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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


An early generation 508SW was one of PSA's first hybrids with the electric motor adding 4WD capabilityPSA promises EV version of every new model

20 September 2018

PSA - the maker of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Vauxhall and Opel brands - has reiterated its EV plans, promising an electrified version of every new model.


BMW and Daimler to base joint mobility company in Berlin

20 September 2018

BMW and Daimler plan to base their proposed global mobility company in Berlin.


Allison launches nine-speed autobox, expands electrification

20 September 2018

Allison Transmission said it would offer its medium-duty, fully automatic nine-speed transmission worldwide, adding it had developed an electric hybrid system with purely electric extended range.


'Jake brakes' to be made in Czech Republic

20 September 2018

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a maker of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, said it would open a factory in Brno, Czech Republic.bs Vehicle Systems, a maker of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, said it would open a factory in Brno, Czech Republic.


Another automaker puts a design studio in LondonSAIC opens design studio in London

20 September 2018

SAIC Motor, parent company of the LDV and MG brands and a partner of General Motors and Volkswagen in Chinese joint ventures, has opened its 'Advanced London' design studio in a renovated building.


Knorr-Bremse and Continental combine on CV autonomous

19 September 2018

Knorr-Bremse and Continental will combine resources to develop a complete system for highly automated driving (HAD) in commercial vehicles.


Daimler buys into EV school bus maker

19 September 2018

Daimler Trucks & Buses said it was investing in US company Proterra.


Wabco and Baidu to collaborate on Level 4 autonomous

19 September 2018

Wabco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Baidu to collaborate on developing software for Level 4 autonomous driving in hub-to-hub highway applications for commercial vehicles.


Supplied photo shows final line and completed cars but where are the people?US made Volvo cars now coming off line

19 September 2018

Geely's Volvo Cars has started actual production of the S60 mid-size luxury sedan at its first US factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina.


Lease deal bringing SAIC EV van to Europe

19 September 2018

LeasePlan and SAIC Mobility Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to bring what they claims is the first large full electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) to continental Europe.




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