The road to carbon-free mobility is littered with obstacles

MONTREAL, PQ – Here at Movin’On, the Michelin-sponsored “World Summit on Sustainable Mobility,” we are living a mix of nostalgia and the ultra-modern. The sentimental bits? As I sit waiting for the start of a seminar called Speeding up Decarbonization of the Americas, the sultry sounds from a jazz quartet are amusing some 200 of …

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Bullitt hits the bull’s eye

Frank Bullitt was the man most baby boomer boys wanted to be in 1968 – tough, taciturn, smart. The rest of us wanted to be Steve McQueen. Steve McQueen was the 1960s embodiment of a kind of cool that burst from the screen into the very being of generations of men. Sure, Frank Bullitt was …

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BMW believes in EVs, but do you?

Rest in peace, Ultimate Driving Machine. BMW AG, which rode that tagline to automotive supremacy, is now busy shaping “tomorrow’s individual premium mobility.” Not very catchy, that. It actually downplays the pleasures of actually driving. But you’ll find it at the heart of an important BMW presentation, one that dwells on the future profits that …

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The best EV for sale to consumers is a Jaguar — the I-Pace

Jaguar is not fooling around with Tesla. No, Jag, the once-staid British brand now owned by Tata, the sprawling Indian conglomerate, is going after Tesla head-on with a wonderfully refined EV.

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Jeep gets a leadership jolt, just when needed

Just days ago, in his quarterly grilling from auto analysts, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) CEO Mike Manley, a former Jeep brand boss with a crisp British accent, went all-in on the future of Jeep and its importance to struggling FCA. FCA, he said, is investing heavily in the launch of the next generation Grand Cherokee, one …

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