General Motors (GM)

16th May 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Start-Ups Struggle as Established Brands Advance

Lordstown Motors lives to fight another day. The embattled EV start-up cut an 11th hour deal with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to purchase its Ohio factory for $230M. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th May 2022

Volkswagen To Take on US Electric SUV and Pickup Market

Volkswagen is planning to take on the all-electric SUV and pickup market in the US by launching its own American BEV models by 2026. The move appears to be...

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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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11th April 2022

Weekly Brief: EV’s Hoping for a ‘Model T’ Moment

A hundred years ago Ford revolutionized gasoline powered cars by mass producing the first affordable automobile, the Model T. Now, General Motors and Honda want to do the same...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

28th March 2022

Weekly Brief: Renault’s Russian Woe Warns of Dealing with Autocratic Regimes

Renault has indefinitely suspended all industrial activities in Russia following a direct call from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to boycott Renault vehicles worldwide. The automaker’s Moscow plant, birthplace of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st March 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Makers Missing a Trick with Oil Price Crisis

The electric vehicle revolution is squandering a golden opportunity. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions and reductions on Russian oil have sent worldwide gas prices skyrocketing. The cost...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st February 2022

Weekly Brief: US Plays Catch-Up to China’s EV Dominance

The US government unveiled a $5Bn program last week to build a nation-wide charging network for electric vehicles. The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program is a result of...

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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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

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25th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Pioneering Tech a Double-Edged Sword for Tesla?

With greater success comes greater scrutiny. Tesla capped off a record-setting quarter last week, even by its own lofty standards. The company produced a record number of vehicles within...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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11th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Unregulated Driverless Cars About to Happen in US?

General Motors unveiled a new driving system last week that could radically reshape the race to put self-driving consumer cars on the road in North America. Dubbed Ultra Cruise,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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4th October 2021

Weekly Brief: BEVs Light Up Luxury and LCV Markets

The most expensive electric vehicle in the world is ready for market. The first customer-grade Lucid Air sedans trundled off the assembly line at Lucid Motors’ manufacturing plant in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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