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VW revs up its global CV ambitions - ANALYSIS

6 September 2016 | Colin Whitbread

Volkswagen’s intent to acquire a 16.6% (post dilution) stake in Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar, coupled with a strategic technology and supply cooperation and the establishment of a purchasing joint venture represents a significant step forward for the German company’s global ambitions, ambitions that have so far been tempered by a lack of presence in the North American heavy truck sector. 

What will a Tesla electric truck look like?

16 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

Just what would a Tesla electric freight truck look like? It’s a question that many in the auto industry have been asking after the latest visionary bulletin (Master Plan, Part Deux) from Tesla founder and talisman Elon Musk. 

Mazda changes pickup truck alliance - the week

15 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Biggest story of this week, as far as you lot were concerned, the announcement Mazda is to end a long-standing alliance with Ford on 'medium' pickup trucks and hitch up with Isuzu instead.

PSA claims class firsts for revamped van line

5 April 2016 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Peugeot Citroen is claiming a couple of firsts for its redesigned mid-size Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy/Dispatch model lines - a new, compact 4.6m long version and the availability of hands-free electric sliding side doors.

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Engine downsizing has peaked say Federal Mogul

4 July 2016 | Calum MacRae

In a wide-ranging interview, as part of Federal Mogul Powertrain’s recent Technology Briefing days held in Augsburg, Germany just-auto’s Calum MacRae interviewed the division’s Chief Technology Office, Gian Maria Olivetti. Mr Olivetti has been with Federal Mogul since 2007. Before Federal Mogul he enjoyed stints at Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Iveco. 

Interview with Ford of Britain's MD

18 September 2015 | Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

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Toyota Japan to begin sales of fuel cell buses

24 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

Toyota says it will begin selling fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017.

Daimler to offer bus electrohydraulic steering

20 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Electrohydraulic power steering (EHPS) developed in collaboration with Steyr is cutting Daimler Buses' fuel consumption, the automaker said.

Volvo India takes medium truck design reins

20 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo AB's Indian R&D team is taking the lead developing medium duty trucks for global markets scheduled to go into production in 2017.

just-auto Plus only DTNA recalls 2017 Thomas built buses

17 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V712000 Component(s): Power train, Service brakes Potential number of units affected: 162  Manufacturer: Daimler Trucks North...

just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles YTD global sales up 9.1%

13 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen commercial vehicles delivered 350,800 light commercial vehicles to customers around the world from January through September 2016. This is equivalent to an increase of 9.1%. The T and...

just-auto Plus only Maxwell introduces 51V ultracapacitor module

13 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, on 12 October, 2016, announced the 51-volt (51V) module, the newest...

Deutsche Post makes its own electric vans

11 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

German-based logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL has developed its own electric delivery van on an outsourcing manufacturing model and has recently added a larger variant to one that is already in service.

just-auto Plus only BYD invests in new bus assembly plant in Hungary

11 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

BYD, the fast growing supplier of pure electric buses to cities across Europe, on 11 October, 2016, confirmed its commitment to the market with the announcement of a EUR20m (US$22.233m) investment...

GAZ/SemAZ sign deal for assembly of CVs

7 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

GAZ Group has signed with the Kazakhstan enterprise SemAZ several memoranda on industrial assembly of commercial vehicles in the republic of Kazakhstan. Delivery of vehicle KD’s to Kazakhstan for serial production of GAZelle Next, GAZon Next and GAZelle Business, heavy duty Ural Next, buses of small, medium and large class will start in 2017.

just-auto Plus only ITS technology to help reduce CO2 from trucks

7 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

At the IAA commercial vehicle motor show in Hanover, ACEA was joined by Hermann Meyer from ERTICO ITS Europe for the launch of a new study on the extent to which intelligent transport systems (ITS)...

just-auto Plus only Volvo offers Bendix Wingman technology on VNL/VNM

6 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Working with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Volvo Trucks North America has added Volvo Active Driver Assist, a comprehensive driver assistance system, as a factory-installed option on its VNL...

just-auto Plus only Cummins ISL G NZ engine selected by Kenworth

5 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Kenworth announced that it will offer the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for the Kenworth T680 and T880. Emissions from the ISL G Near Zero natural gas...

just-auto Plus only Kenworth power management system enhances T680/T88

5 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The industry-leading Kenworth power management system, which is available on the flagship T680 and T880 models, has taken another step in performance by adding cab temperature monitoring to its...

just-auto Plus only Eberspaecher opens expanded Brighton facility

5 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Eberspaecher, a global tier one leader in the development and manufacture of exhaust system technology, is expanding its production capacity for commercial vehicle exhaust systems in the US In the...

just-auto Plus only Paccar tandem drive axle standard on Peterbilt 579

4 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Featuring an advanced, robust design that reduces weight by up to 150 pounds, the new Paccar 40,000 pound tandem drive axle will be standard for Peterbilt’s Model 579 spec’d for...

just-auto Plus only Paccar North America launches enhanced MX engines

4 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Paccar, is launching exciting new power, torque and fuel efficiency enhancements to its MX-13 and MX-11 engines for North America. The new engines will be available in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks...

just-auto Plus only Detroit/AT&T/Microsoft join over Detroit Connect

4 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), on 3 October, 2016, announced collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft to deliver enhancements to its Detroit...

just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks introduces new collision mitigation s

4 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volvo Trucks North America on 3 October 2016, introduced Volvo active driver assist, a comprehensive collision mitigation system that combines both radar and camera capabilities to provide...

just-auto Plus only VECV records 14% growth in September 2016 sales

3 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

VE Commercial Vehicles (a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4,843 units in September 2016 (FYTD 29,479) as compared to 4,248 units in September 2015 (LFYTD 23,785) recording a...

just-auto Plus only International Tuck launches new LT series

3 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

International Truck, on 30 September, 2016, launched the International LT Series, its new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed through driver centric design and featuring...

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