Environment: Latest news and analysis articles
21 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Following on from two recent features concerning future models for the Lynk & Co, Geely and Geely Emgrand brands, now comes the final part in a series: current and future Volvo vehicles.
15 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The first of three features looking at the future models of Zhejiang Geely/Geely Auto was published recently. Now comes an examination of what's ahead for Geely Emgrand, one of the fastest expanding car brands in China right now. The final feature will concentrate on Volvo Car Corporation.
9 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company, owner of Volvo Car Corporation, is also the parent firm of Geely Auto. The future vehicles to be rolled out by both these divisions will be examined in a new editorial series. The first of three features, however, concerns Geely's forthcoming Lynk & Co brand.
1 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Fresh from having sold almost 19,542 examples of the Zoe in 2016, Renault sees another good year ahead for the B segment electric hatchback. A new battery pack which promises up to 400km or a real world range of 300km is now available.
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.
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.
29 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: the Škoda Vision E concept and a facelift for the Lexus NX.
29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News
By 2020, Scania will globally utilise fossil free electricity wherever possible. This is Scania’s pledge for Earth Hour 2017. All electricity supplied for its operations in Denmark, France,...
23 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor will each have at least one production vehicle world premiere apiece at the Seoul motor show.
22 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at the New York auto show. In a surprise development though, the Sienna is also facelifted for the 2018 model year. The big minivan, in production since January 2010, had been expected to instead be replaced.
21 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Denso Corporation announced that it is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane resin extracted from castor oil in some of its products. Denso says it has been conducting research and development on plant-derived plastic materials, which are based on plant molecular structures, in order to reduce impacts on the environment.
16 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The US Department of Transportation secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt announced last night, as expected, they would revisit the Obama administration's last minute rule that finalised standards to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025.
15 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Audi Group booked a EUR1.8bn charge in 2016 to cover costs "for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue" and in connection with Takata airbag recalls. Even after these special items, operating profit was EUR3.1bn and operating return on sales 5.1%.
13 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Ford said it would become 'greener' by sharing more sustainability practices with suppliers worldwide.
13 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
US president Donald Trump is expected to roll back another Obama administration policy with an announcement of a review of fuel economy rules on Wednesday (15 March).
9 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover said it had agreed a new deal with EDF Energy to buy all its electricity from renewable sources up to March 2020.
8 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.
8 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) still faces a ban on selling some 2017 diesel models in the US while awaiting a government decision on legal action.
8 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News
Following on from its 2016 commitment, the PSA Group has published the measurement results from the test protocol established with Transport & Environment (T&E) and France Nature...
7 March 2017 | Chris Wright
While big rival General Motors' struggles in Europe have been highlighted by the sale of Opel to PSA, Ford is enjoying something of a resurgence in the region.
2 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The UK automotive industry has once again beaten CO2 targets, with average new car emissions down for the 19th consecutive year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), but the automakers' lobby group is now saying a vendetta on diesels could slow progress.
2 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Paint supplier PPG has celebrated the completion of a new US$19m waterborne and high-solids coatings production line at its Wuhu factory in Anhui province, China.
28 February 2017 | Dave Leggett
Volvo Trucks says it has produced a new concept truck that can reduce fuel consumption by more than 30% and boost productivity in long-haul operations.
27 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The government of Canada will spend up to CDN$7m to develop advanced electric-vehicle charging stations across the country.
21 February 2017 | Dave Leggett
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in California.
16 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
A federal judge this week has granted preliminary approval to Volkswagen's plan to pay at least US$1.22bn to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting three-litre diesel vehicles in the United States.