Industry highlights week 5 – 9 Jun 2023

Volkswagen Is Building A Bigger Buzz

The ‘long’ ID Buzz has a total length of 4,962 mm, an increase in wheelbase of 250 mm over the standard Buzz, which is how they’ve slotted in that third row of seats.

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Volvo CEO: Electric Cars Enhance Cross Country Appeal

Volvo hasn’t introduced a new Cross Country model since the V60 was revealed in 2018, and the company has never applied this treatment to one of its SUVs (though may we never forget the 2015 S60 Cross Country sedan).

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Fact Check: Why Rowan Atkinson Is Wrong About Electric Vehicles

In a widely shared comment piece for the Guardian, comedian Rowan Atkinson said he felt “duped” by the green claims about electric vehicles (EVs).

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GM Has No Plans To Build All-New Factories For Electric Vehicles

The automaker aims to efficiently use its existing footprint and says it won’t build new facilities or close existing ones.

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Electric Cars Could Save More Than 100,000 Lives, Study Claims

The transition to electric vehicles could save more than 100,000 lives in the US by 2050, according to a new study.

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