Hydrogen, an essential technology for achieving net-zero carbon

Edition of 30/09/2022

Leboncoin.fr: a UV offer still falling but prices stabilizing

In 6 months, the volume of used vehicle ads on Leboncoin has fallen by another 12% while prices have not increased by more than 5%, told us Olivier Flavier, director of the automotive market of the first ad site in France.


Matt Barrick new Managing Director of CarSupermarket.com

General management of CarSupermarket.com entrusted to Matt Barrick, succeeding Stephen Butterley.


Emmanuel Bret appointed Managing Director of Fisker France and Benelux

Since September 2022, Emmanuel Bret has joined Fisker in the newly created position of Managing Director France and Benelux.


With the Oli concept, Citroën combines design and frugality

A worthy successor to the Ami One Concept, Citroën’s new showcar combines an eye-catching futuristic design with a frugal vision of the automobile, with less weight, less equipment and recycled and reusable materials.


Porsche tumbles on the stock market by defying the gloom of the markets

(AFP) – The German manufacturer of luxury cars Porsche made a zigzag course on Thursday on its first day of listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, for one of the biggest operations in the financial center despite a sluggish economic context.


Zero Motorcycles raises $107 million

(AFP) – The brand of electric motorcycles Zero Motorcycles announced Thursday that it has raised 107 million dollars to finance its development, a few days after the IPO of LiveWire, the subsidiary dedicated to electric Harley-Davidson.


Volkswagen well on its way to financing its electrification strategy

(Reuters) – Volkswagen is well on its way to funding its electrification strategy, its chief financial officer said on Thursday, as it raised about 9.6 billion euros from Porsche’s IPO and a possible listing of its battery unit is being considered.


Renault will hold its long-awaited “capital market day” on November 8

PARIS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Renault on Thursday set November 8 as the date for its long-awaited “capital market day” during which it is to detail its plan to create two separate entities, one dedicated to electricity and the another to thermal engines.


India postpones by one year, to October 2023, the obligation to equip cars with six airbags

(Reuters) – India will require all passenger cars to be fitted with a minimum of six airbags from October 1, 2023, a year later than originally planned, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.


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Five things to know about the Porsche icon

(AFP) – Before buzzing on the stock market this week, Porsche has established itself as a benchmark for sports cars. Here are five things to know about the brand.


Avoiding the price-wage race, a winning bet for companies and employees

We are currently witnessing a debate between economists and those responsible for economic policies (monetary and budgetary) on the strategies that should be adopted in the face of inflation. The consensus that has not yet disappeared in France and in Europe was to avoid following the American authorities in raising interest rates. It is weakening while the arguments to support it are not lacking.


Why supply disruptions will continue in the automotive industry

The ramp-up of semiconductor production is not yet sufficient to meet production needs and even less to make up for delays. Yet the improvement in recent weeks has been enough to highlight many other disruptions in the supply chain. The situation remains difficult, especially since the price increases are significant and are now passed on by the equipment manufacturers to the manufacturers.



Today, it is a conceptual chronicle that I propose to you, even if what I saw a few days ago was very real…


Avoiding China’s Domination of Europe’s Electrified Automotive Industry

To get the EU to back down on the issue, opponents of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) frequently mention a threat of Chinese domination. This is very real not only in China and/or in the field of batteries where it is already patent, but also in the long term on the automotive market itself in Europe. On closer inspection, however, we see that less than electrification, it is the European distribution, industrial development and product offering strategies that offer the Chinese offensive the most powerful vectors of success.


Detroit makes living room

The Detroit Auto Show is making a comeback after a 44-month absence. At the same time, the trade show dedicated to battery and electric motor technologies was also held in the suburbs of Detroit. Not only do these two events announce the return of trade shows, but they also announce an industrial momentum towards electric vehicles.


Renault Group and Stellantis, two ways to be present at the Paris Motor Show

While the Renault group plays the Paris Motor Show card to the hilt, the Stellantis group will pale in comparison. If we compare their financial means, we see that this decision is political before being economic.


The ideal car

Today, I take you back to a time when you had to insert a key in a barrel to get on board, when you operated a lever to change gear, and when a telescopic antenna stood up when you turned on the radio…


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