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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    SAIC plans to sell 10,000 FCEVs annually in China by 2025
    Mainland Chinese automaker SAIC is planning to sell 10,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in China by 2025, Yicai Global reported on 14 September. The company aims to launch 10 hydrogen FCEVs in China in that period. Recently, SAIC Maxus also unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell-powered model, the Maxu...
    NEV sales in mainland China grow 26% y/y to 109,000 units in August
    New-energy vehicle (NEV) sales in mainland China increased nearly 19.3% year on year (y/y) to 98,000 units in August, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (11 September). This included 89,000 units of passenger cars and 9,000 units of commercial veh...
    SiriusXM sees self-pay subscriber net additions rise to about 700,000 for FY 2020
    SiriusXM has said that it is increasing its full-year (FY) 2020 guidance for self-pay subscriber net additions to about 700,000 from 500,000 it had expected earlier, a company press release on 9 September read. SiriusXM also reiterated its existing 2020 financial guidance. For FY 2020, it expects...
    Semiconductor Industry Association says global semiconductor sales up 4.9% y/y in July
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 4.9% year on year (y/y) to USD35.2 billion in July 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 3 September. It was also 2.1% higher than in June 2020. “The global semiconductor market has remained largely resistant to global macroeconomi...
    PEV sales in Europe jump 53.3% y/y, to 129,344 units, in second quarter 2020
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the European Union jumped 53.3% year on year (y/y), to 129,344 units, during the second quarter, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release today (3 September). Within this segment, battery-electric vehicle (BEV)...
    NIO's EV deliveries more than double in August to 3,965 units
    NIO has recorded a growth of 104.1% year on year (y/y) in electric vehicle (EV) deliveries to 3,965 units in August, according to a company press release on 3 September. This included 2,840 units of ES6s and 1,125 units of ES8, the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sp...
    Volkswagen commences manufacturing ID.4 EV at Zwickau plant in Germany
    German carmaker, Volkswagen, has announced that it has commenced production of its new pure electric vehicle (PEV), the ID.4, at its manufacturing facility located at Zwickau in Germany. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 20 August, the company stated that the ID.4 compact sports u...
    UK's BEV sales more than triples y/y to 8,162 units in July
    Battery-electric car (BEV) sales in the United Kingdom grew more than 259% year on year (y/y) to 8,162 units in July, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 August. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) also saw a similar sharp growth of more than ...
    Tata Motors produces 1,000th Nexon EV in India
    Indian carmaker, Tata Motors, has rolled out the 1,000th unit of its electric vehicle (EV), the Nexon EV. According to a press statement issued by Tata Motors on 18 August, the company mentioned that this milestone was reached in just over six months after the commercial launch of the vehicle. ...
    BMW Group aims to sell 7 million electrified vehicles globally by 2030
    As part of its commitment to the goals of the Paris climate agreement, BMW has announced that it targets to sell 7 million vehicles with electrified drive systems by 2030. In a press release issued by BMW on 12 August, the company also stated that two-thirds of these vehicles would be pure electric ...
    Germany's EV sales jump over 180% y/y to 16,798 units in July
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany jumped 181.7% year on year (y/y) to 16,798 units in July, according to a press release by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). EVs accounted for 5.3% of total vehicle registrations in July. During the month, 52,488 hybrids were registered, ...
    EV sales in Norway jumps 26.5% y/y to 4,408 units in July
    Electric car sales in Norway jumped 26.5% year on year (y/y) to 4,408 units in July, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. In the first seven month, sales of electric cars touched 32,911 units which is a fall of 14.9% y/y. Sales of new, all-electric vans ...
    NIO's deliveries quadruples to 3,533 units in July
    In a press release dated 3 August, NIO announced that it delivered 3,533 vehicles in July, which is a growth of 322% year on year (y/y). This included 2,610 units of ES6s and 923 units of ES8 , the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). As of 3...
    Audi says EVs to constitute 35% of its lineup in South Korea by 2030
    Audi Korea has planned to launch more pure-electric vehicles and make EVs constitute 35% of its product portfolio in the country by the year 2030, according to a report filed by South Korean news publication, Yonhap News Agency, on 17 July. Audi’s first pure-electric model for the South Korean mar...
    Jaguar Land Rover announces production milestone of 1.5 million Ingenium engines
    British car maker Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it has reached a production milestone of 1.5 million engines belonging to its Ingenium series. According to a press release from Jaguar Land Rover dated 17 July, the company announced that the engines were assembled at its Engine Manufacturing C...
    Volvo registers 80% y/y growth in demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles in H1 2020
    Volvo has announced a sharp rise in demand for its electrified vehicles. In a press statement issued by Volvo on 21 July, the Sweden-based carmaker said that although sales fell during the first half, it registered a 79.8% year-on-year (y/y) increase in demand for its chargeable plug-in hybrid ...
    Renault's EV sales grow 38% y/y to over 42,000 units in H1 2020
    Sales of Renault’s electric vehicle (EV) grew 38% year-on-year (y/y) to over 42,000 units in the first half ended 30 June 2020, the company announced in a press release on 20 July. During the period, Renault’s all-electric hatchback ZOE was the best selling car in Europe, with sales of 37,540 un...
    Audi e-tron's sales grow 86.8% y/y in first half 2020; launches MY2020 e-tron Sportback in US
    Audi e-tron’s global sales grew 86.8% year on year (y/y) to 17,641 units during the first half of 2020, the company announced in a press release on 16 July. Audi said that the e-tron was the top-selling electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Europe. In Norway, which is the pioneering country when...
    NEV sales in mainland China fall 34.3% y/y to 92,000 units in June
    New energy vehicle (NEV) passenger car sales in mainland China fell 34.3% year on year (y/y) to 92,000 units in June, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (13 July). Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for 72,000 and plug-in hybrid elect...
    Electric car sales in Norway falls 32.1% y/y to 5,041 units in June
    Electric car sales in Norway dropped 32.1% year-on-year (y/y) to 5,041 units in June, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Electric cars accounted for a market share of 44% during June. In the first six month, sales of electric cars touched 28,503 units ...
    Semiconductor Industry Association says global semiconductor sales up 5.8% y/y in May
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 5.8% year-on-year (y/y) to USD35 billion in May 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 3 July. It was also 1.5% higher than in April 2020. “The global semiconductor market in May remained largely resistant to the widespread economic...
    Electric car sales in UK grows 21.5% y/y to 2,424 units in May
    Electric car sales in the United Kingdom grew 21.5% year on year (y/y) to 2,424 units in May, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 4 May. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) fell 65.1% y/y to 825 units. Full hybrid vehicles recorded a drop of 91.2% y/...
    NIO delivers record 3,436 EVs in May in mainland China
    In a press release dated 4 June, NIO informed that it has delivered 3,436 units of ES6 and ES8 all-electric vehicles in May. This is a growth of more than 215% year-on-year (y/y). The deliveries consisted of 2,685 units of the ES6s electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), and 751 units of the ES8s...
    Electric car sales in Norway fall 29.9% y/y to 3,444 units in May
    Electric car sales in Norway fell 29.9% year on year (y/y), to 3,444 units in May, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 43.1% of Norway’s total car market in May, compared with 35.5% in the same month in 2019. Sales of...
    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 ...
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