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NEW PRODUCT: Redesigned Toyota Aygo adds customisation options

19 Jun 2014 | Graeme Roberts

Discussion amongst journalists attending the European launch of Toyota's redesigned Aygo A-segment city car centred around the engine - had the automaker done enough?


COMMENT: Muller hoping revenge is best served cold

10 Aug 2012 | Simon Warburton

Well, guess who let that genie out of the bottle?


INTERVIEW: Shell EVP global commercial Mark Gainsborough

15 Feb 2012 | Simon Warburton

Shell is currently engaged in developing one of the world's largest gas to liquid fields through its US$20bn Pearl project just off the Qatari coast in the Arabian Gulf and has achieved some notable closed loop contracts for its new fuel it claims dramatically reduces CO2 and NOX emissions. Qatar Airways has even demonstrated the potential of gas to liquid technology by operating a revenue service from London to Doha. Shell EVP global commercial Mark Gainsborough outlined some of the company's thinking - including the vital lubricants sector at yesterday's [14 February] media briefing in the company's huge Amsterdam complex.


Q&A with Bosal

2 Feb 2011 | Matthew Beecham

Headquartered in Lummen, Belgium, Bosal develops and manufactures complete exhaust systems for passenger cars, trucks and industrial applications and catalytic converters. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Dr. Ing. Jean-Paul Janssens, Director Advanced Research, Bosal Research nv about technical trends in exhaust systems


Q&A with Denso Europe BV

11 Oct 2010 | Matthew Beecham

In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Shin Nishioka, spark plug engineer, Denso Europe BV, business unit aftermarket about the company's ignition system products.


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Shell renews as BMW aftermarket engine oil supplier

4 Sep 2018 | Simon Warburton

Shell has renewed its status as BMW's only recommended supplier for aftermarket engine oils in the UK for a further three years until the end of 2022 for all BMW Group brands; BMW, BMW i, BMW M, MINI, BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars


Samvardhana Motherson acquires Reydel Automotive

6 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems (SMRP) says it has successfully completed the acquisition of Reydel Automotive Group.


VDL wins 55-strong Holland electric bus order

27 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

Rotterdam public transport company, RET has ordered 55 Citeas Electric vehicles from VDL Bus & Coach.


TomTom buys out minority shares in TomTom Africa

12 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

TomTom is strengthening its position in Africa by buying out the minority shareholders of TomTom Africa.


Ecotap and Allego win Dutch public charging contract

11 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dutch provinces, Gelderland and Overijssel have awarded EV charging operators, Ecotap and Allego the concession for installing and operating 4,500 public charging sockets in 43 participating cities.


Constellium supplies aluminium body sheet for new Mercedes-Benz CLS

4 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Constellium has announced that it will be the primary supplier of aluminium Auto Body Sheet for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS model, which was released at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.


ViaVan begins on-demand ridesharing service in Amsterdam

13 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

ViaVan, the joint venture of Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via, launched its service in Amsterdam in early March 2018. The Dutch capital is thus the first city in Europe where this ecologically and economically sustainable alternative form of mobility is available. Amsterdam and the business model of ViaVan are an ideal fit. In addition to Copenhagen, Vienna and Barcelona, the Netherland's most populous city can call itself a Smart City and plays a leading role in Europe in the area of sustainable mobility and innovations.


Constellium posts Q4 net loss of EUR80m

23 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Constellium has reported a fourth-quarter net loss of EUR80m (US$98m) following a EUR20m negative figure for the same period last year.


Here appoints new SVP and general manager Asia-Pacific

22 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Here Technologies has appointed Leon van de Pas as senior vice president and general manager, Asia-Pacific.


BMW to offer Here Safety Services in future vehicles

5 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

BMW will be the first automaker to offer Here Safety Services in production vehicles starting in mid-2018, with services available to drivers and passengers across North America and Western Europe.



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