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Fiat Professional to plug (in) the Ducato in 2020

4 July 2019 | Graeme Roberts

There are only so many ways to conduct the presentation of a new vehicle (one of our number likes to refer to one as 'death by Powerpoint') but Fiat Professional, the light commercial arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, chose a quick presenter-hosted question and answer session with key executives and few slides or videos. But it was clear their thoughts were really on the main event and, after audience and teleprompters rotated 180 degrees, the real star of the show made its debut.

Thailand becoming production hub for heavy trucks

4 March 2019 | editorial team

Thailand is fast becoming a major SE Asia production hub for medium and heavy commercial vehicles, with Scania the latest global manufacturer to set up a regional production and R&D centre in the country.

Volkswagen torques up Amarok with new 580Nm V6

20 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It's coming up for nine years old and still the VW Amarok powers on, recently gaining a range-topping diesel V6. But is it good enough to beat the similarly powered and equally pricey new Mercedes X 350 d?

Will SAIC GM Wuling benefit if China's SUV boom fizzles?

5 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Baojun was first, now Wuling is the second General Motors brand to have its current and future passenger vehicles looked at as part of a new series of articles. Both makes are part of SGMW, and while GM is not the majority owner, it holds a large stake.

Latest interviews

Engine downsizing has peaked say Federal Mogul

4 July 2016 | Calum MacRae

In a wide-ranging interview, as part of Federal Mogul Powertrain’s recent Technology Briefing days held in Augsburg, Germany just-auto’s Calum MacRae interviewed the division’s Chief Technology Office, Gian Maria Olivetti. Mr Olivetti has been with Federal Mogul since 2007. Before Federal Mogul he enjoyed stints at Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Iveco. 

Q&A with Ford of Britain MD on customer focus and One Ford’s successes

18 September 2015 | Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

Latest news

just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz Tourismo completes twenty-five years

19 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Twenty-five years ago, it enjoyed its world premiere and now Mercedes-Benz has handed over the 30,000th unit: the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo is the best-selling touring coach of its time in all of...

Knorr-Bremse poaches new CEO from Linde

18 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The supervisory board of commercial vehicle braking supplier Knorr-Bremse has named Bernd Eulitz CEO.

Daimler and CATL strike battery supply deal for e-HCVs

18 September 2019 | Dave Leggett

Daimler Trucks & Buses and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks.

just-auto Plus only Fuso eCanter covers one million kilometres of operation worldwide

18 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

After two years in customer operations, the Fuso eCanter fleet has achieved one million kilometres, driven locally emission-free. Customers are now operating around 150 vehicles in New York, Tokyo,...

BYD adds ADL heat pump system to JV EV buses

17 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

BYD Europe and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) are to use ADL's new electric bus heating system in new vehicles produced by the partnership.

just-auto Plus only Daimler to present holistic solutions for the bus mobility at Busworld Europe

13 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Daimler Buses presence in Brussels from 18 to 23 October 2019 at the world's biggest specialist exhibition for buses "Busworld Europe" is all about holistic solutions for the bus...

Knorr-Bremse books record first half revenue

12 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Commercial vehicle braking Knorr-Bremse booked EBITDA of EUR669m in the first six months of 2019, up 14.9% compared with EUR582m a year previously.

Daimler begins testing automated trucks on public roads in Virginia

10 September 2019 | Dave Leggett

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are actively developing and testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads in the US.

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz to supply 130 Citaro hybrid buses to Bucharest

9 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Bucharest chooses the Citaro again: from May 2020, Mercedes-Benz will deliver a total of 130 Citaro hybrid low-floor city buses to the Romanian capital. The technology of the 'Bus of the Year...

just-auto Plus only Eberspaecher expands production of bus air-conditioning systems in India

6 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Eberspaecher is expanding its production capacities for bus air-conditioning systems in Bangalore, India. By moving to a new plant twice the size at the beginning of September, the automotive...

just-auto Plus only BYD wins eBus order from Tuke Busz Zrt in Pecs, Hungary

5 September 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Europe’s leading eBus manufacturer, BYD, has secured a fleet order for ten new 12-metre eBuses from public transport operator, Tuke Busz Zrt, in the southern Hungarian city of Pecs. The new...

Chinese electric bus maker eyes Bulgaria for assembly and battery plant

2 September 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese electric bus manufacturer Alfa Bus is eyeing the Bulgarian market for a plant to assemble electric buses and produce their batteries in the EU, Bulgaria's economy ministry was quoted as saying.

Hyundai to develop 17 electric-powered CVs by 2025

30 August 2019 | editorial team

Hyundai Motor announced to the media on Thursday it plans to develop 17 new electrically-driven commercial vehicle models by 2025 in response to increasing demand for environmentally-friendly transportation solutions globally.

EBS to operate 93 Citaro hybrid buses in Netherlands

28 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Egged Bus Systems (EBS) is to operate 93 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT hybrid low-floor urban buses in Rotterdam.

Daimler expands e-trucks field tests in North America

23 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Daimler Trucks is further expanding its field tests for medium and heavy-duty e-trucks in North America.

Hyundai Mobis supplies radars/cameras for commercial vehicles

21 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Hyundai Mobis says it will mass-produce its mid-range front-facing radars and camera sensors for domestic commercial vehicles starting in September.

just-auto Plus only Biffa expands its fleet with 43 new Econic trucks

20 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Integrated waste management and recycling leader Biffa has expanded its fleet with 43 new Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks. The British refuse collection and recycling specialist now has a fleet of...

Mercedes to supply hybrid buses to Bucharest

14 August 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes Benz will supply 130 Citaro Hybrid buses to the Bucharest municipality in Romania for RON195m (EUR40m) after the German producer won a tender where it was the sole bidder, reported, citing

Gaz to supply e-buses to Vladivostok

9 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Gaz is to supply two electric buses and a charging station to Vladivostok.

Local Motors self-driving shuttle starts in Rancho Cordova

9 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Local Motors' Olli self-driving shuttle has made its debut in the Californian city of Rancho Cordova at the White Rock Corporate Campus, a large business park home to 1,600 employees.

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