21st March 2023

Insurance Challenges to Partial Autonomous Vehicle Safety

A clamp down is underway in the United States. This may be partly due to the accidents that have occurred over recent years involving Tesla vehicles that were driving...

By Graham Jarvis


6th March 2023

Weekly Brief: Automakers Still Back-Pedaling at Tech Conferences

Mobile World Congress was back in Barcelona last week after a three-year hiatus because of the pandemic. Tech companies and telecom giants returned to the convention to show off...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


2nd March 2023

Audi Brings its Own App Store Into Selected Models

Audi is spearheading onboard connectivity this summer by bringing a store for apps to selected models with the third-generation modular infotainment toolkit (MIB 3). With the embedding of the...


10th February 2023

Tesla Avoids Dismal Reliability Ranking by Withholding Data, J. D. Power

Fancy automated driving and infotainment technologies in premium cars are punishing the reliability scores in J.D. Power’s latest consumer survey. Reuters reports that Tesla would have finished fifth from...


9th February 2023

S Korea Fines Three German Carmakers in Dieselgate Row

Three German automakers accused of colluding on curbing emissions technologies for their diesel-powered vehicles have been fined $33.48M by South Korean authorities. The ‘Dieselgate’ issue has seen the nation’s...


26th January 2023

Automakers Against Stampede to BEV Dominance

When the president of the world’s biggest carmaker talks, people listen. So, when Akio Toyoda said, in September of last year, that bans on ICE cars within 10 to...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz


30th August 2022

Audi to Build Own Race Powertrain for F1 Campaign

Audi is committing to building its own racing powertrain to compete in the Formula One World Championship from 2026. It will be the first F1 powertrain to be built...


1st August 2022

Post-Lockdown UK Car Buyers Cool to BEVs

Post-lockdown UK car buyers are becoming less keen on switching from their current ICE powered vehicles to BEVs. That’s the finding of a poll by online used car retailer...


20th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Just as EVs Should be Winning, Survival Seems Best Hope

Electric Last Mile Solutions has thrown in the towel and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The start-up focused on commercial EVs and was working to bring its first electric...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


16th June 2022

Audi e-tron Second-Life Batteries to Power Indian Rickshaws

Audi plans to send its second-life BEV automotive batteries to India to help clean up the huge rickshaw transportation market with zero emission powertrains. The news will come as...


18th May 2022

Škoda Begins EV Battery Production at Czech HQ

Škoda has begun building its own batteries to fit the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) in Mladá Boleslav. This makes the automaker’s main plant the only production facility...


9th May 2022

Weekly Brief: Stellantis Soars as Others Ditch Mobility Opportunities

When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merged with French automaker PSA in January 2021, pundits wondered if the result would be another dysfunctional three-headed conglomerate like Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Instead, the newly named...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve