Friday morning car news roundup, May 19, 2017

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Thursday morning car news roundup, May 18, 2017

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Wednesday morning car news roundup, May 17, 2017

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Tuesday morning car news roundup, May 16, 2017

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BS in India

Bertel Schmitt is in India the whole week, to research the true disruptor of the car business, the $4,800 Renault Kwid, and, if they let me, its soon to appear sibling, the Datsun redi-Go. India has super connectivity, however, pressing matter could delay, or sometimes totally prevent, the filing of the Morning Roundup during that week.

Use It And Lose It: ‘Clandestine Counters’ Cause Tesla Revolt

Elon Musk is a divinely gifted salesman, and his Tesla story resonates with the public, because it is about two things deep in the American psyche: “Wanna race?” And the big American road trip. Acceleration better than the fastest Ferrari, and a coast-to-coast Supercharger network, that’s what’s making Tesla cool. Both narratives are in severe danger, not because the competition suddenly wins drag races with its EVs, or charges faster than a fill-up win Unleaded. Tesla itself is committing self-sabotage with software that is too smart for the company’s own good.

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World’s Top Ten EV Makers, And The Case Of The Missing Teslas

Who was the world’s largest EV maker in the first quarter of the year?  We already have the answer: It was the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Now let’s see who actually sold the most EVs. Why is this different? As I have covered elsewhere in Forbes, automakers sometimes adhere to a somewhat proprietary definition of “deliveries.” Now for the first time, you will receive the true picture of how many EVs were not just “delivered,” but really, and truly sold.

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Friday morning car news roundup, May 05, 2017

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