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23rd January 2023

Weekly Brief: Tesla Troubles Off-Set By Profit Margins

For a man who subscribes to the Trumpian notion that any attention is good attention, few will see a positive spin on last week for Elon Musk. First, news...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th January 2023

Automakers Dominate Debuts at CES 2023

After two years of pandemic interference, the Consumer Electronics Show was back in full force last week with a larger than ever automotive presence. More than 300 auto-related presenters...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th December 2022

US Commercial Fleets get EV Incentives

Commercial fleets will be getting electric vehicle incentives from the US government from January 1st 2023. The move to persuade delivery and other companies to make the switch to...

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12th September 2022

Weekly Brief: Partnerships Hoping to Boost EV and AV Adoption

Mercedes-Benz and Rivian have reached an agreement to build electric vans together in Europe, turning a budding rivalry into a strategic partnership. The two plan to jointly run a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd August 2022

Weekly Brief: Automakers Losing Battle on Affordable BEVs

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid launched a new “ultra-high-performance” brand called Sapphire at Monterey Car Week. The first EV under the Sapphire moniker will be a fully electric “luxury super-sports...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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

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25th July 2022

Weekly Brief: Amazon Eyes Bigger Profits with its BEV Delivery Fleet

Amazon deployed its new fleet of electric delivery vans to cities across the US. The vans are manufactured by Rivian, which Amazon supported with a $1.3Bn investment in 2019...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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23rd May 2022

Weekly Brief: Ultramini BEVs Unlikely to Score in Supersizing US

The EV revolution is going ultramini. Nissan and Mitsubishi unveiled a pair of mini electric vehicles that will hit the Japanese market this summer. Everything about the EVs is...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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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29th November 2021

Weekly Brief: Electric Cars Failed to Electrify LA Auto Show

The first traditional auto show in two years returned to American soil last week. Carmakers, critics, pundits and members of the general public filed into the LA Convention Center...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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22nd November 2021

Weekly Brief: Investors Get Excited about ‘iCar’ Rumors

Apple wants a self-driving car on the road as soon as 2025. Leaks from inside the tech giant’s secretive self-driving car initiative, Project Titan, paint a picture of a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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