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ANALYSIS - Volkswagen T-Cross5 Oct 20

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Ford future models1 Oct 20

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ANALYSIS - Jeep Renegade 4xe PHEV30 Sep 20

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Land Rover future models29 Sep 20

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2020 Beijing motor show - the world premieres28 Sep 20

Delayed by five months, AutoChina 2020 opens to the public on 30 September. Below is a list of production model and concept world premieres....read more


ANALYSIS - SEAT Leon28 Sep 20

Much rests on the shoulders of the new Leon, SEAT registrations across Europe having dropped by 35% for the year to the end of August, versus 32% (EU-EFTA-UK). The fourth generation of SEAT's best sel...read more


FREE TO READ - Global pandemic sector recovery briefing25 Sep 20

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....read more


Jaguar, Tesla and a reimagined sun visor - the week25 Sep 20

Future models-r-us. You knew that. This week, Jaguar was in the spotlight: The leaping cat brand saw its EU-EFTA-UK sales halve to 24,389 during the year to the end of August. Data for North America i...read more


VW offers Uber Berlin used EVs25 Sep 20

Volkswagen and Uber launched a pilot project in Berlin to use used electric vehicles for the sustainable ride hailing service Uber Green....read more


UK engine production down in August25 Sep 20

The UK auto industry built 106,398 engines in August, down 35.1% year on year....read more


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Li-Cycle to put US$175m into US recycling hub25 Sep 20

Li-Cycle says it will invest more than US$175m in its first commercial lithium-ion battery recycling Hub at Eastman Business Park (EBP) in Rochester, New York....read more


UK CV production down in August25 Sep 20

August commercial vehicle production in the UK fell 11.5% year on year (better than cars) with 4,915 vans, taxis, trucks and buses manufactured....read more


Ford Romania plant adds Puma ST25 Sep 20

Ford's Romanian said it had started production of the Puma ST crossover at its plant in Craiova....read more


Serbia auto wiring plant ahead of schedule25 Sep 20

South Korean automotive components manufacturer Kyungshin Cable might open its new factory in Serbia's Smederevska Palanka ahead of schedule, in February or March, mayor Nikola Vucen said, according t...read more


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Maruti Suzuki boost to vehicle subs biz in India25 Sep 20

India market leader Maruti Suzuki has launched vehicle subscription service ‘Maruti Suzuki Subscribe’ for individuals in Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru, providing a boost to this new business stream in the I...read more


Ex-PSA man to lead Hyundai powertrain tech25 Sep 20

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has announced it has appointed Alain Raposo as Executive Vice President in charge of its Powertrain Tech Unit at the Group’s Research and Development Division. Prior to joini...read more


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Hyundai Motor builds second plant in Vietnam25 Sep 20

Hyundai Motor broke ground on its second vehicle assembly plant in Vietnam this week, according to local reports, as the carmaker looks to strengthen its presence in one of south east Asia's most prom...read more


Chargepoint and Switchback ink combination agreement25 Sep 20

ChargePoint and Switchback Energy Acquisition have signed a definitive business combination agreement....read more


Volvo Cars goes for green bonds to fund electrification25 Sep 20

Volvo Cars says it has established a Green Finance Framework, allowing the company to fund its ambitious climate plan and electrification strategy by issuing green bonds or obtaining green loans. It e...read more


Renault Samsung to halt production until 18 October25 Sep 20

Renault Samsung Motors confirmed it plans to suspend production at its only assembly plant until mid October to slow the build-up of inventory....read more


SKF invests US$60m in US/cuts jobs25 Sep 20

SKF is ploughing SEK550m (US$60m) in strengthening its manufacturing footprint and competitiveness in North America, although the supplier will also make around 120 staff redundant....read more


UK car output down 44.6% in August as crisis bites25 Sep 20

UK car production declined by 44.6% in August due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on economies and car demand. UK car output so far this year is down 40.2% with a loss of 348,821 units ...read more


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Mahle to shut two Germany factories24 Sep 20

Mahle is to close two German factories in Gaildorf (Baden-Württemberg) and Freiberg (Saxony), while adding there will be "adjustments to staffing levels" at other locations in the country and elsewher...read more


Tesla German plant faces water issue24 Sep 20

Tesla is continuing with plans to build its new factory in Germany and will build battery cells and battery packs at the site in Brandenburg, near Berlin, a spokesman told Reuters, after assurances it...read more


BMW China partner may go private - report24 Sep 20

Reuters reported Thursday Chinese state backed investors were considering taking BMW's main Chinese joint venture partner Brilliance private in the latest such deal targeting beaten down Hong Kong lis...read more


Union wins EV build investment for Ford Canada plant24 Sep 20

Canadian auto workers union Unifor has reached a tentative agreement with Ford, averting a strike at its Canadian operations, after extending a midnight deadline and bargaining through the night.­­­­...read more


Auto industry has most UK robots24 Sep 20

The new World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) showed a record of about 21,700 industrial robots operating in factories of the United Kingdom ...read more


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EVs shine in August Europe sales gloom24 Sep 20

August was not a strong month for European new car registrations as volume fell 18% year on year last month, indicating the positive trend seen since May - when lockdown began to ease across Europe - ...read more


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RHA "extremely sceptical" on UK post-transition readiness24 Sep 20

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) says it remains "extremely sceptical" concerning the UK government's readiness for the end of the Brexit transition period....read more


BorgWarner provides compact turbo for VW Nivus24 Sep 20

BorgWarner has expanded the supply of its compact B01 turbocharger by equipping the newly launched Volkswagen Nivus crossover in Brazil....read more


Skoda teams with Parkopedia24 Sep 20

Škoda has concluded a cooperation agreement with Parkopedia....read more


Renault Samsung to export XM3 to Europe from 202024 Sep 20

South Korea's Renault Samsung Motors announced this week it plans to export its XM3 SUV model to Europe from next year to help lift production volumes and utilisation at its plant in Busan....read more


Hyundai unveils Ioniq cabin concept for future EVs24 Sep 20

Hyundai Motor this week unveiled the Ioniq concept cabin, its latest vehicle interior concept developed in partnership with LG Electronics for future models to be sold under its recently-launched Ioni...read more


Geely launches open-source EV architecture24 Sep 20

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has announced the launch of its Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), claimed to be the world’s first open-source electric vehicle architecture, that promises to 'tra...read more


Beijing to establish cloud based self driving test zone24 Sep 20

The Beijing municipal authorities plan to establish a large, cloud based, testing zone for self driving vehicles by the end of 2020 which is seen as an important step towards the development of intell...read more


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Geely and Mobileye sign supply agreement24 Sep 20

Geely has signed a long-term supply agreement with Mobileye that will see group models fitted with Mobileye-powered ADAS systems....read more


VW targets base Tesla with ID.424 Sep 20

Volkswagen has clearly painted a target around Tesla's US$39,990 Model 3 by pricing the ID.4 SUV - the first of the new long range BEV series to cross the Atlantic - at $39,995, for the base rear-whee...read more


Valeo develops bus/coach air sterilisation system24 Sep 20

Valeo has developed what it says is the world's most powerful air sterilisation system for bus and coach cabins....read more


Interior design and technology – Kia XCeed24 Sep 20

The fourth member of the Kia Ceed family is built at Kia’s production facility in Žilina, Slovakia. Tailored to the tastes of European buyers and representing a sporty alternative to traditional SUVs,...read more


California sets new car ICE ban for 203524 Sep 20

The US State of California’s Governor has said it will require that by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California are zero emission vehicles. ...read more


Jaguar future models24 Sep 20

The leaping cat brand saw its EU-EFTA-UK sales halve to 24,389 during the year to the end of August. Data for North America are no longer made public while things still aren't good in China (12,024 Yt...read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT – Biometrics in cars24 Sep 20

While most of us are accustomed to using our fingerprint to unlock our phones, can biometrics be used to reliably unlock our cars? Some automakers are exploring the application of fingerprint sensors ...read more


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Mercedes BEV trucks not quite a one-line project at Woeth23 Sep 20

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz will not be building the new eActros electric truck entirely on the same assembly line as ICE models, starting in 2021....read more


UK fleets back UK ICE ban from 203023 Sep 20

A coalition of fleet operators calling for new petrol and diesel car sales to be banned in the UK from 2030 has expanded....read more


ANALYSIS - Skoda Octavia23 Sep 20

Twenty years ago this month, a new era began for Škoda as production of the first modern era Octavia began at Mladá Boleslav. Since then, the company's lead plant and several others have produced more...read more


PSA buys back 10m shares from Dongfeng23 Sep 20

PSA Group has repurchased 10m of its own shares from Chinese JV partner Dongfeng Motor Group (DFG) and approved an amendment to the share repurchase agreement concluded with DFG....read more


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US production of 2021 Nissan Rogue starts in Tennessee23 Sep 20

Production of the redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue - X-Trail elsewhere - is now officially under way at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee....read more


Kia Covid plants resume work23 Sep 20

Kia Motors said on Wednesday two of its eight domestic plants returned to normal operations following days of suspension due to coronavirus cases....read more


LeddarTech acquires Phantom Intelligence assets23 Sep 20

LeddarTech has acquired the assets of Phantom Intelligence, including all its intellectual property and technology....read more


Tesla disappoints investors with big 'reveal'23 Sep 20

Investors reportedly cut US$50bn from Tesla market value on Tuesday despite CEO Elon Musk's promise to cut electric vehicle costs so much a US$25,000 car that drives itself would be possible, but not ...read more


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Nidec eyes Serbia for electric motor plant23 Sep 20

Representatives of Japanese electric motors manufacturer Nidec Corporation have visited Serbia to consider opportunities for the construction of a factory in Novi Sad, the city government told SeeNews...read more


North Macedonia Peugeot importer takes on Opel23 Sep 20

North Macedonian based Peugeot importer Euroimpex has signed a contract to become the Opel importer for Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania, the German carmaker said....read more


ZF secures Tri-cam 2020 Nissan Global Supplier Award23 Sep 20

ZF has received a 2020 Nissan Global Supplier Award for Innovation for the development of its Tri-cam camera technology, the first intelligent three lens camera developed for the automotive market....read more


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Lumileds appoints Matt Roney as CEO23 Sep 20

