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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on...

What now for docked Hoegh Osaka cargo?

So the saga of the Osaka is finally over - at least the seaborne element of it anyway - but perhaps now the real drama begins back at port i...

ANALYSIS: Hoegh Osaka saga: Knowns and unknowns

With news salvers working on the 51,000t Hoegh Osaka carliner could tow the giant ship back into the Port of Southampton next week just-auto...

ANALYSIS: Shock as US Honda CR-V outsells all cars

With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry was toppled as...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Ford UK fleet director, Phil Hollins 3 Mar 2014

Dave Leggett

Ford's UK fleet director Phil Hollins is responsible for UK market leader Ford's fleet sales. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him at a launch event for the new Transit Connect.


Q&A with XL Hybrids: Electric powertrains for CVs 24 Jul 2013

Matthew Beecham

US-based XL Hybrids is a developer of hybrid-electric powertrain technology for commercial vans and pickup trucks. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with the company’s VP of business development and co-founder, Justin Ashton about what makes their technology different and where we can see it.

Latest News

BYD confirms London electric double decker trial 1 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Chinese electric bus specialist BYD has now been confirmed as the maker of what is claimed to be the world's first pure electric zero emission double decker which London mayor Boris Johnson announced at a summit in the capital yesterday (30 June).


Daimler Fuso e-Truck trials conclude successfully 30 Jun 15

Chris Wright

Trials of Daimler's Fuso battery electric, zero emission trucks have been completed in a research project co-funded by the Portuguese government through IAPMEI, the Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.


New head for Daimler/Foton truck joint venture 30 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

With effect from 1 July 2015, Zhou Liang (48) will succeed Wu Yuejun (52) and become the new president and CEO of Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA), the 50/50 joint venture between Daimler and truck manufacturer Foton.


Pure EV double decker bus heads for London tests 30 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

What is said to be the world's first pure electric double decker bus is to be tested in London as mayor Boris Johnson steps up his battle against the capital’s air pollution.


BYD pure electric bus starts tests in Bogota 29 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

BYD has recently delivered its first 18 metre, high floor pure electric bus to Bogota, Colombia for testing.


Scania to double India capacity 26 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

Scania plans to spend INR2bn (US$31.5m) doubling its capacity in India in the next two years.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.


Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory 16 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.

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