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As car companies start to ramp up low volume production of fuel cell vehicles the major stumbling block globally is a hydrogen refuelling in...
Tesla unveiled its Model 3 last week and it’s already clear that the model is going to be of great significance to both Tesla Motors and the...
Europe's first big motor show of 2016 is about to get underway. Small crossovers from Toyota and the Volkswagen Group, plus Renault's attemp...
Rising air pollution in major cities across Asia has forced local governments to impose restrictions on the sale and circulation of vehicles...
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’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.
A series of new C-segment vehicles will offer the option of adding plug-in electric all-wheel drive using GKN Driveline’s latest electric axle drive (eAxle) technology. The eAxle is an evolution of systems developed for hybrid supercars that use electric all-wheel drive to boost performance and efficiency.
As part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan, PSA Group said it was firmly focused on diversifying its technological offering with plug-in hybrid petrol engines and next-generation electric powertrains, which will be used in particular to equip e-CMP, its future electric platform developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors.
China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has raised US$400m through a 'green' bond issue to fund the development of a hybrid successor to the black cab at its London Taxi Company (LTC) subsidiary.
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has raised US$400m to support the development of zero-emission capable vehicles by its UK subsidiary, the London Taxi Company (LTC), maker or the iconic London Black Cab.
Toyota Motor said cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached 9.014m units on 30 April 2016, surpassing the 9m unit mark. This latest million-unit milestone was achieved in just nine months.
Protean Electric and the Tianjin Binhai Hi-Tech Industrial Development Area (THT), have announced their plan to start manufacturing in-wheel motors in Tianjin during the second half of 2016 and to construct a factory on a permanent site within THT by the end of next year.
Proterra has unveiled a new battery design for the Catalyst XR transit vehicle at the American Public Transportation Association Bus and Paratransit Conference (APTA).
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has appointed Fredrik Ahlström as vice president Purchasing from 1 June and will take over from Per Svantesson, who will be responsible for Strategy and Business Development as well as lead the Project Management Office.
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has formally signed the contract to acquire a stake in the New Long Ma manufacturing company in Fujian.
Nissan's UK plant in Sunderland has built its 50,000th Leaf EV.
Electric, hybrid and other eco-friendly cars kick out as many toxins as diesel vehicles, according to scientists who say greener vehicles produce more tiny particles from tyre and brake wear because their batteries make them heavier.
Tesla has said it is bringing its build program forward by two years to accommodate higher orders for the Model 3 and raise overall volume to 500,000 units a year.
NextEV and the Nanjing Municipal Government have signed a partnership agreement to build a RMB3bn (US$462m) plant for the development and production of high-performance motors, as well as electronic modules in the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone.
BMW has revamped its i3 with the introduction of a more powerful, 94Ah battery for both the i3 and the i3 Range Extender versions.
Lithium-ion technology developer, Hyperdrive Innovation has secured a cash injection of GBP3.2m (US$4.7m) from venture capital firms Hamilton Capital Partners and Rivers Capital, alongside R&D grant funding from Innovate UK and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).
Xerox company, PARC, has unveiled its ‘Co-Extrusion (CoEx) for Cost Reduction of Advanced High-Energy-and-Power Battery Electrode Manufacturing’ project funded by the US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
ZF says it is bundling activities which will shape the future of e-mobility into its new ‘E-Mobility Division’ which will be focused on market opportunities in China.
The German government has reached a deal with carmakers to jointly spend EUR1.2bn (US$1.4bn) on incentives to boost electric car sales.
Honda has announced it will expand its next Clarity model line to three variants from a single fuel cell model. The Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid will both launch in the US in 2017.
Volvo Cars has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. It says the planned cumulative total can be met by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019.
The hype over Tesla's so-called 'Gigafactory' is reaching new levels with the release of drone footage showing its sheer size.
According to Toyota GB, the first Mirai in the UK to be booked in for a routine service gave technicians at a north west London dealership the opportunity to put their specialist hydrogen fuel cell training into practice.
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