Author Archives: Carlo Ombello

Marchionne is last to join the EV bandwagon, but can Fiat still compete? (Part 2)

[Follows from Part 1] The Future Vs Marchionne June 2018: methane may not be Fiat’s new technological focus after all. Also, improving traditional Diesel engines is ultimately not feasible, so those will instead be fully scrapped by 2021. The much-derided … Continue reading

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Marchionne is last to join the EV bandwagon, but can Fiat still compete? (Part 1)

Fiat Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled his last 5-year industrial plan for the Italian-American carmaker a month ago in Turin, Italy. The much anticipated event did not disappoint, as the CEO – now 14 years into his reign at the … Continue reading

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Bloomberg’s Tesla “cash burn” theories up for test as make-or-break H1 ’18 comes to an end

It is make-or-break time for both Tesla and its detractors, as an historical first half of 2018 comes to a wrap in the next few days. A Tesla news overload through the past year has resulted in a wild and … Continue reading

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Tesla’s next short squeeze: will stock go “Supernova”?

Discussions about a possible new epic “short squeeze” on Tesla stock are trending these days. The company is going through the most important transition in its young history, as the electric car and energy company strives to achieve mass market … Continue reading

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Milan’s new diesel ban to cause ripple effect

The city of Milan is getting set for a progressive ban on diesel cars, due to start as early as January 2019. The bold move was announced a few days ago by Milan’s mayor Giuseppe Sala at the annual Energy … Continue reading

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Fully Charged Live Show rocks Silverstone F1 track

Fully Charged, the popular YouTube channel hosted by British actor and electric cars’ advocate Robert Llewellyn, reached the next level last weekend as it turned into a live exhibition at Silverstone, UK’s famous F1 track. Thousands – including me – … Continue reading

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Tesla Model 3 base version looming as Elon Musk unveils AWD and Performance specs

After a long, agonizing wait (at least for a reservation holder like myself), Elon Musk has finally provided some details of the upcoming dual motor all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Tesla Model 3, in a series of tantalising updates … Continue reading

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Audi’s 2025 electrification plans give way to Tesla’s dominance

Audi Group held their annual general meeting this week on Wednesday. As expected, the company provided news on their long-term plan for cars’ electrification. It was an interesting update and a significant one: four new full electric production models will … Continue reading

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Tesla celebrates progress with new short Youtube video

Tesla has just released a new video, almost a teaser, seemingly meant to celebrate the company’s achievements and progress to date. It’s sure to cause a lot of buzz among Tesla enthusiasts (and detractors!), as it shows what looks like … Continue reading

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BMW’s iX3 and electrification strategy: too little too late?

The BMW iX3 electric concept car was finally unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show (Auto China 2018) last week. The long touted prototype of BMW’s first electric SUV – derived entirely from the conventional X3 model and expected for sale … Continue reading

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