30th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Carmakers’ Switch to Respirator Production Gives Us All Hope

A week after shutting down their manufacturing operations owing to the coronavirus pandemic, many carmakers found themselves planning to re-open their factories last week. However, this time they plan...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

16th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Silver Lining’ Could End Auto’s Dependency on China

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world with frightening speed, the automotive industry has braced itself for what could be a long and costly disruption to operations. Some...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


5th February 2020

Nissan Claims Complex UK 230-Mile AV Test

Nissan is claiming the most complex autonomous drive in the UK to date following its Leaf’s 230-mile drive on town, country and highway roads. The government backed trial through...


27th January 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Braves Indian Protests With 10,000 E-Rickshaw Pledge

India is a tapestry of color, sound, smell and light. It’s a mishmash of life. You can see anything and everything here and often do within a single block...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


24th January 2020

Nissan Promises 2,000 BEV Fleet to London’s Under Threat Uber

Nissan has pledged a fleet of 2,000 of BEVs for London’s Uber service despite the taxi company being under threat of losing its right to trade in the UK...


8th January 2020

Tested: Nissan Juke Ideal Urban Car-Share

All sorts of peer-to-peer car-share ‘clubs’ are popping up in urban environments around the world. That’s hardly surprising to a city dweller such as myself because urban mobility will,...


6th January 2020

Weekly Brief: International Fugitive Carlos Ghosn Steals Auto Spotlight From CES 2020

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn became an international fugitive last week when he fled his home in Japan in the middle of the night. Ghosn was arrested by Japanese...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


24th October 2019

Nissan Tests AWD Crossover Leaf

Nissan has built an all-wheel-drive, crossover-style Leaf as a test vehicle to pioneer new EV technologies. The car has two independent electric motors, one on each axle, generating 227kW...


23rd October 2019

Electrified Powertrains Surge Into Tokyo Show

A host of electrified vehicles from Japanese automakers have made their debut at this week’s 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Mazda has launched the MX-30, its first electric vehicle, which has been “developed for customers who don’t want...


18th September 2019

Nissan European Infrastructure Push for EV Adoption

Nissan hopes to supercharge the take up of electric vehicles by embarking on a major infrastructure push through several European countries. It has signed a deal with energy provider...


9th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Connected Car Gold Rush Continues, No Matter the Peril

Connected car technology has become one of the key selling points in today’s market and can make the difference between which cars get bought and which languish on dealership...

Andrew Tolve


16th August 2019

UK EV Public Charging Locations Outnumber Fuel Stations

The public locations for EV vehicle charging in the UK now outnumbers traditional fuel stations for ICE vehicles, Nissan says. Nissan’s research shows that there are 9,300 EV charging...