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Europe’s Electric Car Revolution Demands Affordability But Paris Didn’t Oblige 

Europe’s Electric Car Revolution Demands Affordability But Paris Didn’t Oblige. “Due to rising raw material and production costs, (prices) for electric vehicles are unlikely to fall in the medium term” Europe’s electric car market looks very healthy at this early stage in its life, but long-term success requires cars and SUVs that are affordable for […]

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Car Makers Cut Sales Forecast; Seek Government Help, Electric Charging Subsidy.

Car Makers Cut Sales Forecast; Seek Government Help, Electric Charging Subsidy. “To ensure a return to growth – with an even greater share of electric vehicle sales so climate targets can be met – we urgently need the right framework conditions” Europe’s carmakers expect sales in the European Union (EU) to slip 1% this year […]

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Europe’s Energy Crisis Threatens To Decimate Disposable Incomes And Car Sales

Europe’s Energy Crisis Threatens To Decimate Disposable Incomes And Car Sales. “We now await political responses – the U.K. looks to a large bailout and energy price cap, France may use a windfall energy tax, and Germany seems clueless” European disposal income could be trashed by a massive increase in the price of domestic energy […]

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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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Could Electric Cars Save Aston Martin, As It Attempts To Shake Off Debt Burden?

Could Electric Cars Save Aston Martin, As It Attempts To Shake Off Debt Burden? “Aston Martin Lagonda has swerved to avoid a crash but could still end up in the ditch” Another day, another bailout for financially-troubled British luxury sports car and SUV maker Aston Martin https://www.astonmartinlagonda.com/, undermined by debt and unsettled by leadership changes. […]

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Electric Happiness Will Swiftly Turn To Fury When Real Range Becomes Obvious

Electric Happiness Will Swiftly Turn To Fury When Real Range Becomes Obvious. “(WLTP) remains a laboratory test which cannot reflect all driving conditions and usage” A brand-new electric car is gleaming on your driveway and your first reaction is going to be excitement, followed perhaps by a smidgeon of smugness.  Make sure you enjoy that […]

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