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Top Gear's storm in a teacup 12 Mar 15

Overseas readers may be picking up media reports of a 'fracas' and a presenter's suspension at popular BBC TV programme Top Gear and wondering what's going on...


Opel/Vauxhall's chief gets delightfully candid 4 Mar 15

General Motors' European chief, Karl-Thomas Neumann, was on good form in Geneva this week...


Geneva bound, via Monaco and Grenoble 2 Mar 15

This was the scene in Monaco yesterday morning as a group of UK journalists set out on a drive to Geneva from Monaco in some old and new Vauxhall cars...


Toyota Mirai - more than meets the eye 25 Feb 15

The short films available on YouTube showing Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell being made are well worth a look (as noted by previous blog). The Motomachi plant in Toyota City is churning out three Mirais a day...


I, Robot and Audi 12 Feb 15

Interesting development in the news at Audi. There's a robot on the assembly line that works with the humans...


The 'drone taxi' and possible future Uber 'paradox' 9 Feb 15

Does it make sense for Uber to be very interested in the business opportunity presented by taking the driver out of the cab?..


Europe: thoughts on currency movements 16 Jan 15

Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts...


2015 Detroit Show's sunny backdrop 13 Jan 15

It's very cold this week in Detroit, but the weather for North America's auto industry is set pretty fair - for now...


EVs' dark side: Two sides of the coin for electric vehicles 23 Dec 14

There's a useful reminder in a recent study of the two sides of the coin that come with 'zero-emission vehicles'...


What does a Chinese premium brand car consumer look like? 27 Nov 14

Well, on average, male and 33.5 years of age, with average annual household income of $175,000. There's some interesting stuff here in a survey of 800 premium brand car customers in China carried out by the Hurun Research Institute...

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