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PHEVs Fight Green Criticism, Musk Scorn, To Power Electrification

PHEVs Fight Green Criticism, Musk Scorn, To Power Electrification. “In the end, consumers don’t want to compromise and won’t accept a change in lifestyle to suit the limitations of electric vehicles” Elon Musk famously doesn’t like plug-in hybrids, or any type of half-hearted attempt to go electric. He scorns them as amphibians or transitions. But […]

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Auto Makers Euphoric After Brexit Deal, Potential Chaos Avoided

Auto Makers Euphoric After Brexit Deal, Potential Chaos Avoided. “Britain will have to reckon with a further creeping dismantling of its auto industry” Europe’s auto manufacturers were breathing sighs of relief as a Brexit free trade deal was agreed between the EU and Britain, and first reports of its details showed potential hurdles like rules […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Dynamic review

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Dynamic review. For – well priced, well proven, high quality, all-electric for low-mileage. Against – bland styling, needs more electric range, ludicrous economy claim. *** £38,945 – before any subsidy Competition – BMW X5/3, Volvo XC90/60/40V60/S60, Kia Niro, Mini Countryman Cooper, Audi Q5, Peugeot 3008, Mercedes GLC/E/C/A, Range Rover Sport/Evoque Ford Kuga, VW […]

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Ferrari Shares Resume Advance, Shaking Off Leadership Worries

Ferrari Shares Resume Advance, Shaking Off Leadership Worries. “Manley isn’t Italian, and surely wouldn’t be interested in what would be a huge demotion” Legendary supercar maker Ferrari’s share price wobbled a bit after news its CEO Louis Camilleri had quit, but quickly resumed an upward trend as rumors swirled about the likely replacement. Ferrari shares […]

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High Price, Limited Performance Of Europe Electric Cars China Opportunity?

High Price, Limited Performance Of Europe Electric Cars China Opportunity? “manufacturers must embrace this niche or face being wiped out by super low-cost Chinese brands when the latter can meet European standards” The high price of so-called “affordable” electric vehicles in Europe and their often pitiful highway cruising performance might make some hard-up buyers grit […]

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Volkswagen Shares Weaken As Diess Decision Apparently Delayed

Volkswagen Shares Weaken As Diess Decision Apparently Delayed. “The same old problem pops up again and again. VW is a kind of state-owned company with a stake in the stock exchange” Volkswagen’s silence after a top committee reportedly discussed CEO Herbert Diess’s call to back his plan to reform the company’s lack-lustre financial performance, saw […]

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Volkswagen Internal Politics Erupt Again As Diess Future Is Questioned

Volkswagen Internal Politics Erupt Again As Diess Future Is Questioned. It’s less than 6 months since Volkswagen was last shaken up by a plot to remove its chief executive, so it’s clearly time for another episode of this hardy perennial. The Volkswagen Group’s executive committee has convened a meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of […]

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Can Cheap Mini-Electric Cars Bailout European Carmakers?

Can Cheap Mini-Electric Cars Bailout European Carmakers? Mini-electric cars promise something that current electric cars are incapable of; buyers will want them, not because they are forced into them by governments Grandstanding European politicians are accelerating the sales ban on petrol and diesel cars to 2030, paying scant attention to the unintended consequences, but maybe […]

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Britain’s ICE Vehicle Sales Ban With Have Unintended Consequences

Britain’s ICE Vehicle Sales Ban With Have Unintended Consequences. “However, we will allow the sale of hybrid cars and vans that can drive a significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe until 2035,” Automakers welcomed the ban through gritted teeth, environmentalists loved it and wanted more, while there were warnings of imminent […]

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