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AID NEWSLETTER 1622 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1622 | Published - 02 December 2016
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| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
BMW i3 Top selling electric car OctoberBMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart

The BMW i3, for the third consecutive month, topped West Europe’s electric best sellers’ list last month and is third in the year-to-date listing behind the still segment leading Renault Zoe and Nissan’s second placed Leaf



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterSilicon Autobahn - No pain, no gain, but will it fly?

"Given German carmakers’ decision to boost the number of genuinely high-power BEV recharging stations in key European locations, is there reason to believe that anything will change? By close of next year, thanks to their efforts, there’s hope that electric car drivers will be able to drive from Berlin to Barcelona and Prague to Paris without the dreaded range anxiety. But whether that cuts any ice with Joe Public, interested at best in a battery powered Golf, Leaf or possibly Zoe, remains an altogether different question
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Goals, to be meaningful, must be achievable
  | Uber and Volvo self-driving taxi joint-venture


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET    
CSS Combo Ultra Fast Charging network AID Newsletter SuperchargerJoint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s long distance BEV recharging infrastructure

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Porsche, jointly announced today to turbocharge the creation of an ultra-fast electric car (BEV) recharging network in Europe in order to pave the way for anxiety-free long-distance electric car travel across Europe’s major road and motorway network 



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| BRIC | BRAZIL    
Brazil car sales OCtober VW Up! AID NewsletterLingering gloom as Brazil’s car sales continue to plummet

Latin America’s biggest car market, still seen as a car sales dynamo during the heydays of the BRIC market era, first came to a screeching halt in 2014 and sales have continued to spiral downwards ever since. Judged from latest car sales data, and already ten months through the current year, there is little prospect of a quick turnaround, keeping this year’s frail-looking Brazilian car market on course for the lowest annual car sales in a decade


  | Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013
 
| Renault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons


 

| EUROPE | 4X4 MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE   
Mercedes 4Matic 4x4 sales trends Western EuropeIn Europe, demand for four driven wheels has never been higher

The rip-roaring sales gains from 4WD passenger cars, a sector made up not only of trendy and fast-selling SUV-Crossovers but also of conventional cars from 4x4 experts Subaru plus conventionally styled prestige sector saloons, estates and even coupes from mainly Audi, BMW and Mercedes, continued to pick up where they left off from last year’s record result. That’s driven home by AID compiled figures showing that Europe’s still buzzing 4WD car segment remains on course for a sixth successive all time record


  | 4WDs still pulling Swiss car buying crowds
 
| 4WD take-up rate in Europe’s recovering car market hits yet another all-time record


 

| EUROPE | NEW TECHNOLOGY  
Audi Smart Factor 2016 drone steering wheelVorsprung durch Technik – Audi’s promising new modus operandi leading eventually to the ‘Smart Factory’

You can’t but feel pity for Audi’s strategists. With the scope for unique technological individuality of its cars shrinking both progressively and inevitably, Audi’s strategic thinkers came up with a plausible plan capable of breathing some vital new life, albeit in different form, into its Vorsprung durch Technik mantra


  | Self-parking cars - Bosch and Daimler’s car2go pool know-how
 
| Europe fastest growing luxury car sales scene


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE 
West European Electric car sales trends October 2016 AID NewsletterOctober’s electric car market runs out of charge in Europe

Europe’s electric car market is faring a great deal worse than hoped only a year ago. Despite generous ongoing purchase and user incentives, a steady rise in electric car choice, a gradual uplift in real-life driving range and continuing electric car infrastructure improvements, European consumers’ appetite for today’s electric cars (BEVs) still remains a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped. That’s the stark message from AID’s exclusively compiled October electric car registration figures for the whole of Western Europe


  | Electric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, back into gear in September
 
| Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Oct 2016 v Oct 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Oct 2016 v Oct 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country October 2016 v October 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| BRAZIL 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2016 v October 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
|  By top selling model October 2016 v October 2015
|  By top selling model 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

 


 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1621 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1621 | Published - 18 November 2016
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| GERMANY 
Silicon Germany BMW Daimler VWSilicon Germany | Handelsblatt Auto-Gipfel 2016

Electric car industry is ‘no hype’ – Diesels remain key to achieving CO2 targets – Not scared by Silicon Valley but respectful – 500km- 600km range targets by 2020 – 15-25 per cent EV sales mix by 2025


  | Has the US car sales bubble finally popped?
 
| Electric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, back into gear in September


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
West European Diesel passenger car sales trends and mix AID NewsletterEurope’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating

Figures compiled by AID show that this year’s global prestige sector car market, a highly profitable sector that Mercedes, BMW and Audi have almost made their own, remains on course for yet another all-time global sales record.


