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Kia’s transition to electrification

OEMs look to blockchain solutions for supply chain

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Tesla to stop payment by Bitcoin

After a pioneering move recently to say it would accept Bitcoin payments from customers for its cars, Tesla has apparently reversed the decision over...

Plastic Omnium teams with Hopium for hydrogen

Plastic Omnium has unveiled a partnership with Hopium, the French hydrogen car manufacturer, to develop a hydrogen storage system for the future...

BMW refutes union Plant Oxford claims

The Unite union claims workers at BMW's Plant Oxford, which produces the Mini, are being threatened with being unpaid as a result of the company’s...

Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle collaborate on recycling

Ultium Cells, the joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution, announced an agreement with Li-Cycle to recycle up to 100% of the...

Chips shortage to "last for a few years" - Dell

The eponymous CEO of Dell has joined the choir of top industry executives predicting that the ongoing global semiconductor shortage "will probably...

China passenger vehicle sales rise 12% in April

Sales of new passenger car vehicles in China increased by 12.4% year-on-year to 1.6m units in April 2021, according to data released by the China...

Taiwan sales rise 23% in April

Taiwan's new vehicle market expanded by almost 23% to 37,901 units in April 2021 from weak year-earlier sales of 30,822 units, according to...

FREE TO READ - Global pandemic sector recovery briefing

As we enter a recovery phase around the world, we aim to bring you the latest news and intelligence on the speed, nature and shape of the automotive sector's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toyota posts Q4 profit surge on lower costs

Toyota has posted a surge to profit in the fourth quarter on the back of lower costs, despite lower profits for the...

GM Q1 revenue flat but profits up

GM said first-quarter earnings were driven by strong price and mix performance in North America, strong credit and...

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New Argo LiDAR sensor opens up the highway to self-driving cars

Argo AI, the US-based self-driving vehicle developer has revealed a new self-designed LiDAR sensor. The sensor should give Argo’s autonomous vehicles (AVs) an edge over the competition and enable them to see further and with more accuracy than ever before.

BMW future models - M cars and SUVs for the 2020s

One of the most profitable parts of BMW AG is soon to undergo fundamental change. M GmbH has been set the challenge of...

BMW i - future electric cars and SUVs

Eight years ago next month BMW began manufacturing its first electric car. The i3 is not only still in production but...

Genesis starts in Europe

This summer Hyundai’s premium brand, Genesis, finally launches in Europe after a series of false starts over the years....

2021MY Jaguar XF Sportbrake P300

Big estates don't come much better than the Jaguar XF. Available to buy since August 2017, the Sportbrake still looks terrific and thanks to a major revamp for the interior, has even more of a luxury air about it. The model year 2021 saloon and estate have also been given a minor exterior makeover and just as importantly, a selection of new engines.

Chips, solid state batteries, vans - the week

The chip crisis continues. Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess has said the carmaker was in "crisis mode" over an ongoing...

BMW and Ford bet on solid-state batteries

Earlier this week, US-based solid-state battery startup Solid Power announced a new $130 million investment round led by...

OEMs look to blockchain solutions for compliance and parts performance

Working in a consortium Renault says it has developed a new blockchain solution for the European automotive industry to...

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Semiconductor shortages hit automotive output

As vehicle production volumes rise again, OEMs are reporting supply bottlenecks for critical semiconductors - with the...

Virtual CES 2021

In 2021, CES went virtual. Nevertheless, OEMs and Tier 1s announced many vehicle and technology innovations online. Our...

Perspectives on 2020 - views from around the auto industry

In these extraordinary times, we have reached out to parts of the global auto industry for perspectives on current...

COVID-19 hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on...

Latest interviews


Recycling green parts - Q&A with Synetiq

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular, what will happen to all those dead lithium-ion batteries once they are...

Kia’s transition to electrification

This year is a significant one for Kia as it gears itself up to launch the new EV6 crossover. While existing models such...

Virtual trends in the automotive industry - Q&A with Epic Games

Games technology has been credited with "turning the automotive industry upside down". To find out...

Beyond driver monitoring – Q&A with Cipia

Regulation is driving demand for driver monitoring system (DMS) across Europe. In pushing back the...

INTERVIEW - Audi board member Hildegard Wortmann

Audi AG's Member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing, Hildegard Wortmann, began her...

Thought leaders


Webinar on-demand: Next Generation Design for the Automotive industry

The automotive industry is changing faster than ever, with electrification, connectivity autonomous driving, and lightweight construction combining to do away with old design...

Webinar on-demand - Interiors with Instincts: 3D Imaging Radar for In-Car Sensing

Safety, innovation and scalability are all key factors in designing intelligent interiors.

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Hybrid and Electric Cars in United Kingdom

Hybrid and Electric Cars in United Kingdom

Hybrid and Electric Cars in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2015-19, and forecast to 2024). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

Published: April 2020 - ($350.00)


Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2034

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Electric Vehicle Batteries - Thematic Research

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