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Automobilių pramonė – sėkmė nepaisant skandalų

by March 4th, 2016

Pozityvūs rezultatai Vokietijoje 2015 metai Vokietijos automobilių pramonei buvo sėkmingi. Vokietijos automobilių gamintojų asociacija skelbia, kad 2015 m. Vokietijoje iš viso pagaminta 5.7 milijono lengvųjų automobilių. Tai 2% daugiau nei 2014 m. Didžioji dalis automobilių buvo eksportuota į užsienio rinkas. Pagal Vokietijos automobilių gamintojų asociacijos duomenis, 2015 m. eksportas sudarė 4.4 milijono naujų automobilių. Tai […]

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Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Sales Stumbled in the US, But Are Poised for Recovery

by March 3rd, 2016

Until 2015, the US was the largest market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), recording double-digit sales growth every year since 2010. But in 2015 sales volume dropped for the first time since electric vehicles were introduced. Rise of turbocharged engines along with low fuel prices discouraged drivers from choosing range-limited PEVs in 2015. Nevertheless, PEV […]

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Worried Car Manufacturers Provide Great Toy Licensing Opportunities

by February 28th, 2016

Since the 2009 recession there has been growing concern among car manufacturers that car ownership is losing its appeal with millennials and will continue declining in subsequent generations. The car industry saw an increasingly frugal consumer base that viewed cars as an unnecessary luxury, rather than an aspirational product and passing those values onto their […]

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Australia’s Automotive Fortunes Assured in the Short Term but Disruptors to the Long-term Potential are Many

by January 7th, 2016

A combination of low interest rates and oil prices, employment gains and healthy economic growth are boosting Australia’s automotive fortunes in the short term. Australian consumers also continue to defect to versatile vehicles such as SUVs in their droves which is supporting replacement demand. The likelihood of rising oil prices and interest rates and an […]

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Digital Trends: The Smart Car is the New Entertainment Space

by November 4th, 2015

Smart Cars, which are vehicles with high-speed, broadband internet connection and digital add-on features, are regarded as the next frontier in consumer entertainment. With consumers moving away from their living rooms for entertainment, cars are becoming more connected – some new car models even have free mobile internet as an option. The issue with smart […]

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The VW Emissions Scandal and its Impact on German Automotive Industry and Suppliers

by October 27th, 2015

Volkswagen Group is coping with emissions scandal that is expected to weigh on group’s financial performance. The company estimates that the emissions scandal will cost up to €40 billion. In order to prepare for the possible losses, Volkswagen plans cost cutting measures to mitigate expected costs. The measures are expected to include cuts in investment […]

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The VW Emissions Scandal Poses a Threat to Europcar’s Lead in Western Europe’s Car Rental Sector

by October 17th, 2015

With only the VW Group being implicated in the emissions scandal and numerous reports already suggesting that a number of consumers are turning their back on the group’s vehicles both old and used, it seems inevitable that their residual values will be impacted. In turn, this will drive up the TCO (total cost of ownership) […]

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