All articles by David Leggett

David Leggett


Just Auto’s Editor since 2000. Past positions include head of automotive forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), forecast analyst at IHS Markit and senior economist at the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

UKRAINE CRISIS UPDATE – Manufacturing suspensions at BMW and VW in Western Europe

Supply chain disruptions mean that temporary suspensions to operations have been announced at a number of West European plants by BMW and VW Group.

Western Europe’s car market down 5.7% in February

The West European car market continues to struggle in the face of ongoing supply chain shortages.

BMW says it met 2021 EU CO2 targets

BMW says it ‘overfulfilled’ its European CO2 emissions targets in 2021.

VW shows production model ID.Buzz passenger RV

Market launch for the successor to the iconic VW T1 Combi (Bulli) van – now all-electric – is planned for later this year in Europe.

BMW to ‘resume operations’ at Ukraine-disrupted plants

After new supply chain disruptions caused by the Ukraine crisis hit this week, BMW is planning to gradually resume output at its Munich and Dingolfing plants, reports say

ANALYST NOTE – Tesla’s China sales and production expansion strategy

GlobalData analyst note considers Tesla’s growth forecasts to 2029

Renault Trucks and Geodis combine for urban electric freight truck

Renault Trucks and Geodis are combining their expertise to design an electric heavy truck dedicated to urban freight logistics.

UPDATE – Automotive supply chain impacts due to Ukraine crisis

The crisis in Ukraine looks set to severely jolt automotive supply lines in Europe, with the real possibility that a permanent reset will be required.

Polestar joins innovation hub MobilityXlab as partner

Partnership supports Polestar’s rapid growth strategy, leverages global tech startups to accelerate innovation of future mobility.

Meritor announces ‘zero emission refrigerator trailers’ innovation

Meritor has announced a collaboration with Conmet Emobility to enable zero-emission trailers.