23rd January 2023

Weekly Brief: Tesla Troubles Off-Set By Profit Margins

For a man who subscribes to the Trumpian notion that any attention is good attention, few will see a positive spin on last week for Elon Musk. First, news...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


10th June 2020

Tesla’s Supplier Claims 1M Mile Battery Life

The Chinese battery supplier to Tesla claims it could build a pack to power a vehicle for more than a million miles and boast a lifespan of 16 years....

24th May 2019

EV Growth Will Take Time, One Forecast Suggests

A forecast on the possible growth of EVs in the car market admits that uptake “will take time”. The analysis by Bloomberg suggests by 2040  there could be as...


19th September 2018

Tesla Faces DoJ Investigation Following Elon Musk’s Funding Tweet

Tesla's self-inflicted woes continue to climb, with the US Justice Department now reportedly investigating the company following tweets from CEO Elon Musk regarding funding.


23rd August 2018

Apple’s Driverless Cars May Have a Lot to Say

Apple still isn’t saying much about its self-driving car program but if it ever puts vehicles on the road, they may tell you everything you need to know, all...


26th August 2016

Young will spearhead Brazilian driverless revolution

Are Brazilians ready to let go control of their cars? That’s a key question when we talk about vehicle autonomy in Latin America’s most populous country and home to...


30th July 2015

Delphi acquisition a warning shot to carmakers?

The deal, reported by Bloomberg to be worth £1.07Bn, comes among a set of acquisitions Delphi has made to expand its vehicle connectivity power base. HellermannTyton is a Crawley...


24th July 2015

Selling customer data is the future for insurance

Bloomberg reports Allstate CEO Tom Wilson says, eventually, he can see selling data to businesses that want to reach the insurer’s policyholders with real-time coupons or promotional materials. It’s...


22nd July 2015

Latest ‘prank’ hack gets carmakers rattled

Bloomberg reported that the company responded a day after Wired magazine published a feature about software programmers who were able to take over the vehicle while it was being...


26th June 2015

Weekly Brief: Mini, Opel and Ford add to car-sharing gold rush

In this week’s Brief: MINI, Airbnb, BMW, BMW DriveNow, Opel, Toyota, Ford, Getaround, easyCar Club, Google, OnStar, Chevrolet, Nokia HERE, Facebook, Apple, Uber, Baidu, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Bloomberg, Jaguar,...


23rd June 2015

Mergers and partnerships the only way forward for car manufacturers

Bloomberg reports that global auto sales will rise at a 2.6% annual rate during the next seven years, down from 3.1% from 2007 through 2014, the Southfield, Michigan-based advisory...


8th June 2015

Carmakers prepare to go to war over dashboards

Bloomberg reports Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, will explore working with Ford on integrating smartphone applications into cars, the two companies said in e-mailed statements. Ford said its SmartDeviceLink...