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    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
    29-May-2020 Insights COVID-19 Pinned
    COVID-19 Impact Survey: Automotive Semiconductors Survey Results
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive Supplier Plant Downtime Tracker
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    06-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19 Pinned
    PEV sales in EU more than doubles to 167,132 units in Q1
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) more than doubled year on year (y/y) to 167,132 units, in the European Union (EU) during the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, compared to 83,281 units in the first quarter of 2019, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a pres...
    EV sales in Sweden grow 23% y/y to 6,763 units in January–April period
    Sales of all-electric cars in Sweden jumped 23% year on year (y/y) to 6,763 units during the January to April period, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release on 5 May. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) sales in Sweden witnessed a growth of 116% y/y to 16,126 units during the first...
    NIO delivers 3,155 units of ES6, ES8 EVs in April, up 180.7% y/y
    NIO delivered 3,155 units of ES6, ES8 all-electric vehicles in April, which is a growth of 180.7% year on year (y/y), the company announced in a press release on 6 May. The deliveries consisted of 2,907 units of the ES6s electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), and 248 units of the ES8s smart electric ...
    Norway's EV sales fall 17.7% y/y to 3,671 units in April
    Sales of battery electric cars in Norway fell 17.7% year on year (y/y) to 3,671 units in April, according to Opplysningsrådet for veitrafikken (OFV), which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. All-electric cars accounted for 49.4% of total cars sold during the month, comp...
    PEV sales in UK fall 57.3% y/y to 1,469 units in April
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the United Kingdom has dropped 57.3% year on year (y/y) to 1,469 units in April, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 May. This includes 1,374 units of battery electric vehicles (BEV), which is a fall of 9.7% y/y,...
    Electric car sales in India fall 5.5% y/y in FY 2019–20 to 3,400 units
    Sales of all-electric vehicles has dropped 5.5% year on year (y/y) to 3,400 units in the fiscal year (FY) 2019–20 ended 31 March 2020, The Hindu BusinessLine reported on 20 April, citing Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV). The total electric vehicle (EV) sales during the fiscal y...
    Sweden's PEV sales jump 88.3% y/y to 18,607 units in January–March period
    Sales of plug-in electric cars in Sweden jumped 88.3% year on year (y/y) to 18,607 units during the first three months of 2020, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release on 2 April. This includes 5,714 electric cars, which is a growth of 39% y/y and 12,893 units of plug-in hybrid vehicles...
    BMW's EV sales grow 13.9% y/y to 30,692 units in Q1
    BMW has reported an increase of 13.9% year on year (y/y) in global sales of its electrified vehicles (EVs) to 30,692 units in the first quarter of 2020, according to a company press release on 6 April. “This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO2 targets. We do not see any necessity to ...
    EV sales in Norway fall 35.1% y/y to 6,966 in March
    Sales of electric cars in Norway fell 35.1% year on year (y/y) to 6,966 units, in March, according to (Opplysningsrådet for veitrafikken) OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 55.9% of Norway’s total car market in March, compared...
    PEV sales in UK more than doubles y/y to 4,566 units in February
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) have more than doubled year on year (y/y) in February to 4,566 units, compared to 2,104 units in February 2019, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced on its website. The huge increase was mainly due to the significant growth in demand for bat...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Infineon withdraws outlook for fiscal year 2020
    Infineon Technologies has withdrawn its outlook for the fiscal year 2020 owing to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 26 March. Infineon had earlier forecast a 5% year-on-year revenue growth for fiscal 2020. The company ...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Sales of PEV in Sweden nearly doubles in first two months of 2020 to 10,839 units
    Sales of plug-in electric cars in Sweden grew 97.7% year on year (y/y) to 10,839 units during the first two months of 2020, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release earlier in March. During the January–February period, plug-in electric cars accounted for 26.9% of total passenger car sa...
    Plug-in EV sales in US fall 9.8% y/y to 325,800 units in 2019
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the United States fell 9.8% year on year (y/y) to 325,800 units in 2019, the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy announced in a press release on 9 March. The PEV sales include 83,800 units of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), which is a fall...
    NIO's sales fall 12.8% y/y to 707 units in February
    NIO has reported a fall of 12.8% year on year (y/y) in its vehicle delivery to 707 units in February, according to a company press release on 10 March. The deliveries consisted of 671 ES6s and 36 ES8s. As of 29 February 2020, cumulative deliveries of the ES8 and the ES6 reached 34,218 units, of whic...
