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Environment drives growth in EV sales in Asia

Rising air pollution in major cities across Asia has forced local governments to impose restrictions on the sale and circulation of vehicles...

Review of the automotive year, 2015 (Part 2)

The year 2015 will probably go down in the annals of automotive industry history for Volkswagen’s jaw-dropping emissions cheating scandal. B...

Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEMs

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recentl...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Outlander & future Mitsubishis

The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander has been a strong seller for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and many other European markets. Now co...

Latest Interviews

GKN on maintaining AWD leadership and GenII eAxles 7 Dec 2015

Calum MacRae

GKN Driveline’s new CEO, Phil Swash, talked with just-auto’s Calum MacRae to discuss the challenges of maintaining leadership in the AWD business and the potential opportunities the VW scandal presents to the automotive industry. Here’s the second part of that interview.


GKN Driveline CEO on maintaining AWD leadership 30 Nov 2015

Calum MacRae

GKN Driveline’s new CEO, Phil Swash, talked with just-auto’s Calum MacRae to discuss the challenges of maintaining leadership in the AWD business and the potential opportunities the VW scandal presents to the automotive industry. Here’s the first part of that interview.

Latest News

Volvo nixes range extenders 5 Feb 16

Chris Wright

Volvo has decided against using range-extenders with its hybrid models, or using internal combustion engines to charge up batteries on the move because of the increased fuel consumption this causes.


Geneva premieres list - Bentley Mulsanne facelift 5 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

A facelift for the Bentley Mulsanne will have its public debut at next month's Geneva show, and there will be an extended wheelbase version too.


Sevcon buys battery manufacturer Bassi 4 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

Sevcon has acquired electric vehicle battery manufacturer, Bassi, whose product line includes fast charging technologies suitable for a range of markets, such as rapid, high voltage and high power sectors.


Honda prices hydrogen Clarity for US 22 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

Honda's US unit said it would start leasing its new five-passenger, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan to selected customers in California before the end of 2016 with the car priced around US$60,000 with a targeted monthly lease under $500.


Nissan to make more EV batteries at Sunderland 22 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

Nissan has assigned production of future generation electric vehicle (EV) batteries to its factory in Sunderland, UK.


Obama 1m EVs target missed by 60% 20 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

President Obama's lofty goal of getting 1m plug-in electric cars on US roads by 2015, set back in 2008, with petrol prices averaging nearly US$4 a gallon, has been missed by about 600,000 units, a media report said.

Latest blogs

Are these pics of the next Prius authentic? 7 Jul 15

Glenn Brooks

If these images turn out to be the real deal, then Toyota's design department is getting even braver than usual. Taiwan-based Autonet has just published what appear to be shots of the next Prius and Prius PHEV.


Elon's SpaceX ship goes boom 29 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

Given the attention Tesla EVs attract, it's easy to forget entrepreneur and founder Elon Musk has fingers in other pies - notably operating space ships. Which can be a bit risky.

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