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PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 un...

BMW i3 plant Leipzig marries new alongside old

'Marriage' is, to anyone used to touring car assembly plants regularly, a familiar term, describing the joining of painted and trimmed body...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: BMW, Jaguar, RAF...

A busy week for the just-auto.com team this week as we fanned out across Europe - and beyond - to cover a series of interesting industry eve...

COMMENT: Mercedes defies Brussels on refrigerant

It's easy enough to understand a note of triumph creeping into Honeywell's "final word" reaction this week to the news of Brussels' scientif...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: John Fuerst, Delphi's powertrain chief 5 Feb 2014

Guest author

US Tier 1 supplier giant Delphi is backing diesel's long-term growth with an EUR10m investment in its expanded advanced diesel and combustion centre in Bascharage, Luxembourg. For the first time it is bringing together expertise in both petrol and diesel injection systems and technology under the same roof. Ian Adcock heard about Delphi's strategy from John Fuerst, Delphi's president powertrain systems.


INTERVIEW: Shell Lubricants' Richard Tucker 15 Nov 2013

Simon Warburton

Richard Tucker is responsible for the technology development for Shell's commercial and industrial lubricants and fuels. Prior to 2006, when he was appointed to the role, Richard held a number of marketing roles for Shell in the automotive and auto components industry. He talked to Simon Warburton at Shell's recent Energy and Technology Forum near Paris.

Latest News

NYIAS DEBUTS: Infiniti Q70 long wheelbase 16 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days for the 2014 New York International Auto Show are 16 & 17 April. The debuts list is being continuously updated as OEMs announce concepts and production vehicles.


BEIJING DEBUTS: Volvo S60L PPHEV concept 16 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview day for AutoChina 2014 is Sunday 20 April. Each time a vehicle or concept world premiere is confirmed for this event, our preview list is updated.


Nevs aims at winter start latest for series EVs 15 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) says it is aiming for series production start of its Saab 9-3 battery-powered model by autumn or winter this year.


Toyota starts copper wiring recycling 7 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Toyota has worked with a group of industry partners to define what it claims is a world-first system to retrieve and recycle copper from vehicle wiring harnesses, helping secure a valuable new source of the raw material.


Marsilli hails Russia localisation 25 Mar 14

Simon Warburton

Winding specialist, Marsilli Automation Technology, says localisation is becoming increasingly prevalent in Russia as government pressure and exchange rate fluctuations make domestic production more attractive.


Gaz Group teams with Gazprom on alternative fuel 24 Mar 14

Simon Warburton

New GAZ Group president, Vadim Sorokin, says the automaker is working with Russian energy giant, Gazprom, to develop alternative fuel infrastructure in the country.

Latest blogs

What's Bob Lutz up to these days? 15 Jan 14

Dave Leggett

As I have remarked before, the irrepressible Bob Lutz (age 81 years young) is keeping pretty busy in his retirement.


Audi's 2014 Le Mans racer's tech secrets 13 Dec 13

Glenn Brooks

It might have the same name as this year's car but the new Audi R18 is arguably one of the most advanced racing cars yet seen. The company has just issued a media release explaining much of its technology, including details of its flywheel energy storage system.

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