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Ultium Drive: GM’s Ultimate Power Play; Ford F-150 BEV News

General Motors takes the next step toward developing a vertical production system for its electric vehicles; Ford breaks ground on F-150 BEV plant.

Propulsion Electrification

Fuel Economy Up in August

A rise in electrified powertrain share helped to lift the monthly results, but the shift in consumer demand to larger, less-efficient vehicles overall kept the year-to-date results down.

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As Delivery and Demand for Commercial BEVs Surge, So Does Need for Simple Software Updates

Tesla again shows traditional automakers the path forward with over-the-air software updates.


Auto Tech Check – ’20 Buick Enclave Avenir AWD

Lots of luxury touches and standard tech make this three-row crossover stand out.


VW Targets Half-Million ID.4s; Porsche’s Portable Charger; Tesla and EA; Solo EV

Volkswagen will be ramping up its ID.4 output quickly, while Porsche takes portable charging trackside, Tesla and Electrify America team up and a small BEV aims to change what you imagine a delivery vehicle looks like.

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France Vehicle Sales, August 2020

France vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for August 2020.

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South America Vehicle Production, August 2020

South America vehicle production by manufacturer and country for total vehicles and light vehicles for August 2020.

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Asia Vehicle Production, May 2020

Asia vehicle production by manufacturer and country for total vehicles and light vehicles for May 2020.

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Outlook Q3 2020: North American Q4-2020/Q1-2021 Barometer

Wards Intelligence Senior Analyst Haig Stoddard assesses the short-term outlook for North America production and demand as the automotive industry continues to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Outlook Q3 2020: Smart Cities: Leading the Way in Mobility

Wards Intelligence Senior Analyst Doug Newcomb presents findings from comprehensive case studies of private-public partnerships between cities and mobility providers.

Mobility Autonomous Vehicles

Outlook Q3 2020: Tipping Point: Batteries, BEVs and the Decade Ahead

Wards Intelligence contributing analyst Roger Schreffler presents what’s now and next in battery technology, supplier plans for increasing capacity, and the global market outlook for BEVs.

Batteries Electrified Vehicles

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Why SiC, GaN Semiconductors May Be One Answer to Better BEVs

Vitesco’s Beyza Sarioglu, vice president-Electrification Technology North America, discusses a path forward to faster charging, longer-range electric vehicles and how ready the industry is to follow.

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Smart Cities: Leading the Way in Mobility

In-depth case studies and analysis of how mobility providers are working with cities to shape the future of urban transportation.  


AImotive Sees Sweet Spot Between Automotive, Software Industries

Wards Intelligence Senior Analyst James Amend recently conducted a virtual meeting with three key AImotive executives.

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