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4th August 2021

Automakers may Limit Connected Car Functions in Chip Drought

The global semiconductor shortage could force automakers to reduce connected car functions and risk distancing the vehicles from advancing smartphone capabilities. That’s the warning from UK software provider, VNC...

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3rd August 2021

Huawei and GAC Plan ‘Smart’ Electric SUV

One connected car not destined to come to the US market anytime soon in that being planned by its telecoms nemesis, Huawei. The Chinese communications giant, accused of working...

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2nd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Start-Up or Up-Start? Nikola a Warning to EV Over-Reachers

The US Department of Justice has charged Nikola founder and former CEO and chairman Trevor Milton with two counts of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd August 2021

Volkswagen JV Hopes to Accelerate Software Capabilities

Volkswagen has set up a joint venture to accelerate its ability to develop automotive software at pace to keep up with consumer demand. It has teamed up with TraceTronic,...

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30th July 2021

Mercedes World BEV debuts at the IAA

Mercedes-Benz plans an electrified assault on the upcoming IAA Mobility show in Munich, including the world debut of several BEV top premium contenders. Leading the charge will be the...

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29th July 2021

Johnson Matthey Mops up Bust BEV Outfit Targeting ‘Green’ Hydrogen

UK science company Johnson Matthey has bailed out a failed automotive battery developer hoping to use its expertise to create ‘green’ hydrogen. The company has taken over the assets...

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28th July 2021

Charging Profiteers and Fast Charge Battery Damage Threaten EV Take-Up

BEV owners could fall foul of unscrupulous profiteering when using public charging points for their vehicles. That’s the concern of UK members of Parliament who have called for safeguards...

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28th July 2021

VW Signs up to Connected Car Parking Services in the US

Connected car services provider, Parkopedia, is extending its global reach with a deal to provide parking reservation services to Volkswagen of America. The service is now live for drivers...

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27th July 2021

Renault Shows Diesel has a Way to Go

While we are being told the future belongs to the BEV, in many markets the present is firmly diesel power as confirmed by Renault’s powertrain line-up for its new...

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27th July 2021

Wraps come off EAV’s Last Mile LCV

Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) has unveiled its vision of last-mile urban delivery vehicles in the shape of its e-Cargo 2Cubed and RoRo models. These BEV light commercial vehicles...

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26th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Heads get Hotter as Robo-Taxi Market Heats Up

Ford and Argo AI will launch self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network this year. The automaker and the autonomous vehicle start-up announced last week that their joint deployment with...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th July 2021

REE Embarks on US BEV Expansion Plans

Advanced technology vehicle builder REE Automotive has settled on Austin, Texas, at its headquarters for its push into the US market. It is targeting a perceived growing demand for...

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