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Briefing: developments in powertrain batteries

31 March 2015

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs of electrified vehicles - both hybrids and pure EVs. Matthew Beecham talks to industry participants to gauge the bigger picture and efforts to cut costs in this summary article from just-auto/QUBE.


COMMENT: Nylon 12 explosion causes global ripples?

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.


BRIC markets review – India

6 June 2011

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


Companies compete to create faster EV chargers

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.

Latest interviews


Interview with Andreas Renschler, Daimler Trucks

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.


Q&A with A123 Systems

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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Kenworth introduces T680 Advantage Day Cab

18 August 2016

Kenworth Truck Company, on 15 August, 2016, announced the introduction of the fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab for pickup and delivery, and regional haul operators. The new Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab features an optimized powertrain that...


just-auto Plus only Eaton Q2 2016 sales down 5% at US$5.1bn

3 August 2016

Power management company Eaton on 2 August 2016, announced that net income and operating earnings per share were US$1.07 for the second quarter of 2016. Operating earnings exclude acquisition integration charges, which were negligible in the second quarter of...


just-auto Plus only Eaton appoints new director to its board

27 July 2016

Power management company Eaton on 26 July 2016, announced that Dorothy C. Thompson has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective 29 July 2016. Thompson is group chief executive and a director of Drax Group, a UK-based power...


UQM teams for full electric drivetrain system

21 June 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.


Kongsberg appoints Henning Jensen as CEO

20 June 2016

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


just-auto Plus only Eaton US provides custom Bussman fusible circuit protection solutions

26 May 2016

Power management company Eaton now provides custom order engineering to provide customers with Bussmann series fusible circuit protection solutions to unique or demanding applications. Eaton’s custom order engineering team, a dedicated group of design...


just-auto Plus only Eaton Q1 2016 global sales down 8%

3 May 2016

Power management company Eaton Corporation, on 29 April, 2016 announced that operating earnings per share were $0.88 for the first quarter of 2016, down 13% from the first quarter of 2015. Operating earnings exclude acquisition integration charges, which were...


just-auto Plus only Western Star to display its trucks at Work Truck Show

4 March 2016

The versatility of Western Star trucks will be on display at its “Get Tough” booth (No. 4959) at the NTEA Work Truck Show (1-4 March 2016). The Western Star booth will feature a number of its hand-built and body-builder friendly trucks solutions...


just-auto Plus only International Trucks announces two models with Cummins ISL9 engine

3 March 2016

International Truck announced today, 2 March 2016, the availability of the International DuraStar and WorkStar models powered by the Cummins ISL9 engine. "Adding the Cummins ISL9 to our line-up is a key part of our strategy to offer the most...


just-auto Plus only Eaton and Cummins adds new technology to enhance powertrain lineup

1 March 2016

Power management company Eaton and Cummins announced today, 28 February 2016, new features to their growing lineup of integrated powertrain offerings for the commercial trucking industry that will provide customers with additional downspeeding options. The...


just-auto Plus only Dana offers downspeeding technologies for SmartAdvantage powertrain

1 March 2016

Dana Holding Corporation announced today that it offers axle ratios compatible with all seven configurations of the newly enhanced SmartAdvantage powertrain, a joint collaboration between Eaton and Cummins. These configurations include the original small-step...


just-auto Plus only Eaton names Mary Kim Elkins Senior VP, taxes

9 February 2016

Power management company Eaton today announced that Mary Kim Elkins has been appointed Senior vice president, taxes, effective 1 March 2016. She succeeds John Mitchell, who will retire 29 February. Elkins will report to Richard Fearon, Vice chairman and Chief...


just-auto Plus only Eaton Ireland 2015 annual sales down 7.5%

8 February 2016

Power management company Eaton Corporation, today announced operating earnings per share for the fourth quarter of US$1.17, which exclude charges of $0.02 per share to integrate recent acquisitions, a decrease of 8% from the fourth quarter of 2014. Sales in...


just-auto Plus only Eaton's Fuller Advantage series enhanced for vocational applications

5 February 2016

Power management company Eaton has expanded coverage of the Fuller Advantage series automated overdrive models for use in vocational applications. Initially launched in other applications in 2013, Fuller Advantage transmissions offer many benefits compared to...


just-auto Plus only Eaton appoint new country manager for Russia and Kazakhstan

2 February 2016

Eaton announces new country sales manager for Russia and Kazakhstan Power management company Eaton announced that Tatiana Fantaeva has been appointed Country sales manager, Russia and Kazakhstan, effective 26 January, 2016. Fantaeva will be based in...


just-auto Plus only Eaton 430mm clutches will be available in the US shortly

28 January 2016

Power management company Eaton, North America’s leading supplier of medium and heavy duty commercial clutches, has expanded its extensive portfolio with the addition of a new aftermarket clutch for Volvo I-Shift automated transmissions. The Eaton 430mm...


just-auto Plus only Eaton US launches new hoses for CNG applications

25 January 2016

Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the high pressure 35NG hose and low pressure NG-TW hose for compressed natural gas (CNG) applications. Tested by TUV Rheinland, the hoses are among the first to be certified to ANSI NGV 4.2 Class A...


