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.
10 September 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.
23 July 2012
Eaton is developing technology for the home refuelling of natural gas powered vehicles.
15 June 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.
26 April 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.
17 November 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.
28 September 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.
6 June 2011
In the BRIC market review series this month, we take a look at the latest developments in India.
4 April 2011
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.
14 January 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.
11 January 2011
Chongqing Changan Automobile has signed a strategic agreement with LG Chem to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for new energy vehicles, Gasgoo.com, citing Chongqing Commercial Daily, reported.
23 November 2010
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.
21 October 2010
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.
22 September 2010
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.
26 April 2010
South Korean chemical manufacturer LG Chem has been selected to supply Volvo's lithium-ion battery pack according to press reports.
13 April 2010
Eaton Corporation is to expand its vehicle operations in China with a new engine valve production facility in Jining City, Shandong Province.
29 March 2010
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.
6 January 2010
LG Chem is to supply lithium ion batteries for commercial hybrid electric vehicles to Eaton for four years starting next November.