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Briefing: developments in powertrain batteries

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs o...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide i...

Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation...

COMMENT: Apple weighs a BIG decision

Apple is a very, very powerful brand. It is also a very, very big company with a market capitalisation of over $700bn ($740bn when I just ch...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK 5 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.

INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

Latest News

2015 SHANGHAI SHOW: World premieres 23 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Following the media preview days of Auto Shanghai 2015, just-auto's world premieres list continues to be updated.

Low gas prices sees SUVs replacing electrified 22 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

US car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before, according to car-buying advice website Edmunds.com.

Toyota sees leap ahead for China hybrid sales 22 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Toyota sees its hybrids accounting for as much as 30% of its sales in China by 2020 according to a Nikkei report.

No future for long range EVs - Toyota engineer 20 Apr 15

Chris Wright

Battery powered electric vehicles have no practical future as a long range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs allow them to be charged quickly, according to Toyota’s top fuel cell engineer.

Toyota plans two new hybrids for China 20 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota plans to launch two hybrid cars in China this year as part of efforts to launch vehicles that will help to reduce pollution in the country.

Bolt is here to stay - Chevy 17 Apr 15

Chris Wright

Bolt and Volt? What’s in a name – and a little confusion - may not be a bad thing, according to Chevrolet’s marketing chief Tim Mahoney.

Latest blogs

Watch the Toyota Mirai being made 24 Feb 15

Glenn Brooks

Here's a chance to see details of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car being manufactured at its Motomachi plant in Japan.

EVs' dark side: Two sides of the coin for electric vehicles 23 Dec 14

Dave Leggett

There's a useful reminder in a recent study of the two sides of the coin that come with 'zero-emission vehicles'.

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