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COMMENT: Rouble pressure concentrates Russia minds

If there was only one word being shouted from the rooftops in Moscow last week at the Russian Automotive Forum (RAF), it was simply, localis...

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...

COMMENT: Russian auto jitters in Crimea poker

No sooner did the final bars of the score to this year's triumphant Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi fade into memory - accompan...

COMMENT: Australia deals with painful troika exit

So they've all broken ranks now. Holden, Ford and now Toyota, have all announced they intend to quit manufacturing in Australia, with the Ja...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Michelin winter tyres Europe 7 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Pierre-Edouard Sorel joined Michelin in 2005. He started as a sales representative in France in trade marketing. At the end of 2007, he headed the market intelligence department of Michelin's Earthmover tyres product line and has been marketing manager for winter tyres in Europe since 2011. Sorel talked to Simon Warburton about legislation, labelling and the dealer benefits of winter tyre usage.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

Latest News

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.


Nevs inks Orio parts deal, EV start rumours swirl 15 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

National Electric Sweden (NEVS), has inked a spare components deal with Orio, formerly Saab Automobile Parts, as rumours swirl it has started pilot manufacture of its 9-3 electric vehicle.


Renault monitors Iran diplomacy as sanctions ease 15 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

Renault says it is "closely monitoring" the diplomatic situation concerning Iran as automakers and suppliers start to take advantage of the slight relaxation in sanctions against Tehran.


French Tribunal to examine 13 offers for Ascometal 14 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

A French tribunal is to examine 13 offers for steel producer, Ascometal's assets at the end of April, including nine looking at the component maker's manufacturing sites.


SKF supplies bearings for Volkswagen e-up! 10 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

SKF says it is supplying Volkswagen with energy efficient bearings to the E-powertrain of its first full electric vehicle, the e-up!


GKN Sinter to supply Schaeffler and Continental 10 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

GKN Sinter Metals has been named as a Premium Supplier by Schaeffler and Continental, which have been cooperating in purchasing since the start of 2009.

Latest blogs

Metering expectations 16 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.


Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

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