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Geneva motor show world debut list - Renault Twingo facelift

22 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is a facelifted Renault Twingo.


Audi future models - SUVs and e-tron EVs

22 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The first in two features which cover what Audi is up to worldwide looked at the division's current and next generation cars. The second of the two now turns not only to what's ahead to fill out the Q1 to Q9 range of SUVs but also examines the strategy for expanding the line of e-tron electrified vehicles.


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra

17 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


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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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Mercedes-Benz to build battery factory in Poland

22 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz is to build a battery factory at Jawor in Poland in a move that will extend its global battery production network to nine factories. The decision to build a battery plant follows investment in Poland - also at Jawor - in an engine plant.


Toyota, Panasonic planning large-scale EV battery JV in China 

21 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor and Panasonic plan to have in place a new joint venture in China by next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles, according to a report in the Nikkei business daily citing sources close to the negotiations.


HFM and Elaphe Propulsion Technologies announce cooperation

21 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Hanseatische Fahrzeug Manufaktur (HFM), a global company specialising in the development of highly complex mechatronics systems for electric and autonomous vehicles, is joining forces with Elaphe, an in-wheel motor technology specialist.


just-auto Plus only Keysight and CharIN to establish global standard for EV charging

21 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, is now a member of the CharIN...


Ford Mondeo Hybrid Wagon revealed at Brussels show

18 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

At the Brussels Motor Show, Ford of Europe has revealed an enhanced Ford Mondeo range – including a new Mondeo Hybrid wagon (estate).


Mahindra Electric launches Nemo Life, next-gen mobility app in India

18 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

Mahindra Electric, part of the Mahindra Group, says it has launched the all new 'Next-Generation Mobility app' – Nemo Life. This announcement coincides with the completion of over 100m electric kilometres by Mahindra EVs on Indian roads.


Eaton develops power-dense inverter for EVs

18 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Eaton says its eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Volvo and NTU to trial autonomous and electric buses in Singapore

18 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

As part of Singapore’s efforts to deploy Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) to enhance its public transport system, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) partnered up with the...


just-auto Plus only Keysight opens new automotive customer centre in Nagoya, Japan

18 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has opened a new automotive...


just-auto Plus only Electrify America selects Engie Insight to provide energy management services

18 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Engie Insight, a leading energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by Electrify America to provide utility expense, data management and rate monitoring and optimisation...


Ford shocks with electric F-150 statement

17 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Jim Farley, Ford Motor's head of world markets, has told attendees at an industry conference in Detroit that the company will bring a fully electric version of the world's best selling vehicle to market.


Indonesia to introduce EV/hybrid incentives

16 January 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Indonesian government has announced it will provide fiscal incentives to support the development of a local electric vehicle market, according to local reports.


South Korea lifts target for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

16 January 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The South Korean government aims to have around 80,000 hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles on the country’s roads by 2022, as it looks to expand the country’s "hydrogen economy".


just-auto Plus only Porsche integrates MAN eTGM into production logistics

16 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The all-electric MAN eTGM is now in use at the Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen The tractor-trailer rolls over so quietly from the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen and...


ZF supplies electric drive axle for British fuel cell bus

15 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis is expanding its product line, adding a double-decker model powered by a fuel cell drive. This new model is also equipped with ZF's AxTrax AVE electric drive axle to prevent local emissions. ZF also provided additional hardware and software for optimum performance.


Volvo Group Venture Capital invests in wireless charging

15 January 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the truck and construction equipment making Volvo Group, has invested in Momentum Dynamics – a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Lear joins Techstars accelerator program

15 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader, announced a partnership with Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. The partnership is part of Lear Innovation...


Faurecia estimates China electrification to reach 25%

14 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia says it believes electrification will approach 25% of the car parc in China as a rising global population coupled with increased longevity will drive alternative mobility solutions.


BMW sells over 140K electrified vehicles in 2018

11 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles in 2018. In total, 142,617 (+38.4%) electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers around the world last year.


just-auto Plus only Lear launches LIV Possibilities a mobility development partnerships

10 January 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader, announced the launch of Lear Innovation Ventures (LIV) Possibilities, led by John Absmeier, Lear's chief technology officer.



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