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Category: Auto Sector

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Interest-Rates

Friday, July 14, 2017

Subprime Auto Loans Up, Car Sales Down: Why This Could Be Good for Gold / Interest-Rates / Auto Sector

By: HAA

The latest monthly motor vehicle sales report released on July 3 paints a grim picture for US car sales. Overall June sales dropped by 3% compared to June of last year—the sixth successive month of lower year-over-year sales.

General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler were among the greatest losers with declines between 4.7% and 7%. Japan’s top sellers fared a little better, with Nissan seeing 2% growth and Toyota a 2.1% gain.

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Companies

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Car Sales About To Go Over The Cliff / Companies / Auto Sector

By: Harry_Dent

The Retail Apocalypse.

Carmageddon.


Same story.

Different industry.

And we called both decades ago!

Autos are the last splurge for aging Baby Boomers. Their kids leave the nest and finally the parents can buy the car they wanted, not that damned minivan to taxi kids around.
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Companies

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020, Here’s How To Profit / Companies / Auto Sector

By: David_Galland

Given the advanced state of driverless technologies and the amount of money being poured into the sector, there is little question—make that, no question at all—that within 10 years, driverless cars will be the norm.

The implications are immense and widespread.

There are currently about 1.4 billion cars on the road. Many of those cars, and eventually all, are going to be replaced by self-driving vehicles.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Vauxhall Zafira B Fires Second Recall DVSA Offence Warning Letters! / ConsumerWatch / Auto Sector

By: HGR

The Zafira saga or nightmare continues as after an abysmally poor implementation of the first recall, apparently Vauxhall has either become more efficient or has hit the panic button in response to more Zafira B's bursting into flames. The latest is a threatening recorded delivery letter warning of amongst things of an offence for not arranging for a prompt recall!

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Companies

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Is This The Best Way For Investors To Play The Electric Car Boom / Companies / Auto Sector

By: OilPrice_Com

As Tesla fires up itsUS$5-billion battery gigafactory to mass produce lithium-ion batteries in a historical turning point, lithium prices are set to explode, there has never been a better year to be a lithium company.

Tesla began mass production of lithium-ion batteries in the first week of January 2017, and by the end of the year it will have led to a doubling of global battery production capacity. By 2018, Tesla predicts it will churn out 35 gigawatts of batteries per year. It’s a massive amount that surpasses more than what the rest of the world combined produces.

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Vauxhall Zafira Fires - Second Recall Issued - Inspection Before Bursting into Flames? / ConsumerWatch / Auto Sector

By: HGR

Just when you think it's safe to drive your Zafira, within a few weeks of of the first recall inspection after a 6 month long wait. What do Zafira owners get through their letter boxes? Another urgent warning letter asking to call and arrange a 2nd recall so as to prevent your Zafira from bursting into flames that the first waste of time recall apparently did NOT fix!

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Vauxhall Zafira Fires Recall - What to Expect at Dealership Inspections, Heater Repairs / ConsumerWatch / Auto Sector

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Vauxhall announced a recall of all 220,000 UK Zafira B models in November 2015, as apparently they are prone to bursting into flames. And now finally after a 6 month long delay the day has arrived when my own Vauxhall Zafira which actually does have a failing heater i.e. is at high risk of catching fire, but still the dealership deemed as not needing a more speedy inspection hence the delay. Anyway find out what to expect at recall Inspections, repairs done and how long it all takes.

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Vauxhall Zafira Fires Panic, Issues Second Recall Whilst Owners Wait for Inspections / ConsumerWatch / Auto Sector

By: N_Walayat

Vauxhall appears to be in a panic as the first recall of about 220,000 Zafira B's in the UK of November 2015 does not appear to have fixed the fault that is causing Zafira's to catch fire and literally explode, and so Vauxhall today issued a SECOND recall in an attempt to get a grip of the crisis.

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Vauxhall Zafira B Fire Recall Update - Pentagon Dealership Experience / ConsumerWatch / Auto Sector

By: N_Walayat

Vauxhall is just one amongst a growing list of auto manufactures being forced to issue recalls for a myriad of reasons from alleged fraudulent emissions ratings by the likes of Volkswagen to Vauxhall's recall of some 220,000 Zafira B models in the UK that are apparently at a real risk of catching fire and even exploding as is the experience of countless Zafira owners over the past few years hence triggering the recall.

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ConsumerWatch

Monday, April 04, 2016

Vauxhall Panics over Zafira B Fire Recall Whilst Dealers Such as Pentagon Adopt a Laid Back Attitude / ConsumerWatch / Auto Sector

By: N_Walayat

This is an update on the crisis facing Vauxhall, the latest in a long list of auto manufactures forced to issue recalls for a myriad of reasons from alleged fraudulently emissions ratings for the likes of Volkswagen to Vauxhall's recall of some 220,000 Zafira B models in the UK that are apparently at a real risk of catching fire and even exploding as is the experience of countless Zafira owners over the past few years hence triggering the recall.

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Companies

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Driverless Vehicles Powered by Artificial Intelligence / Companies / Auto Sector

By: BATR

The joy of driving was once an important part of the American Dream. Take to the open roads meant freedom and adventure. The utilitarian objective of moving from one place to another just does not seem to possess the same romance. As with all reminiscences of the past, the lingering memories like to keep the good times close and block out the troubles when possible. This same trait can be applied to the distinctly national love affair with the auto. But as with all things, times move on and many in the tech community believe that the next advancement in land travel will come from an AI revolution.

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Vauxhall Zafira B Fire Danger Recall - What to Do Video / ConsumerWatch / Auto Sector

By: N_Walayat

It seems each week brings a new crisis for the auto manufacturers that is apart from the alleged emissions fraud that the likes of Volkswagen have been engaged in prompting a recall of 9 million cars. Whilst today's news is of Nissan forced to issue a recall for 1.6 million SUV's due to the risk of air bag injury. Meanwhile in the UK at least Vauxhall has been forced to recall all 220,000 UK Zafira B models that are at a real risk of catching fire and even exploding! As prompted by countless customer experiences of Zafira's catching fire over the past few years and hence prompting Vauxhall to finally act.

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