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ANALYSIS - future Mercedes hybrid & electric cars

24 May 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The final feature in just-auto's focus on Daimler's current and future passenger vehicles concerns Denza, Mercedes-EQ EVs, plus Mercedes-Benz hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

ANALYSIS - current & future smart vehicles

8 May 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following on from the exploration of Mercedes-Maybach's current and future models line-up, the second feature in just-auto's focus on the brands of Daimler AG is smart.

ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 3

28 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first of three features examining current and future Nissan brand models took an in-depth look at passenger cars. The second examined crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. Now, in the final instalment, the focus is on MPVs/minivans, Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs.

ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

21 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.

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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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Nissan and Northern Powergrid team on EV MoU

26 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

UK energy provider, Northern Powergrid and Nissan have inked an (MOU) to look at how electric vehicles (EV), batteries and other technologies can support energy networks during the next six years.

NDRC approves JAC/VW China JV

25 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

The authorities in Beijing have approved an electric vehicle JV between Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motors).

Mahindra invests in EV growth in India

25 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra has announced plans to double electric vehicle production capacity this year, as it prepares for growing demand in its home market.

Mahindra Electric unveils EV 2.0

25 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Mahindra Electric has unveiled a technology and product roadmap, leading to the next generation of Electric Vehicles, which the company internally refers to as EV 2.0.

Faurecia to develop carbon fibre hydrogen tanks

25 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Faurecia has said it has acquired an 'exclusive access to the intellectual property and process know-how of composite hydrogen tanks from Stelia Aerospace Composites'.

just-auto Plus only ZF developing all-electric central drive CeTrax

24 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

ZF Friedrichshafen AG offers a broad product and services portfolio for the electrification of commercial vehicles. The company focuses on all-electric drive solutions for urban vehicles and hybrid...

Daimler lays foundations for second li-ion battery

23 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler has laid the foundation for its second battery factory, saying it was "taking the next strategic step in its electric offensive".

FOMM to build EV plant in Thailand

23 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Japanese electric vehicle developer FOMM Corporation plans to assemble electric vehicles in Thailand from next year.

BMW CFO sees R&D spend ratio rising in 2018

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BMW expects its research and development budget, when measured as a percentage of sales, to rise in 2018, its CFO has told a German newspaper.

just-auto Plus only MAN/partners establish development partnership

22 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Luxembourg's gloves are off: from 2020, the country plans to implement its zero-emissions target for inner-city transport and will no longer buy buses with conventional drives. For this reason,...

Nissan shows first glimpse of redesigned Leaf EV

19 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor has released a first glimpse of the redesigned Leaf, what it calls "the next chapter in Nissan's Intelligent Zero-Emissions Mobility".

just-auto Plus only ZF joins e.GO Mobile to develop autonomous vehicle

19 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Autonomous electromobility will make traffic in metropolitan areas cleaner, safer and more efficient. To promote the establishment of these systems and to inspire new technological innovations, ZF...

just-auto Plus only Rheinmetall receives major motor housings contract

19 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The engineering and production expertise of Rheinmetall, the Technology Group, is increasingly in demand for electric vehicle projects. KS Huayu AluTech GmbH, Neckarsulm, Germany, a...

just-auto Plus only Renault/Qualcomm/Vedecom jointly develop DEVC sys

19 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renault on 18 May 2017 demonstrated dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Renault has participated with Qualcomm Technologies and Vedecom...

CEO says Volvo Cars to stop developing new diesels

17 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars will not develop any new diesel engines as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too expensive, according to chief executive Hakan Samuelsson.

BYD becomes 'local auto manufacturer' in Argentina

17 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

CTS Auto/BYD Auto, a firm controlled by renewable energy technology company BYD, has been authorised to become a local auto manufacturer in Argentina.

Romania 'cash for bangers' and EV/hybrid subsidies

15 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Romania’ Cash for Bangers program, known locally as Rabla Clasic, as well as the Rabla Plus version for electric and hybrid cars, will start on 18 May for both individuals and companies, the environment minister Gratiela Gavrilescu said.

Fastned inks Transport for London charging deal

12 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Charging network company, Fastned has signed a framework agreement with Transport for London to realise rapid charging stations in the Greater London Area.

just-auto Plus only BMW/Hamburg join over urban mobility

11 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the BMW Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership concerning urban mobility. It aims to expand the Hamburg based fleet of...

BorgWarner announces clutch supply for FCA hybrid

10 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BorgWarner announced it is supplying its sprag one way clutch for the recently announced 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, FCA US' first mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the industry's claimed first PHEV minivan.

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