    Norway EV sales increase 13.9% y/y to 5,145 units in February
    Electric car sales in Norway grew 13.9% year on year (y/y), to 5,145 units in February, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 49.7% of Norway’s total car market in February, compared with 40.6% in the same month last year....
    COVID-19 impact: ON Semiconductor cuts revenue outlook for Q1 FY2020
    ON Semiconductor has cut its revenue forecast for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 due to the impact on business by the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the company said in a press release on 6 March. ON said that it expects its revenue in the first quarter would be in the ra...
    09-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Tata Motors cuts production in India over issues with parts supply from China
    The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has had a drastic effect on the global automotive industry, and Indian manufacturer Tata Motors has responded to it by slashing its production in India. According to a story filed on 3 March by motoring publication ET Auto, the company has reported a significant c...
    04-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    EV sales in California, US, increases 5.1% y/y to 99,704 units in 2019
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in California increased 5.1% year on year (y/y) to 99,704 units in 2019, California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) announced in February. The share of EVs also increased from 4.7% of the total new cars sold in 2018, to 5.3% in 2019. Registrations of plug-in hybr...
    Engine manufacturing in UK falls 1.7% y/y in January
    The engine manufacturing in the UK was down 1.7% year on year (y/y) in January to 238,193 units, according to a press release on 27 February on the official website of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The engine manufacturing decline was driven by 7.9% y/y fall in overseas dema...
    Germany's EV sales jump 61.2% y/y to 7,492 units in January
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany jumped 61.2% year on year (y/y) to 7,492 units in January, according to a press release by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). EVs accounted for 3% of total vehicle registrations in January. During the month, 30,805 hybrids were registered...
    EV sales in Norway grow 24.3% y/y to 4,236 units in January
    Electric car sales in Norway grew 24.3% year on year (y/y), to 4,236 units, in January, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 44.3% of Norway’s total car market in January, compared with 37.8% in the same month last year. ...
    Mercedes-Benz to produce 50,000 EQC electric SUVs in 2020
    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz will produce 50,000 units of the EQC all-electric SUV this year, Reuters reported a company’s spokesman as saying last week. “Daimler plans to produce around 50,000 Mercedes-Benz EQC models in 2020,” Jörg Howe told the new agency. Significance: The EQC is Mer...
    Renault's EV sales grow 23.5% y/y to 62,447 units in 2019
    Renault has reported a growth of 23.5% year on year (y/y) in its electric vehicle (EV) sales to 62,447 units in 2019, according to a company press release on 17 January. In the light commercial electric vehicle segment, Kangoo Z.E. was the best selling model, with a growth of 19.2% y/y to 10,349 veh...
    Toyota sells over 550,000 hybrid vehicles in Europe in 2019
    Toyota sold over 550,000 hybrid vehicles in Europe in 2019, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. During the full year, hybrid accounted for 52% of total sales of Toyota in Europe. In total, Toyota Motor Europe reported sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in 2019, an incre...
    BMW's sales of electrified vehicles grow 2.2% y/y to 145,815 units in 2019
    BMW has reported a growth of 2.2% year on year (y/y) in the global sales of its electrified vehicles to 145,815 units in 2019, according to a company press release on 14 January. Of these, 42,073 units sold were of BMW i brand, which includes all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8, which is a growth ...
    EV sales in Germany grow 75.5% y/y to 62,281 units in 2019
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew 75.5% year on year (y/y) to 62,281 units in 2019, Germany Trade & Invest announced in a press release on 9 January, citing Germany's Federal Office for Motorized Transportation (KBA). Germany also witnessed sales of 239,250 new hybrid vehicles during the yea...
    NIO delivers 3,170 EVs in December
    NIO has delivered 3,170 vehicles during the month of December in China, which is a growth of 25.4% month on month (m/m), the company announced in a press release on 6 January. The deliveries consisted of 2,537 ES6s and 633 ES8s, an increase of 22.7% m/m and 37.3% m/m respectively. At the end of 2019...
