Car companies bite the electric bullet – the week | Automotive Industry Comment
Break with the past: JLR CEO Thierry Bollore is reimagining the foreseeable future for JLR and its two high quality makes
The information this 7 days was dominated by bulletins of electric automobile techniques. Jaguar Land Rover stated its Jaguar brand would be all-electric from 2025. When you feel of the Jaguar heritage and the V12 engines for the huge cats of yesteryear, it really is plainly quite a move. It does certainly constitute a ‘reimagining’ of what Jaguar is and what it stands for. And there’s no area for the XJ, at minimum as we know it.
Jaguar to go all-electric from 2025
Ford has also unveiled a new ramped-up electrification technique that incorporates producing all its passenger cars and trucks offered in Europe zero emissions able by mid-2026 and transforming its Cologne website into a hub for electric motor vehicle producing.
Ford Cologne plant to become EV producing hub
Tesla is not often out of the information and is reportedly hunting to extend its existence in India.
Tesla to extend Indian existence – potentially opening a new factory
It is also intriguing to take note what the Design S – just up-to-date and still likely solid – suggests about switching notions of products lifecycles.
Tesla’s up-to-date Design S lays down gauntlet for rising EV challengers
China’s smaller OEMs are very occupied with new products and especially electrified goods…
Xpeng and Li – China’s rising electric stars
What is following for William Bin Li’s Nio?
Typical Motors will have a competitor to the VW ID.4 out there in the US by the summer months.
GM targets e-SUV market with Bolt EUV
In a further signal of the instances, the new Mitsubishi Outlander was unveiled on the internet.
Amazon premiere for new Mitsubishi Outlander
And studies prompt that Kia in the US may well have uncovered alone in a location of trouble with a ransomware gang. I am guessing that several can empathise…
Kia in US ‘hit by ransomware attack’
Semiconductor shortages for motor vehicle corporations and their programs suppliers continue. They will have to feel strategically about long-phrase requires and safeguarding themselves.
Long-phrase chips concerns
You can find likely to be a new person in demand at Honda. He’s previously speaking about the require for more rapidly modify and he suggests he is not averse to checking out collaborations with other individuals. It is really nevertheless a further signal of the modify critical that the vehicle marketplace is now firmly greedy, existential threats a lot more outstanding than ever.
Toshihiro Mibe to become Honda main executive
The challenges for corporations at present are sizeable, as we are all well aware. The pandemic is causing several corporations to rein in expenses and preserve income nevertheless. As volumes pick up in recovering markets, the base line promptly receives a carry. Daimler was an instance this 7 days. It is really not all doom and gloom.
Daimler 2020 net gain up 48%
Have a good weekend.
Dave Leggett, Editor, just-vehicle.com