Top 10 most read articles in 2020
At the end of the year, we look back on the most read articles in the past year. And what a year it's been... Unsurprisingly, our top 10 has quite a heavy COVID-19 dominance, but articles about vehicle electrification, self-driving vehicles and mobility sharing also proved to be popular. An overview.
Cars made in Africa for Africans
Africa has a large and important car manufacturing industry but none is sold to customers within the Continent. All are exported. Almost every car bought and used by Africans is imported and most are second hand, carrying huge import duties that typically double the price making them more expensive than new cars sold abroad.
COVID-19: 10 tips for safe face-to-face meetings
Employers and workers are looking at ways to control the spread of COVID-19. Banning face-to-face meetings and turning to virtual conferencing is one of them.
How COVID-19 impacts car rental industry
The travel bans to stem the spread of Covid-19 have hit the rental-car industry harder than most. Will government assistance be enough to keep them afloat?
COVID-19: global impact on vulnerable APAC automotive industry
COVID-19 didn’t just start anywhere in China. Wuhan, the city that hosted the first major outbreak of the coronavirus, is one of China’s major automotive production (parts & cars) sites. GM, Honda, Nissan, Peugeot and Renault all have manufacturing plants in Hubei Province, of which Wuhan is the capital. It is fair to say that the car industry was the first economic victim of COVID-19, and the economic impact of the virus became global faster than the virus itself.
Tesla and Audi move to autonomy at different levels
Autonomous driving is the Holy Grail of mobility, and OEMs are following different paths to get there. As demonstrated by two recent announcements by Audi and Tesla, it's all about which level of autonomy you're aiming for.
Used prices are up but they will go down again
The inventory of used vehicles on sale across the United States remains low, causing prices to go up. But prices are very likely to go down again on the longer term.
Ford pauses development of autonomous vehicles
Mere days after scrapping an electric SUV for its luxury brand Lincoln, Ford is now also halting its autonomous-vehicle projects. The reason, in both cases: the OEM's terrible results – due in large part to the corona crisis.
Hertz files for bankruptcy in North America
Hertz Global, the holding company for car rental giant Hertz and fleet management company Donlen, has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Hertz is the second-biggest car rental company in North America, behind Enterprise.
Brazil kicks off 2020 in EV mode
The sale of new hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) in Latin America’s largest automobile parc, Brazil, is now averaging approximately 2,000 units per month, achieving 1% or more of new vehicles sold for the first time in the country.
COVID-19: Precautions to take when sharing mobility
Sometimes travel is impossible to avoid so if you find yourself having to use shared mobility, ride-hailing services or hotel rooms, here are the precautions you need to take to avoid exposure to or spreading COVID-19.