  | Progressively widening cracks in Europe’s former diesel car bastion
 
| Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterGoals, to be meaningful, must be achievable

"The way things stand today, CAFE, the benchmark for current and future vehicle fuel-economy in the US, may be relaxed. That’s chiefly because they are seen by some as too challenging for America’s autoindustry. Now, while driving some environmentalists to despair, that’s not as far-fetched as some might believe. On this issue, Trump has a point
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Has the US car sales bubble finally popped?
  | Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of sales


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS | AID EXCLUSIVE 
World Premium car sales January-Otober 2016 plus history AID NewsletterFor Mercedes, BMW and Audi, this Christmas will be merrier than ever

Figures compiled by AID show that this year’s global prestige sector car market, a highly profitable sector that Mercedes, BMW and Audi have almost made their own, remains on course for yet another all-time global sales record.


  | Mercedes’ car profits take big hit as exceptionals take toll
 
| Europe fastest growing luxury car sales scene


 

| GERMANY 
Germany’s October car sales down 5.6%, two fewer selling days

Germany’s October car market, dragged down by two fewer working days, ended with a 5.6 per cent shortfall in sales. Adjusted for the same number of working days October sales were up around four per cent. Despite October’s setback, sales during the ten months to October this year remain 4.9 per cent up on the same time last year, thus keeping the market on course for the earlier projected 3.3m sales in the current year.


  | France still motoring along nicely, but not in previously familiar manner
 
| Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Ocotber car sales AID NewsletterEurope’s car sales fell 1% in October, weighed down by one fewer selling day

October’s new car sales in Western Europe fell by just 1 per cent, according to AID’s provisional sales numbers. However, October’s slight dip in sales is mainly the result of a temporary market distortion, essentially caused by one fewer working day in many of the region’s markets.


  | Progressively widening cracks in Europe’s former diesel car bastion
 
| Europe almost back to pre-crisis car sales


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2016 v October 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

|  By Major Market October 2016 v October 2015
|  By Major Market 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country October 2016 v October 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2016 v October 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country October 2016 v October 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| GERMANY 
VAN-BASED CAR SALES
  |  By model October 2016 v October 2015
|  By model 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

 



 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1620 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1620 | Published - 04 November 2016
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| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Car sales Electric SeptemberElectric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, gets back into gear in September

Those with a vested interest in the electric car market breathed a collective sigh of relief as AID compiled figures showed a strong 38.6 per cent jump in West Europe’s September electric car registrations, reversing four straight monthly declines.


  | Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row
 
| Far from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterHas the US car sales bubble finally popped?

"Has America’s car market peaked? US October Light vehicles fell 5.9 per cent marking the third successive fall in a row and this year’s second biggest decline. So when looking even casually at latest underlying US light vehicle sales trends, few would probably disagree that this market, following more than half a dozen years of strong recovery growth, and culminating last year with a record 17.47m sales, has probably peaked
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Bellwether - Truck Market
  | Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of sales


 

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World car sales supplement Q3 WORLD  |  AID EXCLUSIVE
China and Western Europe, with US powering down, remain world’s major car sales locomotives

China, pulling forcefully from the front and Western Europe pushing at the rear continued to act as the main locomotives to global automotive growth. Embodying in global automotive terms both the new and the old world, it is chiefly thanks to these two major global car sales regions alone that this year’s global automotive market has continued to expand


  | China and Europe prop up world car sales but US shows signs of fading
 
| Volkswagen, more pain and no gain
 

 



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WORLD | FINANCIAL RESULTS
Under-fire Volkswagen weathers storms better than feared

China and the group’s multitude of brands helped boost VW Group’s 3rd quarter sales 4.2 per cent to 2.49m units, lifting the group’s nine months global vehicle sales 2.4 per cent to 7.6m. More upbeat still, operating profits in the third quarter – excluding China - jumped 17 per cent to €3.75bn, boosting nine months group operating profits 10.5 per cent to €11.3bn. Before exceptionals, the group’s 3rd quarter operating margin rose a full percentage point to 7.2 per cent and 7 per cent for the nine months to September this year


  | Volkswagen, is this as bad as it gets?
 
| Volkswagen, more pain and no gain
 

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Sep 2016 v Sep 2015
|  By country 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Sep 2016 v Sep 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q3
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 



 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1619 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1618 | Published - 21 October 2016
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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Diesel passenger car sales trends and mix AID NewsletterProgressively widening cracks in Europe’s former diesel car bastion

Underlying consumer demand for diesel-fuelled cars in Western Europe in September has continued to follow the downward trend that first gathered momentum during last year’s second half, AID compiled figures reveal


  | Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening
 
| Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars
 

 



| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterBellwether - Truck Market