Lumileds has appointed Matt Roney as CEO, effective 1 October, 2020....read more


WM Motor raises CNY10bn from private investors23 Sep 20

China's WM Motor announced this week it raised CNY10bn (US$1.47bn) in its latest private fund-raising round, according to local reports....read more


SK announces US battery plant hiring plans22 Sep 20

SK Innovation said it would hire 1,000 workers by the end of 2021 for the first of two electric vehicle battery plants being built in Commerce, about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia....read more


Tesla battery boost not till 202222 Sep 20

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said improvements to be unveiled at the electric-vehicle maker's Battery Day event today (22 September) would not reach "serious high-volume production" until 2022....read more


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TomTom to provide Maserati maps22 Sep 20

TomTom said it would provide Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the Intelligent Assistant (MIA) infotainment system....read more


UK rush hour traffic levels up22 Sep 20

Traffic levels during the morning rush hour in Britain have returned to those last seen in January, before the coronavirus pandemic hit, according to data from RAC Insurance....read more


Skoda introduces plasma-coated cylinder blocs for lower friction22 Sep 20

Skoda says its new EA211-series 1.0 TSI petrol engines now feature an ultra-thin plasma coating instead of cast-iron cylinder liners. It claims the resultant low-friction coating reduces fuel consumpt...read more


BYD sells electric buses to Finland22 Sep 20

BYD has made its first Finnish sales to Nobina, a public transport operator....read more


2021 motor show calendar - month by month22 Sep 20

The announcement that the NAIAS will move permanently to an autumn slot means next year will see some new traditions being established when it comes to global motor show dates....read more


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Enevate reaches 300 Li-ion battery patents milestone22 Sep 20

Silicon lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles company, Enevate, says it has reached a milestone of more than 300 patents issued and in process....read more


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Scottish Council takes 141 Renault Zoe EVs22 Sep 20

Scotland's South Lanarkshire Council has taken delivery of 141 all-electric New Renault Zoes....read more


Japan to conduct AV bus demonstration experiment22 Sep 20

Sotetsu Bus, Gunma University and Japan Mobility are to conduct a demonstration experiment of autonomous driving by remote monitoring and operation on 5 October and 14 October, during the Autumn Satoy...read more


Kia launches ‘rent from dealer’ service22 Sep 20

Kia has launched a new mobility service, ‘KiaMobility’. To start, it is being launched in Italy and Russia....read more


Taiwan sales jump 45% in August22 Sep 20

New vehicle sales in Taiwan expanded by over 45% to 34,846 units in August 2020 from weak year earlier sales of 23,964 units, according to local reports citing registration data compiled by the direct...read more


Detroit Show shifts dates again - to September 202122 Sep 20

The organisers of the Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS) have announced it will move the next event, originally planned for summer 2021, to September 28 – October 9, 2021....read more


Hyundai agrees wage freeze with unions22 Sep 20

Hyundai Motor said it has reached an agreement with its labour union this week to freeze wages this year to help the company cope with the impact of the coronavirus....read more


Nikola shares plunge as founder quits - report21 Sep 20

Shares of electric truck maker Nikola fell 34% on Monday after founder Trevor Milton stepped down as executive chairman following a public squabble with a short-seller over allegations of nepotism and...read more


Tata Motors future models21 Sep 20

Until recently, Tata seemed to be the main victim as the likes of Hyundai, Kia and MG gained ground in a recovering Indian market. Suddenly though, things have taken a dramatic turn for the better. Ca...read more


Grupo Antolin shows retractable sun visors21 Sep 20

Grupo Antolin said it had "reimagined" the sun visor and developed a retractable version....read more


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EV Connect works with two Arizona utilities for infrastructure21 Sep 20

EV Connect is working with two of Arizona’s largest utilities to deliver EV charging infrastructure for clean transportation....read more


Polestar to publish 'full climate impact' of its vehicles21 Sep 20

Geely-owned electric performance brand Polestar says it will publish 'full details of the climate impact of its electric vehicles'....read more


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Punch Powertrain/PSA e-transmissions JV starts21 Sep 20

Punch Powertrain and Groupe PSA have launched their Joint Venture – Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions....read more


EIB provides FCA credit line for EVs, BEVs21 Sep 20

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing financing to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for developing and manufacturing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHE...read more


Indonesia sales plunge 59% in August21 Sep 20

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to plunge in August 2020, by almost 59% to 37,291 units from 90,568 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data compiled by indust...read more


Malaysia sales rise 3% in August21 Sep 20

Malaysia's new vehicle market expanded by 3.2% to 52,800 units in August 2020 from weak year earlier sales of 51,148 units, based on registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association ...read more


Future models and an FTA - the week18 Sep 20

Our future models reports continued this week with a look at Honda: Thanks to its sales and production records being broken in China, Honda has been able to offset troubled times both at home and in N...read more


Pod-for-one concept wins Ford 'new norms' award18 Sep 20

A transport design graduate from Staffordshire University (UK) has developed a unique solution that could help people – particularly those with restricted mobility – get around safely and securely whi...read more


Mitsubishi plans Eclipse Cross PHEV for some markets18 Sep 20

Mitsubishi will offer a PHEV powertrain with its updated Eclipse Cross which has been confirmed for the US but is unlikely to be launched in Europe due to the automaker's recent announcement to UK and...read more


Volkswagen issues green bonds to finance MEB, EVs18 Sep 20

Volkswagen Group says it has successfully placed its first green bonds with a volume of EUR2bn earmarked to fund EV projects, including its MEB platform....read more


BMW claims big time savings with AR on prototyping18 Sep 20

BMW Group says it is using a new augmented reality (AR) application in vehicle concept and prototype engineering, speeding up the process by as much as twelve months....read more


Toyoda Gosei supplies lit-up logo to China OEM18 Sep 20

Toyoda Gosei says it has developed an LED illuminated emblem that lights up the front face of vehicles and will supply a major Chinese OEM, also a sign it is making headway in that market....read more


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YFAI secures Toyota Value Improvement Award18 Sep 20

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says it recently received the Toyota Value Improvement Award 2019 from Toyota Motor North America....read more


Autonomous bus makes debut in China18 Sep 20

A medium-sized bus equipped with autonomous driving tech has made its debut in Chongqing municipality at a new testing site, according to a China Daily report....read more


Kia halts two plants due to COVID-19 infections18 Sep 20

Kia Motors has suspended operations at two vehicle assembly plants located near Seoul until next week after a number of COVID-19 infections were confirmed among its staff....read more


Nissan shows Z Proto; previews new gen Z18 Sep 20

Nissan has unveiled the Z Proto, which it said signals the company's intent to launch a new generation of the Z sports car....read more


Yanfeng details global expansion plan18 Sep 20

Yanfeng has detailed plans to expand its global presence, leveraging the existing footprint of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), as well as increasing the company’s Smart Cabin product portfolio....read more


VW family silver on the block - report18 Sep 20

VW Group reportedly is set to sell Bugatti to Rimac of Croatia....read more


Thai sales fall 15% in August18 Sep 20

Thailand's new vehicle market declined by close to 15% to 68,883 units in August 2020 from 80,838 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai I...read more


Toyota products basis of FCEV generator truck17 Sep 20

Denyo and Toyota have jointly developed a fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity....read more


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Ford starts F-150 production, details EV17 Sep 20

Ford has started production of the redesigned F-150 truck at Rouge Center and said construction had started on the facility which will build the EV variant by mid 2022....read more


ANALYSIS - Toyota Corolla Trek Hybrid17 Sep 20

Even with a market collapse for several months, Toyota Motor Europe still managed to sell more than 60,000 Corollas during the first half of 2020. Bringing back the name after two generations of Auris...read more


European car sales plunge 32%17 Sep 20

EU demand for passenger cars contracted 32% year on year in the first eight months of 2020, ACEA said....read more


Here Technologies gives developers map data layers17 Sep 20

Here Technologies has released data layers to give software developer and data scientists access to cartographic features on its mapping platform....read more


Here and Inrix combine skills for parking data17 Sep 20

Here Technologies and Inrix are joining forces to provide parking information to Here automotive customers....read more


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Scania launches first fully electric truck17 Sep 20

Scania has launched its first fully electric truck. ...read more


LG Chem to spin off EV battery division17 Sep 20

LG Chem plans to spin off its battery business into a separate, independent company, according to local reports citing a regulatory filing by the company....read more


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Hyundai to supply electric trucks for local deliveries in Thailand17 Sep 20

Hyundai Glovis, a logistics company affiliated with Hyundai Motor Group, signed a deal with a leading Thai conglomerate, Charoen Pokphand Group, to provide logistics services....read more


Mack Trucks to commercialise LR Electric17 Sep 20

Volvo Group’s American subsidiary, Mack Trucks has announced plans to commercialise the Mack LR Electric, its refuse model equipped with a fully electric integrated Mack drivetrain. ...read more


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Hella takes over FWB17 Sep 20

Hella has taken over FWB Kunststofftechnik in Pirmasens after reaching agreement with the shareholders of FWB....read more


Acura future models17 Sep 20

Acura has so much going for it yet it can't quite seem to break through with luxury car buyers in the same way that Lexus has, particularly in China, not to mention the big three German makes. And why...read more


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NNG appoints Chris Greentree as CEO17 Sep 20

Automotive software company, NNG has appointed Chris Greentree as new CEO....read more


GM details new EV drive system16 Sep 20

General Motors said its next-generation EVs will be powered by a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors, known collectively as "Ultium Drive" as it works towards a fully electric ...read more


Mahle to axe 7,600 jobs?16 Sep 20

Supplier Mahle sees no return to pre-crisis levels "for several years" and said had "excess global capacities of 7,600 jobs"....read more


Toyota to launch new companies16 Sep 20

Toyota, Dentsu, Dentsu Group and Dentsu with Toyota subsidiary Delphys will launch a new business structure, effective from January 2021 for innovating marketing and creating mobility businesses....read more


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GM sues former board member16 Sep 20

General Motors is suing a former board member, claiming he leaked confidential information to a rival company and to the United Auto Workers, a move the automaker claims added billions to its labour c...read more


French politicians slam Bridgestone Bethune closure plan16 Sep 20

Senior French politicians have expressed their "total disagreement" with Bridgestone's decision to shutter its aftermarket tyre plant in Béthune, potentially affecting up to 863 jobs....read more