    Norway EV sales grow 30.8% y/y to 60,316 units in 2019
    Electric car sales in Norway grew 30.8% year on year (y/y), to 60,345 units, in full year 2019, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 42.4% of Norway’s total car market in 2019, compared with 31.2% in the same month last y...
    Tesla delivers 112,000 vehicles during Q4 of 2019
    Tesla has delivered 112,000 vehicles during the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2019, the company announced in a press release on 3 January. This included 92,550 units of Model 3 and 19,450 units of Model S and  Model X. In full year 2019, Tesla delivered 367,500 vehicles, which is a growth of...
    Sales of Bosch driver assistance systems increase 12% y/y to EUR2 billion in 2019
    Bosch has reported that sales of its driver assistance systems increased by 12% year on year (y/y) to around EUR2 billion (USD2.2 billion), according to a company press release on 2 January. According to Bosch, these assistance systems are paving the way for automated driving. Recently, Bosch develo...
    Volkswagen’s cumulative electrified vehicles sales cross 250,000 units mark
    Volkswagen’s cumulative sales of electrified vehicles have crossed 250,000 units globally since the launch of e-Up! in 2013, the company announced in a press release on 27 December. The 250,000th electrified vehicle—an e-Golf—was delivered at the Autostadt in mid-December. The e-Golf is t...
    Sales of electric cars cross 1,300 units in April-November period in India
    Sales of electric cars in India touched 1,309 units during the April to November period, news website ETAuto reported on 28 December. Mahindra e-Verito was the best selling model with 513 units sold during the period. It was followed by Tata Tigor EV with 491 units, Hyundai Kona EV with 280 units an...
    Tesla delivers over 11,000 Model 3 in Netherlands in December
    Tesla has sold over 11,000 units of its all-electric vehicle Model 3 in the Netherlands in December, reports news website Electrek. Model 3 was the best selling car in the Netherlands during the month. It was followed by Audi E-tron with sales of 2,690 units, Hyundai Kona with 986 units and Nissan L...
    BMW's cumulative sales of electrified vehicles touches half a million units globally
    In a press release dated 19 December, BMW announced that its cumulative sales of electrified vehicles (EVs) has crossed the half-a-million-unit mark globally. BMW is now aiming to have one million EVs on the roads within two years. "Half a million vehicles is the best proof. Our broad r...
    EV maker NIO delivers 2,528 vehicles in November in China
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up NIO delivered 2,528 vehicles during the month of November in China, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. This includes 2,067 units of ES6 and 461 units of ES8. As of November 30, aggregate deliveries of the ES6 and ES8 reached 28,743 vehicles, o...
    China's NEV sales grow 1.3% y/y to 1.04 million units in January-November period
    Sales of new energy vehicles (NEV) in China have grown 1.3% year on year (y/y) to 1.04 million units during the January to November period, Xinhuanet reported on 10 December. Production during the period grew 3.6% y/y to 1.09 million. In November however, NEV sales fell by 43.7% y/y, whereas NEV pro...
    Sales of electric cars in Norway fall 27.4% y/y to 3,697 units in November
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission cars in Norway fell 27.4% year on year (y/y), to 3,697 units in November, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 36.9% of Norway’s total car market in November, compared with 41.3% in the...
    Russia EV sales more than doubles in January to October period
    Sales of electric vehicles (EV) in Russia during the January to October period have grown over 165% year on year (y/y) to 297 units, as compared to 112 units in the same period last year, Autostat reported on 3 December. Jaguar I-Pace was the best selling electric model with sale of 119 un...
    BMW's global electrified vehicle sales grow 18.4% y/y to 17,480 units in November
    BMW has reported a growth of 18.4% year on year (y/y) in the global sales of its electrified vehicles to 17,480 units in November, according to a company press release on 6 December. Out of these, 13,590 units were plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), which is a growth of 20.3% y/y. Sales of the MINI Coo...
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicle in UK grow 93.8% y/y to 9,014 units in November
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicles, which includes battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), has witnessed a growth of 93.8% year on year (y/y) to 9,014 units in November, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMM...
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    BMW's global EV sales grow 8.6% y/y to 14,182 units in October
    German luxury and sportscar maker BMW announced on 8 November its sales results for the month of October and for the first 10 months of this year. Sales of the company’s electrified vehicles climbed to 14,182 units in October, which represents a rise of 8.6% year-on-year from the same ti...
