20th September 2022

BMW to Use Round Cell Battery Tech by 2025

BMW is to deploy new round battery cells to use in battery packs for its Neue Klasse BEV models from 2025. The automaker, which signed a supply agreement for...


16th September 2022

Driving EV Innovation Through Connected Car Integration

Electric vehicles are reshaping the automotive ecosystem. That’s at the very least the viewpoint expressed in the synopsis for the forthcoming conference, Autotech: Electrification, which will be held at...

By Graham Jarvis


8th September 2022

Automakers Need Robust Simplicity to Exploit Connected Cars

With software taking the lead role in the modern connected car, the need for robust on-board systems has never been greater. We’ve already seen concerns raised by the J.D....


5th September 2022

Weekly Brief: Hydrogen Blows Back onto the Zero Emission Agenda

BMW is doubling down on the hydrogen car revolution. The carmaker sent its hydrogen-powered iX5 sport utility crossover into limited production last week. It plans to produce about 100...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


18th August 2022

Car-Sharing’s History of Failed Ambitions

The purchase of the carsharing service Share Now by the carmaker Stellantis, announced in May, put an end to a 14-year mobility saga that had as many twists and...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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...


21st June 2022

BMW Using AI to Plan Crash Test Performance on Drawing Board

BMW is using artificial intelligence (AI) for future models almost as soon as a designer’s pencil touches the drawing board. The automaker is using software from specialist, Monolith, to...


27th May 2022

Flexible Car-Share Models Look Most Likely to Succeed

Mercedes-Benz Mobility and BMW’s announcement that they plan to sell their car-sharing joint venture Share Now to automaker Stellantis, the parent company of car-sharing business Free2move, offers Stellantis the...


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


19th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Carmakers Lose Interest in Auto Shows but Consumers Don’t

The New York International Auto Show returned from a two-year hiatus last week with a new look geared toward a fully electric future. The show featured a 250,000-square-foot indoor...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


17th March 2022

First Details of BMW i7 BEV Powertrain Revealed

BMW has released the first details of its luxury executive BEV ahead of its world premier of the BMW i7 next month. During the automaker’s annual conference, Frank Weber,...


14th February 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Salesmen Match Super Bowl Players’ Efforts Off Field

Dr Evil, the Greek God Zeus, an illiterate caveman and a robotic dog banded together to hail the EV revolution Sunday night at the Super Bowl. Automakers have a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve