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Chris Wright


Chris WrightBiography

Chris Wright trained as a reporter with Brenards Air News Service, a national agency serving UK newspapers, radio and television with news stories from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports, and worked there from 1970 to 1977.

From 1977 to 1987 he was worked as reporter, sports editor, news editor and assistant editor on a number of evening and weekly titles published by Middlesex County Press Group.

He worked for Security Publications from 1987 to 1991 as editor of three motoring titles and eventually became editorial director, automotive publishing division.

From 1991 to 1999 he freelanced for national daily newspapers and magazines specialising in the automotive industry and was also contracted to edit Automotive International until it was bought by Crain Communications in 1999.

From 1999 to 2002 he was international editor with Automotive News Group before becoming a director of Interchange Europe in 2002.

Wright and Tony Lewis founded Interchange as a partnership to pool their freelance resources for a series of one-off project which included numerous FT Management Reports on the global auto industry, mostly focusing on Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers.

The partnership developed to encompass corporate clients who use the partners’ expertise to help formulate their communication strategy. These included Delphi, Nissan Europe and Toyota Europe.

Now a limited company, Interchange Europe provides news stories about the auto industry to newspapers, magazines and websites and also writes, edits and produces newsletters for various clients using a well-established network of writers, photographers and designers.

Columns by Chris Wright


The Wright Stuff

The Wright Stuff

Roving correspondent Chris 'CJ' Wright gets out and about to interview key industry players and also offers his astute opinions on emerging industry trends.

Articles by Chris Wright


Study shows gas CVs have UK potential

16 January 2017

A study for the UK's department of transport (DfT) by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership shows that dedicated gas commercial vehicles could deliver significant greenhouse gas (GHG) savings when a non-fossil, renewable or synthetic methane blend is used.


Cars emit more NOx than trucks and buses - report

13 January 2017

In the wake of recent diesel emissions controversies, a new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that the average amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) present in exhaust emissions from modern diesel passenger cars is more than double the levels from modern trucks and buses.


Did CES trump Detroit for future vision?

9 January 2017

As the Detroit International Auto Show opens its doors this week you could argue that the year’s most significant industry event has already taken place around 1,700 miles south west - in Las Vegas.


Jaguar is promising Jaguar Land Rover planning electric vehicle production in UK

25 November 2016

Jaguar Land Rover plans to make future electric vehicles in the UK despite announcing earlier this month that its first EV will be built in Austria.


MIT and Uber to research car sharing

9 November 2016

MIT’s Senseable City Lab and Uber are launching a research initiative to explore how car- and ride-sharing networks could reshape the future of urban mobility.


Former Ford Europe chief dies at 59

2 November 2016

Former Ford of Europe and Maserati chief Martin Leach has died from cancer at the age of 59.


Toyota confident of fireproof li-ion batteries

31 October 2016

Engineers claim to have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost.


Connected vehicle intrusion detection developed

31 October 2016

Connected technologies company Harman and Airbiquity, specialist in connected vehicle services, have announced the first automotive grade, end to end intrusion detection system (IDS) for connected vehicles.


Opel planning chief predicts the GM Europe unit will sell as many Ampera-e EVs as it can makeOpel planning chief finding predictions problematic - Paris show

29 September 2016

As someone charged with looking into the future, Toscan Bennett, vice president strategy and planning for Opel, is finding it harder and harder to make predictions.


Rio is Kia Europe's big launch at the Paris shoKia Europe sees eighth year of growth, eyes B-SUV - Paris show

29 September 2016

Kia Europe chief Michael Cole had plenty of reasons to be cheerful at the Paris show, his brand has seen record sales numbers every month this year making it one of the fastest growing car companies.




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