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3D Fast Bus: overtaking more conventional green automotive innovations

According to a recent Datamonitor survey, consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly interested in energy efficient cars. However, congestion remains a concern, and in an attempt to tackle this issue, a revolutionary new type of bus is set to be pilot tested in Beijing, which will address the problem by simply driving above passenger cars, without the need for a separate track.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2010
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Chinese automotive trade rules: driving Europe to extremes

Favoritism towards domestic producers, investment restrictions and weak enforcement of intellectual property rights were among the many the criticisms leveled at the Chinese automotive industry by the European Commission this week. The fact that China's auto sector recently recorded its first positive trade balance has also fueled concerns among European car firms about competitive practices.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2005
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Compact cars offer growth opportunities

Compact vehicles are quite simply the place to be if a manufacturer wants to increase new car sales in Europe. Of all the new cars sold in the UK throughout 2012, seven in 10 are considered compact. The number of compact car sales in the UK has risen as consumers aim to downsize their vehicles to improve fuel efficiency amid rising petrol prices. Kia in particular has benefited from this trend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2012
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DaimlerChrysler / Hyundai: reshaping their relationship

DaimlerChrysler's [DCX.F] strategy to enlarge its presence in Asia could be threatened by the uncertain future of its partnership with South Korean automaker Hyundai [05380.KS]. This latest development comes on top of the well-documented collapse of its Mitsubishi partnership, leaving DaimlerChrysler in a vulnerable position in this booming automotive market.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2004
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Digital showrooms could change the future of vehicle retailing

Car-makers are adapting to the digital age by offering motorists the use of digital showrooms, enabling drivers to experience and purchase cars without physically test-driving them. Moving to a virtual showroom is a bold decision for manufacturers and motorists, and relies on people's willingness to buy a vehicle without trying it first.

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2013
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Ford Motor Company: forward, but far enough?

The name given to Ford's new turnaround initiative - "Way Forward" - implies that investors should be looking ahead to a more streamlined, positive future for the company. Yet many believe that the turnaround plan favors cutbacks over innovation, leaving confidence low among analysts as to whether Ford can shake off what has been described as 'a legacy of inertia'.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jan 2006
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Ford: cost cutting

Ford Motor's [F] redesigned F-150 pick-up is boosting the company's finances. Ford hopes to prolong this trend by trimming around $1,000 from each model's production cost by the end of 2004. As long as the F-150 remains Ford's best selling vehicle, the company can be confident of the boost it will provide to the $7 billion profitability target.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2003
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Gasoline prices work to Japanese manufacturers' advantage in US

Rising gasoline prices are pushing North American consumers towards more fuel-efficient models, leading Japanese manufacturers such as Honda to benefit, to the detriment of their US rivals. Fuel efficiency, it is clear, has become a decisive selling point for the SUV target and the US big three need to respond to this trend, as Datamonitor's Richard Carteau reports...

Published By Datamonitor
06 Dec 2005
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Hino Motors: denying Scania stake interest

Hino Motors [7205.TO] has denied having any interest in purchasing some of Volvo's [VOLVB.ST] share in Swedish rival Scania [SCVB.ST]. However, a potential stake in the large and reputable European truck manufacturer could give the Japanese manufacturer a solid base in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2004
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Mahindra & Mahindra-REVA deal highlights growing focus on electric vehicles

Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has acquired a majority stake in REVA, the largest electric vehicle specialist in the country. Datamonitor believes that the deal is representative of a growing trend among traditional carmakers to move into the electric vehicle market through alliances with niche players in this sector.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2010

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