One of the widely held concerns about EVs is their limited range, and the availability of charging infrastructure. Mercedes may have eased some of those worries, however the development of the necessary charging infrastructure will need to continue at an equal pace in order to fully support the EV roll-out. Perhaps the pick of the bunch, however, was Mercedes-Benz’s concept electric car with a range of roughly 620 miles – more than that of the Toyota Prius or Ford Focus, and almost twice the range of a Tesla Model S.
- Nowhere was this more apparent than at the Consumer Electronics Show (“CES”) in Las Vegas held between January 2022.
- This is notably the case in Europe but globally PHEVs are also gaining traction.
- While the worst may be behind us, it is unlikely that things will return completely to normal during the remainder of this year.
- In China, by contrast, the proliferation of shared and autonomous mobility could happen faster than in the Western world.
- It became Europe’s best-selling manufacturer in November, overtaking the Volkswagen Group for the first time since its inception.
The company said at its I/O developer conference back in May that a major visual overhaul of Android Auto was on the way, and would land before the end of the summer. This brings a split-screen look to the system, letting drivers view a map, music coachoutletonlinebtc.net and other information all at once. Our events calendar highlights the latest SMMT events, SMMT supported events and lists any other industry event. Over 859,000 cars , 72,913 commercial vehicles and 1.6 million engines were built in the UK in 2021.
At this point, we believe that the broad industry guidance is that shortages will continue to occur to some extent for the rest of this year and potentially into and even through 2022. Pivi, Pivi Pro and InControl features, options, third-party services and their availability remain market dependent – check with your Land Rover Retailer for local market availability and full terms. Certain features require an appropriate SIM with a suitable data contract which will require further subscription after the initial term advised by your Retailer. Information and images displayed in relation to the InControl technology, including screens or sequences, are subject to software updates, version control and other system/visual changes depending on options selected. Throughout the semiconductor shortage, the used car market in the UK has been booming due to consumers’ willingness to switch to nearly new or quality used cars as an alternative. Rising prices, especially in the used car sector, have meant some manufacturers and dealers have been able to offset the impact of declining volumes on their bottom line.
The average cost of a second-hand vehicle is now reported to be more than £20,000, with some ‘nearly new’ cars selling for more than their original price. However, the growing squeeze on the cost of living and surging fuel prices could see demand for used cars drop over the next quarter. The shift to electric vehicles has a fundamental impact on car manufacturers. With a battery pack instead of an internal combustion engine , EVs are less complicated to construct. But designing new models, further development of technology, and digitalisation require massive investment in R&D and new production facilities, and organisations need to adapt drastically. Since regulators have embraced the future phase-out of the ICE car as part of their plans for the energy transition, and the transition is now beyond doubt, car manufacturers have adopted it as a central part of their strategy.
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Bill has worked in the motor industry for almost three decades, and has held senior roles at JLR, BMW and Rover, amongst other vehicle manufacturers. His knowledge and experience of the issues surrounding the sector bring invaluable industry insight and expertise. Demand for vehicles remains strong but output has stalled due to the ongoing supply chain constraints. These recent announcements showcase the future of the automotive industry. Innovation is rapid, electrification and automation continue to be prized areas of development, and companies continue to show an ability to tackle radical shifts in the needs of consumers. The prospect of Apple and Sony entering the EV market is also one to watch.