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Yaris Toyota's new five star car16 Sep 20

Toyota's redesigned Yaris, the first car to be Euro NCAP rated against toughened 2020 protocols, achieved a full five stars....read more


Renault recruits Toyota's Lucio Biondo for EV/LCV role16 Sep 20

The former president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) and director of the Valenciennes plant, Luciano Biondo has joined Renault as VP Electro & LCV North Pole Industry in France....read more


Proton begins production of X50 small SUV16 Sep 20

Malaysia's first national car company Proton Holdings launched production of a second SUV model this week, the X50, to tap into growing demand for SUVs in its core markets....read more


Toyota to halt investment in India due to high taxes16 Sep 20

Toyota Motor said it would not invest in additional capacity in India due to the country's high automotive taxes, according to local reports citing the local subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor....read more


Interior design and technology – Toyota Prius16 Sep 20

Since the launch of the first generation Toyota Prius way back in 1997, this popular eco-car has brought a wave of new driver assistance technologies with each new launch. While motorists are unlikely...read more


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Kia Motors raises global EV sales targets16 Sep 20

Kia Motors announced it had raised its global sales target for electric vehicles (EVs) to 25% of total sales by 2029 and will consequently lift investments significantly in this segment over the next ...read more


Arnaud Belloni to join Renault Sales & Marketing16 Sep 20

Renault says Arnaud Belloni will join the Group on 15 November, reinforcing its Sales & Marketing teams and reporting to CEO, Luca de Meo....read more


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Gridserve teams with partners for UK electric forecourt16 Sep 20

Gridserve has unveiled new partnerships with retail, service and technology companies at the UK’s first electric forecourt, due to open near Braintree, Essex, this November....read more


Former Ghosn wingman denies charges in Tokyo court15 Sep 20

Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly reportedly has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped former company chief Carlos Ghosn under report income as his trial began in Tokyo on Tuesday (15 September)....read more


GMC EV Hummer will be a bit crabby15 Sep 20

General Motors' revived GMC Hummer, now an EV, will be launched - virtually - on 20 October as part of the automaker's US$20bn push into electric vehicles....read more


Daimler settles US regulator and class action diesel emissions cases15 Sep 20

Daimler has confirmed costs of $1.5bn (EUR1.27bn) to settle with US authorities over false emissions readings for diesel vehicles....read more


BMW JV doubles battery capacity in China15 Sep 20

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture in China has expanded its battery factory at Tiexi location, the so called High Voltage Battery Centre, with a further facility producing the new and ...read more


Philippine sales plunge again in August15 Sep 20

New vehicle sales in the Philippines continued to fall sharply in August 2020, by almost 40% to 17,906 units from 29,599 in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data released joi...read more


Nvidia acquires UK chip specialist15 Sep 20

Nvidia Corp has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Arm Limited, a UK-based provider of processor IP and software design and development solutions, from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund in a t...read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT – Eco-friendly tyres 15 Sep 20

While the tyre industry itself is economically important, it is also politically sensitive because of its size and environmental impact. Recent research suggests that more than 200,000 tonnes of micro...read more


SAIC steps up FCEV drive with Maxus EUNIQ 7 launch15 Sep 20

SAIC Motor unveiled its first fuel cell powered MPV in Shanghai at the weekend, the Maxus EUNIQ 7, as part of a broader push to harness hydrogen as a key fuel of the future....read more


FCA and PSA amend merger terms to conserve cash15 Sep 20

The boards of Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) and Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) have agreed to amend terms of their proposed merger in a move designed to further conserve cash in the light of the ongoing impacts of the C...read more


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Volkswagen to step up SUV launches in China15 Sep 20

Volkswagen said it plans to have "at least 17 different SUV models" on sale in China by the end of 2022, as the company looks to increase its exposure to one of the Chinese vehicle market's fastest gr...read more


BlackCycle tyre partners unveil project launch15 Sep 20

Funded by the EU in May, 2020 for the circular economy of tyres, BlackCycle partners have announced the project's launch....read more


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VW teams with RCS Global for supply chain analysis15 Sep 20

Volkswagen has partnered with RCS Global, an agency specialising in supply chain analysis....read more


SiriusXM extends deal with General Motors14 Sep 20

Satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM said it had extended its long term agreement with General Motors into 2027....read more


Honda future models14 Sep 20

Thanks to its sales and production records being broken in China, Honda has been able to offset troubled times both at home and in North America. Profits for fiscal 2020-21 will of course be deeply im...read more


Romanian car output rises14 Sep 20

Dacia and Ford, the two carmakers in Romania, produced around 59,500 cars in July and August 2020, up 10% year on year, according to romania-insider.com, citing Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Assoc...read more


BYD opens Brazil EV bus battery plant14 Sep 20

BYD recently began operations at its third plant in Brazil, which it claims it the country's first lithium iron phosphate battery factory....read more


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Toronto to put ten BYD e-buses into service14 Sep 20

BYD Canada says ten zero-emission, 40-foot K9M battery-electric buses will be put into service by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)...read more


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Electrify America launches Electrify Home14 Sep 20

Electrify America has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of a new business unit known as Electrify Home....read more


Connectivity and health science converge to fight pandemic14 Sep 20

In this latest guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), reflects on the coming together of connectivity ...read more


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ATG to build new tyre plant in Visakhapatnam14 Sep 20

Alliance Tire Group, a Yokohama group company, is to build a new plant in India’s Special Projects Zone, Atchutapuram Industrial Park, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh....read more


Zeroavia takes Toyota Mirai fuel cell car in UK14 Sep 20

Aviation decarbonisation company, Zeroavia, has taken delivery of a Toyota Mirai fuel cell car at its Cranfield base in the UK, where it will form part of the company’s Hydrogen Airport Refuelling Sys...read more


Rolls-Royce back on two shifts14 Sep 20

BMW's Rolls-Royce has resumed full two-shift production at its factory in Goodwood, southern England....read more


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EU auto bodies urge UK Free Trade Agreement14 Sep 20

European automotive industry leaders are calling for the EU and UK to secure a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) without further delay with 15 weeks left before the Brexit transition period expires....read more


Another Hyundai US recall, Kia too14 Sep 20

Hyundai Motor has recalled around 180,000 SUVs in the US due to defective anti lock brake circuit boards which it said could cause fires....read more


Baidu launches Robotaxi trials in Beijing14 Sep 20

Chinese internet giant Baidu launched its Apollo Go Robotaxi trials in Beijing last week, becoming the first company to offer self driving passenger transport service in the capital city....read more


Trouble at McLaren? - the week11 Sep 20

I can only wonder what the late, great, racing driver Bruce, THE McLaren behind the well known Formula 1 team owning and supercar constructing enterprise, would make of today's news the company is sel...read more


California subsidises more Shell hydrogen stations11 Sep 20

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded Shell Hydrogen a US$40.8m subsidy to support hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the state....read more


Audi RS 7 Sportback goes mild hybrid11 Sep 20

Audi's fastest and most expensive hatchback, now in its second generation, has six hundred horsepower, eight hundred newton metres of torque and can rocket to 100 kilometres per hour in 3.6 seconds. I...read more


Skoda trials CKD packing in biodegradable film11 Sep 20

In a pilot project, Volkswagen's Skoda Auto unit is testing biodegradable film for packaging vehicle components shipped to its Indian assembly plant in Pune....read more


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UK strikes free trade deal with Japan11 Sep 20

The UK has  secured a free trade agreement with Japan, the country's first major post-Brexit trade deal. The positive development comes as negotiations on a free trade deal between the UK and its bigg...read more


"No impact" says McLaren on proposed HQ sale and leaseback11 Sep 20

McLaren says the potential sale and leaseback of its global headquarters in the UK will have "no impact" on its operations....read more


China sales rise 12% in August11 Sep 20

China's new vehicle market continued to recover in August 2020, with sales rising by 11.6% to 2.186m units from 1.959m units a year ago, based on passenger car and commercial vehicle wholesale data re...read more


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Plastic Omnium wins hydrogen storage contract11 Sep 20

Plastic Omnium has been awarded a contract to develop and manufacture hydrogen storage systems for VDL, as part of H2Haul, a European project dedicated to deploying zero-emission hydrogen-based mobili...read more


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McLaren puts UK HQ on the block11 Sep 20

Supercar maker McLaren Group said it was strengthening its balance sheet by selling its Surrey headquarters in southern England in a deal that could raise GBP200m, a media report said....read more


Renault creates VP Brands Communications position11 Sep 20

Renault has created a position of VP Brands Communications as part of the project to develop the organisation around its brands....read more


Vietnam sales drop 4% in August11 Sep 20

New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by just over 3.7% to 19,601 units in August 2020 from 20,363 in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufa...read more


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Wallbox acquires Electromaps11 Sep 20

Wallbox has acquired the majority of the share capital of Electromaps....read more


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Fondation PSA supports France EV repair training programme11 Sep 20

Fondation PSA is supporting the creation of what it says is the first electric vehicle repair training programme at the Ecole de Production, ECAUT, in Haute Savoie, France...read more


Grupo Antolin opens innovation centre in China, profit plunges10 Sep 20

Group Antolin said it had improved its financial position with new COVID-19 financial support loans from Spain, France and the United Kingdom....read more


Toyota Research Institute creates new investment fund10 Sep 20

Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, (TRI-AD) said it would create Woven Capital, a US$800m global growth stage investment fund, to support its vision 'Mobility to Love, Safety to Live'....read more


Fujitsu goes big on Big Data analysis tool10 Sep 20

Fujitsu has launched its Future Mobility Accelerator Digital Twin Analyser, an AI-powered in-vehicle camera image analysis platform, aimed at businesses offering services which rely on big data collec...read more


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Fujitsu, Toyota Systems, optimise supply and logistics10 Sep 20

Fujitsu and Toyota Systems said they'd successfully demonstrated supply chain and logistics network optimisation "essential to support automobile production" in a joint trial using the former's 'Quant...read more


Renault develops XCEED blockchain project10 Sep 20

Renault has developed the XCEED (eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed) blockchain project to certify the compliance of all vehicle components, from design to production....read more


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Renault appoints Nicolas Maure as chief turnaround officer10 Sep 20

Renault has appointed Nicolas Maure as EVP, chief turnaround officer....read more


