It was good to see the reappearance of the LA auto show this week, albeit with a bit of ‘mobility’ rebranding. In the circumstances, it looked like a reasonable turnout from exhibitors, too.
Hyundai and Kia both made big splashes with large e-SUVs.
We also have a timely analysis of future Kia product.
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Today is press day at Guangzhou.
Is an automotive gorilla about to gobble up McLaren?
Every week seems to bring us new supply chain concerns.
Panasonic could be about to make a considerable technological leap in batteries.
The chips shortage rumbles on (EU new car sales were down 30% in October), but there are growing signs of progress being made in tackling the structural capacity issues.
There are many possible strategies for automotive companies to deploy on the journey to carbon neutrality. On the hydrogen front, Toyota is emerging as a significant player and is collaborating with Kawasaki, Subaru, Mazda and Yamaha on the production, transportation and use of hydrogen.
Suppliers also have a challenge on their hands to become carbon neutral and their OEM customers will be on their respective cases.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Foxconn’s automotive strategy involves working with Taiwanese companies.
What automotive company is talked about most on social media? The numbers have been crunched and, twitter ye not (apologies to the late Frankie Howerd), the answer is…Tesla. Number two was a surprise though.
Finally, there was a nice nod to the inventor of the fisheye lens (Robert Wood, in 1909) in Valeo’s naming of a clever piece of new technology.
Have a nice weekend.
Editor, Just Auto