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Accelerating Electric Car Sales Forecast, But Devil Will Be In The Detail

Accelerating Electric Car Sales Forecast, But Devil Will Be In The Detail. “A BEV future is clearly the current conventional wisdom, but I believe that the coming years will be far more complicated and unpredictable than (this) suggests”  Most graphics of battery electric vehicle (BEVs) sales forecast in Europe point relentlessly at a 45-degree angle […]

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European Ambivalence Undermines Impressive Plug-in Hybrid Case

European Ambivalence Undermines Impressive Plug-in Hybrid Case. “The PHEV issue is another example of how bad politics can ruin an industry” The plug-in hybrid seems the perfect answer to the electric car dilemma; battery power for all your local needs and a traditional motor for long distances.  European politicians though don’t like the idea and […]

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China’s Electric Car Makers Poised To Raise Their Game In Europe

China’s Electric Car Makers Poised To Raise Their Game In Europe. “Buyers are put off by European electric vehicles excessive prices. European and now Korean electric carmakers favor profit margins over volume, which leaves an entire section of the market, the least expensive cars, at the mercy of Chinese carmakers” Chinese electric car makers have […]

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Europe’s Big Auto Makers Insist The Future Is Bright, Despite Gathering Storm

Europe’s Big Auto Makers Insist The Future Is Bright, Despite Gathering Storm. Most big European auto manufacturers reported a mixed profit performance in the first half of 2022 as they emerged from coronavirus lockdowns and a semiconductor shortage. Forecasts for the rest of the year were surprisingly positive, despite worries about peace after Russian invaded […]

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Volkswagen’s Diess Goes, As Rickety Governance Defenestrates Another Leader

Volkswagen’s Diess Goes, As Rickety Governance Defenestrates Another Leader. “Blume will be measured by how successful the VW will be in China. Then comes the eternal problem USA. Since the days of the Beetle, VW hasn’t done anything sensible in the USA” A software spat probably triggered the demise of Volkswagen group CEO Herbert Diess […]

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Auto Makers Fight Off But Inflation, Recession, Energy Undermine Prospects

Auto Makers Fight Off But Inflation, Recession, Energy Undermine Prospects. “From next year, we forecast recovery, though recent statistics and the latest news on ongoing supply issues, lead us to remain cautious. Another concern relates to underlying demand, which has weakened in recent months as the economic outlook has deteriorated,” The European automotive industry, buffeted […]

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