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Faster Technology May Solve Silicon Chip Shortage, Enhance Electric Cars

Faster Technology May Solve Silicon Chip Shortage, Enhance Electric Cars. “GaN will accelerate electric vehicle acceptance and that will be a huge benefit to the world” Necessity being the mother of invention, automotive manufacturers can soon move on from worrying about the silicon chip shortage to getting excited about how much better the replacement technology […]

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Plug-In Hybrids Win By Eliminating Range Anxiety, But Hurdles Build

Plug-In Hybrids Win By Eliminating Range Anxiety, But Hurdles Build. “PHEVs are wolves-in-sheep’s clothing. They seem environmentally friendly, but false claims of lower emissions are a ploy to carry on making SUVs and ICE engines” Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are slugging it out with pure battery cars and SUVs to lead the great electric […]

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Chip Shortage Stymies Auto Recovery, While Supply Gap Inspires New Ideas

Chip Shortage Stymies Auto Recovery, While Supply Gap Inspires New Ideas. “Brexit, climate and Trump trade wars exposed the vulnerabilities of overly-rigid, just in time supply chains” The outlook for global auto sales is for continuing recovery from coronavirus lockdown slumps but at a slower pace than suggested by the early explosive rally, hampered by […]

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VW “New Auto” A Reiteration, While Electric Vehicles Fail To Convince

VW “New Auto” A Reiteration, While Electric Vehicles Fail To Convince. “By 2040, almost 100% should be emission-free and completely neutral by 2050” Investors were underwhelmed by Volkswagen’s “New Auto” strategy, said to be more of an echo than news, while some worried VW’s ID range of electric cars weren’t exciting the public. In a […]

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Volkswagen Electric Car Sales Disappoint, But Should Rally In 2nd Half Of 2021

Volkswagen Electric Car Sales Disappoint, But Should Rally In 2nd Half Of 2021 “Critics say VWs don’t have enough advanced self-driving and voice-controlled features valued by young, wealthy Chinese” Volkswagen is the lead dog auto manufacturer in the global race to electrify, but it’s ambitious plans have stalled for the moment and investors are getting […]

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Chronic Auto Chip Shortage Pinpoints Players Ill Equipped To Survive

Chronic Auto Chip Shortage Pinpoints Players Ill Equipped To Survive. “The nature of the shortage shows many manufacturers simply hadn’t grasped the crucial role of semiconductors and couldn’t foresee this shortage” The chip shortage is not only a short-term problem for traditional auto manufacturers, it  signals to investors which companies have been asleep at the […]

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