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AGC Kiriko glasswork used on Lexus LS door trim

Ford opens London smart mobility office

Nissan to show ambulance, e-NV200 fridge concepts

Tokyo show: Nissan to reveal ambulance concept

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AGC Kiriko glasswork used on Lexus LS door trim

AGC Asahi Glass said its Kiriko glasswork has been chosen by Toyota Motor Corporation for the new Lexus LS interior.

Hyundai Mobis develops sunroof airbag

Media reports in South Korea suggest the innovation is designed largely for panoramic sunroofs in SUVs. It is also claimed as a world first for the...

Korea to mandate AEB on cars from 2019

South Korea's government has said it will require all vehicles to have an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system and lane departure warning system...

Tesla retrofitting charging network for China

Tesla is reportedly planning to modify its models sold in China and its charging network there in order to boost sales.

Nissan to show ambulance, e-NV200 fridge concepts

Nissan will unveil two new fully customised vehicles at the Tokyo show to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all electric...

Chinese EV sales surge in September

Sales of electric vehicle (EVs) in China jumped by 80% year on year to 77,000 units in September, according to a report released by the China...

Ford opens London smart mobility office

Ford president and CEO Jim Hackett has opened the company's Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London which will target the near term development of...

Mitsubishi Motors announces new Drive for Growth three year plan

Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday launched Drive for Growth, a three year strategic plan it said would deliver sustained and profitable growth, targeting an increase of more than 30% in both annual unit sales to 1.3m vehicles and in revenues to JPY2.5 trillion.

Volvo shows Polestar 1 hybrid coupe

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has revealed its future as a standalone electrified performance brand....

Nissan to increase production in Russia

Nissan says it has added a second production shift at its manufacturing plant in St Petersburg in another sign that the...

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ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

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Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2032

Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2032

Published: Oct 2017

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electrified vehicles sector, major OEM developments, top 14 markets, technology trends and market projections. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets


Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Published: Oct 2017

Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the vehicle lightweighting megatrend, the technologies, materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2030.


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