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PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month

July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesti...

COMMENT: Electric avenue fires Formula E to life

Michelin's quite fond of using the phrase "track to street" - it's a nifty way to neatly encapsulate what the tyre manufacturer is trying to...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2014 Lexus CT 200h

With sales up 36% in *April, and 35% for the year to date, Lexus is surging up the sales charts in Britain, and has even overtaken Mitsubish...

COMMENT: Google's driverless car vision

Here's something for all of us to think about. How will driverless vehicles emerge and what will it mean for car companies?...

Latest Interviews

Qualcomm and wireless charging 21 May 2014

Guest author

Qualcomm is a specialist in 3G, 4G and next generation wireless technologies. The company has developed a pair of wireless charging solutions - one for portable electronics and another for electric vehicles. Ian Adcock heard more from Qualcomm's VP Business Development & Marketing, Dr Anthony Thomson.


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.

Latest News

PARIS DEBUTS: Hyundai i20 1 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

SEAT, Volkswagen, Opel-Vauxhall, Fiat, Porsche and now Hyundai have announced motor show debuts for the 2014 Paris Mondiale de l'Automobile. As other brands name their own world premieres, these too will be added to just-auto's preview list.


Rule change hits 'free charger' offers for EVs 22 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Electric vehicle marketers are facing a new challenge now that the UK government's Office of Low Emission Vehicles is reducing - from 1 September - home recharge point subsidies of 75% of the cost to a maximum of GBP900 from GBP1,000.


UK: Technical details of JLR Ingenium engines 9 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed further details of the Ingenium four-cylinder engines which it will begin manufacturing in early 2015.


Formula E series to catapult EV technology: Agag 7 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Formula E chiefs are convinced the forthcoming launch of the electric car racing championship will have a "huge impact" on the acceleration of EV development.


Volkswagen backs r744 as coolant debate simmers 24 Jun 14

Simon Warburton

Volkswagen is declining to put a date on when its r744 refrigerant will be in mass production for its vehicles, but is highlighting what it claims are the non-flammable properties of the air conditioning solution.


Nissan reduces CO2 emissions as output rises 24 Jun 14

Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor said it reduced CO2 emissions "from global corporate activities" in fiscal year 2013 while increasing vehicle production by 5.1%.

Latest blogs

Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.


Urban mobility 7 May 14

Dave Leggett

As the population of the world decamps from the countryside to work in factories in emerging 'megacities', how the evolving city functions and how goods and people move around sustainably (and without gridlock) are sure to be constant accompanying themes.

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