South Korean import sales jump 21% in August10 Sep 20

Sales of imported light passenger vehicles in South Korea jumped by almost 21% to 21,894 units in August 2020 from 18,122 in the same month of last year, according to member data released by the Korea...read more


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Tesla to launch Model Y production in China by November10 Sep 20

Tesla is set to launch production of the Model Y at its Shanghai Gigafactory in China as early as November 2020, according to local reports. ...read more


Veoneer equips automaker with ADAS10 Sep 20

Veoneer is to equip an unnamed automaker with a stereo vision camera system, perception software and 77 GHz front and rear radar system....read more


GM pioneering wireless battery management10 Sep 20

General Motors said it would be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system, or wBMS, for production electric vehicles....read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT – Car interiors of the future10 Sep 20

Back in the day when we could stroll into any motor show, it didn’t take long to come across an electrically-driven cube-on-wheels intended to give us a glimpse of the future of transport. Although th...read more


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Schaeffler to cut 4,400 jobs10 Sep 20

Schaeffler is cut its net workforce by 4,400 in Germany and Europe by the end of 2022 focusing mainly on 12 locations in Germany and two elsewhere on the Continent....read more


Former VW CEO Winterkorn must face dieselgate trial in Germany9 Sep 20

A German court ruled former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must stand trial on fraud charges in connection with the company's 'dieselgate' diesel emission scandal in which it sold cars with software...read more


Ford UK develops roadshow to explain EVs9 Sep 20

The majority of UK consumers admit to being confused by electric vehicle technology and, as a result, many potential customers are not seriously considering an electrified vehicle for a future purchas...read more


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Cruden supplies BMW with driving simulators9 Sep 20

Cruden, the driving simulators manufacturer, has secured an order for nine driver in the loop (DIL) simulators from BMW Group....read more


Delphi secures second largest power electronics win9 Sep 20

Delphi Technologies has secured its second largest power electronics award....read more


Horiba MIRA advocates 'early engagement' on ALKS rules9 Sep 20

As imminent new automated lane keeping systems (ALKS) regulations continue to garner interest, engineering consultancy Horiba MIRA said "early engagement with assessors" could be the key to delivering...read more


UK EV trial data now available to 'innovators'9 Sep 20

Energy Systems Catapult is making data from the UK's largest mainstream consumer trial of electric vehicles (EVs) and smart charging available to "innovators"....read more


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Michelin lauds EUR7bn France hydrogen initiative9 Sep 20

Michelin is hailing the announcement of the France hydrogen strategy by public authorities....read more


Hyundai and SK collaborate on 'batteries ecosystem'9 Sep 20

Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation Co. have agreed to cooperate in the development of a sustainable ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) batteries that they claim is key to the future mobility indus...read more


Nissan cuts three models from Thai production range9 Sep 20

Nissan Motor has ceased production of three key passenger vehicle models in Thailand, according to local reports citing a letter sent to dealers by the Japanese automaker's local subsidiary which has ...read more


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Renault/Nissan ink EV MoU with Uber9 Sep 20

Renault and Nissan, within their Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber with the aim of electrifying its customers’ journeys in Europe. ...read more


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ZF secures four DAF Trucks performance awards9 Sep 20

ZF has received four performance awards from DAF Trucks as part of its annual Supplier Performance Management (SPM) Programme....read more


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Jeep plans offroad chargers on US trails8 Sep 20

Following the launch of its Wrangler 4xe PHEV, Jeep plans to build solar powered chargers on US off road trails....read more


Hitachi supplies Nissan ADAS and mapping components8 Sep 20

A year after the vehicle was launched, Hitachi Automotive Systems said its advanced driver assistance ECU and high definition map position unit capable of automatic map updates via OTA was being fitte...read more


General Motors to engineer and make Nikola EV truck8 Sep 20

General Motors has received an 11% ($US2bn) stake in EV startup Nikola and gained the right to nominate one director as it announced a deal to engineer, develop and build BEV and FCEV versions of the ...read more


SAIC future models - MG8 Sep 20

China is where MG does best yet this is becoming ever more of a global brand. India and Thailand are steadily becoming high-growth territories, market share is above one per cent and rising in the UK,...read more


EVs in India get charging stations boost8 Sep 20

In a move that is expected to boost the uptake of EVs in India, the Indian Government has said it plans to install charging stations at around 69,000 petrol pumps across India....read more


Industry group predicts slight China sales growth8 Sep 20

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) reckons the Chinese market, the world's biggest, will grow only slightly in the next five years....read more


GM tells US salaried workers to stay home till mid-20218 Sep 20

General Motors has told salaried workers in the US to continue to work from home until at least June 30, 2021, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press (DFP) newspaper ....read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Next-generation automotive seating8 Sep 20

Developments in vehicle seating have been taking place much faster than may be apparent on the surface. OEMs are demanding greater differentiation in their seat designs, customers want ever more luxur...read more


Lynk & Co launches new SUV targeting young buyers8 Sep 20

Geely's Lynk & Co has launched a new SUV model which it said would bring a high value car experience to a global young urban population....read more


SK planning third EV battery plant in Hungary8 Sep 20

SK Innovation Company said it is planning to build a third EV battery plant in Hungary to meet growing global demand for zero emission vehicles, according to local reports....read more


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Vattenfall secures Holland charge point tender8 Sep 20

Vattenfall has won a tender to develop up to 8,000 new charge points to 2024 in Dutch provinces, Noord-Brabant and Limburg....read more


Ford targets 100m face masks by end of 20217 Sep 20

Following completion of its 50,000th ventilator for COVID-19 patients, Ford is now targeting production of 100m masks by the end of 2021 for communities across the US with limited access to personal p...read more


Mitsubishi launches PHEV SUV in Philippines7 Sep 20

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) has launched its flagship plug in hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV, in the Philippines as part of its continuous investment in the ASEAN region where it will concentrate after an...read more


UK LCV market drops as buyers wait for September plate change7 Sep 20

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market returned to decline in August 2020 with a 16.1% decrease in sales....read more


West European car market down 15.5% in August7 Sep 20

West European new car registrations fell 15.5% year-on-year (YoY) in August 2020, according to data released by LMC Automotive - although underlying demand was strong, helped by government incentives ...read more


Mahle develops air conditioning system 7 Sep 20

Mahle has developed an air conditioning system to fight fine particulates in the vehicle cabin....read more


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SAIC future models - Roewe7 Sep 20

SAIC's best performing own brand continues to be Roewe, a division created just shy of 15 years ago. Mostly restricted to China, the model range continues to be expanded, with a handful of new vehicle...read more


UK potential buyers still sceptical of EVs7 Sep 20

The UK's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has demanded the government commit to "significant long-term incentives" for electric vehicle (EV) purchases  and binding targets on charging...read more


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Freyr and Mo ink fast track production site MoU7 Sep 20

Freyr and Mo Industrial Park (MIP) have signed an MoU for the planned fast track production facility site....read more


Nissan receives state loan guarantee with COVID-19 relief7 Sep 20

Nissan Motor received a record JPY130bn (US$1.23bn) in state loan guarantees in May from the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), as part of a larger COVID-19 relief package made available by the governme...read more


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Hitachi establishes new electric motor business in US7 Sep 20

Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems Ltd has established Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America....read more


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Volkswagen reveals ID.4 interior7 Sep 20

Volkswagen has revealed the interior of its new electric ID.4 SUV....read more


Japan sales fall in August7 Sep 20

New vehicle sales in Japan continued to decline sharply in August 2020, by 16% to 326,436 units from strong year earlier sales of 388,600, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobi...read more


Delfingen acquires Schlemmer's Europe/Africa activities7 Sep 20

Delfingen has acquired Schlemmer's activities in Europe and Africa....read more


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Minnesota funds 38 new EV charging stations7 Sep 20

Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is to fund the installation of up to 38 additional fast charging stations in Greater Minnesota, extending the existing EV highway corridor network by more t...read more


Pandemic related news gets less gloomy - the week4 Sep 20

The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, in many countries while here in the UK those brave enough to venture abroad face a sort of 'quarantine lottery' - leave for a holiday in a country deemed ok and...read more


UK car market down 5.8% in August; EVs and PHEVs boom4 Sep 20

The UK car market continued its underlying recovery in the month of August - though sales were 5.8% down on last year (which compares with a gain during the month of July)....read more


Temporary tax relaxation 'needed in Indonesia' - consultant4 Sep 20

The Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (GAIKINDO) has asked Jakarta to temporarily exempt all tax collections related to cars in the face of much reduced sales due to the coronavirus pand...read more


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Russia August sales dip 0.5%4 Sep 20

August sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia decreased by 0,5% compared to 2019 or by 722 sold units and amounted to 137,517 cars according to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Comm...read more


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New financing package for Terrafame’s development4 Sep 20

Owners of multi-metal company Terrafame - Finnish Minerals Group, Trafigura Group’s private investment arm Galena Asset Management and Sampo plc – have reached an agreement with Terrafame on funding r...read more


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NewMotion teams with Char.gy for UK points4 Sep 20

NewMotion has announced a roaming partnership with on-street charge point operator, Charg.gy adding electric vehicle charge points to its UK roaming network....read more


Wagoneer returns as premium Jeep4 Sep 20

FCA's Jeep brand reckons the (all but production-ready) Grand Wagoneer 'Concept' unveiled this week "marks the rebirth of a classic and premium American icon, providing a vision of what the modern exp...read more


Renault to reorganise group around brands4 Sep 20

The Renault Group said it would redevelop its organisation around its brands, grouping them into four business units: Renault, Dacia, Alpine and New Mobility. Each unit would be an autonomous organisa...read more


Magna deepens partnership With Honglizhixin4 Sep 20

Magna has signed an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Honglizhixin, a seat supplier to Chinese automakers....read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Are we being driven to distraction?4 Sep 20

Jump into a new car today and you are almost sure to find a tablet-style touchscreen infotainment system positioned centre stage of the dash. It acknowledges that most of us no longer use maps to find...read more


Hefei opens 5G connected road for self-driving cars4 Sep 20

Hefei city authorities in the eastern China province of Anhui this week completed construction of a new 4.4km ring road with full 5G coverage which will soon be open for public use. ...read more


