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Electric Car Sales Stall, As Long-Range Predictions Snowball

Electric Car Sales Stall, As Long-Range Predictions Snowball. “(the data) drives home the unpalatable message that of late Europe’s BEV market appears to have plateaued” While excitable experts scramble to raise their predictions that the electric car shakeup is nigh, the truth on the ground suggests the revolution is struggling for oxygen. According to British […]

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Trump Trade Policy Worry Upsets Mexico Business

Trump Trade Policy Worry Upsets Mexico Business. “Our base case assumes a low likelihood that the U.S. would pull out from NAFTA” Worries about the implications of Trump administration trade policy are disrupting suppliers and manufacturers doing business in Mexico, according to U.S. credit rating agency Standard & Poors, although it doesn’t expect America to […]

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Deal Clears The Decks For Recovery

Volkswagen Dieselgate Deal Clears The Decks For Recovery. What If Ambitious VW U.S. Diesel Sales Targets Had Been Met? “Investors, as VW management, can now focus almost solely on the fundamental turnaround of the VW brand and Group” Volkswagen’s $4.3 billion settlement with U.S. authorities at least ended uncertainty about the final cost of dieselgate […]

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Pent-up Demand Will Accelerate Electric Car Sales-McKinsey

Pent-up Demand Will Accelerate Electric Car Sales-McKinsey. “Consumer demand is starting to shift in favor of electric vehicles, with strong disruption potential” Here’s a prediction for 2017. More forecasters will say electric car sales are about to take off, but actual sales will remain in low gear. Admittedly, before the end of the year, Tesla’s […]

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Mild Damage Expected From EPA’s Fiat Chrysler Diesel Foray

Mild Damage Expected From EPA’s Fiat Chrysler Diesel Foray. “We have done nothing, in our view, that is illegal” – Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) investors quickly realised the damage likely from U.S. government accusations of diesel emissions rules contraventions was unlikely to be anything like as damaging as Volkswagen’s transgressions After diving nearly 20 […]

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