Industry highlights week 23 – 27 October 2023

Dozens Left Without EV Home Chargers As Cork-Based Company Smartzone Goes Into Receivership

Dozens of customers waiting to have electric vehicle home chargers installed by an Irish company have been left in limbo after receivers were appointed to it.

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Tesla To Significantly Expand Northern Ireland Presence With New Belfast Base

Tesla is set to significantly expand its physical presence in Northern Ireland. The US electric car manufacturer has taken over the former Donnelly Honda showroom on Boucher Road in Belfast.

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Volkswagen Sticks To Electric Car Output Target And Pricing Despite Slackening Demand

Volkswagen is working to cut costs and sticking with its electric vehicle prices despite reductions at some rivals, as the German automaker aims to rebuild margins after quarterly profits were hit by bad bets on raw material prices.

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Mercedes Says Electric Car Market Is ‘Brutal’ For Manufacturers | Automotive Industry

Mercedes-Benz has said the electric car market is “brutal” for carmakers as heavy competition forces them to cut prices.

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Honda Prelude Revived As Sleek Hybrid Coupe

The Honda Prelude has returned as a hybrid sports coupé intended to demonstrate the brand’s commitment to the “joy of driving” during the transition to electric cars.

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