An exotic new hypercar is proving a tough sell in its home region, Jaguar is rapidly improving wait times for its revolutionary electric car, Porsche doesn't hold bak on emissions rules and more in this week's pick of bitesize automotive news.
EV in demand, but Jag is on top of it
Want an I-Pace? Jaguar has the waiting list down to around three months in the UK, having secured extra stock for the home market. Some 2500 have found buyers here to date, with plenty more expected next year – the NHS has just ordered 500.
US doing best for Pininfarina
How are sales going for the Pininfarina Battista? Well in North America, not so well in Europe. Volume is split around 80/20 in the two markets it has so far been revealed in, with a global tour due to begin. In the US, pre-orders doubled after the car’s showing at Pebble Beach.
Alliance holding strong
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi-Daimler-Mercedes partnership remains alive and well, according to Mercedes CEO Ola Källenius – despite his decision to switch the Smart brand strategy away from the Renault Twingo to Geely. “The Alliance remains in place and we continue to work on several powertrain and other projects,” said Källenius.