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Malaysia sales fall 15% in May

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 15% to 42,983 units in May from 50,594 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data...

Paris Autolib EV share scheme to end - reports

The debt-loaded Autolib electric car-share scheme in Paris is threatened with imminent demise according to reports in France.

SEAT to integrate Shazam in its vehicles worldwide

VW-Group owned SEAT is partnering with Shazam to become the first car manufacturer to integrate the popular music-discovery app into its vehicles...

Jatco to establish its second CVT plant in China

Jatco, a speciality manufacturer of automatic transmissions (ATs, CVTs), has announced that Jatco (Suzhou) Automatic Transmission would be established...

Nissan’s Xiangyang plant rolls off first X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail has officially entered into production at the Xiangyang plant, thus starting the parallel production mode in Xiangyang and...

US mobile provider partners on auto blockchain

US cell phone network provider Sprint has joined NXM Labs to launch a 5G-Ready Connected Car Platform 'combining high-speed, on-demand passenger Wi-Fi...

ZF develops new fully active chassis system

ZF’s says its new fully active chassis system, sMotion, can reduce unwanted car body movements caused by potholes, bumps or bends.

Toyota Camry to return to W. Europe with hybrid variant

Toyota is to sell its Camry model in the West European car market in 2019 after a 14-year absence. The new model will be a hybrid with a new 2.5-litre hybrid-electric system. It will also be constructed on a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.

Volkswagen AG, Ford, mull strategic alliance

Volkswagen and Ford last night (19 June) announced they had signed a memorandum of understanding and were exploring "a...

Volvo opens new US factory

Geely's Volvo Cars on Wednesday (20 June) inauguratedits first US manufacturing plant, in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Groupe PSA future models analysis - Opel-Vauxhall

A series which has looked at the existing and future models of Groupe PSA - first Peugeot, then Citroën and DS Automobiles - now reaches its final chapter.

Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi A1 Sportback

Audi has announced details of the second generation A1 Sportback ahead of its public premiere at the Paris Mondial de...

Groupe PSA future models analysis - DS Automobiles

This chapter of our analysis series of the divisions of Groupe PSA covers DS Automobiles. It is the third of four...

Interior design and technology – Kia Niro PHEV

Hybrid sales in the UK and mainland Europe have doubled over the past five years and are expected to reach 700,000...

Ford eyes transmission plant sale or closure - the week

It was not, to put it mildly, the best week for autoworkers, at least this side of the pond. A sharpened American axe appeared over the automatic transmissions factory in Bordeaux, France, (see, they make more than fine wine there). Should the automaker not secure a buyer for its Ford Aquitaine Industries (FAI) site at Blanquefort in south west France, the factory will close, although no forced redundancies would be implemented before September 2019. Not good news.

Groupe PSA future models analysis - Citroen

In this second chapter of a series concerning Groupe PSA's divisions, the spotlight turns on Citroën. Unlike Peugeot,...

Jeep Compass - Fiat and Chrysler's best collaboration yet?

It's bounding up the sales charts in the USA and selling briskly across Europe too. After several days spent in the...

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Seats account for five per cent of a vehicle’s total cost and six per cent of its weight. As a result, they represent...

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a joint venture between Yanfeng and Adient, is a pioneer in the development of new...

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China New Energy Vehicle Report

China New Energy Vehicle Report

Published: Apr 2018

New entrants, changes in regulations and the recent major transformation of government over the past 25 years are creating momentum in the world's largest market for electromobility. The report looks into the future and highlights recent developments. We provide a forecast into 2030 and describe the different phases for the market for EVs and PHEVs for these coming 12 years.


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