There is a huge weak spot in Teslaâ€™s plans to disrupt legacy carmakers the world over: China. China is both the worldâ€™s largest car market, and by far the worldâ€™s largest market for electric vehicles. Tesla is a virtual nobody in China, outsold by locally made EVs with names like Zhidou D2 EV, or Changan Benni EV. Tesla simply cannot compete in China. What sells in China are very low cost EVs. The top-selling Zhidou goes for $7,500 after all subsidies.
Rumors of Toyota turning its Gazoo Racing Team into a performance sub brand have been floating around Tokyo for more than a year. Today, it became official. â€œThe decision was made to launch a new sports brand, the GR brand,â€? said Shigeki Tomoyama, CEO of GR, today at an event at Toyotaâ€™s Megaweb in Tokyo. As expected, GR becomes Toyotaâ€™s performance sub-brand, something like BMWâ€™s M, Mercedes AMG, Volkswagen R, Lexus F, etc.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said yesterday in Paris that he expects the group to sell more than 14 million cars a year by 2022, at the end of the Allianceâ€™s mid-term plan that was set in motion yesterday. The 14 million are not the interesting part. The interesting part is why Ghosn thinks the number will come about, especially considering that predictions of an impending demise of the industry have become fashionable.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".