7th December 2022

Letting Go of Steering

China’s search engine giant Baidu has unveiled an autonomous vehicle with a detachable steering wheel, with a view of using the new car as a robo-taxi service in China...

By Graham Jarvis


5th December 2022

Weekly Brief: Better Late than Never for Tesla BEV Truck

Tesla delivered its first batch of semi-trucks to PepsiCo, marking the start of what it hopes to be a new era for the trucking industry. PepsiCo ordered a fleet...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


1st December 2022

China Demands Tesla Recall over More Lighting Failures

Tesla’s recall woes continue with China’s market regulator demanding that the automaker recalls 435,132 models made in the country over faults with vehicle side or clearance lamps. The move,...


29th November 2022

Mercedes-Benz Facing BEV Performance Boost Backlash

Mercedes-Benz is facing a consumer backlash after announcing a performance boosting upgrade for its premium BEVs in the US on an annual subscription basis. The plan, which echoes Tesla’s...


28th November 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Start-Ups Scrambling for Investment

Denis Sverdlov, founder of electric vehicle start-up Arrival, stepped down as the company’s CEO. The move comes at the end of a tumultuous year for the company, which slashed...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


25th November 2022

Musk Claims Full Driverless Function Available on all US Tesla Cars

Tesla is not commenting on Elon Musk’s claims that the automaker can now provide its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta technology to any owner who wants it in North America....


21st November 2022

Tesla Rear Light Recall Raises Doubts Over Fatal Crashes

A recall of more than 320,000 vehicles has been order in the US over concerns that rear lights may intermittently fail to shine. The recall, reported by Reuters, may...


18th November 2022

General Motors’ Push Towards Cheaper BEV Battery Costs

General Motors is hoping to cut the cost of producing BEV battery packs by adding mining giant Vale to its list of essential material suppliers. Reuters reports that Vale...


7th November 2022

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Still Trapped on the Fiscal Ropes

In the wake of an earthquake, brace for aftershocks. Two weeks ago back-to-back seismic events rocked the autonomous vehicle industry. The first was news that Argo AI, one of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


31st October 2022

Weekly Brief: Chief Twit’s Self-Driving Delusion Questioned

Tesla CEO Elon Musk completed his purchase of Twitter for $44Bn on Thursday. The world’s richest man, who calls himself a “free speech absolutist” now controls one of the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


20th October 2022

Investors Fret as Tesla Stacks Up Unsold Cars

Tesla is making more cars but failing to sell them, that’s the market assessment that greets the BEV maker’s latest sales figures. Because while it has been know to...


6th October 2022

Ticket Price Still Biggest Challenge to EV Adoption

More than 60% of US and UK motorists are shunning EVs because of their high price tags compared to ICE powered vehicles. In Juniper Research’s Urban Mobility Study 2022,...