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Zoe leads Renault's EV sales surge - Analysis

19 October 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Overall sales numbers are modest but there's no doubting that the Zoe is finally becoming a success for Renault. A recently announced new battery pack which gives a far larger range might even make 2017 this B segment electric hatchback's best year yet.

Acura future model plans - a global analysis

13 October 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The cars part of Honda’s premium brand business continues to be a drag on the success of Acura. Without SUVs in North America and China, the upscale division would be in serious trouble. Clearly, more such models are needed.

GTE - the GBP40,000 plug-in Volkswagen Passat

13 October 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Forty grand for a Passat. That sounds a lot doesn't it? In fairness, you don't have to pay that much for the plug-in hybrid GTE, with prices starting at close to GBP36,000 before the government grant. The top of the line Advance trim level, though, costs just over GBP40,000, making this the priciest Passat yet.

BMW 3 Series PHEV & future electric models

7 October 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Those who doubt the appeal of plug-in hybrids should try the BMW 330e. Instant and abundant torque, a silent surge of electric or petrol turbo power plus low emissions and excellent fuel economy make this the best all-rounder in the 3 Series range.

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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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California pumps US$363m into low-emission sector

24 October 2016 | Simon Warburton

California's Air Resources Board (CARB) has adopted a revised funding plan for proceeds from the cap-and-trade programme, which includes putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities and will see US$363m pumped into the initiative.

just-auto Plus only Solvay introduces Technyl 4earth at K 2016

20 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Solvay, a world leader in polyamide-based performance materials, officially introduced at K 2016 (Hall 6 Booth C61), the brand new solution Technyl 4earth providing breakthrough environmental...

just-auto Plus only Solvay commits towards additive manufacturing tech

20 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Solvay, a leading global supplier of high performance polymers, announced today at K 2016 (Hall 6, Booth C61) that it is committed to taking a leadership role in aligning its world-class speciality...

just-auto Plus only Ford to reduce water usage in vehicle production

20 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford is aiming to reduce its use of the world’s most precious resource – water – by nearly three-fourths as it takes its next step toward using zero potable (drinking) water for...

just-auto Plus only Cummins Westport begins ISL G NZ engine production

14 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) today announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine has commenced. The ISL G NZ is the first...

Ford adds styling modeling clay to recycle list

13 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Ford announced it is now recycling almost 2,300kg of its modeling clay each year.

just-auto Plus only PSA/French agencies release test protocol

11 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Following the official release of real-world fuel consumption figures for 30 Peugeot, Citroën and DS models in July 2016, the PSA Group, Transport and Environment (T&E), France Nature...

VW CEO did not know about emissions test cheating

10 October 2016 | Graeme Roberts

A top Volkswagen executive did not know about diesel engine emissions test-cheating at the automaker, according to media reports.

just-auto Plus only ITS technology to help reduce CO2 from trucks

7 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

At the IAA commercial vehicle motor show in Hanover, ACEA was joined by Hermann Meyer from ERTICO ITS Europe for the launch of a new study on the extent to which intelligent transport systems (ITS)...

just-auto Plus only FCA/Iveco/Snam join over sustainable mobility

7 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Alfredo Altavilla (chief operating officer of FCA EMEA region), Pierre Lahutte (Iveco brand president) and Marco Alverà (chief executive officer of Snam), on 5 October, 2016, signed a...

just-auto Plus only Honda US to introduce Clarity Fuel Cell sedan

6 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Honda is joining with organisations across America in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day to raise awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that can help to reduce green house...

just-auto Plus only Cummins Jamestown plant rolls out 2017 X15 engine

6 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Cummins rolled out the latest generation heavy duty engine, the 2017 X15, at its Jamestown engine plant in Jamestown, NY. The 2017 X15 is a game-changer in terms of reliability and fuel...

just-auto Plus only Cummins ISL G NZ engine selected by Kenworth

5 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Kenworth announced that it will offer the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for the Kenworth T680 and T880. Emissions from the ISL G Near Zero natural gas...

just-auto Plus only Eberspaecher opens expanded Brighton facility

5 October 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Eberspaecher, a global tier one leader in the development and manufacture of exhaust system technology, is expanding its production capacity for commercial vehicle exhaust systems in the US In the...

Plastic Omnium claims 3min hydrogen recharge

4 October 2016 | Simon Warburton

Plastic Omnium says its high-pressure hydrogen storage prototype has a recharge time of three minutes compared to several hours for electric vehicles.

Michelin to form part of mobility solution - COO

3 October 2016 | Simon Warburton

Michelin says it it's business goal is 'not only' to manufacture tyres, but rather be part of solutions to increasingly complex mobility challenges.

PSA "comfortable" with new French emissions tests

30 September 2016 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe says it is "very comfortable" with the results of emissions testings carried out at the behest of the French government in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal.

2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.

just-auto Plus only Toyota introduces FCV Plus

30 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fuel cell vehicles are often referred to as the ultimate in environment-friendly vehicles. But in a future in which fuel cell vehicles abound, cars will not only be energy users. Toyota’s aim...

just-auto Plus only Plastic Omnium widens electric propulsion research

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Plastic Omnium, the world leader in exterior components and modules and in fuel systems, is stepping up its research to contribute to the future evolution of cars, by continuing to further reduce...

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