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Favourite stories of the past week…?
- Too Many Broken Hearts -- The Hydrogen Council (backed by lots of big-name OEMs) want $70 billion spent on hydrogen, forecasting costs will fall by 50%. The thing is… many of the same group are complaining about the low investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. So why ask for even more money to be spent on something else?
- I’ll Be There -- Some say that Mercedes is having problems getting enough batteries for the EQC, and it is hindering production. Others say that everything is just hunky dory and Mercedes will sell 50,000 units this year. That would be Tesla Model X volume territory. What would the Tesla fanbase make of one of their beloved products being beaten in the sales charts? Popcorn anyone?
- Old Before I Die -- GM’s Cruise unveiled the Origin, a small shuttle developed with Honda. They put the vehicle lifespan at a million miles. Sounds reasonable, since taxis in New York and London routinely make it to 500,000. But if this vision of the future is correct, won’t that mean far fewer registrations?
Volkswagen plan to make the MEB platform upgradeable so that used vehicle buyers can get a car with a specification and functionality that is better than when it came out of the factory gate
GM’s Corporate line seems to be growing inexorably -- how much longer investors will agree to hundreds of millions of dollars per quarter being spent without any substantive explanation?