Proton sales jump 25% in August4 Sep 20

Malaysia's first national car company Proton Holdings reported an almost 25% year on year sales increase to 11,378 units in August, the second highest monthly sales total of 2020....read more


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PSA and Total create ACC battery joint venture4 Sep 20

PSA/Opel and Total/Saft have signed an agreement for the creation of joint venture, Automotive Cells Company (ACC), with Yann Vincent appointed chief executive....read more


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PSA appoints Arnaud Deboeuf as Supply Chain EVP4 Sep 20

PSA has made Arnaud Deboeuf EVP Manufacturing and Supply Chain, following the appointment of Yann Vincent as CEO of Automotive Cell Company (ACC), a joint venture founded by Groupe PSA and Total....read more


LA Auto Show postponed till May 3 Sep 20

The LA Auto Show will move six months into the spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis and its impact on public gatherings. The decision sets up a bunching of American motor shows in the April-Ju...read more


New map product will determine when autonomous driving can be used3 Sep 20

Navigation and mapping specialist TomTom has launched RoadCheck which allows carmakers to decide where it is safe for drivers to activate automated driving functions....read more


Australian industry calls for reduced COVID-19 restrictions after dismal August3 Sep 20

Australia's Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has called for a loosening of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions after dismal new vehicle sales in August 2020....read more


SAIC future models - Maxus and LDV3 Sep 20

Commercial vehicles are having a stonking year in China, sales surging as provincial government lavish cash upon infrastructure projects and small businesses also invest in new vans. SAIC, via its Max...read more


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General Motors and Honda eye strategic alliance3 Sep 20

General Motors and Honda said they'd signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a North American automotive alliance....read more


New Zealand sales slowed by new COVID-19 lockdown 3 Sep 20

August 2020 new vehicle registrations in New Zealand were affected by new COVID-19 restrictions, especially the alert level 3 imposed in the largest city, Auckland, after a resurgence of new cases....read more


Daimler opens high efficiency Plant 563 Sep 20

Daimler claims its new Factory 56 at Sindelfingen, Germany, is 25% more energy efficient than its previous Mercedes-Benz S-Class assembly plant....read more


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DAF introduces CF Electric with extended range3 Sep 20

DAF Trucks says it is taking the next step in the development of electric drivelines by doubling the range of the DAF CF Electric with VDL e-power technology to more than 200 kilometres....read more


NTN boosts ball bearings for electric motors fitted to EVs3 Sep 20

NTN Corporation is expanding the mass-production and delivery of a  high speed deep groove ball bearing developed for motors fitted to electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV)....read more


Nissan claims CFRP mass production breakthrough3 Sep 20

Nissan says that it has devised a new process that cuts development time for carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) components that will make them easier to mass produce for use in vehicles....read more


Daimler plans new autonomous truck test centre3 Sep 20

Daimler Trucks' Autonomous Technology Group, which includes US based Torc Robotics, said it would build a new test centre in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...read more


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RDN receives funding for new EV chargers3 Sep 20

Vancouver Island's Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has been awarded a grant for C$162,000 (US$124,000) from the Provincial CleanBC Communities Fund to install ten new public EV charging stations....read more


Geely to list shares on Shanghai STAR exchange3 Sep 20

China's Geely Automobile Holdings (Geely) - owner of Volvo Cars - has applied to list its shares on Shanghai's STAR stock exchange which would make it the first automaker to be listed on this hi-tech ...read more


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Symbio appoints Philippe Rosier as CEO3 Sep 20

Faurecia and Michelin-owned Symbio, has appointed Philippe Rosier as CEO....read more


Ford confirms US white collar jobs axe2 Sep 20

Ford has confirmed earlier reports it would cut about 1,000 salaried (white collar) jobs in the US but will actually eliminate 1,400 posts by the end of 2020, a news agency said....read more


SMP Automotive to open factory in Serbia2 Sep 20

German car parts manufacturer Samvardhana Motherson Peguform (SMP) Automotive plans to open a factory in the Dobricevo industrial zone of Cuprija, in central Serbia, local authorities reportedly said....read more


Toyota starts GR Yaris output in Japan2 Sep 20

Toyota has started production of its GR Yaris "homologation special" hatchback at a new Toyota Gazoo Racing facility in Japan....read more


GM completes 30,000 ventilators and hands plant over to Ventec2 Sep 20

General Motors and Ventec Life Systems have delivered the 30,000th V+Pro critical care ventilator to the US Department of Health and Human Services and GM has exited the joint venture set up during th...read more


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Saietta creates UK jobs in electric motor manufacturing2 Sep 20

Oxfordshire-based Saietta Group says that rising global demand for its electric motor products means that it will expand its manufacturing footprint in Britain and create up to 250  new jobs over the ...read more


Geely's Volvo Cars launches subscription service in the UK2 Sep 20

Geely's Volvo Cars has launched its 'Care by Volvo' subscription service here in the UK, offering a car, service and maintenance, roadside assistance and data services for a single monthly payment....read more


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South Korea sales fall in August2 Sep 20

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined increased 5.6% to 111,847 units in August 2020 from 118,479 units in the same month of 2019, according to preliminary data released indivi...read more


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Continental looks to achieve EUR1bn in savings from 2023 onwards2 Sep 20

Continental is restructuring its business to achieve more than EUR1bn (US$1.2bn) in gross annual savings by 2023 onwards, in a move which could affect around 30,000 jobs worldwide, including 13,000 in...read more


Geely's Volvo Cars grows global sales in August2 Sep 20

Geely's Volvo Cars said August sales volumes rose 7.2% year on year as its units in Europe, China and the US all reported increased sales....read more


Canadian National Railway orders 50 electric trucks2 Sep 20

Canadian National Railway (CN) and The Lion Electric Company have signed a memorandum of understanding for CN to buy 50 electric trucks....read more


Vancouver Island to install 28 EV charging stations2 Sep 20

Canada's Regional District of Nanaimo, in partnership with 11 local and regional governments, is to install 28 EV charging stations on Vancouver Island....read more


Monroe suspension tech fitted to VW ID.32 Sep 20

Monroe says Volkswagen's new ID.3 electric vehicle can be fitted (available as an option) with an advanced semi-active suspension from DRiV that senses and adapts to changing road conditions for a 'mo...read more


HiPhi X doors are without handles and touch-free2 Sep 20

HiPhi, Human Horizons' all-electric vehicle brand has announced the application of its touchless 'world-first' NT Door system on the HiPhi X....read more


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EU Regulation on vehicle approval starts2 Sep 20

European Union authorities have applied the EU Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles. ...read more


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Ontario ploughs C$9m into manufacturing training2 Sep 20

Ontario's government is investing C$9.3m (US$7.1m) in 11 training projects to help around 2,000 students and job seekers prepare for auto and advanced manufacturing careers....read more


GM JV and rival eye a new segment in China1 Sep 20

Both Zhejiang Geely Holding and a General Motors joint venture in China plan to launch their first pickup truck models, targeting Great Wall Motor which is well established in the segment, media repor...read more


Thailand mulls incentives to lift car sales1 Sep 20

The Thai government is considering offering vehicle trade-in vouchers to help stimulate the country’s new car market, according to local reports....read more


VW's Electrify America launches new 'use our chargers' ad campaign1 Sep 20

Electrify America, the nationwide charging network set up in the US by Volkswagen of America, has launched 'Hello, Freedom', a campaign designed to drive awareness of the brand and charging station av...read more


Honda e sales in Japan to start 30th October1 Sep 20

Honda Motor confirmed this week it will begin sales of its newly-unveiled "Honda e" in Japan at the end of October, as part of a broader strategy to "electrify" a large part of its model range in the ...read more


China’s Xpeng raises US$1.5bn from US IPO1 Sep 20

Shares in Chinese electric car manufacturer XPengInc made their debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) last week under the ticker symbol XPEV....read more


Bankrupt Lifan looks for new investors1 Sep 20

Chinese vehicle manufacturer Lifan Industry (Group) Co Ltd has announced it is seeking new investors in the company after the Chongqing municipal authorities accepted its application for bankruptcy re...read more


GM future models - Cadillac1 Sep 20

The ELR lasted a little more than two years, too-high pricing being the main reason why the brand's first electrified car was axed in 2016. Now though as battery chemistry advances, General Motors is ...read more


Ford reportedly cutting 1,000 US jobs1 Sep 20

According to US media reports, Ford is soon to axe around 1,000 'white collar' (salaried) jobs in North America....read more


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Ricardo secures provisional UK hydrogen engine funding 1 Sep 20

Ricardo says it has received a provisional funding award for a hydrogen engine development facility in the UK....read more


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ZF to produce ibeoNEXT LiDAR system1 Sep 20

Hamburg-based, Ibeo Automotive Systems has commissioned ZF to produce its ibeoNEXT LiDAR system, including the systems electronic control unit....read more


Interior design and technology – VW Golf1 Sep 20

An evolution rather than revolution, the eighth generation Golf is instantly recognisable. And that’s how it should be. It also ticks a number of boxes in terms of semi-autonomous driving technologies...read more


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BYD and ADL supply ten electric buses to Coventry1 Sep 20

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe say their electric vehicle partnership has supplied ten electric double deck buses to National Express for operation in the British city of Coventry, as p...read more


Valmet says batteries biz to surpass vehicle contract manufacturing1 Sep 20

Valmet Automotive is expecting its sales from the Electric Vehicles (EV) batteries business to reach the level or even surpass that of its vehicle contract manufacturing business within the next few y...read more


Toyota says sales recovering 'faster than expected' 1 Sep 20

Toyota says its global sales and production recovered to 90 percent of previous year’s level in July and that sales are recovering at a 'faster than expected pace'....read more


Velodyne Lidar joins ITS America1 Sep 20

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has announced it has joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) to promote the benefits of autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation infrastru...read more


Maruti Suzuki launches subscription service 1 Sep 20

In a move to offer easy and flexible car ownership to customers, Maruti Suzuki announced the launch of its subscription programme - Maruti Suzuki Subscribe for individuals....read more


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Johnson Matthey secures Poland battery financing1 Sep 20

Johnson Matthey (JM) says its new battery materials facility in Konin, Poland has received a combined EUR135m (US$162m) investment from two development banks....read more


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New normals and more adjustments - the week28 Aug 20

