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Christie Schweinsberg

Senior Editor,

Christie covers Asia-based auto makers and the U.S. heavy-truck market.

Tesloop to Begin Supercharger-to-Supercharger Rentals 
The Tesla-centric mobility-service provider believes the lure of the Tesla brand for riders, and the projected tax benefits or appreciation for vehicle owners, will make its long-distance rental service more financially viable than short-distance urban rideshare schemes.
Detroit Utility Hopes to Boost EV Education, Infrastructure in Michigan 
DTE is making rebates ranging from $500 to $25,000 available to customers who want to install home or public charging stations.
GM Partners With Construction Firm on EV Charging Network 
Making the charging process as quick as refueling an internal-combustion-engine vehicle is seen as essential if EVs are ever to replace ICE vehicles as an American’s primary vehicle.
ChargePoint: Fleets Turning to Electrification; Sector at Turning Point 
The charging-network provider last year acquired energy-management company Kisensum, which specialized in fleets and now is part of ChargePoint’s energy-solutions group focused on deploying software solutions to fleet decision makers.
Honda Neutral in DSRC Versus 5G LTE Debate for V2X 
Honda, along with General Motors, Toyota and Nissan, is a proponent of DSRC, while Audi and Ford favor 5G LTE.
Honda Sees Electrification Gains With Education Campaign 
Last year, the Japanese automaker had its best sales result yet with electrified vehicles, as well as its best sales in the sector in 13 years.
Valeo Eyes Autonomous, Electrified Future With Advanced Filtration, Radiant Heat Concepts 
Sensors, filters, radar and cameras help clear the air inside a vehicle and warm and cool occupants.
Nissan to Announce Mobility Plan Soon 
While previous company leadership was skeptical about mobility-as-a-service, which encompasses car sharing, ride sharing and ride hailing, Nissan now sees potential value in the business.
Nissan Forms Business to Explore V2G, Bidirectional Charging 
Businesses with large buildings potentially could save thousands of dollars by drawing energy from lithium-ion battery packs to stave off high electricity costs.
Wards Intelligence | Outlook Q4 2018: Charging, the Grid and Grading the OEMs 
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the December 13 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q4 2018.
Toyota Plans More CUVs for U.S. 
LMC-Wards forecast data shows two new Toyota crossovers are due in coming years, including a joint product with another automaker.
UX, HMI Need to Get Better, Quick 
Industry players debate confusing icons, long development times, stressed software engineers and handling the threat of Apple and Google.
Total U.S. Plug-In Sales Approaching 1 Million; Tesla Dominates BEVs 
If monthly sales of BEVs and PHEVs mimic September’s rates (19,412 for BEVs and 10,062 for PHEVs), the 1 million mark should be reached by November.
Volvo: Middle-Territory Autonomy “Dangerous,” 2021 Intro for Level 4 
“We are too slow when we are not focused. It can take minutes to reactivate us. That is something we learned,” Volvo Cars' CEO says of human drivers.
Acura: CDX Too Small, RDX Just Right 
“For the most part a lot of the people that are buying those cars are settling for something smaller than (what) they really do want,” an Acura official says of small luxury CUVs.
Market Intel
Jan 1, 2018

2018 Commercial Vehicle Report  

A thorough examination on the state of the U.S. commercial vehicle market, highlighting risks and opportunities for industry players....More
Sep 18, 2017

Commercial Vehicle Utilization Report  

Commercial Vehicle Brand Utilization Report provides analysis of available data to spot risks and opportunities and help guide business strategy and investment....More
Jun 30, 2017

2017 U.S. Light-Vehicle Equipment Report  

Data and analysis covering five years of equipment take rates for powertrain, ADAS, safety and other major features....More
Market Analysis
Jul 12, 2019

U.S. Sales by Segment, Q2 2019  

U.S. light vehicle sales by segment group, segment, source, and model line for 2nd quarter 2019....More
Jul 11, 2019

France Vehicle Sales, June 2019  

France vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for June 2019....More
Jul 10, 2019

U.S. SAAR History by Month, 1980-current  

U.S. vehicle sales SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rates) by vehicle type and source by month for 1980-current....More
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