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicles in EU grow 51.8% y/y, to 110,630 units, in Q3
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicles (ECVs) jumped 51.8% year on year (y/y), to 110,630 units, in the European Union (EU) during the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release on 7 November. During the quarter, EC...
    Electric car sales in Norway fall 16.9% y/y, to 3,742 units, in October
    Electric car sales in Norway fell 16.9% year on year (y/y), to 3,742 units, in October, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 35.7% of Norway’s total car market in October, compared with 38.6% in the same month last y...
    Western European countries continue to dominate EV sales in EU
    In a press release dated 29 October, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said that sales of alternatively powered vehicles are following a highly uneven pattern across European Union (EU) member states. According to ACEA findings, consumer uptake of electrically chargeable cars ...
    Intelligent braking: Trends and drivers
    Vehicle systems today are increasingly attempting to reduce driver dependence in the event of a crash, apart from day-to-day driving. Braking systems are also being looked at from a critical eye in this respect, in order to further the safety cause in an imminent autonomous future. No longer looking...
    Toyota's hybrid sales in Europe grow 16% y/y to 435,881 units in January to September period
    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has reported a 16% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to 435,881 units in Europe during the first nine months of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 14 October. HEVs constituted 52% of TME’s total sales of 838,000 units dur...
    EV sales in Norway grow 26.5% y/y to 6086 units in September
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission cars in Norway grew 26.5% year on year (y/y), to 6,086 units, in September, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 54.5% of Norway’s total car market in September, compared with 45.3% in ...
    BMW's global electrified vehicle sales grow 10.1% y-o-y in September
    Sales of the electrified vehicle fleet of German car maker BMW grew by 10.1% year on year in September 2019 to 16,035 units. This was partly due to the launch of new BMW 330e sedan. However, the year-to-date number of BMW Group’s electrified vehicle sales as of September 2019 stood at 96,570 ...
    Renault Samsung Motors to scale back production at Busan plant in South Korea
    South Korean automotive manufacturer Renault Samsung Motors has announced that the company will be lowering its production output at its Busan facility, according to a report filed by The Korea Herald, citing a company spokesperson. Significance: The reduced production will come into effect this ...
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    Rear-, four-wheel steering technology in steer-by-wire systems
    Rear- or four-wheel steering has become synonymous with luxury. There are several factors contributing to the growth in demand for rear-steering systems, and perhaps the biggest factors are the need for improved comfort and handling higher safety solutions in a vehicle. As the automotive industry pr...
    Norma Group wins major order for EV battery thermal management line systems
    German components manufacturer Norma Group has been awarded a major order for the manufacture of line systems for the thermal management of battery units. These battery units are intended for use in passenger cars that are electrically powered. Significance: The company, headquartered in Maintal,...
    Mazda Sollers to ramp up engine production by sixfold in Russia
    Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus., the facility where the very first batch of Mazda’s SkyActiv-G series engines were produced for the Japanese auto market recently, has announced plans to boost production figures in the year 2020. Significance: This production facility, based in the eastern...
    Aisin AW to build new automatic transmissions plant in US state Texas
    Aisin AW Co Ltd. will be locating to a new production facility to produce automatic transmissions in the city of Cibolo in the US state of Texas, the supplier announced in a press release today. At the new Cibolo production facility, which will be referred to as AW Texas, the company has l...
    Diesel car registrations across EU down 16.4% y-o-y to 1.3 million units in Q2 2019
    New diesel vehicle registrations across the European Union (EU) have slipped further in the second quarter of 2019. With new diesel car registrations having plummeted by 16.4% to 1.3 million units being sold in Q2 of this year, almost 60% of new cars that were registered during this time period were...
    Vehicle dynamics: From motorsports to customized driving
    The concept of vehicle dynamics has not only shaped the way a car drives on a fundamental level, but also has indirectly made consumers aware and more willing to spend for comfort and handling when choosing a car. Premium OEMs have been the champions of developing cars with more improved vehicle dyn...
    Balancing aerodynamic performance and cooling efficiency using AGS
    Active aerodynamics and the art of manipulating airflow Modern automotive aerodynamics is more complex than just creating a vehicle with the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd). Cd of a vehicle is a dimensionless number that determines how much air resistance a moving vehicle encounters. Therefore, ...
