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COMMENT: Beijing wants a greener auto sector

The focus in Beijing's auto show this year is firmly on green technologies. That's perhaps not too surprising when you bear in mind the prob...

PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 un...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Assembly plant week?

OK, OK, I admit it - just-auto.com this week is looking a bit like Assembly Plant News.com...

BMW i3 plant Leipzig marries new alongside old

'Marriage' is, to anyone used to touring car assembly plants regularly, a familiar term, describing the joining of painted and trimmed body...

Latest Interviews

CEVT's Mats Fägerhag on Geely-Volvo CMA platform 24 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Mats Fägerhag, the former head of R&D for Saab, is now the CEO of China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT). This small firm's engineers are quietly creating the new CMA scalable architecture for C and B segment Geely and Volvo models.

EV awareness growing, says Renault 18 Feb 2014


People are beginning to talk more and more about electric cars as manufacturers like BMW and Volkswagen enter the market and raise awareness. That's the view of Ben Fletcher, product manager for EVs at Renault UK.

Latest News

Subaru considers US EV re-launch 23 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Tightening environmental regulations in the US have prompted Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries to consider launching electric vehicles again in the region, president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga has said.

Complaints prompt NHTSA brake and charger probes 23 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

The NHTSA has opened preliminary investigations into the 2014 Chevrolet Impala and a Bosch fast charger used with a 2013 Nissan Leaf model sold in the US after receiving just one complaint each about automatic braking and battery recharging respectively.

Toyota adds Chinese hybrid capacity 23 Apr 14

Tony Lewis

Toyota, the global leader in hybrid vehicles, will start to source hybrid components in China for its locally produced Corolla and Levin models from next year rather than import them from Japan.

Daimler-BYD JV launches Denza electric car 22 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

The Daimler-BYD joint venture launched its all electric Denza vehicle at the Bejing show.

BEIJING SHOW: VW China e-mobility campaign 22 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group is to start an electro-mobility campaign in China spearheaded by the electric up! and e-Golf models. VW Group CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn hailed it as the "biggest initiative for e-mobility in China's automotive history".

2014 BEIJING SHOW: Global debuts list 22 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview day for AutoChina 2014 was Sunday 20 April.

Latest blogs

What went wrong with the Insight? 5 Mar 14

Graeme Roberts

An interesting Insight from across the pond on what Honda got wrong with two generations of its small hybrid.

Some detail on Tesla's li-ion battery 'gigafactory' 27 Feb 14

Dave Leggett

Panasonic is one of the companies looking at partnering with Tesla on its plans for a big new facility dedicated to lithium ion battery production.

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