7th October 2022

Volvo’s Upcoming BEV to Feature Bi-Directional Charging

Volvo is taking a leaf (pardon the pun) out of Nissan’s BEV playbook by telling us in its drip-drip launch of the EX90 that it will boast bi-directional charging...


8th August 2022

Ford Sells Indian Production Plant to Tata Motors

Ford is the latest western automotive brand to finally pull the plug on its India production operations agreeing to sell out to domestic giant Tata Motors. The BBC reports...


1st August 2022

Weekly Brief: BEV Giants’ Tax Boost but Minnows on the Ropes

Democrats in the US Senate agreed to a climate bill that will eliminate the cap on electric vehicle credits, marking a major win for the auto industry. The $369Bn...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


28th July 2022

Shining a Light on Automotive Solar Power

Solar technology has been with us for decades – the promise of free and abundant energy from the sun is an irresistible lure to humankind. It was only natural...

By Eric Volkman


1st July 2022

Nissan Ariya Crossover Claiming up to 329 Mile Range

Nissan has launched its first crossover BEV on the market claiming driving ranges between 250 miles and 329 miles. The Nissan Ariya is available in just two grades, Advance...


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


25th April 2022

Collision Avoiding ADAS being Developed by Nissan

Nissan claims it is developing ADAS that could automatically perform collision-avoidance maneuvers without input from the driver. The automaker’s “ground truth perception” technology fuses information from high-performance LiDAR, radar...


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


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


27th January 2022

Compact BEV to Replace Nissan Micra in Europe

Nissan plans to bring a new compact urban BEV to the European markets as a replacement for its long-standing popular entry level Nissan Micra. It plans to manufacture the...


2nd December 2021

Nissan Aims for 100% Green Produced European Leaf

Nissan is ramping up its green energy production capabilities with the go-ahead for an additional solar farm facility in the UK. The automaker has been given the green light...


29th November 2021

Nissan Shows Off BEV Platform Flexibility

Nissan has published the first official pictures of four new BEV concepts to spice up its industry strategy statements promising every greater climate friendly initiatives. All four appear to...