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Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016 | Glenn Brooks

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.

XC90 T8 - the sixty four thousand pound Volvo

9 September 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo’s transformation into a maker of sometimes high-priced luxury cars continues: it’s now possible to pay £64,000 (US$84,813) for the T8 version of the XC90. Is this PHEV worth that sort of money?

Lexus - future model plans and platforms

5 September 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Will Lexus ever catch the German Big Three brands in worldwide sales? Toyota's luxury brand won't be doing that in the next few years. Instead, it needs to expand into many new segments.

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.

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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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Audi chief in emissions-cheat clear - report

23 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Investigators eyeing Volkswagen's scandal have found no suspicious facts against the head of luxury car division Audi, Reuters reported, citing three unnamed sources.

Paris show world debuts list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

22 September 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Ferrari will reveal an additional version of the four-wheel drive, four-seat GTC4Lusso at the Paris motor show. The GTC4Lusso T retains the four-wheel steering system of the existing V12-engined car but is powered by a 449kW/610CV 3,855cc turbocharged V8 and has rear-wheel drive.

just-auto Plus only Volvo's SuperTruck exceeds DOE programme goals

22 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volvo Trucks North America on 15 September 2016 unveiled an innovative SuperTruck demonstrator whose combination of advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies achieved a...

VW has fixed 10% of dodgy diesels in Europe

19 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen reportedly has said it is making slow progress on fixing cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe, having repaired less than 10% of the 8.5m affected models.

just-auto Plus only Ricardo led ADEPT project car ready for evaluation

16 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The automotive industry is facing the challenge of offering customers new vehicles that are able to deliver significantly improved fuel economy and reduced carbon dioxide emissions, while at the...

just-auto Plus only Cooper Tyre advances on guayule-based concept tyre

16 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

At its recent annual meeting in Albany, California, the public-private consortium behind the biomass research and development initiative (BRDI) grant, “securing the future of natural rubber,...

GM eyes 100% renewable energy by 2050

15 September 2016 | Chris Wright

General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy — such as wind, sun and landfill gas — by 2050.

just-auto Plus only GM joins RE100 aiming 100% renewable energy goal

15 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100% renewable energy, such as wind, sun and landfill gas, by...

just-auto Plus only TMC Honsha plant aims at zero emissions

14 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota Motor Corporation has installed stationary pure hydrogen fuel cells at the energy management facility which had been completed at its Honsha Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, in August...

just-auto Plus only Keolis/Navya introduce autonomous public transport

14 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Keolis, a world leader in public transportation, announced at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) annual meeting that it is joining forces with Navya to launch Navly, the...

JLR starts making petrol Ingenium engines

13 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover is expand its in-house-developed powertrain family with a four cylinder Ingenium petrol engine now in production at its GBP1bn Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton.

just-auto Plus only Renault/Centrale Nantes launch EV research chair

13 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 12 September, 2016, Ecole Centrale Nantes and Renault launched the first research chair dedicated to the propulsion performance of electric vehicles. “Renault has worked...

VW engineer pleads guilty in US 'dieselgate'

12 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud regulators and car owners, in the first criminal charges stemming from the American investigation into the German carmaker's emissions deception.

New Zealand extends EV road user charge exemptions

12 September 2016 | Simon Warburton

New Zealand has unveiled an extension to the road user charges (RUC) exemption for light electric vehicles, which could save drivers up to NZ$600 (US$438) a year.

just-auto Plus only VW corporate strategy emphasises on sustainability

12 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

For the eighth time, worldwide CSR officers from group, brands and regions gathered at the Volkswagen headquarters to attend a three-day closed meeting, the group CSR meeting. At the forefront of...

just-auto Plus only Renault delivers 100,000 EVs since launch

12 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renault handed over the keys to its 100,000th electric car, a ZOE, in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on 9 September 2016. The pioneer of the fully electric car, Renault is the European...

just-auto Plus only Johnson Controls transforms Mexico plant operation

12 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Two Johnson Controls battery plants in Mexico have transformed the way they operate as part of a newly implemented manufacturing system that is leading to lower costs, increased productivity,...

just-auto Plus only Prius tops zero emission commuter test in Rome

8 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The new, fourth generation Prius has delivered exceptional results in an academic test of its ability to run on electric power and with zero exhaust emissions on busy commuter journeys. The results...

just-auto Plus only Renesas/TSMC jointly to develop automotive MCUs

8 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renesas Electronics and TSMC on 1 September 2016, announced that they are collaborating on 28nm (nano-metre) embedded flash (eFlash) process technology for manufacturing micro-controllers (MCUs)...

just-auto Plus only Mahindra rebrands its electric mobility portfolio

8 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mahindra & Mahindra, India's leading SUV manufacturer has recently re-branded its electric mobility portfolio as Mahindra Electric. Under the umbrella brand, Mahindra Electric, the company...

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