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Bumpy ride ahead for light vehicle markets in 2021

CV, GL3, NQ5 - future Kia models

System solutions for the software-defined car - ZF

GM's Cruise - no customers, but attracting backers

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Lucid Motors in Saudi EV plant talks

US electric vehicle start-up Lucid Motors is reported to be in talks with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund about building an electric vehicle...

Britishvolt appoints Timon Orlob as COO

Britishvolt has appointed Timon Orlob as Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 February, 2021.

GM to supply fuel cell cubes to Navistar

General Motors said on Wednesday it would supply its Hydrotec fuel cell power cubes to heavy truck maker Navistar for use in its production model fuel...

EU approves plan to subsidise EV battery sector

The European Union has approved a plan that will deliver state aid to firms in the battery supply chain aimed at building up expertise and local...

Honda builds 100,000 cars in Vietnam

Honda Vietnam said it had reached a cumulative automobile production milestone of 100,000 units.

Qualcomm integrates Amazon Alexa into Snapdragon

Qualcomm Technologies and Amazon said they would "pre-integrate" the Alexa Custom Assistant with the Qualcomm Snapdragon automotive cockpit platforms.

Nissan sets early 2030s electrification goal

Nissan has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company’s operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050. As part of this...

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.

UK car production down 29.3% in 2020

UK car manufacturing output fell 29.3% in 2020 to 920,928 units, the lowest total since 1984 as the industry was hit by...

Two EVs in EU27 December top three

Strong demand for EVs resulted in two electric models securing places in the top three European best-selling cars sales...

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Overstretch? Tesla's touchscreen problems

When the Tesla Model S electric vehicle launched in 2012, one of its stand-out features was the enormous central touchscreen in the dashboard that replaced nearly all physical on-board controls. It quickly became a selling point of the car with a simple, elegant user interface, intuitive controls, and even hidden ‘easter eggs’. Although many rivals had used touchscreens for a long time, none were remotely as large as Tesla’s unit.

SsangYong Musso Longbed Rhino

Its maker is carrying on as normal, the importer for European markets continues to sell the brand's models and dealers...

Bumpy ride ahead for light vehicle markets in 2021

The final light vehicle sales figures for the year are now in and December’s results, with global sales falling by a...

CV, GL3, NQ5 - future Kia models

Earlier this month, the former KMC (Kia Motors Corporation) revealed a new logo and tagline, changed its name to Kia...

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...

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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

Published: January 2021 - ($1495.00)


Electric Vehicle Batteries - Thematic Research

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