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Maserati future models - a global analysis

1 December 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The third instalment in just-auto's analysis of FCA's passenger car brands' model lines is a focus on Maserati. A look at what's ahead for Alfa Romeo was recently published, followed by an examination of Ferrari's plans. Features on Fiat, Abarth & Lancia; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep will be published soon.


Ferrari future models - global analysis

30 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The second part of just-auto's series concerning FCA's passenger vehicle brands centres on Ferrari. A look at what's ahead for Alfa Romeo was recently published, with features on Maserati; Fiat, Abarth & Lancia; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep to follow.


Alfa Romeo future models - a global analysis

28 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks

FCA is the latest OEM to have its current and future models put under the microscope for examination. The first brand in this series is Alfa Romeo. Features on Fiat, Abarth & Lancia; Ferrari & Maserati; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep, will follow over the coming weeks.


Electric cars to drool over - the week

25 November 2016 | Dave Leggett

Quite naturally, fully electric cars are seen as a green choice. If we put aside the thorny question of how the electricity has actually been generated for the zero emission vehicle, it's a rather marvellous thing: A car being propelled by a propulsion system that isn't reliant on burning fossil fuels at the point of use.


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GKN on maintaining AWD leadership and GenII eAxles

7 December 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 November 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.

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Chrysler starts building Pacifica Hybrid

2 December 2016 | Graeme Roberts

FCA has started production of the US industry's first electrified minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid at its Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.


Wrightbus launches zero-emission double deck bus

2 December 2016 | Simon Warburton

Wrightbus has launched its zero-emission double deck vehicle, debuting a new hydrogen fuel cell driveline, which will also become available for single-deck power as it readies production next year.


just-auto Plus only New Pacifica Hybrid achieves top US EPA rating

1 December 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Exceeding initial programme targets, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has earned a fuel economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the US Environmental Protection Agency...


Toyota president to head EV division

30 November 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor has appointed its president to head the newly formed electric car division, a move that reinforces its recent commitment to develop a technology its has been slow to embrace.


Automakers plan Europe highway fast charge network

29 November 2016 | Graeme Roberts

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group have announced plans for a joint venture to establish an ultra-fast, high-power charging network along major highways in Europe similar to Tesla's pioneering Supercharger network.


SK Innovation to delay China battery factory

29 November 2016 | Graeme Roberts

SK Innovation has delayed building an electric vehicle battery factory in China because of regulatory uncertainty there, two company officials told the Reuters news agency.


BMW i introduces DCS power-optimised charging

29 November 2016 | Graeme Roberts

BMW's i electric car brand is to offer a new digital charging service (DCS) to provide predictive, convenient, cost-effective and 'green' power-optimised charging.


just-auto Plus only Suzuki launches new Solio/Solio Bandit in Japan

29 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched new versions of Solio and Solio Bandit compact cars equipped with newly-developed hybrid system in Japan on 29 November, 2016. Equipped with...


just-auto Plus only GKN supplies eAxle technology for BMW X1 in China

29 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

GKN Driveline has continued its global electric axle (eAxle) drive partnership with the BMW Group, supplying eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market. The...


just-auto Plus only Cadillac US to launch 2017 CT6 PHEV Prestige Sedan

28 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Cadillac, on 15 November, announced the first-ever 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Prestige Sedan will go on sale in the spring of 2017, with a total driving range of more than 400...


Jaguar Land Rover planning EV production in the UK

25 November 2016 | Chris Wright

Jaguar Land Rover plans to make future electric vehicles in the UK despite announcing earlier this month that its first EV will be built in Austria.


Toyota prioritises EV battery advances

25 November 2016 | Dave Leggett

Toyota is aiming to develop a more advanced EV lithium-ion battery "in a few years" that will have around a 15% range improvement in current technology, according to reports.


BYD expands Middle East operations with Karmania

25 November 2016 | Simon Warburton

BYD has become the first company to supply pure electric vehicles to Iran, while its partnership with the country's largest private passenger car manufacturer Kerman khodro will also see the Shenzhen-based company export other products to Iran including hybrids, electric vehicles and rechargeable batteries.


Maserati executive confirms electric Alfieri

23 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks

An EV rival for the next Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-TYPE will be released in 2020, a Maserati executive has told just-auto.com.


UK government provides R&D funding support

23 November 2016 | Dave Leggett

Public finances in Britain may be tight, but the government has found some money to support new tech in the auto sector.


BYD to build new electric bus plant in China

23 November 2016 | Tony Pugliese

China’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer BYDAuto has said it plans to build a new electric bus plant in Xi’an in the country’s Shaanxi province.


NextEV unveils NIO EP9 luxury EV supercar

22 November 2016 | Dave Leggett

Electric car start-up NextEV has unveiled its new EV brand, NIO, at a launch event for the brand's first car-line - the EP9 - at the Saatchi Gallery in London.


VW mulls creating own battery factory

21 November 2016 | Dave Leggett

As part of an ambitious electrification programme that will see VW Group aim to develop and build more than 30 new additional electric vehicles by 2025, the company could also set up its own battery factory.


just-auto Plus only VW debuts ID concept at Auto Guangzhou 2016

21 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen Brand will bring a family of around 10 next generation e-cars to the Chinese market between 2020 and 2025. They will be based on Volkswagen’s electric-only MEB platform. The I.D....


just-auto Plus only Nissan debuts 2017GT-R/Terra concept at Guangzhou

21 November 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

A strong line-up of Nissan products and a concept vehicle are presented at the 14th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition to address various consumer segments in China, one of...



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