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Auto Industry: Incentivized To Not Change

February 16th, 2020 | by Alex Voigt

Every nation of this world will do its best to protect its industry for the good of the country's economy and its people. Politicians are elected to make sure industries and jobs are doing well, to stabilize income, and to reduce risk. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this protection. Unfortunately, politics can, by trying its very best to support its industry, destroy it without even realizing what's happening. This has happened before, and there is a large risk that it's happening today in the largest automotive producing countries, like Germany, Japan, and the


Why Tesla’s Plan To Build Gigafactory 4 In Germany Makes Sense

November 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's plan to build Gigafactory 4 (GF4) in Germany makes sense if you look at it from the perspective of Tesla's mission. Business Insider recently published an opinion piece on this topic, claiming the factory location didn't make sense, and I am aiming to provide a different point of view of things


Illusions

June 15th, 2019 | by Alex Voigt

Illusions are realities for those who have them. When you try to convince those having them that they are illusions, they try to convince you that they are the realists


Many In Germany Still In A Diesel-Fueled Daze, In Denial About EV Transition

March 16th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The German auto industry has been through quite a scandal surrounding dieselgate. But that's not stopping some from clinging to diesel. The Verge reports, "Germany is divided about the future of its most important industry: while some automakers pursue electric vehicles, a noisy group of diesel-energy enthusiasts are expressing their frustration through protests. These have gone on every weekend so far this year."


8 European Countries & Their EV Policies

November 4th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Europe’s automotive market is slowly getting charged. The drivers of electrification are EU regulatory agencies, which are imposing ever-stricter limits on carbon and nitrogen oxide pollution. Meanwhile, the German auto industry is pulling in the other direction, using its immense political power to try to delay and water down emissions regulations. The various European countries are caught in the middle -- some are embracing the electric future, some are resisting it, and most are muddling through with no particular plan


Bosch: We Won’t Produce EV Batteries, Too Risky

March 1st, 2018 | by James Ayre

The largest auto parts supplier in the world, Bosch, has decided that it won't be manufacturing its own electric vehicle batteries, despite the booming of the sector -- as the billions of euros of investment that would be required would pose too much of a risk to the company



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