    NEV sales in China fall 4.7% y/y to 80,000 units in July
    Sales of new energy vehicles (NEV) in China fell 4.7% year on year (y/y) to 80,000 units during July, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website on 13 August. This includes 61,000 battery electric vehicles (BEV), growing 1.6% y/y, and 19,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles...
    UK's PEV sales fall 7.9% y/y to 4035 units in July
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) in the United Kingdom fell by 7.9% year on year (y/y) to 4,035 units in July, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 August. The sales dropped mainly due to plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), the sales of which d...
    Electrified vehicle sales in South Korea grow 30% y/y to 70,142 units in H1
    Sales of electrified vehicles increased 30.4% year on year (y/y) to 70.142 units during the first half of 2019, ended 30 June, Yonhap News Agency reported on 21 July, citing data from Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) and foreign automakers. In all, eco-friendly vehicles accounted fo...
    South Korea's electrified vehicle exports grow 33.1% on average between 2012 and 2018
    South Korea’s export of electrified vehicles grew 33.1% on average between 2012 and 2018 to 196,000 units, The Korea Herald reported on 16 July citing data from the Korea Automobile Manufacturer Association. Electrified vehicle exports accounted for 8% of total automotive exports from South Korea ...
    Toyota's HEV sales grow 18% y/y to 303,400 units in Europe during first half
    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has reported an 18% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to 303,400 units in Europe during the first half of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 10 July. HEVs constituted more than 52% of TME’s total sales of 578,400 uni...
    BMW's electrified vehicle sales fall 1.8% y/y to 59,593 units in H1
    BMW has reported a fall of 1.8% year-on-year (y/y) in sales of its electrified vehicles to 59,593 units globally during the first half of 2019, according to a company press release on 10 July. BMW witnessed a bigger fall of 15.8% y/y in its electric vehicle sales during June to 11,684 units. The com...
    NIO sells 3,553 EVs in China during Q2
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup NIO has sold 3,553 units of EVs in China during the second quarter ended 30 June 2019, the company announced in a press release on 10 July. This includes 3,140 units of the ES8 and 413 units of the recently launched ES6. In June, NIO sold 1,340 units, which incl...
    Technology and market dynamics of engine cooling fans & motors sector
    The internal combustion engine (ICE), irrespective of the fuel type, does not sit very high on the efficiency scale.  In most engines, up to 65% of the heat energy produced can be written off as losses—the lion's share lost mainly to the cooling circuit and via exhaust gases. The ICE must be ...
    UK's plug-in EV sales fall 22.4% y/y to 4,729 units in June
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) have fallen 22.4% year-on-year to 4,729 units in June, according to a press release by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on 4 July. While sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) grew by a healthy 61.7% y/y to 2,461 units, sales of pl...
    BMW's electrified vehicle sales fall 22.6% y/y in June
    BMW reported a fall of 22.6% year on year (y/y) in electrified vehicle sales in the United States in June, according to a company press release on 3 July. BMW sold 2,253 electrified vehicles in June 2018. Significance: BMW has reiterated that it expects sales of electrified vehicles to pick up on...
    Tesla production up to 87,048 vehicles during Q2
    Tesla produced 87,048 vehicles during the second quarter that ended on 30 June 2019, growth of 12.9% quarter on quarter (q/q), the company announced on its website on 2 July. This is the highest number of vehicles Tesla has ever produced during a quarter. This included 72,531 units of the Model 3 an...
    BMW's cumulative global sales of electrified vehicles cross 400,000 units
    BMW’s cumulative sales of electrified vehicles has touched 406,7656 units globally since the launch of BMW i3 in November 2013, the company announced in a press release on 13 June. In May 2019, BMW’s electrified vehicle sales increased 9.8% year-on-year (y/y) to 11,222 units, which included a 40...
    Electric car sales in Norway grows 59.9% y/y to 4,655 units in May
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission car in Norway grew 59.9% year-on-year (y/y) to 4,655 units in April, according to OFV which cited data from Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Three of the new passenger cars with zero emissions that were registered in May were hydrogen fuel-cell cars. The zer...
    BMW's electrified vehicle sales in US fall 29.7% y/y in May
    BMW announced that sales of its electrified vehicles in the United States fell 29.7% year-on-year (y/y) in May, according to a company press release on 3 June. BMW, however, did not release the exact sales figure for the month. Significance: BMW has been facing headwinds in its sales of its elect...
