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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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Superpedestrian Improves Link E-Scooter But Existential Questions Remain

Superpedestrian Improves Link E-Scooter But Existential Questions Remain. “The technology is mightily impressive, but until these basic questions can be resolved, the future looks uncertain” Electric scooters become more technically accomplished by the day but are still no closer to solving the problems that will make the difference between success or failure. Superpedestrian said Friday […]

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CO2 Rules Will Cripple Small Electric Cars, Jeopardize Plug-in Revolution

CO2 Rules Will Cripple Small Electric Cars, Jeopardize Plug-in Revolution. “a regulation created to reduce vehicles CO2 footprint is actually indirectly killing city cars” European Union (EU) rules to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars and SUVs will have the unintended consequence of making it impossible for average earners to afford home-grown electric cars […]

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Europe’s Electric Car Sales Will Beat 1 Million In 2021, But Growth Will Slow

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Will Beat 1 Million In 2021, But Growth Will Slow. “Government incentives are the driving force. This masks some challenges: prices must come down, range go up and more charging infrastructure is needed,” Accelerating battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales in Western Europe will beat 1 million for the first time in […]

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Stellantis Makes First Appearance In Sales Charts, Breathing Down VW’s Neck

Stellantis Makes First Appearance In Sales Charts, Breathing Down VW’s Neck. Worst performer of the month was Mitsubishi with sales off 64.5% The newly created Stellantis conglomerate made its first appearance in European sales data in January, coming in with a Western Europe market share of 22.2%, just behind perennial market leader Volkswagen’s 24.4%, according […]

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