The Automotive Echo Chamber — Isolated From The Real World

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:40:59 +0000

Travelling widens your view of the world. These last few months, in the midst of auto industry conferences and travel, I have suddenly been encountering situations in the auto world that really open my eyes

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The European Car Of The Year Election Was An Embarrassment

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 00:33:13 +0000

Peugeot e-208The European Car of the Year is not the “Best Buy” advice of a consumer organization. It does not put a sticker on Product X in category Y in price class Z. It does not help customers to choose between the myriad offerings on the market by positioning something as the cheapest, coolest, easiest, safest, healthiest, or greenest product they can buy

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Hot Hot Hot! — France Electric Car Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:33:01 +0000

After January’s record performance, the French plug-in electric vehicle market continued on fire in February, seeing 13,317 registrations last month

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Measure amending PSA to boost FDI – analysts

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 16:20:28 +0000

PROPOSED amendments to the 84-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) would boost job-generating foreign direct investments (FDI) in the country, but regulators must ensure these would be properly implemented, analysts say. This comes after some lawmakers have criticized the planned amendments, raising concerns that once passed, these would allow foreign companies to fully own certain public […]

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The Big Brussels Car Market, aka Auto Show

Credit to Author: Maarten Vinkhuyzen| Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:52:03 +0000

When visiting the leading car shows in Geneva, Paris, and Frankfurt, the carmakers will take you on a journey, showing their grand visions about future mobility with vehicles that merge into houses, are lounges on wheels, or are just crazy, impractical futuristic works of art

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11% Electric Vehicle Share In France!

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:29:27 +0000

The French plug-in passenger electric vehicle market broke all of its previous records in January, with all-electric models jumping 258% to 10,952 units and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles surging 238% to 3,813 registrations

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General wholesale price index steady in October

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:00:18 +0000

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday that the General Wholesale Price Index (GWPI) at the country level stayed at 2.9 percent last October. According to the statistics agency, the figure was higher than the 2.2 percent recorded in October 2018. Among commodity groups, a higher annual markup of 2.1 percent was noted in […]

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Trade gap shrinks further in October

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:29:41 +0000

THE country’s trade deficit continued to narrow in October from a year ago, but slightly widened from September, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. Data from the statistics agency showed that imports dropped by 10.8 percent year-on-year to $9.56 billion, while exports climbed by 0.1 percent to $6.31 billion. As a result, the […]

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Oct inflation for poor households falls to 0.8%

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:20:52 +0000

INFLATION for low-income households eased to a four-year low of 0.8 percent in October on the back of lower fuel and utility prices, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on Thursday. The figure is lower than the 0.9 percent posted in September, and the lowest since October 2015’s 0.4 percent. Year to date, consumer price […]

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