    Audi sells 856 e-tron EVs in US in May
    Audi has sold 856 units of e-tron all-electric sport utility vehicle in May in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 3 June. In 2019 year-to-date, Audi has sold 1,109 units of e-tron. Significance: Audi started selling e-tron SUV in the United States in April and sold 253...
    NIO delivers 1,089 all-electric ES8 SUV in May
    Electric vehicle start-up NIO sold 1.089 units of all-electric ES8 sport utility vehicle (SUV) in China in May, the company announced in a press release on 4 June. In total, NIO has sold 6,2020 units since the beginning of the year, and 17,550 units cumulatively since the launch. “In light of the ...
    Suspension technology in an autonomous world
    According to IHS Markit, nearly USD100 billion has been spent over the last four years on core development and M&A activities in the autonomous vehicle sector. This creates a significant potential opportunity for component system manufacturers in the long term. However, while automotive stakehol...
    Electric car sales in Norway grow 25.1% y/y to 4,462 units in April
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission car in Norway grew 25.1% year-on-year (y/y) to 4,462 units in April, according to OFV which cited data from Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The all-electric cars constituted 39.6% of Norway’s total car market in April. Sales of new all-electric vans also ...
    Electrified vehicle sales in UK grow 12.9% y/y to 10,249 units in April
    Sales of electrified vehicles, which includes battery electric vehicle (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and hybrid petrol and hybrid diesel electric vehicles, in the United Kingdom has witnessed a growth of 12.9% year-on-year (y/y) to 10,249 units in April, according to figures releas...
    PEV sales in Europe grow 40% y/y in Q1 to more than 99,000 units
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) jumped 40% year-on-year (y/y) to 99,174 units in Europe during the first quarter, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release today (8 May). Within this segment, battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales grew substantially (+8...
    Toyota's electrified vehicle sales in Canada grow 82% y/y to 3,876 units in April
    Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) has reported a growth of 82% year on year (y/y) in sales of its electrified vehicles in Canada in April, the company announced in a press release on 1 May. Made-in-Canada Toyota RAV4 hybrid was the most popular electrified vehicle with sales of 2,112 units during the month, ...
    BMW's EV sales in US fall 55.7% y/y to 1,147 units in March
    BMW has reported a 55.7% year-on-year (y/y) fall in sales of electrified vehicles in March in the United States to 1,147 units, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. BMW i3, the all-electric hatchback saw a significant fall of 64% y/y in sales during the month to 359 units in ...
    Share of hybrids cross 50% of total vehicle sales for Toyota during first quarter in Europe
    In a press release dated 10 April, Toyota announced that 51% of its total vehicle sales of 279,000 units in Europe came from hybrid variants during the first quarter of 2019. The company said that hybrids witnessed a 14% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales, taking Toyota's total market share in ...
    Total sales of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV crosses 200,000
    Cumulative sales of plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has crossed the 200,000 mark globally, the company announced on 11 April. The sport utility vehicle (SUV) was launched in 2013 and is currently available in more than 50 countries worldwide. Significance: Mitsubishi Outlander ...
    More than 96% of cars in US equipped with over 6-speed transmissions, says DOE
    The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has said that 96% of all cars in the United States are equipped with 6+-speed transmissions at the end of 2018. According to a press release on 8 April by DOE, 6+-speed transmissions are equipped in nearly 95% of light trucks. Continuously variable transm...
    2019 Geneva Motor Show: Lightweight, high-performance chassis component technology, platform sharing gain traction
    Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is the first big car show for the year for the European automotive market. Showcases pointed to a renewed product focus on performance and sports cars, as well as high-end SUVs. This trend has been visible across other global shows this year, such as 2019 NAIAS...
    A look into the technology and supply chain of the global automotive thermostatic expansion valve sector
    For quite some time now, effective cabin temperature control has been right up there with premium cabin materials and multimedia features, along with ergonomic and comfortable seating, as one of the cornerstones of passenger cabin experience. OEMs have not only obliged but have taken it up a notch ...
    Tesla's EV deliveries more than double y/y in Q1 to 63,000 units
    Tesla has reported a growth of 110% year-on year (y/y) in its vehicle delivery to 63,000 units during the first quarter ended 31 March 2019, according to a company press release on 3 April. This included approximately 50,900 Model 3 and 12,100 Model S and X vehicles. Production during the quarter to...