We're coming to the end of the holiday season here in the northern hemisphere, but clearly the nature of any break will have been by necessity, very different from what everyone has been used to....read more


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Amazon orders 1,800 e-vans from Mercedes28 Aug 20

Amazon has announced it is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year....read more


England launches pothole audit28 Aug 20

British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has launched an audit into the mapping of potholes in England, aided by data from on-road businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo, to better target improvements...read more


Electrified car sales in Europe hit record in July28 Aug 20

JATO data shows that July 2020 was a record-breaking month for electrified vehicle registrations in Europe with volume up 131% year on year to 230,700 – the first time that these vehicles were bought ...read more


Sit down, we need to talk – Facetime with Nio28 Aug 20

While giving instructions in our cars is nothing new, putting questions to the likes of Alexa and Cortana while on the road is. Carmakers are fast adopting virtual assistants, confirming that speech i...read more


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US Big 3 'engine for US economic recovery'28 Aug 20

A report produced for the 'American Automotive Policy Council' (AAPC) says that American Automakers FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors are vital to the US economy, driving growth in bot...read more


Logistics UK urges border strategy urgency28 Aug 20

Logistics UK has stressed the need for urgency to reduce friction in response to the government’s consultation on its 2025 UK Border Strategy, which closes today (28 August)....read more


Kia upgrades Stinger, adds new engine for NA28 Aug 20

The updated Kia Stinger includes Kia’s latest driver assist and safety features, as well as improved interior packaging for greater space and comfort. For North America, the upgraded model is also now...read more


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UK CV production up 3.6% in July28 Aug 20

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew 3.6% in July, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with 5,234 commercial vehicles rolling off p...read more


SEAT MO rolls out motosharing service in Barcelona28 Aug 20

Following the presentation of the new SEAT MO brand last June, created to boost the urban mobility strategy focused on micromobility products and services, the company has rolled out its first motosha...read more


Veoneer and Qualcomm team on ADAS28 Aug 20

Veoneer, Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., have decided to collaborate on the delivery of scalable Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Collaborative and Autonomous Driving (AD) solutions po...read more


Hubject strengthens in France28 Aug 20

Eroaming provider, Hubject is strengthening its presence in France....read more


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Autoneum unveils ATLAS acoustic measurement28 Aug 20

Autoneum says with its ATLAS measurement methodology, noise-reducing vehicle components and materials can be analysed and developed faster and with a significantly lower need for resources in the futu...read more


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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT – Smart surfaces transform interiors27 Aug 20

Smart surface embedded displays are reckoned to be the Next Big Thing in terms of car interior trends. Secondary capacitive touch surfaces using hard coated films can also be applied to certain parts ...read more


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ANALYSIS - Honda Jazz Crosstar27 Aug 20

Suddenly, new models and electrification are the name of the game for Honda Motor Europe. Now, following on from the updated Civic and the e mini-EV comes a new Jazz range which includes an elevated b...read more


Ford explores automated valet parking solution27 Aug 20

Ford Motor Company, Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit usin...read more


Dura invests US$59m in Michigan battery tray facility27 Aug 20

Michigan-based, Dura Automotive Systems has announced plans to invest US$59m to open a manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, producing battery trays for electric vehicles....read more


Panasonic develops intelligent rear-view mirror for Nissan27 Aug 20

Panasonic has developed jointly with Nissan Motor Corporation what it describes as a high-performance electronic mirror for driver safety....read more


Allison and IndyGo partner on bus hybrid propulsion27 Aug 20

Allison Transmission is partnering with Indianapolis Transportation Corporation, IndyGo, with Allison supplying its next generation electric hybrid propulsion solutions for transit buses as part of a ...read more


Mahindra and REE sign an MOU to develop e-CVs27 Aug 20

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, and REE Automotive have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicle...read more


BorgWarner to supply EGR modules for FCA mild hybrids27 Aug 20

BorgWarner supplies its exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology to the latest FireFly gasoline engine, which was developed for the Fiat 500 and Panda hybrid models....read more


Tesla starts bookings for China-made Model Y27 Aug 20

Tesla China has announced it has started taking orders for its made-in-China Model Y battery-powered passenger car ahead of commercial production which is scheduled to start next year....read more


Hyundai Mobis to invest in additional EV module capacity27 Aug 20

Hyundai Mobis has announced plans to invest an additional KRW36bn (US$30m) to increase production of electric vehicle components in South Korea....read more


Honda to relocate some UK Civic production to Japan27 Aug 20

Honda plans to transfer some Civic model production from the UK to Japan ahead of the closure of its Swindon plant in southern England in 2021, according to sources in Japan....read more


Detroit Manufacturing Systems invests in Michigan27 Aug 20

Tier 1 auto supplier Detroit Manufacturing Systems plans to repurpose its existing facility in Detroit and also diversify and expand its capabilities to market to other industry segments....read more


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UK car production down 20.8% in July27 Aug 20

UK car manufacturing output was down 20.8% in July with 85,696 units made as factories struggled to ramp up output in the face of slowly recovering global demand....read more


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Höegh Autoliners names Per Øivind Rosmo as CFO27 Aug 20

Höegh Autoliners has named Per Øivind Rosmo as Chief Financial Officer, effective 8 September, 2020....read more


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DOE funds 13 battery projects 27 Aug 20

America's Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects through a Battery Manufacturing Lab Call with combined funding of almost US$15m in three years....read more


BMW to axe 520 jobs in UK26 Aug 20

BMW has confirmed it is cutting around 400 out of 950 agency staff at its Oxford Mini plant in the UK, with the COVID-19 pandemic substantially impacting demand....read more


GM future models - Buick26 Aug 20

Buick continues to be General Motors' number one brand in the world's largest market. Whereas in North America this will soon be a division selling only SUVs once imports of the Opel-built Regal end, ...read more


HiPhi  partners with Meridian Audio26 Aug 20

China-based HiPhi, Human Horizons' premium smart all-electric vehicle brand, and Meridian, the British pioneer of high resolution audio, have announced their collaboration on audio solutions for the H...read more


India EV start-up shows CV platform26 Aug 20

Indian electric vehicle start-up EVage says it is planning to build commercial EVs, completely aligned to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Atma Nirbhar (Self-Reliance) Program....read more


Vitesco supplies e-axle to Dongfeng26 Aug 20

Vitesco Technologies (the Continental spin-off) says it has started the market launch of its fully integrated electric axle drives (EMR3) for Dongfeng Passenger Car Corporation....read more


US vehicle market forecast to see August claw-back26 Aug 20

ALG, Inc., a subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc. projects total US new vehicle sales will reach 1,303,826 units in August 2020, down 15% from a year ago when adjusted for the same number of selling days....read more


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VW ID.3 makes 531km journey on single charge26 Aug 20

Volkswagen says its electric ID.3 has set its first range record: The electric car covered the 531 kilometres from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge....read more


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Thailand’s Energy Absolute launches EV battery recycling study26 Aug 20

Thailand’s Energy Absolute (EA), founded by Thai energy billionaire Somphote Ahunai, has launched a study into electric vehicle lithium-ion battery recycling ahead of plans to begin production in the ...read more


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DURA Automotive announces new Muscle Shoals, AL manufacturing site26 Aug 20

DURA Automotive Systems has announced the official groundbreaking of a new manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, Alabama....read more


Greene King to install EV charging points in UK network26 Aug 20

Greene King has announced plans to install EV charging points in all suitable sites across its 2,700 managed and tenanted pubs in the UK....read more


Midway Car Rental partners with HyreCar26 Aug 20

HyreCar is partnering with Midway Car Rental....read more


Continental produces 30 million radar sensors26 Aug 20

Continental’s Seguin, Texas manufacturing plant has now produced 30m million radar sensors supporting Advanced Driver Assistance Systems....read more


Porsche expands subscription service in NA26 Aug 20

With an increased focus on consumer choice in an age of new mobility models, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) has introduced a monthly Single-Vehicle Subscription (SVS) program in Los Angeles, ...read more


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Magna breaks ground on Slovakia powertrain plant26 Aug 20

Magna is expanding its powertrain business with a new facility in Kechnec, Slovakia, the first powertrain metal-forming solutions plant for the company in Europe....read more


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Sono Motors joins Fair Cobalt Alliance26 Aug 20

Sono Motors says it has become the first electric vehicle manufacturer to join the Fair Cobalt Alliance, an initiative to drive fairer supply of cobalt by improving conditions in small-scale mining in...read more


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Anzode secures US$1.7m for non-lithiuim batteries project26 Aug 20

Battery start-up, Anzode has received a US$1.7m award for a three-year project to develop a new generation of non-lithium batteries....read more


UK commercial vehicle production rises 3.6% in July25 Aug 20

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew 3.6% in July, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with 5,234 commercial vehicles rolling...read more


BlackBerry teams up with Desay SV Automotive 25 Aug 20

BlackBerry has announced the IPU-03, an autonomous driving domain controller developed in conjunction with Desay SV Automotive, has been officially mass produced in the Xpeng P7, a high-performance an...read more


up!dated GTI - the bargain baby Volkswagen25 Aug 20

In a world where cars are going digital in ever more ways, the newly revised and soon to be nine years young Volkswagen up! GTI is a breath of fresh analogue air. ...read more


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FEV develops simulation and testing process25 Aug 20

FEV has developed a combined simulation and testing process for the optimisation of the thermal propagation behaviour in automotive battery packs....read more


25 Aug 20

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McLaren plans new lightweight vehicle architecture25 Aug 20

McLaren Automotive has said it will introduce a new flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture for its next generation of electrified supercars....read more


Japan to start EV truck trials next year25 Aug 20

Japan’s Environment Ministry said it will begin trials of battery-powered local delivery trucks next year in collaboration with the country’s automakers, as part of a major push to encourage a switch ...read more


Geely’s Caocao launches robotaxi trials in Hangzhou25 Aug 20

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group's ride-hailing subsidiary Caocao has said it has begun testing autonomous vehicles in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to local reports....read more


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Hubject selects Enel X25 Aug 20

Enel X, through Enel X Financial Services, has been selected by Hubject to enable financial settlement services between Charging Point Operators (CPO) and e-Mobility Service Providers (EMP) on Hubject...read more


Motiv Power Systems secures US$15m from GMAG Holdings25 Aug 20

Motiv Power Systems has secured US$15m of additional funding from GMAG Holdings....read more


