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PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 un...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Assembly plant week?

OK, OK, I admit it - just-auto.com this week is looking a bit like Assembly Plant News.com...

BMW i3 plant Leipzig marries new alongside old

'Marriage' is, to anyone used to touring car assembly plants regularly, a familiar term, describing the joining of painted and trimmed body...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Back into the fray...

Well, it's been a very short working week - just two days in fact - but the new year has already given us auto industry talking points. As e...

Latest Interviews

EV awareness growing, says Renault 18 Feb 2014


People are beginning to talk more and more about electric cars as manufacturers like BMW and Volkswagen enter the market and raise awareness. That's the view of Ben Fletcher, product manager for EVs at Renault UK.

Q&A with Zero Carbon Futures 5 Nov 2013

Matthew Beecham

Electric vehicle technologies continue to advance, and more manufacturers are announcing the imminent arrival of new all-electric models. As the clamour for an all-EV future increases, Matthew Beecham catches up with Dr Colin Herron, managing director at Zero Carbon Futures, to find out if the infrastructure is in place to promote the widespread use of EVs, and if the consumer is ready to step away from the petrol pump.

Latest News

2014 NYIAS: List of world premieres 18 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days for the 2014 New York International Auto Show were 16 & 17 April.

BEIJING DEBUTS: New Cruze, but old model to remain 17 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview day for AutoChina 2014 is Sunday 20 April. Each time a vehicle or concept world premiere is confirmed for this event, our preview list is updated.

MG reveals concept EV 17 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

SAIC Motor’s MG division has revealed a UK designed and developed electric vehicle as part of the brand’s 90th anniversary celebrations.

Suzuki plans simpler, cheaper hybrid (than Toyota) 16 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Suzuki Motor has said it will introduce an affordable, simplified petrol-electric hybrid technology in its cars.

Toyota on track for 2015 fuel cell car launch 16 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Toyota is on track for the launch of its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015, with limited numbers also earmarked for Europe, according to remarks made by Toyota Motor Europe executives.

Tesla eyes partner for China charging network 15 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Tesla Motor chief Elon Musk is set to meet with China's largest refiner Sinopec Group to discuss possible cooperation on building charging units during his visit to the country next week.

Latest blogs

What went wrong with the Insight? 5 Mar 14

Graeme Roberts

An interesting Insight from across the pond on what Honda got wrong with two generations of its small hybrid.

Some detail on Tesla's li-ion battery 'gigafactory' 27 Feb 14

Dave Leggett

Panasonic is one of the companies looking at partnering with Tesla on its plans for a big new facility dedicated to lithium ion battery production.

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