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IAA 2019 — Thoughts On The Future Of German Compact Family Cars

September 24th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), was a strange and different experience compared to the last time I was there. The road trip in itself was a +1000 mile long and very satisfying experience in my Tesla Model 3, which I will dedicate another post to cover. In the following article, though, I will try to put into words the puzzling buzz of change in the realm of passenger cars from a consumer perspective


When Will Driverless Vehicles Really Arrive?

October 15th, 2017 | by Jesper Berggreen

A new report from PA Consulting with the title How Long Is The Road To Driverless Vehicles? Assessing how close the Nordics are to autonomous vehicles explores what roadblocks lie ahead before the world embraces driverless and fully autonomous vehicles that provide Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to us humans


Electric Vaporware Bonanza In Frankfurt, & Still No Tesla Competitors

October 1st, 2017 | by Siddharth Dalal

At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, we saw Mercedes, Volkswagen, and BMW all show some electric concepts. And most of them are really far-future concepts, the kind you find at auto shows but that never see the light of day. Here are some highlights


Shifting A Giant — Volkswagen’s Progress & Potential Pitfalls From 830,000 Gasmobiles/Month To Electric Heaven

September 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

More or less, this story could be about Daimler, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, or any other major automaker. In fact, while this article was in the works, a couple of Daimler execs came out and admitted a couple of the core challenges in a rather direct way. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne did the same a year and a half ago in his own dramatic style. But the complexity of the story means that it's not a black and white issue and it also goes far beyond the statements referenced above


50 New 100% Electric Car Models By 2025 From Volkswagen Group!

September 12th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Volkswagen Group isn't fooling around any longer, in my opinion. There's plenty of room to remain cynical, but Volkswagen Group indicated yesterday that it is putting genuine skin in the game — big time. Before I discuss the announcements further, let's go through a quick thought exercise


Electric Cars Up 137% In Germany, Approaching 2% Market Share

September 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

All signs point to a changing of the winds in Germany with regards to plug-in vehicles. Emissions scandal after emissions scandal have raked the confidence of the public in the German auto industry and many have started to take action. Sales number from August show that nearly 2% (1.88% to be exact) of new vehicle sales in Germany were plug-in vehicles, with fully electric vehicles up +137%. That's a higher percentage share of new vehicle sales than in the United States


Carlos Ghosn: China, We Need You!

September 28th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

Originally published on EV Obsession. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is one of the biggest champions of electric cars in the [&hellip


2015 BMW i8 PHEV Priced At $135,925

September 12th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW unveiled its first plug-in hybrid, which is the i8 sports coupe. The US [&hellip



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