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]

Diesel Down Hard In Deutschland, And That’s A Problem

More than a year after the dieselgate scandal hit, Germany finally is losing its formerly voracious appetite for diesel. Sales of diesel-powered cars dropped 19.3% in April, said Germany’s Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt KBA, which keeps track of these … [Continue reading]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, May 03, 2017

Top News: Mobileye sees income from maps before self-driving cars launch - Reuters: Mobileye's mapping program for self-driving cars will start making money long before fully autonomous vehicles hit the roads, its chairman told , as carmakers … [Continue reading]

Tuesday morning car news roundup, May 2, 2017

Top News:   BRIEF-Beijing WKW Automotive Parts plans German unit for high-end electric car project - Reuters: is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology … [Continue reading]

Who Is The World’s Leading EV Maker? No, It’s Not Tesla

Like Tesla’s enormous market capitalization, the outsized mindshare of the Californian carmaker is hard to reconcile with its true market share. A look at hard data shows that noisy Tesla is quietly outsold by the true pioneer in the electric vehicle … [Continue reading]

Monday morning car news roundup, May 1, 2017

Top News:   Jim Satcher Motors compares 2017 Ford Edge to competition - Yahoo: The pages focus on comparing the 2017 Ford Edge to three of its toughest competitors in an effort to give its customers a one-stop shop for all the... SpaceX … [Continue reading]