17th January 2022

Weekly Brief: EVs Start Walking-the-Walk Towards Mass Adoption

The electric vehicle revolution won’t be a revolution until the business fundamentals support it. Consumer curiosity, federal tax breaks, automaker incentives and environmental angst only go so far. If...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


16th December 2020

Automakers Gearing Up for Mass Market Hydrogen Trucks

A truck focused consortium, including major automakers, is spearheading moves to bring hydrogen fuel cell powertrains to the commercial market with the next five years. H2Accelerate, comprising Daimler Truck...


10th January 2020

Future-Proofing Telematics in the Fleet World

Alphabet’s report, What moves Britain? finds that 73% of British workers believe their vehicles are essential for their daily commuting. Cars often freedom of choice of where to go,...

By Graham Jarvis

7th November 2019

Oil Companies Stepping Up E-Mobility Involvement

Oil giants are responding to the electric ‘sign on the wall’ by increasingly dipping their toes into the e-mobility market. The latest is Dutch company Shell which has teamed...


24th June 2019

FCA Launches In-Car US Shopping

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched its version of in-car shopping that allows ordering of products and services on-the-go. The automaker’s Uconnect Market platform is similar to General Motors’ Marketplace...


Volkswagen Claims New Fuel Cuts Fleet Emissions
4th December 2018

Volkswagen Claims New Fuel Cuts Fleet Emissions

Volkswagen claims a new fuel it is launching can reduce fleet operators’ carbon emissions by “at least 20%” because it includes biofuels. The automaker professes to have been developing...


19th November 2018

The Disrupters: EVgo Jolting the Charging Network Business

Industry insiders, analysts and consumers agree that the growing proliferation of electric vehicle charging stations will encourage more consumers to buy EVs. The lack of infrastructure remains an oft-cited...

By Robert Gray


20th August 2018

GM and Shell Partner on Instant Fuel Payments

The auto giant and the oil giant partner to make fuel payments easier using General Motor’s Marketplace app, accessed through the vehicle’s touchscreen. Dutch oil giant Shell and American...


23rd April 2018

Weekly Brief: Toyota places its bets on DSRC

Carmaker snubs GPS in plans to integrate V2V and V2I communications across its Toyota and Lexus brands in the US. Andrew Tolve reports. If cars could talk, the stories...


20th February 2017

Weekly Brief: IBM and Visa want the credit card car

The race is on for in-car payment capabilities with tech giants taking on automotive players Shell and Jaguar. Andrew Tolve reports. At the grand opening of its $200M (£161M)...


13th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Ford to invest $1Bn in self-driving start-up

Ford is pumping a billion bucks into an ARGO AI which doesn’t even have a website yet. What’s its thinking? Andrew Tolve reports. Last month Peter Rander, the former...


6th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Uber drivers to lose out to self-driving Mercedes-Benz

Daimler becomes the first carmaker to jump on the open Uber ridesharing network. Andrew Tolve reports. The day when anyone can hail a self-driving Uber is rapidly approaching and,...