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Toyota upbeat on Thai market outlook

Toyota Motor Thailand said it expected the overall Thai vehicle market to recover strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic, with overall sales forecast to...

Chinese self-driving tech firm UISEE raises US$155

Chinese autonomous driving technology firm UISEE said it raised over CNY1bn (US$155m) in its latest fundraising round, according to local reports.

Evergrande shares up 60% after $3.4bn fund raising

China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group saw its share price surge by over 60% on Monday after news emerged that it had successfully raised CNY26bn...

Veoneer/Qualcomm team to create Arriver software

Veoneer and Qualcomm Technologies have signed an agreement under which the companies will collaborate on delivery of scalable Advanced Driver...

VW ICE chief joins WorldDAB auto working group

WorldDAB has named Martin Koch, head of development entertainment & car functions at Volkswagen, as chairman of its automotive working group.

Autoliv posts Q4 net sales of US$2.5bn

Autoliv has recorded record fourth-quarter 2020 net sales of US$2.5bn for its passive safety business.

BlackBerry, Baidu to power autonomous driving tech

BlackBerry has announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Baidu, whose high-definition maps will run on the QNX Neutrino Real-time...

FREE TO READ - Global pandemic sector recovery briefing

As we enter a recovery phase around the world, we aim to bring you the latest news and intelligence on the speed, nature and shape of the automotive sector's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

China rescues VW Group 2020 profitability

Preliminary financial results for 2020 issued by Volkswagen Group showed a strong recovery during the course of the...

Daimler's BharatBenz launches refrigerated vaccine truck

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has unveiled the BharatBenz BSafe Express, a specialised reefer truck designed...

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Bumpy ride ahead for light vehicle markets in 2021

The final light vehicle sales figures for the year are now in and December’s results, with global sales falling by a marginal 0.2% year-on-year, were a reflection of the remarkable resilience the auto market has demonstrated in the most trying of years.

CV, GL3, NQ5 - future Kia models

Earlier this month, the former KMC (Kia Motors Corporation) revealed a new logo and tagline, changed its name to Kia...

The chips are down - the week

Modern vehicles are as reliant on computer chips as they are on their engines and chassis. Most come fitted with a...

GM's Cruise - no customers, but attracting backers

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle (AV) developer that’s majority owned by General Motors, announced earlier this week that...

Retro design making a comeback…again

Renault caused a stir last week by announcing its bold new business strategy aimed at reducing costs and increasing profitability as it transitions to electrified vehicles and new mobility. Among a brace of new strategy directions were a number of new model announcements including a three-vehicle line-up for performance brand Alpine and the C-segment Dacia Bigster SUV concept.

Audi updates the Q2 but where are its rivals?

Four months ago, Audi AG gave us the first details of a facelift and other revisions for the Q2, exactly four years on...

Beijing successfully steering China’s market recovery to EVs

Data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) shows total vehicle sales in China last year declined...

Joe Biden - what the auto industry can expect

After a tumultuous election process in 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden is due to be sworn into office tomorrow (20th...

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Semiconductor shortages hit automotive output

As vehicle production volumes rise again, OEMs are reporting supply bottlenecks for critical semiconductors - with the...

Virtual CES 2021

In 2021, CES went virtual. Nevertheless, OEMs and Tier 1s announced many vehicle and technology innovations online. Our...

Perspectives on 2020 - views from around the auto industry

In these extraordinary times, we have reached out to parts of the global auto industry for perspectives on current...

COVID-19 hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on...

Latest interviews


Driving the cockpit revolution – Q&A with Visteon CEO

Forget what is under the hood, the battleground has shifted to what is inside the cockpit. Market leader Visteon has...

Tomorrow’s cockpit – more connected, versatile and immersive

A car interior must suit the owner’s lifestyle, yet also be functional and flexible. Connectivity between the vehicle,...

Redefining car interiors – Q&A with Faurecia

The driver and passenger experience is changing, with advanced technologies able to boost safety and...

VIRTUAL CES - Gentex’s digital vision

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has gone digital this week, and so has Gentex. The tier one...

System solutions for the software-defined car - Q&A with ZF

The vehicle of the future will feature high levels of networking and automation defined by software,...

Thought leaders


Webinar on-demand: Next Generation Design for the Automotive industry

The automotive industry is changing faster than ever, with electrification, connectivity autonomous driving, and lightweight construction combining to do away with old design...

Webinar on-demand - Interiors with Instincts: 3D Imaging Radar for In-Car Sensing

Safety, innovation and scalability are all key factors in designing intelligent interiors.

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Hybrid and Electric Cars in United Kingdom

Hybrid and Electric Cars in United Kingdom

Hybrid and Electric Cars in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2015-19, and forecast to 2024). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

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Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2034

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