General Motors

20th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Just as EVs Should be Winning, Survival Seems Best Hope

Electric Last Mile Solutions has thrown in the towel and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The start-up focused on commercial EVs and was working to bring its first electric...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th May 2022

Honda Gives Sneak Peek at First BEV SUV

Honda has published the first artist’s impressions of its proposed first BEV SUV, the Prologue aimed at the North American market launching in 2024. It is also the automaker’s...

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25th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Tesla Reaps Rewards of Traditional Automaker BEV Ads

Tesla smashed analyst expectations with a record $3.3Bn profit in the first quarter of 2022. The EV maker delivered roughly 310,000 vehicles between January and March, almost twice what...

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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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

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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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31st January 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Investment Highlights a Rocky Road for Alliance

Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi will jointly invest $25.8Bn to create the world’s largest offering of pure electric vehicles by 2030. The trio plan to lean on each other’s core...

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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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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20th December 2021

Weekly Brief: Cruise Delivers Early Christmas Present to AV Rivals?

Building a robo-taxi business takes years, firing a CEO a matter of seconds. Dan Ammann lost his job at the helm of Cruise last week in a move that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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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8th November 2021

Weekly Brief: Like Whispering to Magic Carpets, Robo-Taxis Get Real in the US

Cruise launched its robo-taxi service in San Francisco last week. It began with a giddy Kyle Vogt, the company’s co-founder, CTO and president, hailing a driverless Cruise to a...

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