Allison Transmission opens Indianapolis Vehicle Test centre25 Aug 20

Allison Transmission has opened its new Vehicle Environmental Test (VET) centre in Indianapolis, to conduct year-round testing, replicating vehicle environments and duty cycles, compressing product de...read more


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Hankook Tyre UK new National Accounts Manager25 Aug 20

Hankook Tyre UK has appointed David Block as National Accounts Manager....read more


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BYD delivers first electric bus to Barbados25 Aug 20

BYD has delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean....read more


Malaysia vehicle sales up 13% in July24 Aug 20

Malaysia’s new vehicle market continued to recover in July 2020, with sales rising by over 13% to 57,552 units from weak year-earlier sales of 50,854 units, based on registration data released by the ...read more


VW readies Hannover plant for new CVs24 Aug 20

Volkswagen's Commercial Vehicles unit says it has been utilising the annual shutdown period at the Hannover plant to get ready for the new Multivan and ID. BUZZ models....read more


GM future models - GMC and Hummer24 Aug 20

We're just over a year away from the return of Hummer, although it will be much changed from what went before. While these will be big vehicles - a pick-up and an SUV - each will be electric, and the ...read more


Hyundai in partnership to develop hydrogen extraction technologies24 Aug 20

Hyundai Motor has announced a new partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Fortescue Metal Group Ltd to co-develop new technologies for the extract...read more


Toyota launches car leasing in India24 Aug 20

Toyota has launched a car-leasing business in India earlier this month targeting growing demand for vehicle rentals....read more


Volkswagen starts sales of Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE24 Aug 20

Volkswagen says it is electrifying the eighth generation of the Golf with two new plug-in hybrid versions: the Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE....read more


Baidu opens Apollo Go robotaxi service 24 Aug 20

Baidu has opened the Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Cangzhou, Hebei province, extending robotaxi coverage to the downtown area of a city for the first time in China....read more


FCA issues recall for powertrain software update24 Aug 20

FCA US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 58,016 vehicles in the U.S. to update certain powertrain software that will help prevent engine stall....read more


SEAT transforms prototype development centre and commits to 3D printing24 Aug 20

SEAT says it has recently transformed its Prototype Development Centre (PDC) located in the heart of the SEAT plant in Martorell....read more


INTERVIEW – Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida24 Aug 20

Makoto Uchida became president and CEO of Nissan in January 2020, and by May had unveiled his four-year transformation plan, Nissan Next. It's a company in no little turmoil: Uchida is the third CEO s...read more


Interior design and technology – Lexus LC 500h24 Aug 20

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The Lexus LC’s razor sharp aerodynamic profile gives it an edgy, extroverted road stance that attracts attention on the high street. Out of town, the 3.5-litre V...read more


Toyota launches car leasing in India23 Aug 20

Toyota has launched a car-leasing business in India targeting growing demand for vehicle rentals....read more


It's electrifying - the week21 Aug 20

"It's electrifying". John Travolta once sang those words. They also resonate with what's going on in the auto industry right now. Wherever you look, there are signs of electrification, of rising inves...read more


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Thailand vehicle sales fall 27% in July21 Aug 20

Thailand’s new vehicle market declined by almost 27% to 59,335 units in July 2020 from strong year-earlier sales of 81,044 units, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industr...read more


Valmet expands German site for e-mobility21 Aug 20

Contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive says it is expanding its site in Helmstadt-Bargen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, to produce electrically powered small series vehicles for urban mobility....read more


Adient announces closing of previously announced transactions 21 Aug 20

Adient has closed the transactions contemplated by its previously announced definitive agreement with joint venture partner, Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems to make certain changes to their existing j...read more


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Logistics UK urges UK to press for Europe deal21 Aug 20

British business group, Logistics UK is urging the government to keep pressing for a deal with its European counterparts....read more


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More UK OEMs restart after summer break21 Aug 20

More UK manufacturers have outlined their summer manufacturing plans as OEMs adjust to coping with the global pandemic....read more


Toyota discontinues Yaris sales in US, Canada - reports21 Aug 20

Toyota  plans to exit the US sub-compact car market in response to falling demand, according to reports in Japan....read more


JLR upcycles aluminium to slash CO2 emissions21 Aug 20

Research by Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed how an innovative recycling process could upcycle aluminium waste from drinks cans, bottle tops and end-of-life vehicles into the premium ca...read more


Volvo adds second plug-in hybrid powertrain to XC4021 Aug 20

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has added a second plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain to the XC40 compact SUV....read more


Nio announces battery subscription company21 Aug 20

China-based premium electric carmaker Nio has launched what it terms the 'Battery as a Service' ('BaaS') subscription model and announced the establishment of Wuhan Weineng Battery Asset Co., Ltd....read more


Kandi considers EV manufacturing in North America21 Aug 20

China-based Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. has announced it is actively exploring the possibility of opening a manufacturing base in North America for its electric vehicles and off-road vehicles....read more


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UK launches automated control consultation21 Aug 20

Britain's government is undertaking a consultation on an automated system capable of taking vehicle control....read more


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Michigan awards US$1.7m for DC fast chargers21 Aug 20

Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded US$1.7m in grants for direct current fast chargers (DCFC) along well-travelled routes....read more


GKN appoints new head of ePowertrain division20 Aug 20

GKN Automotive has announced that Dirk Kesselgruber will be the new President of its ePowertrain division from October 1st....read more


Ford trials tech that 'predicts traffic incidents'20 Aug 20

Ford is developing a digital road safety tool that it says could predict potential incident hotspots, using data from sources including connected vehicles and roadside sensors....read more


Series production of VW ID.4 starts20 Aug 20

Series production of the Volkswagen all-electric SUV, the ID.4, has begun at the Zwickau plant. The world premiere of the ID.4 follows at the end of September....read more


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HAAH preparing stake bid for SsangYong - reports20 Aug 20

US car distribution company HAAH Automotive Holdings is preparing to submit an offer to invest in SsangYong Motor, according to reports....read more


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Aurrigo tees up autonomous first at the Wales Open20 Aug 20

Some of the world’s top golfers will be part of a global first demonstration when the European Tour rolls into the Celtic Manor Resort for the ISPS Handa Wales Open today....read more


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Key takeaways from GM's Tech Day20 Aug 20

General Motors has set out its technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity in China at 'Tech Day' (held at the PATAC Design Dome in Shanghai and virtual presentat...read more


Subaru selects Xilinx to power vision-based ADAS20 Aug 20

Xilinx, Inc. announced that its technology is powering the new version of Subaru’s vision-based advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), EyeSight....read more


UL joins Automotive Safety Council20 Aug 20

UL says it has become a member of the Automotive Safety Council. ...read more


AAM supplies new independent rear drive axles for GM full-size SUVs20 Aug 20

American Axle & Manufacturing says it has developed a new Independent Rear Drive Axle (IRDA) for GM's full-size SUVs including the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon Denali...read more


Mahle develops fuel cell air filter solutions20 Aug 20

Mahle has developed two standardised air filter solutions for fuel cells....read more


ParkMobile launches app at University of Alabama20 Aug 20

ParkMobile has launched its service for more than 350 spaces around the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa....read more


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FreeWire deploys Boost Charger at ampm California store20 Aug 20

FreeWire Technologies has deployed a Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, California....read more


GM sets out electrification push for China20 Aug 20

General Motors has set out its technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity in China and said that over 40% of new product launches in China will be electrified ov...read more


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Surrey University works on lithium-ion CO2 emissions capture20 Aug 20

Britain's University of Surrey is to start work on a new lithium-ion battery technology capable of capturing CO2 emissions, following an award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Counc...read more


UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ19 Aug 20

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector...read more


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GM future models - Chevrolet crossovers and SUVs19 Aug 20

Many tend to think of Chevy SUVs as mostly big beasts, although the best seller in both the USA and China is the RAV4-sized Equinox. Now, having withdrawn the brand from certain countries in Africa an...read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Shedding light on the car interior19 Aug 20

Not so long ago, car interior lighting consisted of central and side headliner lights, complemented by low-level ambient lighting located mainly in the cockpit area. Now we are seeing LEDs in a variet...read more


E-scooter firm posts big Q2 rise in revenues and income19 Aug 20

As the auto industry reels under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, an electric scooter firm has posted big rises in revenues and income....read more


US used car prices and trade-in prices spike19 Aug 20

US consumers considering selling or trading in their vehicle in the near future might want to pull the trigger now, according to Edmunds....read more


Indonesia vehicle sales plunge 72% in July19 Aug 20

New vehicle sales in Indonesia continued to plunge in July 2020, by almost 72% to 25,283 units from 89,254 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data compiled by industry...read more


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Elkem selects Heroya as potential Norway battery graphite plant19 Aug 20

Elkem has selected Herøya Industrial Park as the site for a potential large-scale plant for battery graphite production in Norway....read more


KeepTruckin unveils enhanced safety portfolio19 Aug 20

Fleet management technology company, KeepTruckin has unveiled an enhanced safety portfolio powered by the new Drive risk score and Safety Hub to give fleets a holistic view into driver safety....read more


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Millbrook introduces battery Altitude Test Chamber19 Aug 20

Millbrook has strengthened its UN38.3 battery testing offering with the introduction of a Battery Altitude Test Chamber, able to simulate unpressurised aircraft space....read more


GKN Automotive appoints new head of world-leading ePowertrain division19 Aug 20

GKN Automotive, the leading global technology company, has announced Dirk Kesselgruber as the new President of its ePowertrain division....read more


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Karma and Premier Financial Services add leasing partnership19 Aug 20

Karma Automotive has partnered with Connecticut-based Premier Financial Services to provide a new leasing program designed to deliver a cost-effective ownership experience for Karma's Revero GT....read more


China to introduce new vehicle recycling policies19 Aug 20

The Chinese government is set to introduce new recycling regulations for the automotive industry in September, designed to create a new market worth up to CNY100bn (US$14.4bn) per year, according to l...read more


Nokia wins court ruling in cellular patent dispute with Daimler19 Aug 20

The Regional Court of Mannheim, Germany has ruled that Daimler has violated Nokia's patented cellular technology in its cars....read more


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Terrafame adds to commercial department19 Aug 20

