Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Italian sports car manufacturer is turning a page in its history. After starting electrification with hybrids, it is set to launch an all-electric car in 2025. Maranello’s goal is to reorient innovation and product development and focus on carbon neutrality by 2030. Sign of the time: Ferrari reorganized its organization. A chip expert from STMicroelectronics is leading the research. And the famous prancing horse brand has created divisions on technologies and infrastructures, as well as digital and data.
Lamborghini does not know the crisis
Like Ferrari, Rolls-Royce or Bentley, the Italian brand is also recording record sales, demonstrating the brash health of the luxury car market. 8,405 cars combined with the bull statue were delivered in 2021, a record for the brand’s history. Sales increased 13 percent last year. And the new year opens with equally positive prospects, thanks to a solid order book that will cover nearly all of the planned production for 2022, noting the manufacturer belonging to the German giant Volkswagen.
Renault under threat of mass complaint
A lawyer wants to file a brand complaint about the 1.2 TCe petrol engine. Between 2012 and 2016, it caused excessive oil consumption, increasing maintenance costs and pollution. It also caused engine failure, sometimes between 65,000 and 125,000 kilometers. This collective action expert, named Christophe Lèguevaques, is trying to bring together several hundred affected customers online to force Renault to better compensate. About twenty people have already signed up, but around 4,000 are in touch via a Facebook group. The lawyer plans to initiate a summary procedure and obtain information from the brand about these engines before referring Renault in court.
And then London taxis now have a concession in France
These black taxis, these black taxis that we see in movies or TV series in the British capital, definitely come to your mind. We also meet some of them in Paris. They are produced by the London Electric Vehicle Company LEVC. Actually, this company is British in name only because it is actually owned by Chinese Geely, which also owns Volvo. In any case, these famous taxis now have a point of sale in Paris. The targeted target is taxi and VTC drivers who know that these vehicles are now 100% electric.