just-auto Plus only Eaton’s Vehicle Group appoints new VP for Manufacturing

7 January 2016

Power management company Eaton announced that Stephen Noble has been named Vice president, Manufacturing, vehicle group, reporting to Ken Davis, President, vehicle group, effective 1 January, 2016. Noble most recently served as Vice president, operations, for...


just-auto Plus only Eaton launches new aftermarket self-adjusting clutches

5 January 2016

Power management company, Eaton, has added a new self-adjusting clutch to the company’s lineup of aftermarket products. The new EverTough by Eaton self-adjust clutch has been engineered specifically for EverTough by Eaton self-adjust clutch has been...


just-auto Plus only Eaton appoints new senior VP for Public & Community Affairs

14 December 2015

Power management company Eaton today announced Taras “Terry” Szmagala, Jr has been appointed senior vice president, Public & Community Affairs. He succeeds Barry Doggett who will retire December 31. Szmagala will report to Mark McGuire, Eaton...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Eaton launches TVS2 Supercharger at Dresden Engine Conference

28 September 2015

Eaton has announced its newest Supercharger - TVS2 - which improves vehicle manufacturers' ability to deliver an optimal single boosted application, or to pair this device with other boosting technologies in order to deliver compound boosting solutions for...


just-auto Plus only US: Detroit DD13 engine now available as factory-installed for select Western Star car haulers

18 September 2015

The Detroit DD13 engine is now available as a factory-installed option for select Western Star 4900 car haulers. The engine - which will reduce front axle weight and enhance fuel economy - can be spec'd for 40-inch, 54-inch, and 68-inch Ultra Low roof...


just-auto Plus only AUSTRALIA: Eaton wins ‘Supplier of the Year’ award from Paccar

4 September 2015

Eaton has been named the 2014 'Supplier of the Year' for a second consecutive time by Paccar Australia. Presented in April, the annual awards recognise Paccar's top suppliers for outstanding performance during the prior calendar year. "To win this award...


just-auto Plus only US: Eaton names Pavan Pattada as president, Vehicle Group, North America

3 September 2015

Eaton has named Pavan Pattada as president, Vehicle Group, North America, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective 1 September. Pattada most recently served as president, Truck North America, Vehicle Group. He will be based in Galesburg and...


just-auto Plus only US: Eaton names Pavan Pattada as president, vehicle group, North America

3 September 2015

Eaton has named Pavan Pattada as president, vehicle group, North America, reporting to Ken Davis, president, vehicle group, effective 1 September. Pattada most recently served as president, truck North America, vehicle group. He will be based in Galesburg and...


just-auto Plus only US: Staci Kroon named as executive vice president, Eaton business system

28 August 2015

Eaton has named Staci Kroon as executive vice president, Eaton business system, effective 1 September. She will report to Craig Arnold, Eaton president and chief operating officer. Kroon succeeds Nanda Kumar, who has been named president of Eaton's Aerospace...


just-auto Plus only US: Kenworth begins production of Predictive Cruise Control for T680s and T880s trucks

24 August 2015

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new Kenworth T680s and T880s specified with the Paccar MX-13 engine. Available as a factory-installed option, the new Kenworth system combines cruise control with GPS to help deliver optimal fuel...


just-auto Plus only US: Eaton appoints Curtis Hutchins as president of Hydraulics Group

3 August 2015

Eaton has appointed Curtis Hutchins as president of Eaton's Hydraulics Group, effective 1 August. He succeeds William VanArsdale, who retired on 1 August. Hutchins will report to Craig Arnold, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Industrial Sector,...


just-auto Plus only US: Eaton’s net sales down 6.85% to US$5.37bn in Q2/2015

30 July 2015

Eaton's net sales for the second quarter ended 30 June 2015 fell 6.85% to US$5.37bn compared with $5.77bn in the year ago period. Its income before income taxes for the period increased to $598m from $57m. The company's net income for the period was rose to...


just-auto Plus only US: Eaton enhances aftermarket offerings for transmission rebuilders

28 July 2015

Eaton has beefed up one of the company's key commercial vehicle aftermarket offerings with a new name and the addition of several new genuine Fuller transmission components. The former Bulk product line is now known as the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line to better...

Eaton news

just-auto Plus only Kenworth introduces T680 Advantage Day Cab

18 August 2016

Kenworth Truck Company, on 15 August, 2016, announced the introduction of the fuel-efficient Kenw...


just-auto Plus only Eaton Q2 2016 sales down 5% at US$5.1bn

3 August 2016

Power management company Eaton on 2 August 2016, announced that net income and operating earnings...


just-auto Plus only Eaton appoints new director to its board

27 July 2016

Power management company Eaton on 26 July 2016, announced that Dorothy C. Thompson has been appoi...


UQM teams for full electric drivetrain system

21 June 2016

UQM Technologies says it has started a development and production programme with Eaton's Vehicle...


Kongsberg appoints Henning Jensen as CEO

20 June 2016

Kongsberg Automotive has appointed current chairman, Henning Jensen as CEO of the company and wil...


just-auto Plus only Eaton US provides custom Bussman fusible circuit protection solutions

26 May 2016

Power management company Eaton now provides custom order engineering to provide customers with Bu...



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