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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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VW ID.3 1st Edition Pro Power 58kWh review

VW ID.3 1st Edition Pro Power 58kWh review. For – understated elegance, great driving experience, excellent design. Against – expensive for a town car. **** £39,500 before government grant Competition – Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Mini E, Honda E, BMW i3, Kia-eNiro, Hyundai Kona, Mini e, Fiat 500e, Vauxhall Corsa E, Peugeot e208, Hyundai Ioniq, […]

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Jaguar I-Pace SE review

Jaguar I-Pace SE review. For – handsome, luxurious, fast, quiet Against – best stay local Motorway range effective 125 miles/73.25% **** £76,045 Competition – Audi-e-Tron, Mercedes EQC, Tesla Model X, Ford Mustang Mach E, BMW iX3 Jaguar was quick off the mark with its first all-electric I-Pace, although I’ve often wondered whether, in this digital […]

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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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Electric Cars Lead The Revolution But Don’t Write-Off Hybrids

Electric Cars Lead The Revolution But Don’t Write-Off Hybrids. “whether in terms of toxicity or environmental damage, electric cars are simply less bad” Electric cars are firmly in the fast lane in the race to dominate personal transport and reach the promised land of global zero CO2 emissions, but don’t write off new technologies currently […]

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Ferrari Profits Slipped In 2020, But Electric Threat Looms

Ferrari Profits Slipped In 2020, But Electric Threat Looms. “Ferrari’s core business is flourishing. But faces an existential challenge and a very large opportunity in the form of electric vehicles” Ferrari, with its beautiful, high-powered and impossibly expensive dream machines, might finally be confronting a challenge that can’t be solved by a more powerful V8 […]

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