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9th August 2021

Weekly Brief: Auto Start-Ups Suffer Fall-Out from SPAC Attack

The automotive industry’s relationship with special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) is on the rocks. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, a number of start-ups across the industry, particularly...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th August 2021

Volkswagen Pulls Out Trusty SUV Card for ID.5 GTX

Volkswagen will spur on the growth of its ID. BEV family range with the debut of a near market ready concept SUV version of its midsized ID.5 at the...

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6th August 2021

Baidu Unveils latest Autonomous BEV Minibus

China’s digital giant, Baidu, has announced the launch of its latest multi-purpose autonomous minibus it hopes to go into commercial service in the Guangzhou Huangpu District. The Apolong II...

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5th August 2021

Domestic EV Chargers at Risk from Hackers, UK White Hats Claim

White-Hat hackers in the UK claim they can disable government-approved domestic EV chargers and even hack into home devices when the chargers are wifi enabled. The possibility of such...

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5th August 2021

Less Devil more Care with Piaggio’s Scooter ADAS

The devil-may-care image of the city scooter, that has persisted since the 1953 movie Roman Holiday, could be nearing its end thanks to ADAS technology. While those of us...

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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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