Tuesday morning car news roundup, May 16, 2017

Top News: Here's How Much Tesla's Solar Roof Will Really Cost You - Forbes: reported in November, Musk, the largest shareholder in Tesla and SolarCity, gained final approval from shareholders to... Israel car cyber firm Karamba raises money … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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, … [Continue reading]

Friday morning car news roundup, May 05, 2017

Top News:   VW Bets on SUVs, Electric Cars in Overhaul of Namesake Brand - Bloomberg: Volkswagen AG's namesake brand is pivoting from damage control to competing harder against Toyota Motor Corp. and Tesla Inc., with a plan to increase its … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Global Automakers: Renault-Nissan Alliance Explodes Onto The Scene

Regime change in the March issue of our monthly Top 10 of the global auto industry: The Renault-Nissan Alliance, a global auto conglomerate consisting of Groupe Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi, took the top of the March ranking. More in … [Continue reading]

Musk Initiates Climbdown From Tesla’s High Horse, Production Revolution Postponed

“We continue to be surprised by how sort of frankly naïve a lot of people are about production and supply chain,” complained Tesla’s Elon Musk during the company's quarterly conference call with analysts Wednesday. (Full transcript here.) “It's as … [Continue reading]

Thursday morning car news roundup, May 4, 2017

Top News: Guintoli to make MotoGP return in France with Suzuki - Reuters: The race at Le Mans is on May 21 and Suzuki said the experienced 34-year-old would stand in until Spanish rookie Rins could return. Rins broke his ... Aston Martin DB11 … [Continue reading]