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Graeme Roberts

Graeme RobertsBiography

Graeme Roberts has been deputy and news editor of just-auto.com since 2000. Car-mad virtually from birth, he began writing features for a B2B fleet magazine in his native New Zealand in 1983 before becoming a reporter on a fortnightly motoring and motor sports tabloid and then motoring editor of the evening newspaper in his home town.

During his first stint in the UK in the late 1980s, Roberts worked briefly on the newsdesk at Autocar before becoming launch deputy editor of Diesel Car magazine. Back in New Zealand, he freelanced as a motoring and personal computing journalist and also worked as an account manager for a PR agency, specialising in computing and networking.

He returned to the UK in the mid-90s, initially as a part-time PR at the then Rover-run Heritage Motor Centre museum and conference centre in Warwickshire and, after a brief but enjoyable stint on news and consumer issues at Auto Express magazine and work at three PR agencies, where clients included Mercedes-Benz and construction equipment maker JCB, returned to journalism at a motoring news, road test and features agency before joining just-auto.

Columns by Graeme Roberts

The Week That Was

The Week That Was

Deputy/news editor Graeme Roberts' Friday wrap on the important automotive news from the week just ending.

Articles by Graeme Roberts

JLR's engine chief talked about the new Ingenium I6 with us this weekTalking Spanish supply and inline sixes - the week

19 July 2019

Our interview - well, Simon Warburton's actually - with the director ejecutivo (CEO) of the Spanish suppliers association was very popular on just-auto this week, as we'd expect given the size of our supply chain audience.

Hyundai claims a world first for its new hybrid transmissionHyundai claims world first for new hybrid transmission

19 July 2019

Hyundai Motor Group claims to have developed the world's first active shift control (ASC) transmission.

Autoliv describes second quarter - "challenging conditions"

19 July 2019

Takeaway from safety equipment specialist supplier Autoliv's second quarter of 2019: "Navigating through challenging conditions".

Export success has led to a third shift at Ford South Africa's Ranger assembly plant in SilvertonThird Ford South Africa shift to add jobs at Silverton plant

18 July 2019

Strong demand for the Ranger pickup truck it produces both for local sale and export has led Ford South Africa to add a third shift from August 2019.

Alltrack is one of two Golf wagon models to be axed from the USVWoA to stop Golf wagon production

18 July 2019

Tell us something we didn't already know: The United States has fallen out of love with station wagons (aka estate cars).

Module incorporates electric motor and ride height adjustment, can spin 360 degreesNEVS acquisition launches mobility pod corner module

18 July 2019

Following its June 2018 acquisition by Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS, British in-wheel motor technology company Protean Electric has launched an electric-drive corner module designed for urban mobility pods.

Volvo Cars books record first half revenue

18 July 2019

Geely's Volvo Cars has reported record revenue for the first six months of 2019 of SEK130.1bn, up from SEK122.9bn a year ago.

Volvo Group electric trucks to have Samsung batteries

18 July 2019

Volvo Group and Samsung SDI have agreed a strategic alliance to develop battery packs for electric trucks.

Toyota to start using Ha:mo Ride driving data in Japan

18 July 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation said it would conduct verification tests in Toyota City using driving data obtained from Ha:mo Ride, a car-sharing service that uses COMS ultra-compact BEVs (battery electric vehicles).

Genuine Parts Company announces automotive acquisition In Europe

18 July 2019

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has announced an acquisition for its European automotive business.

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