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Carmakers Will Report Impressive Profits, But War Ruins Short-term Prospects 

Carmakers Will Report Impressive Profits, But War Ruins Short-term Prospects. “We remain bullish for a multi-year auto cycle but now see the group is in limbo until a Russian/Ukraine conflict resolution emerges” Europe’s automakers will report strong profits for the first quarter in coming weeks, but the euphoria for 2022 based on vain hopes the […]

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Electric Car Strengths Must Be Embraced, Otherwise The Revolution Will Stumble

Electric Car Strengths Must Be Embraced, Otherwise The Revolution Will Stumble. “EU rules favor heavier electric cars and encourage manufacturers to produce electric tanks, The electric car revolution will succeed when its advantages are exploited and its limitations avoided. Unfortunately, the reverse is happening because electric cars excel at short distances and are poor on […]

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Electric Car Fire Risk Looks Exaggerated, But More Data Required

Electric Car Fire Risk Looks Exaggerated, But More Data Required. “At this time, any comments on the cause are speculative and of course will be subject to investigation” The fire risk from electric cars appears to be less than for conventional vehicles, although Americans awaiting their new Volkswagen’s to be delivered from Europe could be […]

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KIA EV6

Kia EV6 Threatens, Tesla, Volkswagen European Electric Car Leadership

Kia EV6 Threatens, Tesla, Volkswagen European Electric Car Leadership. “electric car owners suffer not only the highest average number of faults, but also the highest rate of cars breaking down or failing to start” Kia of Korea and its affiliate Hyundai are launching more impressive all-electric cars to provide a formidable challenge to market leaders […]

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BMW Profits Still Look Strong Despite Forecast Cut; Electric Plans Questioned

BMW Profits Still Look Strong Despite Forecast Cut; Electric Plans Questioned. “BMW’s technology-open powertrain strategy remains a drag, and implies a higher risk of sunk cost medium-term”. BMW’s profit outlook is still strong despite cutting its target for 2022 but is seen as lagging behind its German opposition not to mention Tesla, while its electric […]

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Volvo XC40 Recharge

XC40 Marks Volvo’s Initial Response In The Race To Be All-Electric By 2030

XC40 Marks Volvo’s Initial Response In The Race To Be All-Electric By 2030. “The XC40 will appeal to Volvo’s traditional market, while the Polestar is an emerging brand with a much sportier profile” Volvo Car’s ambition to go all-electric by 2030 was looking a bit threadbare with only one model available but plans which emerged […]

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