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New G01 BMW X3 outgrows the Audi Q5

26 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has revealed the new X3 to the media at an event in South Carolina. The G01 series version of this Spartanburg-made SUV is not only 61mm longer than the F25 X3 which it replaces but is also larger than the rival Audi Q5.


Air quality debate needs to move on from diesel

22 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

The debate on air quality in cities has become unhelpfully fixated on diesel cars that are a small part of the overall problem, according to Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK.


How Buick could push Toyota out of China's top 3

21 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Buick cars and light trucks are the focus of the second feature in the series concerning the current and future vehicles of General Motors.


ANALYSIS - the electrified future of BMW

13 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

By 2025, BMW believes that as many as one in four of the vehicles it produces will be electric in one form or another. That means hybrid, EV, PHEV or hydrogen fuel cell. This, the final feature in a series concerning BMW Group's models, looks at the BMW brand's existing and future electrified cars and SUVs.


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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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Aston Martin delays electric RapidE until 2019

27 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Aston Martin is to build 155 units of the RapidE, a plug-in version of the now seven-year old Rapide hatchback. The firm will work with Williams Advanced Engineering to bring the car to production in 2019.


IAA world debuts - BMW X3 official details

26 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has announced official details of the new X3, having shown the new SUV to the media at an event at its US plant on 26 June. The public debut will take place at the IAA.


Five Volkswagen I.D. electric cars coming - report

23 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. According to a slide, there will be five EVs for various regions between 2019 and 2022.


UK automotive achieves record turnover GBP77.5bn

20 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The UK automotive industry continued to advance its sustainability in 2016, making gains in productivity, economic contribution and environmental impact, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).


US eyed FCA diesels since 2015 - report

19 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

US regulators told Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in November 2015 they suspected some of the automaker's vehicles were equipped with secret software allowing them to violate emission control standards, according to a news agency report citing recently released emails.


Extended warranty, no compo for Europe VW diesels

15 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has agreed to offer an extra two year guarantee to European owners of its diesel cars but no compensation in talks with Europe's consumer affairs chief over its cheating on emissions tests, a European Commission spokesman has said.


Daimler JV opens two new hydrogen stations

15 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The joint venture H2 Mobility Deutschland and partners Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde and Shell have officially opened two new hydrogen refuelling stations in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.


BYD to sell 36 more electric buses to London

15 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The BYD ADL electric bus partnership has been selected as preferred bidder by RATP Dev London for the latter's order of 36 10.8m pure electric buses.


German watchdog to eye Porsche emissions

12 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The German transport ministry has ordered the KBA watchdog agency to examine emissions of VW unit and sports car maker Porsche, a ministry spokesman told a news agency on Monday (12 June) following a critical media report.


SEAT aims to slash environmental footprint

7 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

VW Group brand SEAT is aiming to reduce by half its environmental footprint by 2025, compared with its 2010 consumption and emissions figures.


Trump Paris withdrawal a 'disappointment' - VDA

5 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

In a statement, the German auto industry trade association's (VDA) president has described US President Donald Trump's decision to take the US out of the international Paris Accord on climate change as a disappointment that 'does not come as a surprise'.


Detroit stresses environmental commitment

5 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the international Paris Accord on climate change has been met with reaffirmed commitments to environment friendly policies from US automakers.


Audi recalls vehicles to fix NOx emissions

5 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi is recalling around 24,000 A7 and A8 models because NOx emissions are too high.


New emissions cheating scandal engulfs Audi

2 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The German federal government's Transport ministry, working with the KBA motor vehicle authority, has accused Audi AG of fitting defeat devices to certain diesel engines powering the Audi A8 and A7 Sportback.


Renault deepens commitment to 'circular economy'

1 June 2017 | Dave Leggett

Groupe Renault and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation -  an organisation that promotes the 'circular economy' - have renewed their commitment to the circular economy.


Low-cost reduction in diesel NOx emissions

31 May 2017 | Calum MacRae

The UK’s Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), working with Austria’s Technische Univeritat Wien (TU Wien), has demonstrated how its SpeedStart belt-integrated starter generator (BISG) 48V mild hybrid can help reduce NOx emissions and improve fuel economy in diesel engines using the latest emission test procedures.


FCA US files for new diesel emissions approval

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

FCA US said it had formally filed an application for diesel vehicle emissions certification with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2017 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles. These vehicles have updated emissions software calibrations.


CEO says Volvo Cars to stop developing new diesels

17 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars will not develop any new diesel engines as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too expensive, according to chief executive Hakan Samuelsson.


Romania 'cash for bangers' and EV/hybrid subsidies

15 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Romania’ Cash for Bangers program, known locally as Rabla Clasic, as well as the Rabla Plus version for electric and hybrid cars, will start on 18 May for both individuals and companies, the environment minister Gratiela Gavrilescu said.


Volkswagen names German plant that will build EVs

9 May 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Zwickau-Mosel has been named by Volkswagen as the production location for not only its I.D. electric car but three other EVs. All will use the MEB architecture.



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