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THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.

Toyota's future model plans and platforms

24 August 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The imminent end of North America's 2016 model year sees Toyota winding up Scion division but retaining certain models and changing their brand. In China, in Europe, in Japan and elsewhere, the Toyota model range is also being expanded. This first of a two-part analysis examines current and future models, with a report on Lexus to follow.

Q7 e-tron - Europe's first plug-in Audi SUV

29 July 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo has gone one way with its four-cylinder petrol-electric plug-in XC90, while Audi believes Europeans wanting a plug-in hybrid SUV will prefer V6 diesel power. How does the first plug-in Q model for this region measure up?

Kia Soul EV - sales rising as plug-ins take off

28 July 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Does the arrival of the Kia Niro mean the end for the plug-in Soul? Not at all, especially in Europe where the market for EVs fell just short of 99,000 units in the first half of this year.

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Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 December 2015 | Roger Stansfield

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.

Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK

23 July 2015 | Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

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VW US diesel owners line up for cash

30 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Given the choice of having their emissions test-cheating 'clean' diesel Volkswagens fixed or getting their money back, US car owners are lining up for the cash, a media report said.

Volkswagen accepts South Korean test-rig rulings

30 August 2016 | Tony Pugliese

Volkswagen Korea, the German automaker’s South Korean distributor, confirmed it does not plan to appeal against the government’s recent decision to ban sales and cancel the certifications of many of its vehicle models sold in the country.

Volkswagen won't sue South Korea but Nissan has

30 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen reportedly has decided not to sue the South Korean government which last month suspended sales of most of its models and imposed a fine of KRW17.8bn (US$15.93m) on the automaker.

Paris show debuts list - Citroën CXperience

30 August 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The world premiere of the Citroën CXperience concept will be at the Paris motor show. With its huge cabin, long wheelbase and concave rear window, this big saloon is meant to evoke memories of the CX.

Volkswagen agrees to settle US dealers' claims

26 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen's US unit has agreed to settle - "in principle" - claims from dealers related to the diesel emissions testing rigging scandal but the automaker did not detail the amounts to be paid out or the total cost to the company.

just-auto Plus only Continental adds new catalyst substrate for HCVs

26 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

At the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover (September 22–29), the international technology company Continental will present a solution for close coupled exhaust gas aftertreatment systems...

just-auto Plus only Bosch expands its technical centre in Plymouth

26 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Michigan governor, Rick Snyder joined Plymouth Township supervisor Shannon Price, Robert Bosch, president Mike Mansuetti and other Bosch executives on 24 August, 2016 for a ribbon-cutting at the...

French Ministry sticks to environmental guns

25 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

France's Environment Ministry is denying reports it had left out any information surrounding emissions testing following speculation circulating this week.

just-auto Plus only Scania holds Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris

25 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania held a Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris on 23 August, in conjunction with the launch of the new generation Scania. Keynote speakers at the event included the former secretary-general of...

just-auto Plus only MMC aids Australian government low emission rules

25 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Motor Corporation (MMC) has confirmed its support of plans announced by the government of South Australia to increase its fleet of low emissions vehicles by 30% as the state transitions...

Bosch 'defends interests' as diesel saga rolls on

24 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Bosch says it is "defending its interests" in the long-running diesel saga and has asked US Courts to respect its staff privacy as allegations surrounding the supplier and Volkswagen continue to swirl.

just-auto Plus only Westport provides solutions complying GHG rules

24 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Westport Fuel Systems provides the next-generation natural gas engine and vehicle technology solutions to comply with the recently announced standards for greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions...

just-auto Plus only US agencies invest to develop vehicle technologies

24 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 16 August, as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted a second round...

Allison to adopt US EPA/NHTSA emissions standards

19 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Allison Transmission says it supports new standards issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Administration (NHTSA) regarding fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

Asko to test electric lorries with Scania

19 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Norway’s largest convenience goods wholesaler, Asko is to test electric powertrain lorries with Scania.

Supplier alleged to have helped VW emissions cheat

18 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Robert Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen AG's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners have said in a court filing cited by Bloomberg. It includes detailed allegations against the supplier.

just-auto Plus only DTNA endorses greenhouse gas phase II standards

18 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The leading commercial truck manufacturer in North America, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) endorses the EPA’s and NHTSA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) Phase Two standards. The standards...

just-auto Plus only Audi presents 2017 A4 ultra

18 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Former Michigan Governor joins ChargePoint board

17 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

ChargePoint says former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm has been appointed to its board, effective immediately.

US agencies finalise truck emissions/economy rules

17 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have jointly finalised standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation, they said in a statement.

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