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ANALYSIS - multiple new future Cadillac SUVs

29 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Cadillac cars and light trucks are the focus of the third feature in the series concerning the current and future vehicles of General Motors. This follows features on Baojun, Wuling, and Buick.


New G01 BMW X3 outgrows the Audi Q5

26 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has revealed the new X3 to the media at an event in South Carolina. The G01 series version of this Spartanburg-made SUV is not only 61mm longer than the F25 X3 which it replaces but is also larger than the rival Audi Q5.


How Buick could push Toyota out of China's top 3

21 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Buick cars and light trucks are the focus of the second feature in the series concerning the current and future vehicles of General Motors.


ANALYSIS - the electrified future of BMW

13 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

By 2025, BMW believes that as many as one in four of the vehicles it produces will be electric in one form or another. That means hybrid, EV, PHEV or hydrogen fuel cell. This, the final feature in a series concerning BMW Group's models, looks at the BMW brand's existing and future electrified cars and SUVs.


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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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Mitsubishi delivers EVs to Philippine government

29 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has delivered five Outlander PHEVs and five i-MiEV electric vehicles to the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), along with four electric vehicle quick charger units.


Aston Martin delays electric RapidE until 2019

27 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Aston Martin is to build 155 units of the RapidE, a plug-in version of the now seven-year old Rapide hatchback. The firm will work with Williams Advanced Engineering to bring the car to production in 2019.


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an event at its US plant on 26 June. The public debut will take place at the IAA.


just-auto Plus only Anhui and Hefei support VW/JAC joint venture

26 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The recently announced joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) took a significant step forward on 14 June 2017 with the Chinese city Hefei...


Five Volkswagen I.D. electric cars coming - report

23 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. According to a slide, there will be five EVs for various regions between 2019 and 2022.


New Nissan Leaf EV will have ProPilot Assist

23 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan has released an image of its upcoming, redesigned all-electric Leaf's instrument cluster showing ProPilot Assist technology, its new driver-assistance technology claimed to reduce "the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving".


Tesla eyeing Shanghai for new assembly plant

23 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is considering a location in the Shanghai area for a plant to serve the Chinese market, according to reports.


just-auto Plus only ZF develops integrated electric drive

23 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

ZF's Vision Zero Vehicle is helping to set the course for an accident-free and zero local emissions future. The vehicle features a 150 kW electric axle drive system for dynamic acceleration....


Audi plans second EV for Brussels factory

21 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi will build a second electric model - the e-tron Sportback - at its Brussels, Belgium plant  in 2019. The plant will start making the e-tron electric SUV in 2018.


Volvo Cars electrifies Polestar

21 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely owned Volvo Cars announced Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new, separately branded, electrified global high-performance car company.


Jaguar Land Rover plans big recruitment drive

19 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to hire 5,000 additional staff in the UK as it looks to strengthen its expertise in advanced technological areas such as electrification and autonomous drive.


Smart brand's electric cars launch in UK

19 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

Daimler's 'smart' city car brand is launching its electric drive cars in the UK car market.


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors begins electric bus trials

19 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tata Motors has commenced trials of its 9 metres electric bus in Chandigarh. With a capacity to seat 31 passengers, the Tata Ultra Electric 9m bus will run for over 15-day, with the trial jointly...


Audi A8 gets 48V mild hybrid system as standard

14 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

The next Audi A8 range which makes its debut next month will be the first in the brand’s history to feature an electrified drivetrain as standard.


Deutsche Post and Ford to manufacture E-Van

14 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH and Ford-Werke GmbH are entering a partnership for the manufacturing of Transit-based battery-electric delivery vehicles.


GM Orion plant builds 130 self-driving Bolt EV's

14 June 2017 | Simon Warburton

General Motors has completed production of 130 Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles equipped with its next generation self-driving technology at its Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan.


BYD electric bus fleet for Brisbane airport

14 June 2017 | Simon Warburton

BYD has expanded its supply of pure electric buses to Brisbane Airport, eight months after making a commercial debut at the country’s busiest hub in Sydney.


BMW i Ventures invests in Proterra

13 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

BMW i Ventures - the company's venture capital unit - has announced a strategic investment in Proterra, a technology company and manufacturer focused on heavy-duty electric mass transportation vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Nissan presents three concept cars at Buenos Aires

12 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan is presenting its full power in Buenos Aires: In addition to introducing the all-new Nissan Kicks to the local market, Nissan presents the global premiere of the Frontier Attack concept, a...


just-auto Plus only Ricardo/CaFCP join over hydrogen fuel cell tech.

8 June 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ricardo Strategic Consulting is collaborating with the California Fuel Cell Partnership to provide economic modelling tools that will enable the assessment of total cost of ownership of future fuel...



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