    NIO sells nearly 4,000 all-electric ES8 SUV during first quarter of 2019
    NIO has sold 3,989 units of the all-electric ES8 sport utility vehicle (SUV) during the first three months of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. A total of 1,373 ES8s were delivered in March, 811 in February, and 1,805 units in January. In total, since its launch, NIO has del...
    Cumulative sales of FCEVs total 6,500 units in US
    Cumulative sales of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in the United States between January 2015 and February 2019 touched 6,558 units, according to the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Toyota Mirai was the best selling FCEV in the country followed by Honda Clarity, Hyundai Tucson and recen...
    Nissan LEAF's cumulative sales cross 400,000 globally
    Nissan has announced that cumulative sales of its all-electric hatchback LEAF models have crossed 400,000 units globally, according to a company press release on 5 March. The company has also announced that it will launch the LEAF in  six new markets in Latin America in the first half of t...
    PEV, hybrid sales in UK up 34% y/y to 4,521 units in February
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) grew 34% year-on year (y/y) to 4,521 units in February, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). During the month, sales of PEVs, which include battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electr...
    Coupled air conditioning hose and tube system – a look into the technology and market dynamics of the component.
    As light vehicle cabins have become more sophisticated, advanced, and comfort-oriented over the years, driven by increasing customer expectations, automotive air conditioning systems have transitioned from an optional comfort feature in the earlier years to a necessity in today’s competitive autom...
    BMW EV sales in February fall 42.7% y/y to 1,110 units in US
    BMW continued to face headwinds in electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States during February with sales falling 42.7% year-on-year (y/y) to 1,110 units. According to a company press release on 1 March, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) accounted for 4.7% of total BMW Group ...
    Sales of hybrids, EVs in US state California rise 37.6% y/y in Q4 2018
    California has witnessed a growth of 37.6% year-on-year (y/y) in sales of hybrid vehicles (HEV) and plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) combined during the fourth quarter of 2018 to 70,899 units, according to California Center for Jobs and The Economy, which cited data from California New Car Dealers As...
    Renault’s EV sales cross 200,000 units mark in Europe
    Renault has sold over 200,000 electric vehicles (EV) cumulatively in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 26 February.  The company sold nearly half of these vehicles, around 100,000, in France. The figure includes sales of all-electric ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Master Z.E. and the Twizy...
    EV sales in China more than double y/y to 96,000 units in January
    Sales of plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles jumped nearly 175% year on year (y/y) to 96,000 units in January, news website CleanTechnica reported on 24 February. During the month, PEVs accounted for 4.8% of total automobile sales in China. According to report, BYD Yuan EV was the best-selling model wit...
    BMW's global EV sales grow 1.4% y/y to 7,234 units in January
    Sales of BMW Group’s electrified vehicles globally grew of 1.4% year-on-year (y/y) to 7,234 units in January, according to a company press release on 13 February. The all-electric BMW i3 was the company’s best-selling EV for the month with sales of 2,598 units, which is a growth of 30.4% y/y, fo...
    Automotive Cabin Comfort – The rising application of seat thermal management
    In automotive design, passenger comfort is a central element along with the other performance and efficiency parameters. Manufacturers invest a lot of resources to ensure the highest degree of ambiance, ergonomics, and user experience for the occupants. Extreme seasonal swings in ambient temperature...
    Global plug-in vehicle registrations cross 2.2 million units in 2018
    Registrations of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) crossed 2.2 million units globally in 2018, according to the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). This is a growth of over 75% year on year (y/y). China remained the single largest market for EVs with sales of o...
    Plug-in EV sales in EU grow 38.2% y/y in 2018 to 301,847 units
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in European Union (EU) grew 33.1% year-on-year (y/y) to 86,372 units in 2018, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release on 7 February. The electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) accounted for 2% of new cars registered across ...
    BMW's EV sales dip 13% y/y in US to 996 units in January
    BMW has reported a fall of 13% year-on-year (y/y) in electric vehicle (EV) sales to 996 units in the United States in January, according to a company press release on 1 February. Sales of BMW and MINI electrified vehicles, which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric ve...
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