Volvo joins Tesla as it targets all-electric semi truck in 2019

Volvo joins Tesla as it targets all-electric semi truck in 2019

With Volvo, Daimler, Tesla and others testing electric trucks, before too long the move to electric vehicles is set to move beyond the car market driving demand for a number of newer technologies and solutions.

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Japan leverages autonomous driving to address trucking industry shortage

Japan leverages autonomous driving to address trucking industry shortage

One of the problems with US investors is they tend not to look much past thier shores for investment opportunities or confirming data points. Here at Tematica, we recognize our investment themes are global in nature, and that causes us to take a more wholistic perspective. The US is not the only country battling truck […]

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Subscription service comes to Volvo’s cars, but how serious is it?

2017 has been a year for subscription services ranging from razor blades, underwear, bacon and smartphones. Now we’re seeing it expand into upper-end cars with Volvo. While this is an interesting twist and includes insurance as well as maintenance, the monthly price point boxes out those in our Cash-Strapped Consumer and most in the Rise […]

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Volvo’s switch toward electric vehicles to will start in China

Volvo’s switch toward electric vehicles to will start in China

We expected the playing field in electric vehicles to become more competitive as a growing number of manufacturers looked to challenge Tesla (TSLA). Given the Rising Middle-Class and level of pollution in China — according to the Chinese Ministry of Health, industrial pollution has made cancer China’s leading cause of death — we are not […]

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Auto Sales Miss Again

Auto Sales Miss Again

While the mainstream financial media does its darndest to convince investors that the weak Q1 GDP was once again due to “seasonal” factors, the Cash-Strapped Consumer showed up again this morning as auto sales for April came in weaker than expected again, after a rough March. With about 84 percent of the industry reporting at […]

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I’ll take that Skype call from the car… the Volvo car 

I’ll take that Skype call from the car… the Volvo car 

Through the wonders of Bluetooth connectivity, we’ve been taking conference calls (not to mention personal calls) through the car for some time now, but it seems Volvo and Microsoft are looking to shake things up. Given Microsoft’s assets that include Skype and Cortana, and its eye on the Connected Car market it makes sense to […]

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