"The difference between the car and commercial vehicle market couldn’t really be bigger. Unlike a shiny, brand-new private car, which, for its proud owner start losing money the day it is first parked on the owner’s home driveway, the trucks acquired by haulage or construction companies for example are acquired to generate profits from day one
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Déjà-vu - return to infamous ‘Rip-Off Britain’ days?
  | For German carmakers Britain’s bumpy roads are still paved with gold


 

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BRICS | RUSSIA
Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013

Russia’s new car sales have not fallen but slumped. Drawing attention to the severity of today’s deeply entrenched downturn in Russia, where new car sales have now fallen in 42 of the past 44 months, the sheer depth and icy grip of the country’s lingering car sales famine remains almost unparalleled. The sheer depth of the downturn is such - with new car sales falling like a stone for almost four years - that even hard-nosed market observers will shy away from predicting when the market will finally hit bottom


  | Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost
 
| These are frustrating days for hard-pressed carmakers and dealers in Russia

 



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EUROPE |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European car sales 2016 9-MonthsEurope almost back to pre-crisis car sales

All losing streaks come to an end. AID’s market observers, after scrutinising latest upbeat car sales trends in Western Europe, believe the most severe recession in the European car market since the second world war may finally be over. The severe decline in new car sales, which began in 2008 and has not reached a turning point until 2014, gave way to a slow but steady and near unbroken sales recovery which saw sales rise in 36 of the past 37 months


  | Europe’s September car sales stronger than feared
 
| Rise in August car sales eases fears of autumn car sales chill

 



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EUROPE |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s September car sales stronger than feared

News that Europe’s car sales renaissance has lost precious little notable momentum during the third quarter comes from provisional AID compiled September statistics. Already nine months through the current year, and no detectable heat loss in the majority of markets, September’s markedly hotter than feared 6.5 per cent rise in new car sales supports the view that West Europe’s new car market is still alive and kicking and remains on track for further, albeit slower growth. Barring an unexpected early winter chill during the remaining three months of the current year, West Europe’s car sales still remain on track to touch the 14 million mark for the first time since pre-crisis 2007


  | Europeans are turning to PHEVs
 
| Volkswagen, is this as bad as it gets?

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country Sep 2016 v Sep 2015
|  By country 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country September 2016 v September 2015
|  By country 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2016 v September 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country August 2016 v August 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2016 v September 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2016 v September 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015

|  By Major Market September 2016 v September 2015
|  By Major Market 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015

 


 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1618 Page one preview  ISSUE NL1618 | Published - 7 October 2016
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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
European car sales August 2016Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row

Electric car sales in Western Europe, excluding PHEVs (Plug-In-Hybrids), fell for the fourth month in a row in August posting a 1.2 per cent dip from the same month last year. Without France, which saw a 38.9 per cent sales gain, West Europe’s August electric car sales (BEVs) fell 6.7 per cent widening the sales shortfall to date to 6.1 per cent, according to AID’s exclusively compiled data


  | Europe’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterPounding pressure, slowdown ahead?

"With ‘hard Brexit’ fears lingering, the pound is taking a hammering. The consequence? Short term hedging, for example, will help to damp the softening pound shock. But sooner rather than later there’s the likelihood that a large chunk of these hedges will expire. Bad news for a nation of seemingly tireless shoppers. If not this year, then next year, they face the prospect of significantly higher prices. And that is expected to damp their spirits a great deal
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Déjà-vu - return to infamous ‘Rip-Off Britain’ days?
  | For German carmakers Britain’s bumpy roads are still paved with gold


 

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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening

Environmental storms sent Europe’s diesel car demand into a steep downward spiral. Disregarding statistically distorted 2009 – the sales share of diesel fuelled cars in Western Europe dropped to an 11-year low. In the eight months to August this year West Europe’s diesel sales share only narrowly avoided the drop to a sub-50 per cent sales penetration level. A tell-tale sign of underlying car buying trends in the region, West Europe’s diesel car share this August dropped to 48.3 per cent, trimming the sector’s sales share after 8-month by 2.1 percentage point to just 50 per cent, according to exclusive AID figures 


  | Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



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FRANCE | PARIS PREVIEW
France still motoring along nicely, but not in previously familiar manner

Environmental concerns, chiefly CO2 reductions, might well be the official theme at this week’s Paris Auto Show, which first opens for the word’s press this Thursday. But don’t be fooled. In the clear light of this year’s glitzy show - a sobering reflection of what France’s new car buyers really want to buy with their money - carmakers’ stands will be packed with a mind-boggling choice and value of totally new SUV-Crossovers.  AID investigates


  | Europe’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running
 
| France’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country Aug 2016 v Aug 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Aug 2016 v Aug 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Aug 2016 v Aug 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| FRANCE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer August 2016 v August 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| FRANCE 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015

 


 

 


 

 


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