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Skoda Enyaq iV

Skoda Enyaq iv80 Founders Edition review

Skoda Enyaq iv80 Founders Edition review. “This is a most impressive electric car, with the traditional overstatement of battery capacity, and limitations of range on the motorway. It’s a pity manufacturers gloss over this” For – handsome, spacious, powerful, excellent regenerative performance, great interior. Against – media controls opaque, poor long-range high-speed cruise ability. **** […]

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Electric Car Fire Risk Looks Exaggerated, But More Data Required

Electric Car Fire Risk Looks Exaggerated, But More Data Required. “At this time, any comments on the cause are speculative and of course will be subject to investigation” The fire risk from electric cars appears to be less than for conventional vehicles, although Americans awaiting their new Volkswagen’s to be delivered from Europe could be […]

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KIA EV6

Kia EV6 Threatens, Tesla, Volkswagen European Electric Car Leadership

Kia EV6 Threatens, Tesla, Volkswagen European Electric Car Leadership. “electric car owners suffer not only the highest average number of faults, but also the highest rate of cars breaking down or failing to start” Kia of Korea and its affiliate Hyundai are launching more impressive all-electric cars to provide a formidable challenge to market leaders […]

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BMW Profits Still Look Strong Despite Forecast Cut; Electric Plans Questioned

BMW Profits Still Look Strong Despite Forecast Cut; Electric Plans Questioned. “BMW’s technology-open powertrain strategy remains a drag, and implies a higher risk of sunk cost medium-term”. BMW’s profit outlook is still strong despite cutting its target for 2022 but is seen as lagging behind its German opposition not to mention Tesla, while its electric […]

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Volvo XC40 Recharge

XC40 Marks Volvo’s Initial Response In The Race To Be All-Electric By 2030

XC40 Marks Volvo’s Initial Response In The Race To Be All-Electric By 2030. “The XC40 will appeal to Volvo’s traditional market, while the Polestar is an emerging brand with a much sportier profile” Volvo Car’s ambition to go all-electric by 2030 was looking a bit threadbare with only one model available but plans which emerged […]

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German Automakers, Renault Feel The Heat From Ukraine Disruption

German Automakers, Renault Feel The Heat From Ukraine Disruption. “For Renault and its Avtovaz subsidiary Russia represents about 9% of global revenues” German automakers are most under pressure from the chaos in Ukraine following the Russian invasion, Renault has the most to lose because of its presence in Russia, while supply chain disruption threatens the […]

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Rosy European Auto Sales Scenarios Ditched After Russia/Ukraine Panic

Rosy European Auto Sales Scenarios Ditched After Russia/Ukraine Panic. “electric car sales are expected to remain strong, which is another way of saying this is a high-end market unrelated to normal people’s everyday needs” Experts are ripping up their automotive sales forecasts as hopeful and improved scenarios helped by the fading coronavirus pandemic are being […]

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Renault Shares Pummelled Again As Its Russian Operation Threatens Recovery Plan

Renault Shares Pummelled Again As Its Russian Operation Threatens Recovery Plan. “Renault’s exposure to Russia remains the highest in Fitch’s portfolio of European auto and auto-supplier issuers” Renault’s recovery plan is being undermined by fears its Russian operation could generate big losses, according to Fitch Ratings, which said the extent of the impact of sanctions […]

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