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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda's HR-V returns, refreshed

8 Jul 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Honda UK's dealers will get their first HR-Vs, sourced from Mexico (a first for the automaker in Europe), next month. The B-SUV/crossover returns the automaker to a segment it effectively created in 1999 with the first HR-V but subsequently abandoned in 2005, after the usual mid-cycle refresh, leaving the larger CR-V as its sole SUV offering in most markets outside North America and Japan.

COMMENT: Crossovers claim another convertible - VW kills Eos

15 Jun 2015 | Glenn Brooks

After nine years of production at Setúbal, the VW Eos is dead. Like the Peugeot 308 CC and others in its class, it won't be replaced, the success of crossovers being the main reason.

INTERVIEW: Carlos Ghosn, CEO Renault

18 Mar 2013 | Dave Leggett

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has told just-auto that the next 2-3 years will be mediocre for the European car market with little growth, but that he believes Europe's economy will be in a growth phase after that.

COMMENT: Portugal charging ahead

10 Nov 2010 | Simon Warburton

It comes as something of a surprise perhaps, but two of the countries in Europe currently roaring ahead with electric vehicle infrastructure development are not those that might immediately spring to mind.

COMMENT: Electrifying buzz around Leaf

3 Nov 2010 | Simon Warburton

'Is it True? proclaims a banner at Nissan's exhibition to promote its new all-electric Leaf model at the appropriately-named Museum of Electricity in Lisbon.

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PSA to create third Portugal production team in April

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA is to create a third production team at its Portuguese plant in Mangualde in April this year and hire nearly 225 people at the facility by May.

VW and Google join forces on quantum computing

7 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group and Google have announced comprehensive research cooperation in the field of quantum computing.

Eberspaecher opens new Portugal exhaust plant

2 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Eberspaecher has opened a new exhaust technology plant in Tondela, Portugal, responding to a recent spike in orders.

Mitsubishi Fuso starts building electric truck in Europe

28 Jul 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has celebrated the start of production of what it claims is the world's first all electric light duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

EC grants Portugal low-emission bus subsidy

26 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Brussels says Portuguese plans to support the purchase of low-emission buses for public infrastructure in urban areas are in line with European Union (EU) State aid rules.

Eberspaecher builds new exhaust plant in Portugal

27 Sep 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Newly won orders are necessitating the continued expansion of the Eberspaecher ?European exhaust production capacity. The group is building an additional component plant in Tondela, Portugal.

PORTUGAL: Daimler Fuso e-Truck trials reach successful conclusion

30 Jun 2015 | Chris Wright

Trials of Daimler's Fuso battery electric, zero emission trucks have been completed in a research project co-funded by the Portuguese government through IAPMEI, the Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.

PORTUGAL: BorgWarner opens new production plant

10 Nov 2014 | Simon Warburton

BorgWarner has opened its new production plant in Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, at an inauguration ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Paulo Portas and BorgWarner representatives.

PORTUGAL: BorgWarner to build new facility

17 Sep 2013 | Dave Leggett

BorgWarner has announced is building a new manufacturing facility in the industrial zone of Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, about 31 miles (50 km) from its currently rented site in Valenca.

PORTUGAL: Electrification helps the internal combustion engine – Renault's Ghosn

15 Mar 2013 | Dave Leggett

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn believes that electric vehicles can help the broader auto industry as the numbers of cars produced globally continues to rise.

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