• Ford books record Q1 pre-tax profit

    Ford books record Q1 pre-tax profit

    Ford Motor Company on Thursday (28 April) announced a record quarterly pre-tax profit of US$3.8bn for the first quarter of 2016, up $2.1bn; net income up 113% to $2.5bn, up $1.3bn and after-tax earnings per share of $0.68, excluding special items.

  • North America dominates FCA Q1 performance

    North America dominates FCA Q1 performance

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has beaten analysts' first-quarter profit forecasts, helped by a strong performance in North America.

  • Jaguar Land Rover achieves aluminium recycling milestone

    Jaguar Land Rover achieves aluminium recycling milestone

    Just days after its former owner, Ford, announced it recycles as much as 20m pounds of stamping scrap each month , now-Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover said it had reclaimed over 50,000 tonnes in 2015/16.

  • Ford launches new EcoBlue 'Euro VI' diesel engine line

    Ford launches new EcoBlue 'Euro VI' diesel engine line

    Ford has announced its first new 'EcoBlue' advanced diesel engine which, it said, would "offer optimised fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 and NOX emissions for customers, using sophisticated technologies and innovative design".

  • FCA to retool Trenton engine plant for new four-cylinder line

    FCA to retool Trenton engine plant for new four-cylinder line

    FCA US has announced a planned spend of US$74.7m at its Trenton Engine Complex in Michigan to retool the north plant to produce a new generation four-cylinder engine (replacing the current 3.6-litre Pentasrat V6), retaining 245 jobs.

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As car companies start to ramp up low volume production of fuel cell vehicles the major stumbling block globally is a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. The question is who is responsible for building such a thing? The car companies? Governments? Fuel companies? All of the above? Cost is a major issue: too expensive for many company and authorities while the oil giants have an infrastructure do they want to hand it over to a rival fuel?

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Ford books record Q1 pre-tax profit

Graeme Roberts | 28 Apr 16 'The first quarter was an absolutely terrific start to the year - an all-time record for the company, with very strong performance across the business,' - Ford president and CEO Mark Fields

Ford Motor Company on Thursday (28 April) announced a record quarterly pre-tax profit of US$3.8bn for the first quarter of 2016, up $2.1bn; net income up 113% to $2.5bn, up $1.3bn and after-tax earnings per share of $0.68, excluding special items, up $0.39 year on year. Automotive operating-related cash flow of $2.7bn was also a first quarter record.


JLR achieves aluminium recycling milestone

Graeme Roberts | 28 Apr 16 Like Ford, JLR is using an in-house, closed-loop system to recycle aluminium scrap into new material

Just days after its former owner, Ford, announced it recycles as much as 20m pounds of stamping scrap each month using a closed-loop system at its Dearborn Truck Plant, now-Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover said it had reclaimed over 50,000 tonnes of aluminium scrap, the equivalent weight of 200,000 XE body shells, back into the production process during 2015/16.


FCA to retool Trenton engine plant for new I4

Graeme Roberts | 27 Apr 16 In this March 2010 file photo, plant chief Don DeKeyser (right) shows off the then-new Trenton South engine plant to Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm. The engines on the line are then-new Pentastar V6s

FCA US has announced a planned spend of US$74.7m at its Trenton Engine Complex in Michigan to retool the north plant to produce a new generation four-cylinder engine (replacing the current 3.6-litre Pentasrat V6), retaining 245 jobs. The engine will be assembled on the flexible production line installed in 2012.

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Geneva Motor Show 2016

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Global light vehicle roof systems market- forecasts to 2030

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