Terrafame is preparing for the commissioning of its battery chemicals plant by strengthening its commercial organisation....read more


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Mobility House secures EUR15m EIB loan19 Aug 20

Europe's Investment Bank (EIB) and The Mobility House have signed a EUR15m (US$17.9m) financing agreement to promote the integration of electric vehicles into the energy markets....read more


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ANALYSIS - 2020MY Honda Civic18 Aug 20

Big in the USA and China, where it's Honda's best selling car, the Civic is by comparison a far more modest performer in the UK, as is the brand itself. The latest update for the 2SV series hatchback ...read more


Nexteer reports revenues down 33.9% in H118 Aug 20

Nexteer Automotive has reported financial results for the six-month period ended June 30 that were severely and adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. H1 revenues were down by 33.9% and profit s...read more


Geely Auto unveiles Geely Preface18 Aug 20

Geely Auto has unveiled the Geely Preface, a forthcoming flagship sedan that will be based on Geely Holding Group’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) that has been used to underpin a series of produc...read more


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Several UK plants follow traditional summer schedule18 Aug 20

Several UK manufacturers have either restarted production following the traditional summer break, or are in the shut-down period....read more


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Philippines vehicle sales down 35% in July18 Aug 20

New vehicle sales in the Philippines continued to fall sharply in July 2020, by over 35% to 20,542 units from 31,810 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data released j...read more


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HiPhi announces partnership with Givaudan to develop exclusive onboard fragrances18 Aug 20

HiPhi, Human Horizons' premium smart all-electric vehicle brand, and Givaudan, the world-renowned flavour and fragrance company, have announced their strategic partnership to curate 'HiPhi's unique on...read more


GM outlines China advanced technology roadmap for accelerating "Drive to 2030"18 Aug 20

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UK bus and coach registrations fall 77% in Q218 Aug 20

New UK bus and coach registrations fell 77.1% in the second quarter of this year, with just 328 units joining British roads, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Tra...read more


Hankook Tyre UK supports Air Ambulance car fleet18 Aug 20

Hankook Tyre UK says it is continuing to support the Air Ambulance Critical Care car fleet throughout 2020....read more


Toyota increases collaboration with Amazon Web Services18 Aug 20

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced it is expanding its global collaboration with Amazon Web Services Inc (AWS), an Amazon.com company, to accelerate the development of cloud-connected services und...read more


Black most common car colour in Britain18 Aug 20

Black is still the most common car colour on the roads in Britain, although white is rapidly gaining ground due to its popularity with new cars....read more


Foton says data platform growing18 Aug 20

Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer Foton Motor has said it now has access to more than 1.1m vehicles on its platform of 'Internet of Vehicles (IoV)'....read more


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HiPhi X 'self-learning SUV' to be launched at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show18 Aug 20

Human Horizons under its HiPhi brand has announced that its premium all-electric vehicle, known initially by its prototype name, HiPhi 1, will be renamed the HiPhi X and will be launched at the 2020 B...read more


Hyperion shows hydrogen-electric supercar18 Aug 20

Hyperion, a Southern California technology company specialising in hydrogen generation, storage and propulsion, has unveiled the XP-1 prototype hydrogen fuel cell powered supercar via video....read more


RHA predicts UK NOx truck emissions will fall 80% by 202518 Aug 20

Britain's Road Haulage Association is predicting NOx emissions from trucks will fall at least 80% by 2025, as Department for Transport (DfT) figures show a continual year-on-year decline since 2013...read more


Opel Grandland X drives with blue light in e-mode18 Aug 20

The Opel/Vauxhall Grandland X crossover now comes with a blue light in the windshield to signal to others that it is in purely electric driving mode....read more


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PPG teams with DOE for coatings project18 Aug 20

PPG is partnering with the US Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for research aimed at developing energy-efficient coatings systems for the automotive industry....read more


Tata Motors denies it will sell stake in JLR17 Aug 20

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) parent company Tata Motors has issued a statement denying media reports that it could be prepared to sell a stake in JLR to raise funds for the embattled carmaker....read more


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China vehicle production up in August - report17 Aug 20

The recovery in China's auto sector is continuing this month with output in the first ten days up 11.2% year-on-year, according to industry data....read more


BYD supplies 30 more eBuses for Madrid17 Aug 20

EMT Madrid has confirmed BYD will supply a further 30 eBuses for operations in the Spanish capital....read more


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Ludwigsburg takes Cohda Wireless V2X technology17 Aug 20

Cohda Wireless has supplied the German city of Ludwigsburg with V2X technology to enable fire trucks and rescue service teams to get to accidents and emergencies faster....read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Driving out EV range anxiety17 Aug 20

Forget range anxiety. Electric vehicles (EVs) that can travel for more than 100 miles on a single charge are commonplace. A growing concern nowadays is charge point anxiety; will you be able to find a...read more


Hyundai Glovis and Incheon Airport to establish a smart parking system17 Aug 20

Logistics firm Hyundai Glovis has signed an agreement with the Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC) in South Korea to establish a smart parking system....read more


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Lanxess sells leather chemicals business to TFL17 Aug 20

Lanxess is selling its organic leather chemicals business to TFL Ledertechnik....read more


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Birmingham to install 394 rapid EV charge points17 Aug 20

Birmingham City Council is to start rolling out 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charge points across the city from Autumn, 2020...read more


Automechanika sets out digital event vision17 Aug 20

German-based aftermarket trade show organiser Automechanika has set out new digital networking opportunities for "everyone who had been looking forward to coming to Frankfurt this September"....read more


CATL targets overseas acquisitions to regain leadership17 Aug 20

China’s leading electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) last week said it plans to invest up to CNY19.1bn (US$2.75bn) in new businesses and acquisitions t...read more


Porsche to build new plant in Slovakia - report17 Aug 20

A Slovakian newspaper reports that Porsche is to build a new assembly plant in Slovakia. The report in the Dennik N newspaper says the new EUR250m plant would employ 1,200 and that the company has fil...read more


GM future models - Chevrolet cars and pick-ups17 Aug 20

Chevrolet's best sellers in its two largest markets couldn't be more different, the Monza sedan being in great demand from buyers in China while Americans show no sign of falling out of love with the ...read more


Coach company shows COVID-19 adapted seating17 Aug 20

Czech coachmaker Torsus says it is now offering passengers of the Praetorian - a heavy-duty, off-road bus - protection from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with a new adaptive seating option that meets interna...read more


JLR 'bailout talks' with UK Government ended - report17 Aug 20

Talks between the UK Government, Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Tata Steel - which could have seen the British Government make big bailout loans and possibly take a stake in both businesses, h...read more


Self-combusting Ford PHEVs - the week14 Aug 20

We've been hearing a lot lately here in the UK about 'self charging hybrids' (from you know who) but 'self combusting plug in hybrid' is probably not what the marketing people behind a new Ford wanted...read more


MY2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio - refined not tamed14 Aug 20

Not yet due for mid-cycle facelifts, the Quadrifoglio versions of the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have instead been given a package of updates. The changes make what were already two outstanding exa...read more


Sale of 2/3 wheel EVs without batteries to boost sector in India14 Aug 20

India's Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is to allow the sale and registration of electric two and three-wheelers without batteries, a move that will boost sales of the vehicles....read more


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New Romania EV charge network opens14 Aug 20

Enel X Romania, a subsidiary of the Enel Group advanced energy services division Enel X, has opened a network of 34 charging points for electric vehicles in Bucharest and surrounding areas, a media re...read more


KSM Castings to cut 400 jobs in Germany14 Aug 20

KSM Castings Group is cutting 400 jobs in Germany in the coming months....read more


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Toyota and Mazda add to Alabama plant spend14 Aug 20

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (MTM), the new US manufacturing joint venture between Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama, has announced an additional US$830m spend ...read more


SNAPSHOT - Skoda designer discusses Enyaq iV SUV14 Aug 20

Karl Neuhold, head of exterior design at Skoda, highlights the upcoming Enyaq IV car's design features and basic visual principles....read more


Daimler US diesel settlement to cost $1.5bn14 Aug 20

Daimler said it had agreed a settlement with US authorities over diesel emissions that would cost it about US$1.5bn....read more


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Karma adds to European retail network in Belgium14 Aug 20

Karma Automotive, the Southern California-based luxury electric vehicle manufacturer, has announced that it will welcome a new retailer in Belgium, further expanding in the European market and on trac...read more


Jemena inks Australia hydrogen deal14 Aug 20

Energy infrastructure company, Jemena, signed a new deal to supply Australia’s zero emission vehicle industry with renewably-generated hydrogen....read more


Short-time Germany working "not infinite" - ZF CEO14 Aug 20

ZF says short-time working backing from Federal German sources is not "infinite."...read more


VW invests in battery pack engineering at Chattanooga14 Aug 20

Volkswagen in the US says it has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to build a North American centre for electric vehicles – not only for assembly, but for engineering future EVs....read more


Hyundai claims long distance record with Kona EV14 Aug 20

Hyundai Motor claimed to have set a world record with its Kona Electric compact SUV for distance travelled on a single charge....read more


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Ridecell selected by Toyota Sweden for new mobility service14 Aug 20

Ridecell says shared mobility programme for Toyota Sweden, Kinto Share has selected its High-yield Mobility Platform....read more


The digital economy requires the democratisation of data - COMMENT13 Aug 20

In this eighth guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii), reflects on our digital lifestyles, the data bei...read more


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J-Bus puts Allison transmission into medium models13 Aug 20

Allison said its T280 fully automatic transmission had been selected as standard transmission for new medium sized city buses manufactured by J-Bus, the joint venture between Isuzu Motors and Hino Mot...read more


Nikola eyes Hyundai help with hydrogen13 Aug 20

US electric truck maker Nikola has said it was open to collaborating with Hyundai Motor on hydrogen technology following a media report that it had spoken to the Korean automaker....read more


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Britishvolt appoints Ray Macera as UK gigaplant project director13 Aug 20

Britishvolt has appointed Ray Macera as project director for the construction and implementation of the UK's first battery gigaplant....read more


European battery makers more likely to eye niches - report13 Aug 20

European battery makers are gearing up to take advantage of massive green stimulus packages unveiled since the coronavirus pandemic though many acknowledge it will be tough to match the Asian giants t...read more




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