Following the news that India has issued draft guidelines for setting up authorised vehicle scrapping facilities across the country, Animesh Kumar, director of research and consulting company Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, warns that the current scrappage initiative is “unlikely” to produce the desired results.
Following the news that Maruti Suzuki has deferred plans to launch its first electric car Wagon R EV for individual customers in India, Animesh Kumar, director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers his view: “The news regarding the deferment of Wagon R EV launch, coupled with the news regarding the inclusion of Hyundai Kona in government’s fleet, raises concerns regarding India’s electrification plans.
The UK government’s £300 million-odd funding for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) projects is unlikely to establish the country as a leader in CAV technology. However, it is well positioned to become a global hub for CAV testing and regulatory development, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
As average vehicle CO2 emissions trend upwards in Europe, carmakers are looking to form ‘pools’ that can help avoid large fines under new tighter EU CO2 emission rules that come into force in 2021. Dave Leggett, automotive editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view.