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GM's Cruise - no customers, but attracting backers

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China rescues VW Group 2020 profitability

Preliminary financial results for 2020 issued by Volkswagen Group showed a strong recovery during the course of the year, underpinned by stronger...

South Africa sales off 29% in 2020, exports down

South Africa's auto industry trade group NAAMSA has described 2020 as an "extraordinary year that has brought unprecedented challenges to the...

PSA sees H2 2020 recovery and market share growth

In 2020, PSA Group's final full year before the Stellantis merger with FCA, the French automaker's sales recovered strongly in the second half of the...

Britishvolt "advanced discussions" with UK/EU OEMs

Britishvolt says it is in "advanced discussions" with UK and EU OEMS, concerning EV battery uptake, but is unable to reveal specifics of its...

Porsche expects "positive" after tax profit

Porsche Automobil Holding SE said it expects after tax profit for full year 2020 will "presumably be significantly positive, given the fact that...

South Korea increases subsidies on ZEVs

The South Korean government this week said it will increase subsidies on zero-emission vehicles sold in the country this year, in line with the...

Subaru acquires 0.3% stake in Toyota

Subaru Corporation has acquired a 0.3% stake in Toyota Motor Corporation for JPY70bn (US$675m), as part of a reciprocal capital tie-up agreement...

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.

Nissan to commit to Sunderland with battery switch

Remarks by Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta suggest that Nissan remains highly committed to its UK plant and will increase...

Biden set to tighten US fuel efficiency standards

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden is expected to order US agencies to revisit fuel efficiency standards, reports...

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The chips are down - the week

Modern vehicles are as reliant on computer chips as they are on their engines and chassis. Most come fitted with a number of chipsets to handle on-board functions, power infotainment systems, and to monitor and perform driving functions including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and semi-autonomous operation in limited circumstances. The electronic content in modern vehicles is estimated to account for some 30% of a bill of materials, with the prospect of increasing to 50% by 2030. As a result, automotive production is as reliant on computer chips as the consumer electronics industry. So, one guess what automakers are running short of?

GM's Cruise - no customers, but attracting backers

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle (AV) developer that’s majority owned by General Motors, announced earlier this week that...

Retro design making a comeback…again

Renault caused a stir last week by announcing its bold new business strategy aimed at reducing costs and increasing...

Audi updates the Q2 but where are its rivals?

Four months ago, Audi AG gave us the first details of a facelift and other revisions for the Q2, exactly four years on...

Beijing successfully steering China’s market recovery to EVs

Data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) shows total vehicle sales in China last year declined by just 1.9% to 25.3 million units.

Joe Biden - what the auto industry can expect

After a tumultuous election process in 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden is due to be sworn into office tomorrow (20th...

Renault’s ambitious plan to reinvigorate brand

Renault’s leadership team took to the stage last week to present the brand’s bold new business plan, dubbed...

Hyundai preps Genesis for Europe - China next?

With 12,100 registrations and a year-on-year rise of 157 per cent, Genesis became South Korea's number three brand in...

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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


Driving the cockpit revolution – Q&A with Visteon CEO

Forget what is under the hood, the battleground has shifted to what is inside the cockpit. Market leader Visteon has...

Tomorrow’s cockpit – more connected, versatile and immersive

A car interior must suit the owner’s lifestyle, yet also be functional and flexible. Connectivity between the vehicle,...

Redefining car interiors – Q&A with Faurecia

The driver and passenger experience is changing, with advanced technologies able to boost safety and...

VIRTUAL CES - Gentex’s digital vision

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has gone digital this week, and so has Gentex. The tier one...

System solutions for the software-defined car - Q&A with ZF

The vehicle of the future will feature high levels of networking and automation defined by software,...

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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