround. “autos will be amongst the sectors with higher earnings momentum over next 12 months” Car sales forecasts for Western Europe are being slashed and investors are bracing themselves for poor 3rd quarter financial results from the big manufacturers, but analysts say the worst is […]

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BMW Startles Investors With Strong Profit Forecast Uplift Despite Chip Crisis

BMW Startles Investors With Strong Profit Forecast Uplift Despite Chip Crisis. “Car companies are getting a big bottom-line lift on recovering vehicle markets and high margins on sales – especially in North America, but also Europe and China BMW surprised investors with news it raised its profit forecast for 2021 to between 9.5% and 10.5% […]

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Fiat 500e Passion

Fiat 500e Icon convertible review

Fiat 500e Icon convertible review. *** £33,882 For – hugely cute, terrific drive, super performance, trendy colours, city friendly Against – way too expensive for a city car Competition – Honda e, MINI e , Vauxhall Corsa e, Peugeot 208 e, Renault Zoe, Nissan Leaf, MG ZS I’ve found my electric city car at last. […]

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