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It is, to put it politely, a bit curious that Mini cars are still sold on American shores, complicated as they once were, and appealing to a demographic — European curious, interested in non-luxury “small” cars, not interested in big trucks — that seems ever shrinking in America.
Lincoln’s new president is working to galvanize the luxury brand’s stalled revival by shrinking its dealer network, refocusing its electrification strategy and updating its products to spark interest from new and returning customers.
Renault does not plan to drastically cut prices on its electric vehicles, including the recently launched Megane E-Tech, and follow U.S. rival Tesla in what the French carmaker’s finance chief on Thursday called a downward “spiral”.
Rivian is already deploying its own charging network, and more quickly than some rivals. Now, the US EV maker has made it clear it will open that network to the public as soon as next year.
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