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SMMT May Data

Another dismal month for new car sales with weakest May for 30 years

New UK car registrations fell -20.6% to 124,394 units in the second weakest May since 1992, after the 2020 pandemic-hit market, as supply shortages continued to hamper new purchases and the fulfilment of existing orders, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The decline, compared with the first …

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Another sign that all cars are becoming computers on wheels

Volkswagen’s CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s software company, announced this week that it will source chips from Qualcomm to develop autonomous driving software, which the German carmaker has made the backbone of its future strategy. Who is CARIAD? CARIAD is an automotive software company in the Volkswagen Group that is consolidating and further expanding the Group’s software competencies …

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Tesla Model 3 best selling car in Europe during September 2021

JATO reports EV revolution hits new milestone as Tesla Model 3 becomes Europe’s best-selling car in September September was another significant month for Europe’s automotive industry, as new car registrations fell by 25% to just 964,800 units. Dealers continue to face issues with the availability of new cars due to the chip shortage. As a …

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Tesla Giga Shanghai still ramping fast with new production record in September with 56K units.

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla China reported a total of approximately 56,006 units, up 27% month-over-month. In China alone, Tesla sold a total of 52,153 vehicles and exported 3,853 units. The CPCA also reported that Tesla China sold 33,033 Model Y units and 19,120 Model 3 units. These are large numbers …

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Mad Power thoughts

Had it not been so exceptionally calm in the run up to this autumn equinox, one could call the energy crisis a perfect storm. Wind farms stand idle for days on end, a fire interrupts a vital cable from France, a combination of post-Covid economic recovery and Russia tightening supply means the gas price has …

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Electric car chargers to be required in all new house and office builds in England

THE UK GOVERNMENT will introduce legislation to include electric vehicle charging points on all new-build homes and offices in England, it has been confirmed. In response to a question in the House of Commons this week, Rachel Maclean MP, under secretary of state for transport, said the government will publish its consultation response on requiring all …

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