27 November 2013
Nissan's UK car plant in Sunderland, northeast England, will host an open day this weekend (30 November, 2013) to recruit maintenance staff.
12 November 2013
BASF’s Performance Materials division focuses on industries such as automotive, construction, electrics and electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with Bernhard Rosenau, Segment Management Automotive, Engineering Plastics Europe, BASF SE about some of the division's most recent PA and PU automotive applications.
1 November 2013
Daimler would like to expand cooperation with Tesla, a top Daimler executive has said.
4 October 2013
There may be a global economic downturn but no one has told Daimler's Mercedes Benz which has reported all time record sales worldwide for September.
1 October 2013
Mitsubishi Motors is about to celebrate 40 years in Europe. It began with its first official new vehicle display at the London motor show in October 1974.
16 September 2013
Opel has announced Peter Christian Küspert as new board member for sales and GME vice president sales and aftersales, effective 1 November.
12 September 2013
Was there a single theme to this year's biennial automotive extravaganza, otherwise known as the 65th IAA International Motor Show?
30 July 2013
BMW has unveiled its new i3 model, the first in the new electric drive 'i' range. The unveil took place simultaneously in New York City, London and Beijing and was attended by hundreds of journalists.
16 July 2013
Martin Leach, the former head of Ford of Europe, Mazda and Maserati, now runs Magma - a multi-faceted automotive industry consultancy and service provider. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in London to hear his views on the current state of the automotive business and the challenges ahead.
16 July 2013
William King is a senior advisor, head of automotive sector in the CIS, Ernst & Young Moscow. He re-joined the firm in February, 2013. King joined Ernst & Whinney in 1985 and became a partner in Ernst & Young in 1991. He moved to the Detroit office in 1994 to lead a global transformation programme for a Detroit based OEM.
15 July 2013
Olde England: 'estate car' or, if you are v posh, 'shooting brake'. US: 'wagon'. Australia/New Zealand: 'station (as in sheep) wagon' or just plain 'wagon' again. Germany: 'variant' or 'caravan' or 'kombi'. BMW: 'Touring'. Ford (Focus): 'Estate'. Vauxhall (Astra): 'Sports Tourer'. Toyota (Auris): 'Touring Sports'. Honda (upcoming Civic line addition): 'Tourer'. You get the idea.
15 July 2013
As ultracapacitors play an increasingly important role in the auto industry, Matthew Beecham caught up with Ioxus' VP of Marketing and Product Management and Co-Founder Chad Hall to run through the opportunities and applications.
11 July 2013
ABB, the Swiss-Swedish power generation firm, has announced a project to construct a national network of solar powered recharging stations for electric vehicles in The Netherlands.
28 June 2013
The launch of the all-electric LEAF at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in north east England adds weight to the region’s claim to be a leading European centre of low carbon vehicle (LCV) development. Output from the Nissan plant in 2012 exceeded Italy’s entire national car production, at 510,572 units. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Dr Colin Herron, managing director of Zero Carbon Futures, who described the wide range of LCV activities being undertaken across the region.
26 June 2013
A new generation of the Mazda3 (Mazda Atenza in Japan) has been announced. The car is said to weigh some 90kg less than the old model.
26 June 2013
Not only is is possible to spend forty thousand pounds on a Land Rover Freelander, lots of people are doing exactly that. Glenn Brooks tries a top-spec HSE Lux to see what you get for your money.
25 June 2013
The future for this industry is bound up in the emergence of mega-cities, the continuing growth of vehicle demand in rapidly motorising emerging markets and the integration of personal mobility with smart connectivity.
21 June 2013
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed among the Rio de Janeiro state government and leaders from Brazil's public-private sectors to accelerate zero-emission transportation in Rio de Janeiro.
14 June 2013
Non-government organisation, Transport & Environment, says moving European CO2 emissions levels to 70g by 2025 would drive increased use of electric vehicles.
12 June 2013
European automotive supplier body, CLEPA, says talks between the European Union and the US could save between EUR5bn - EUR10bn in investment costs if successful.
12 June 2013
French supplier, Plastic Omnium, said it welcomes regulation that encourages investment opportunity, but also highlights how its home market has a plethora of industrial relations regulations.
11 June 2013
The current Volkswagen Passat for European markets, launched in 2005, will not be replaced until "late 2014 or early 2015", a company insider has told just-auto.com.
3 June 2013
Toyota Motor (TMC) has announced the development and upcoming launch in Japan of the "Big Data Traffic Information Service", a new kind of traffic-information service utilising 'big data' including vehicle locations and speeds, road conditions, and other parameters collected and stored via telematics services.
31 May 2013
Not long ago the subcompact market in Brazil was regarded as niche and far from attractive to automakers. Current offerings are all imports like the Fiat 500 (from Mexico under the free trade agreement), Smart, Kia Picanto and Chery QQ.
29 May 2013
The implementation of user-friendly authentication and payment systems will go a long way in improving EV uptake, according to a new study.
20 May 2013
Seat manufacturers must develop seats that are lighter, offer more space for occupants and incorporate environmentally friendly materials. Yet space creation inside the vehicle has become critical with the explosion of added content and features. Discerning tastes also mean consumers want more flexible living space within their cars. To find out how Magna Seating is meeting these demands, Matthew Beecham talked with three of the company’s top executives, namely Randy Koenigsknecht, VP Sales & Marketing, Jeff Lambert, VP Engineering and Global IT Services, Dino Nardicchio, Executive Director, Advanced Engineering and Consumer Interface Products.
20 May 2013
BMW UK has announced the network of dealers that will sell and service its new i sub-brand using electric drive systems and offer 'premium mobility services'.
14 May 2013
Research by the UK-based ICDP shows that the collapse to demand in Western Europe is leading to a decline in the number of main dealer sales networks across the region.
9 May 2013
Far too many analysts and writers have spent time covering electric cars by focusing overly on start-up automakers that formed to grab a piece of the emerging market for plug-in cars.
9 May 2013
The Nissan Leaf has taken the number two spot in the overall car sales chart for Norway in April, beating a host of household name combustion engine cars in the process.