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ANALYSIS - Citroën future models part 2

21 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the third of five features in a series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, and then at the A-to-E segment sedans, hatchbacks and estates of the Citroën brand; the division's next electric models, SUVs and monospaces are explored below. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow in the coming days.


ANALYSIS - Citroën future models

16 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the second feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for PSA Group's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, the focus now turns to Citroën. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow a second Citroën feature which looks at the brand's future SUVs, monospaces and electric vehicles.


Toyota doubles Prius PHV range

9 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

And so, round two of Prius plug-in, a much improved, longer range, more distinctive, fully redesigned model dripping with new technology and yet I'm left with a tinge of disappointment - still would not be able to do the 42-mile round trip to the office without a recharge, something no PHV I've tried to date can manage.


What PSA Group must do to turn DS around [updated]

3 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The future model strategy for DS is explored here in this, the first in a series concerning the passenger car brands of PSA Group. The other chapters will be a focus on Citroën, followed by Peugeot.


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NextEV US CEO on the Car 3.0

6 January 2017 | Matthew Beecham

With a team in motorsport’s first all-electric race series, the FIA Formula E Championship, and a recruitment drive that has attracted top names from the automotive, technology and internet industries, NextEV is a name that has become increasingly familiar in the last two years. It is a global start-up, founded in China in 2014 with 12 offices and 2,000 employees worldwide. Last November, the company announced its user brand NIO and unveiled a 1,360ps supercar, the NIO EP9, in London. We spoke to US CEO, Padmasree Warrior to find out more.


GKN eyes small hybrid growth with e-axle module

9 December 2016 | Dave Leggett

Peter Moelgg, Chief Executive of GKN Driveline’s eDrive and AWD business, tells just-auto about the company's expanding business opportunity with a new electric drive system for compact plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia will premiere a Stepway version of the Logan MCV at the Geneva motor show.


ZF/Porsche develop modular hybrid transmission kit

22 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche say they have collaborated to develop a modular hybrid transmission kit for sports vehicles, catering for current and future drive trends.


Mercedes confirms Russia car plant

21 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz is to create a new plant to make cars in the Moscow Region of Russia from 2019.


Margot Robbie 'new face of Nissan electric cars' 

21 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as the 'new face of Nissan electric cars' and has staged a promotional 'race' video in an electric BladeGlider through the streets of Monaco.


just-auto Plus only MAN/CNL ink eTruck development partnership deal

21 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

From the end of 2017, MAN and CNL member companies will be testing electrically-powered trucks for various purposes in daily service. By starting to manufacture electric trucks at its Steyr site,...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India surpasses 100,000 SHVS sales

20 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles – Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS – have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units this month. This marks the success of...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac debuts Escala/CT6 at the Canadian show

20 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Cadillac debuted the Escala concept and 2017 CT6 plug-in at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, expanding and elevating the brand’s portfolio. “The Escala concept...


just-auto Plus only Schaeffler integrates Compact Dynamics

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The integration of Compact Dynamics is a further important step for Schaeffler as it expands its electric mobility activities. By doing so, the company is strengthening its development expertise,...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz to begin eTruck small series test

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

This year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world´s first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market in a small series. Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck with 25 t perm. GVW and...


Toyota chops UK Prius PHV price

16 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ahead of the 1 March on sale date, Toyota has chopped the UK prices of its Prius PHV from GBP34,895 for the 'entry level' Business Edition Plus to GBP31,695 with a clever optional (and extra GBP1,500) solar panel sunroof available only for that version.


What now for Neumann's electro-Opel plan?

15 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Opel's board was completely surprised by news of negotiations with PSA Groupe, according to Germany's Manager Magazin, learning only from a phone call on Tuesday morning, though CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann had been informed a little earlier.


Toyota chairman sees PHVs catching on faster

15 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, who led the development of the Prius, expects the latest plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will catch on with consumers far more rapidly than the original Prius did.


Merecedes plans low volume electric truck trial

15 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

This year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world's first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market in a trial small series. Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck with 25 tonne GVW and a range of up to 200km (120 miles) at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in 2016, the first vehicles will be delivered to customers this year.


just-auto Plus only Mahle takes over O-Flexx Technologies

14 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Mahle Group is expanding its expertise in the field of thermoelectric by taking over the start-up company O-Flexx Technologies based in Duisburg/Germany. It has been agreed that the purchase...


Tesla starts Dubai sales

13 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla has started selling its luxury electric cars in Dubai, its first venture into the Middle East, a media report said.


EC OKs German EV charging network

13 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The European Commission has ruled Germany's scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country is in line with EU state aid rules and addresses a real gap in the market without unduly affecting competition in the single market.


just-auto Plus only WiTricity joins Nissan over wireless EV charging

10 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, on 9 February 2017 announced it is collaborating with Nissan, the leading manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), to drive...


just-auto Plus only Scania begins battery electric bus trial in Sweden

9 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania will start its first field tests of coming battery electric buses in the northern Swedish city of Östersund. Three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in operation from the end of 2017...


just-auto Plus only H2ME deploys its first 100 FCEVs across Europe

9 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) – the ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands announced that the first...


just-auto Plus only BYD global sales climbs 70% in 2016

8 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Shenzhen based new energy technology company BYD has become the highest selling manufacturer of new energy vehicles in 2016 for the second consecutive year. According to figures compiled by EV...



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