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


17th October 2022

Weekly Brief: Polestar Targets Mass Sales with its First SUV

Polestar unveiled the new all-electric Polestar 3, the company’s first SUV and best chance yet to achieve global mainstream success. Polestar is one of the many EV start-ups that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


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


14th March 2022

Weekly Brief: Driverless Tech Green Light so long as You Face Forward

Self-driving cars without manual controls are now street legal in America. After 20 years of evolution in the autonomous vehicle space, the US federal government finally passed a rule...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


5th January 2022

Zeekr Pitches for first Level 4 Commercial AV

Zeekr’s latest collaboration with Intel’s Mobileye sees it target becoming the first BEV maker to market a Level 4 autonomous vehicle. The sub-brand of China giant Geely with design...


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


29th December 2021

Waymo turns to China’s Geely for Latest Robo-Taxi Fleet

Waymo is turning to Chinese auto giant Geely to provide the latest models in its fleet of robo-taxis for the US market. In a clear rebuffal of the old...


20th October 2021

First Zeekr BEV Rolls of the ‘Smart’ Production Line

Chinese auto giant Geely has announced the start of production of its latest sub-brand BEV, the Zeekr 001. First unveiled in April, the sports saloon has been upgraded following...


21st May 2021

Sneak Peek at smart’s Coming eSUV

The first official sneak peek pictures of the forthcoming smart-brand all electric SUV have been published three months ahead of its world premiere at the IAA Mobility 2021. The...


29th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Digital Companies Remain Biggest Threat to Carmakers

Cars are the ultimate mobile device. They allow us to move about, connect socially and professionally, make phone calls, take pictures of pretty sunsets and play music with the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


9th February 2021

Tesla Safety Faults Worry Chinese Regulators

Chinese regulators could derail Tesla’s mass market ambitions in the nation by raising concerns over its safety systems so far ignored by western regulators. For they are citing issues...


10th December 2020

Volvo Opens In-House EV Motor Plant in Sweden

Volvo has announced plans to build its own in-house developed electric motors for powertrains in Sweden. The automaker will assemble the motors at its plant in Skövde leading to...