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Volvo plots a course for the future of Polestar

16 July 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 this company, co-owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, gather as strong a following as Tesla and make money?

Under the skin of the new Mini Electric

15 July 2019 | Mike Vousden

We take an in-depth look at the new Mini Electric, due in March 2020.

JLR engines boss on new Ingenium straight six

15 July 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Land Rover's progress remains uneven. Worldwide, sales fell by 10.1 per cent last month yet in Britain the brand enjoyed a record June even with the local market falling by 4.9 per cent. New models such as the L551 Evoque are beginning to make an impact, while a state of the art straight-six petrol engine is now giving the L494 Range Rover Sport a fresh boost.

Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Cupra concept

15 July 2019 | Glenn Brooks

SEAT's Cupra division has confirmed a world premiere for the Frankfurt motor show in September.

Latest interviews

Interview part 1: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

17 July 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spanish suppliers association CEO, José Portilla has had many years experience in manufacturing sectors such as steel and automotive, while he is now CEO of Spanish suppliers association, Sernauto. Simon Warburton caught up with him as Spain looks to address the twin challenges of slowing global demand and the transition to new mobility.

Continental Powertrain on e-mobility, AVs and FCEVs

4 July 2019 | Matthew Beecham

Since the transformation of Continental’s powertrain business into an independent group earlier this year, the company has been preparing for a partial IPO. Meanwhile, it continues to invest huge sums into automotive powertrain R&D. To learn more about the supplier‘s research focus, we spoke to Stephan Rebhan, Head of Technology & Innovation, Powertrain Division, Continental.

Latest news

CATL to supply Toyota with EV batteries

17 July 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.

Lotus launches electric hypercar

17 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

As noted in our recent analyst forecast of future Proton and Lotus models, the English company has now launched its electric hypercar, called Evija ('ev-eye-a'), co-developed by Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering.

Renault and Jiangling establish China JV

17 July 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.

ZF introduces electric two speed drive for passenger cars

16 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Soon after announcing a second huge order for eight-speed automatics plus a 'hybridised' eight-speed automatic for 2022, ZF has launched an electric two speed drive for passenger cars.

Spain to attract CASE business - acting Industry Minister

16 July 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spain's acting Industry Minister says she wants the country to become a platform to attract companies involved in CASE technologies as the industry transits from conventional fuel burn to cleaner propulsion alternatives

Hyundai to test autonomous taxis in Russia with Yandex

16 July 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.

Knorr-Bremse and Continental complete truck platooning demonstrator

16 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Knorr-Bremse and Continental announced they had completed and shown some customers at testing grounds their truck platooning demonstrator operating.

BMW Group uses artificial intelligence in series production

16 July 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW says it is using artificial intelligence (AI) in its quality control and monitoring systems in automotive production.

Toray to make EV battery separators in Hungary

16 July 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.

ANFAC lauds Spain efficiency and labour harmony

15 July 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spain is not playing a low-cost labour game to attract overseas OEMs and suppliers, says its automotive association, but is more concentrating on the efficiency of its factories and solid union agreements.

Spain still attractive for suppliers - Sernauto

15 July 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spain's supplier association is underlining why the country is proving so attractive to overseas and domestic producers, who are now grappling with the new challenges of CASE technologies and Industry 4.0.

Tesla might retrofit full self drive chips

15 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla which launched 'fully self-driving' computers last April and has already installed them in recently built  Model S, X, and 3 vehicles, reportedly might start retrofitting the chips into older cars.

NEVS using AutoX AD for robotaxi pilot in Europe

15 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and autonomous vehicle start-up AutoX have agreed an exclusive partnership to use AutoX's AD technology for NEVS' new vehicle architecture.

Ford and VW expand alliance to EVs; both to invest in Argo AI

12 July 2019 | Dave Leggett

Ford and and Volkswagen Group have announced an expansion of their alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the US and Europe. The two companies said the expanded collaboration allows both companies to better serve customers while improving competitiveness and cost and capital efficiencies.

Toyota outlines future as a 'mobility services provider'

12 July 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota is aiming to build on its partnership with Softbank and the Monet JV to transform from vehicle manufacturer to mobility services provider.

China EV recharging network continues to expand

12 July 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.

VW details group EV parts production ahead of ID.3 launch

11 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

In an unusual move, given that the model is not yet on sale, Volkswagen Group Components (VGC) has detailed some of the "numerous components and parts" it is making for the production ID.3 electric car. Key takeaway: as much as possible is being made in-house for this key new designed-as-electric model built on the MEB platform destined to underpin numerous future VW Group models.

PSA and Vinci Autoroutes team on autonomous tests

11 July 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA and Vinici Autoroutes have tested new autonomous vehicle features in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France, following the trial in 2017, which led to the crossing of a toll-gate in full autonomous mode for the first time.

BMW sparks up the Mini Electric

10 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Anyone remember the original, not-for-production BMW Mini all-Electric? We do.

Chinese BEV prototype to traverse the Silk Road

10 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

A Chinese battery electric vehicle maker which plans to launch its U5 SUV in Europe in 2020, said it was planning the world's longest EV prototype drive.

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