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PHEVs Under Fire For Lacking Green Purity; “Geofencing” To The Rescue

PHEVs Under Fire For Lacking Green Purity; “Geofencing” To The Rescue. “PHEVs offer a practical, flexible alternative to diesel, making them ideal as general-purpose vehicles for work in and around cities” Plug-in hybrids, once seen as an affordable, practical and long-range-capable stepping-stone from traditionally powered cars to pricey, range-anxiety afflicted electric ones, have run foul […]

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VW ID.3

ID.3 Spearheads Volkswagen’s Electric Revolution With Tesla Firmly In Its Sights

ID.3 Spearheads Volkswagen’s Electric Revolution With Tesla Firmly In Its Sights. “On the highway though battery capacity quickly drained away, supplying an average of 63.3% of the offered availability. Long-range travel on fast highways will be a problem” The ID.3 hatchback launched Volkswagen’s multi-billion euro gamble to challenge Tesla’s electric car dominance and despite initial […]

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Lower Prices, Better Range Should Sell Electric, But Beware Government Edict

Lower Prices, Better Range Should Sell Electric, But Beware Government Edict. “We think the transition towards a 100% EV world could happen as soon as potentially limiting factors like availability of batteries, and charging infrastructure allow for it” The electric car band-wagon is gathering speed with Volkswagen now saying 70% of sedan and SUV sales […]

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Will “Affordable” E.Go Be Undercut By The Chinese?

Will “Affordable” E.Go Be Undercut By The Chinese? “We don’t expect competition from Chinese anytime soon in that segment because cars like this won’t easily pass EU homogolation. The e.Go represents very solid German engineering. As BMW unveils another unaffordable battery-powered behemoth, European car buyers on modest incomes may be wondering if there will ever […]

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Europe’s Auto Industry Needs Quick End To Suez Blockage

Europe’s Auto Industry Needs Quick End To Suez Blockage. “This blockage will add more pressure to an industry already facing multiple supply chain risks from semiconductor shortage, rising shipping costs, long port delays due to Covid-19” The European auto industry in general and Italy, Spain and Turkey’s in particular look vulnerable to any extended delay […]

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VW Shares Take On Tesla-like Quality

VW Shares Take On Tesla-like Quality. “If VW can follow its ambitious roadmap for e-mobility and leverage the scale economies it is targeting, it will certainly be a credible rival for current market leader Tesla” Volkswagen shareholders were almost Tesla-like as in mid-March they rushed to embrace its ambitious plans and drove the stock price […]

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