9th May 2023

Iveco Takes Over Control of its BEV and FCEV Truck Push

Italian truck maker, Iveco, has bought out troubled US start-up Nikola from a joint venture to concentrate on accelerating its battery and hydrogen fuel cell powertrain offering in Europe....


14th December 2022

Trucking Facing Bumpy Road to Alternative Fuel Power

In a world where EV passenger cars are increasingly common, we still aren’t seeing many heavy trucks powered by anything but good old-fashioned diesel. This leaves an impression that...

By Eric Volkman

10th November 2022

UK Start-Up to Lock Horns with Hydrogen Truck Makers

A UK start-up is planning to take on the large truck-maker brands eyeing the hydrogen powertrain market with the launch of its own market-ready truck. Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS),...


19th October 2022

Smartphone’s Affect on Future Infotainment

In 2011, Toyota President Akio Toyoda famously said his company would be producing cars that were smartphones on wheels. Since then, this analogy has been repeated by several auto...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

3rd October 2022

Weekly Brief: Porsche IPO Proves its Premium Allure

General consensus suggests that it’s a terrible time for an IPO, what with a worldwide energy crisis, war in Ukraine, record inflation and soaring interest rates. Yet, Porsche went...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


24th August 2022

Europe Working on Cross-Border 5G for Driverless Vehicles

There are an increasing number of European Union projects working on making 5G feasible to operate connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) across international and national borders. However, standardized connectivity...

By Graham Jarvis


22nd August 2022

Weekly Brief: Automakers Losing Battle on Affordable BEVs

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid launched a new “ultra-high-performance” brand called Sapphire at Monterey Car Week. The first EV under the Sapphire moniker will be a fully electric “luxury super-sports...

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

5th July 2022

Carmakers Take On Telecos Over AV Wireless Comms

A search of company patents claims that automakers have filed a record number of patents for wireless communications in a bid to outplay the telecoms sector. According to a...


9th December 2021

Mercedes-Benz Gets Green Light for Level 3 Automated Driving

Mercedes-Benz is claiming to be the first automaker to meet the legal requirements to run a fully approved Level 3 autonomous driving system. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority...


24th November 2021

Automakers About to Shake Up the Insurance Industry

Elon Musk recently announced Tesla’s intent to launch a usage-based insurance (UBI) product in Texas. The move came after General Motors and Ford launched their own telematics insurance programs...

By Graham Jarvis


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