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Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron & Ferrari Monzas

18 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.

GM future vehicles - electrifying Buick

17 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

A series which looks http://intr.aroqgroup.com/cas3/qubearticlelist.aspx?SiteID=1at what's planned for the many divisions of General Motors out to the late 2020s now turns to Buick, having already covered Baojun, Wuling, GMC and Chevrolet. Soon to come will be analyses of future models for Cadillac and then in the last chapter of this series, Holden.

Chevrolet future models - part 2 of 2

14 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

After the recent analyses of the current and future models of Baojun, Wuling, GMC and certain Chevrolet vehicles, the latest feature in the GM series centres on Chevrolet's SUVs and pick-ups. Following this will be a look at what's ahead for Buick, then Cadillac, with Holden being the final chapter.

Chevrolet future models - part 1

11 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

After the recent analyses of the current and future models of Baojun, Wuling and GMC, the latest feature in the GM series centres on Chevrolet's cars, minivans and electrified models.

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Yanfeng on adapting to new industry challenges

9 August 2018 | Calum MacRae

At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan recently just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors’ Executive Director Research, Technology & New Mobility Jeff Stout and Vice President and General Manager Nathan Bowen to discuss the changing automotive environment and Yanfeng's role in it. 

GENEVA INTERVIEW - Nissan Europe SVP of sales and marketing Ken Ramirez

12 March 2018 | Mike Vousden

Ken Ramirez is Nissan Europe's recently appointed senior vice president sales and marketing. We caught up with him at the 2018 Geneva show to talk about the cars on display and the brand's plans for an electrified future.

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Lease deal bringing SAIC EV van to Europe

19 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

LeasePlan and SAIC Mobility Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to bring what they claims is the first large full electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) to continental Europe.

Daimler developing autonomous transport with BASF trials

19 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has shown its Vision Urbanetic mobility concept at the commercial vehicles IAA in Hanover, revealing more details and a testing partnership after first showing the product in Copenhagen on 10 September.

Merdian leads UK self-driving working group

19 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Meridian, the gateway to self-driving vehicle development in the UK, has led the first working group to establish a global understanding of common requirements for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV).

VW hails premiere of the MEB EV platform

18 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

The world premiere of Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) has taken place in Dresden. The brand says the newly developed technology platform will be the key to the "electric car for all" with 10m electric vehicle sales targeted.

Audi launches e-offensive with the world premiere of Audi e-tron

18 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

i is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron.

Toyota sells 2m hybrids in Europe

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota has delivered its two millionth hybrid electric vehicle in Europe nominating the milestone car a C-HR Hybrid crossover sold in Warsaw, Poland.

just-auto Plus only VW Group to drive future deployment of ITS

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Volkswagen Group is presenting its activities in the intelligent transport of people and goods at the 25th ITS World Congress in Copenhagen (17 – 21 September 2018). As a member of ERTICO...

just-auto Plus only VW launches Electric For All campaign, allocates EUR6bn to upgrade plants

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen is driving the transition to e-mobility with a consistency and commitment unlike that of virtually any other automaker. As part of the Electric For All campaign launched, the brand will...

just-auto Plus only TRATON and Hino jointly agree on two strategic initiatives

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

TRATON and Hino Motors (“Hino”) announced new details on their strategic partnership. Both partners have agreed on two strategic initiatives: to join forces in e-mobility and the plan...

Faraday Future appoints new VP of product, technology and IP

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Faraday Future (FF) says Jeff Risher has been appointed as vice president of Product, Technology and IP Strategy.

Chargepoint commits to 2.5m EV charging spots globally by 2025

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

ChargePoint has unveiled a worldwide commitment of 2.5m EV charging spots by 2025 at the Global Climate Action Summit.

Leclanché selected as EVN partner in UK

17 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Leclanché has been selected as EV Network’s partner to develop ultra-fast charging stations for electric cars across the UK.

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz to begin field trials of all-electric heavy-duty eActros trucks in Europe

17 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is starting practical trials for its all-electric heavy-duty eActros truck. The retail and logistics service provider Hermes is the first of 20 customers in different sectors...

just-auto Plus only BMW gives insight to iNext vision of future mobility

17 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

iNext– the building blocks for the future of the BMW Group. At the BMW AG Annual General Meeting in May 2018, Harald Kruger, chairman of the Board of Management at the...

VW China completes four factory projects

14 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has announced the completion of a major production expansion in China, opening four new facilities in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin in recent months.

Hyundai plans fuel-cell truck for 2019

14 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor has presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain which is set to be launched in 2019.

just-auto Plus only Audi establishes sustainability rating for suppliers

14 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Sustainability counts: Together with its suppliers, Audi is systematically committed to responsible action. To this end, the company has developed a sustainability rating with the aim of protecting...

Nio debuts on NYSE

13 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The IPO has raised USD1bn, but early trading has seen a bumpy price. The raised capital is considerably less than the company had hoped for a month ago when it was shooting for nearer USD2bn.

Grupo Antolin reports sales up 6% in H1 2018

13 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

Grupo Antolin, one of the largest manufacturers of vehicle interiors in the world, achieved sales of EUR2,602m in the first six months of 2018, compared to EUR2,594m (US$3,016m) in the same period the year before. Without the effect of currency fluctuations, sales increased 5.7%.

just-auto Plus only Europe-wide public charging infrastructure for Audi e-tron

13 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The e-tron marks the dawning of a new era for Audi. The brand with the four rings is being transformed from a classic automotive manufacturer into a premium mobility systems supplier. The Audi...

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