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Volvo plots a course for the future of Polestar

16 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Polestar will soon start producing the 1, a low volume PHEV super-coupe that will be joined in 2020 by a BEV crossover and then an SUV. Can...

Proton and Lotus future models

8 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands and then Lynk & Co, this third feature in a five part series examining the divisi...

How Lynk & Co is defying Chinese market plunge

4 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands, this second feature in a series examining the divisions of ZGH turns the focus t...

ANALYSIS - Hyundai and Kia face overcapacity in China

2 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

China has been a tough market for Hyundai and Kia in the last few years. The most recent data released by the Hyundai Motor Group, comprisin...

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Hyundai-Kia's design chief on CASE opportunities

16 Nov 2018 | Chris Wright

Hyundai Motor Group Design chief Peter Schreyer is rightly proud of his role in changing not only the look,  but the perception of the South Korean carmaker’s two brands. His work is far from done, however. There are plenty more challenges ahead, not least with the advent of autonomous vehicles.

Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a country which specialises in the colossal and the gigantic. ARNPO Alliance localisation director, Denis Chirkov outlined some of the issues in this challenging country, but which is coming back strongly after years of recession at the recent Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

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CATL to supply Toyota with EV batteries

17 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Lithium-ion battery cell producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota have announced a 'comprehensive partnership' for electrified vehicle drive batteries.

Renault and Jiangling establish China JV

17 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) are establishing a joint venture to promote the development of the EV industry in China, following a first agreement in December last year.

Hyundai to test autonomous taxis in Russia with Yandex

16 Jul 2019 | editorial team

Hyundai Motor said it plans to begin trials of an autonomous taxi fleet in Russia later this year, according to local reports in South Korea.

Toray to make EV battery separators in Hungary

16 Jul 2019 | editorial team

Japan’s Toray Industries announced plans to build a new facility in Hungary for the production of separator film for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

South Korea sees boost in hybrid car exports

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

South Korean exports of hybrid and electric vehicles have grown rapidly in recent years according to industry data.

JTEKT to acquire 100% stake in Toyo Seimitsu

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

JTEKT Corporation, a manufacturer and seller of steering systems, driveline components, bearings, machine tools, electronic control devices, home accessory equipment, has agreed to acquire 100% stake in Toyo Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd., engaged in manufacturing of differential gears, from Toyota Motor Corporation. All companies involved in the transaction are based in Japan.

CATL H1 profit surges on booming NEV market

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China's largest automotive lithium-ion battery maker, has forecast a 120-150% annual profit growth in the first half of 2019 amid a booming new energy vehicle (NEV) market.

China EV recharging network continues to expand

12 Jul 2019 | editorial team

China continues to roll out its electric vehicle recharging infrastructure as the central government looks to maintain strong growth for new energy vehicle sales.

Philippine sales recovery strengthens in June

12 Jul 2019 | editorial team

The Philippine new vehicle market picked up momentum in June 2019, with sales rising by 8.7% to 31,950 units from 29,395 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

AkzoNobel to add three China powder coating lines

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China – the company’s largest facility of its kind in the world.

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