BMW

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...

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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

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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

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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,...

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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

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17th January 2022

Industry Voices: What can Blockchain do for the Automotive Industry?

Opinion piece by Jonas Lundqvist, CEO at Haidrun. Ask people about blockchain and most will associate it with Bitcoin, crypto currencies and data mining. Of course, they are not...

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17th January 2022

Weekly Brief: EVs Start Walking-the-Walk Towards Mass Adoption

The electric vehicle revolution won’t be a revolution until the business fundamentals support it. Consumer curiosity, federal tax breaks, automaker incentives and environmental angst only go so far. If...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th January 2022

Weekly Brief: Fewer People but Just as Many Cars at CES 2022

The crowds stayed home but the cars showed up. Most media coverage in the build-up to CES 2022 focused on which big-name presenters had pulled out owing to the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd January 2022

Weekly Brief: Another Year, Another Challenge for the Auto Industry

Iconic actress and comedian Betty White died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99, two weeks shy of her 100th birthday. White was a television pioneer and...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th November 2021

Weekly Brief: Electric Cars Failed to Electrify LA Auto Show

The first traditional auto show in two years returned to American soil last week. Carmakers, critics, pundits and members of the general public filed into the LA Convention Center...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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23rd November 2021

Consumer BEV Running Costs Rating Misses Price Tags

A consumer BEV rating standard has been created in the UK claiming to give accurate comparisons between the increasing number of non-ICE powered vehicles in the market. However, the...

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15th November 2021

Weekly Brief: Hot-Head BEV Investors Risk Ignoring Legacy Automakers

Electric vehicle start-up Rivian went public last week in the largest IPO of 2021. The company debuted with a share price of $106.75, which rose 22% in its first...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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