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Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs o...

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In the BRIC market review series this month, we take a look at the latest developments in India....

Simon Warburton | 26 Apr 2012

There seems to be a massive supplier storm brewing as the full impact of last month's huge explosion at Evonik's Nylon 12 resin plant in Germany starts to be felt.

As governments wake up to the need of establishing an infrastructure of charging points for electric vehicles (EVs), commercial players are offering anything from the expertise to set up the network down to the individual chargers.

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Oliver Dixon | 17 Nov 2011

Daimler's Trucks Division has been a strong performer through 2011, helped by a recovery in global heavy truck markets and a lower cost base following restructuring. Andreas Renschler has been with Daimler since 1988 (including a spell as head of the Mercedes' smart brand) and has headed Daimler Trucks since 2004. Oliver Dixon recently caught up with him on behalf of just-auto to discuss prospects.

Matthew Beecham | 14 Jan 2011

A123 Systems Inc develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation, electric grid services and commercial markets. Headquartered in Massachusetts and founded in 2001, A123 Systems' proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Jeff Kessen, director of automotive marketing, Automotive Solutions Group, A123 Systems.

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Simon Warburton | 21 Jun 2016

 UQM Technologies says it has started a development and production programme with Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Pi Innovo, both located in Michigan for a 2-speed EV transmission.

Simon Warburton | 20 Jun 2016

Kongsberg Automotive has appointed current chairman, Henning Jensen as CEO of the company and will consequently resign from the board.

Simon Warburton | 30 Oct 2014

Eaton says operating earnings for the third quarter, excluding pre-tax charges of US$19m to integrate recent acquisitions, were US$616m, an increase of 15%.

Simon Warburton | 17 Sep 2013

Power management company, Eaton, says Ken Semelsberger has been appointed senior vice president and controller, effective 1 November.

Glenn Brooks | 30 May 2013

General Motors Europe's Vauxhall brand is to launch the next VXR8 GTS in December, its version of Holden's just-announced HSV GEN-F GTS. Both are powered by the 576bhp supercharged V8 from the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Graeme Roberts | 10 Sep 2012

Following the change of ownership of British sports car company Lotus, and consequent production delays, deliveries of the Elise S have now started in Australia, ahead of full supply of the entire range plus new models over the coming months.

Dave Leggett | 23 Jul 2012

Eaton is developing technology for the home refuelling of natural gas powered vehicles.

Simon Warburton | 15 Jun 2012

Eaton Corporation today has signed a distributor agreement with the Cosworth Group in the UK, to supply TVS supercharger (Twin Vortices Series) and other roots-type Superchargers to the European automotive market.

Simon Warburton | 28 Sep 2011

US suppliers and vehicle manufacturers have been awarded US$8.4m by the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate technologies that increase the efficiency of engines and powertrains.

Eaton expects its India sales to treble to US$500m by 2015, aided by a strong domestic market and steady economic growth, its chief executive has said.

Chongqing Changan Automobile has signed a strategic agreement with LG Chem to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for new energy vehicles,, citing Chongqing Commercial Daily, reported.

Eaton has announced that its sales in the third quarter were USD3.6bn, 18% above the same period in 2009. Net income was USD268m, an increase of 39% on the same quarter of last year. The results included improved performance in the Truck and Automotive divisions.

Verify Markets has released a market research report on the North American Electric Vehicle (EV) charging industry indicating the sector is predicted to grow rapidly during the next five to seven years, reaching US$3.09 billion by 2017.

South Korean chemical manufacturer LG Chem has been selected to supply Volvo's lithium-ion battery pack according to press reports.

Eaton Corporation is to expand its vehicle operations in China with a new engine valve production facility in Jining City, Shandong Province.

Eaton has announced that it will expand its vehicle operations in China by investing in a new engine valve production facility in Jining City, Shandong Province.

LG Chem is to supply lithium ion batteries for commercial hybrid electric vehicles to Eaton for four years starting next November.

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Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT A

Eaton Corporation plc (Eaton) is a diversified power management company. It designs, manufactures and markets energy efficient solutions....

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Global Automotive Rubber Hoses Market 2016-2020

Global Automotive Rubber Hoses Market 2016-2020

Automotive rubber hoses are widely used in radiators, heaters, automatic transmission systems, brake systems, fuel and emission systems, lubrication systems, and AC systems in automobiles....

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Global Automotive Automatic Transmission Market 2014-2018

Global Automotive Automatic Transmission Market 2014-2018

Automatic transmission has many benefits associated with it apart from performing the basic function of transferring engine's power to the wheels. The main benefit is that it is easy to use and reduce...

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