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The Inflation Reduction Act's False Promise

The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 which re-establishes the $7,500 tax credit for new BEV purchases. But automakers and consumers may be hard pressed to take advantage of it before the incentive expires in 2032.

Electrification Batteries

Mexico July Sales Take Dive, Still Beat Last Year

Although well below pre-COVID levels, LV sales in the first seven months reached 600,893 units, a mere 0.1% less that the 601,724 sold in January-July 2021.

Market Analysis

Canada LV Sales Regain Momentum in July

Despite the July uptick, LV sales in the first seven months of the year still trailed those of January-July 2021 by 9.3%.

Market Analysis

North America Platform by Plant Production Forecast, 2022-2024

North America light vehicle production forecast by vehicle type and country; by manufacturer, vehicle type, and country; by manufacturer, country, and plant; and by manufacturer, platform, and plant by month for 2022-2024. Includes list of models with their associated platform.

Market Analysis Production Forecast

OEMs Want to Tweak Tax Credit; GM’s Hush Money?; BorgWarner Buys Charging Company

Rivian, as well as the Detroit Three and Toyota, ask for changes to a new EV tax credit.

Electrification Charging

U.S. Light-Vehicle Inventory in July Records First Year-Over-Year Increase Since 2019

Although inventory declined from the prior month in July, U.S. light-vehicle sales in August are expected to improve on July’s 13.4 million-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate and post a third consecutive month-to-month increase.

Market Analysis Markets

July U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Give Small Boost to Struggling Market

Despite rising retail prices, economic headwinds and other challenges, the bottom line is that sales volumes remain low because inventory remains abysmally low. If enough supply was available – especially of more affordable vehicles - the pent-up demand is still there for sales to reach annualized rates at 16-million-unit to 17-million-unit levels.

Market Analysis Markets

V2X: On the Brink of a Tipping Point to Help Cut Road Fatalities

How Commsignia could be poised to take advantage of new Government initiatives.

Connectivity ADAS

First-Half 2022 Global Vehicle Sales Fall 11%; June Signals Some Improvement

Despite year-over-year declines in most regions, global sales in June increased 15% from May, a possible sign supply-chain disruptions are easing enough that inventory levels are rising, and second-half volume will show gains over 2021.

Market Analysis Markets

AutoTech Check: Ford F-150 Goes All-Electric With Improved BlueCruise

This AutoTech Check article describes the sensing, intelligence and reliability of the Ford F-150 Lightning’s ADAS features. Ford’s first battery-electric truck brings improved BlueCruise driver-assistance providing more confidence and trust in the system.

Autonomy ADAS

Renewed Federal Tax Credit May Be Coming; GM Seeks to Educate; Tesla News

U.S. buyers of BEVs, including those made by GM and Tesla, will be able to get significant money off the price of their new or used vehicle, while GM aims to answer your burning BEV questions and Tesla seeks funding to open its Superchargers.

Electrification

The End of the Steering Wheel? Ford, GM Petition NHSTA for AVs With No Driver Controls

Ford and General Motors petition NHTSA for exemptions related to autonomous vehicles.  Both companies plan to test self-driving vehicles to be used as robotaxis without any driver controls.  Baidu asks regulators for similar permission in China.

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