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Recent briefs by Alex:

Renault bets big on Iran

Earlier this week, Renault signed a joint venture agreement with Iran’s IDRO and Parto Negin Naseh, under which, the French carmaker will set up a new factory south of Tehran, which will produce 150,000 vehicles per year within 18 months of opening.

The logistics of the Qatar blockade

Political tensions in the Persian Gulf boiled over last week with a coalition of five nations, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the UAE, enforcing a blockade of Qatar.

Electric cars proliferate, but where are the electric trucks?

Driven by consumer demand in the personal car segment, electric vehicle (EV) sales are steadily increasing worldwide. With improving performance and charging infrastructure, as well as subsidies in certain jurisdictions, cars which were once ridiculed are increasingly tempting consumers to part with their money.

Is Turvo anything special?

At the end of March, a LogTech start-up emerged from stealth mode with $25m in funding and an ambitious plan: to create an end-to-end collaboration platform for the entire supply chain.