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Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Audi AI:Trail concept

23 August 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Audi has named and released one image of the concept which it months ago stated would have a motor show world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA.

General Motors future models - SGMW Baojun

22 August 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Only a year ago, SAIC GM Wuling's Baojun division was riding high, shooting up the Chinese market for passenger vehicles into seventh place. Now, sales have collapsed to such an extent that Baojun had crashed to fourteenth place in wholesale deliveries for 2019 at the end of July. The three partners have hit the reset button with plans for a range of stylish new SUVs, hoping that this will lead to a reversal of fortune.

2019 Chengdu motor show - Wey VV7 GT

21 August 2019 | Glenn Brooks

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the venue for quite a few world premieres. This year's CDMS is no exception and just-auto's list of expected and confirmed world debuts will be updated over the coming weeks as press preview day draws closer.

Aston Martin Lagonda future models

19 August 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Aston Martin Lagonda's recent announcement that it no longer expects a GBP20m payment for IP from Detroit Electric sent the share price into a steep decline. Speculators continue to short the company, with many seeing GBP850m of net debt and lease liabilities as a major concern. AML is determined to ride out the current financial storm though, trusting in a business plan which includes several high priced future models.

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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.

Fuel for thought - some low carbon alternatives

14 May 2019 | Matthew Beecham

A greener form of motoring, low carbon vehicles emit fewer harmful gases compared to a conventional car. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we caught up with Paul Turner, engineering director at Revolve Technologies, a powertrain engineering specialist to discuss its low carbon vehicle projects, electrification, lithium-ion and the prospects for hydrogen FCEVs.

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VW expands EV charging stations at German sites

23 August 2019 | Dave Leggett

The Volkswagen brand is installing some 4,000 charging points at its German sites by 2025 and the first are already up and running, it says.

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.

Beep teams with Bestmile for autonomous fleets

23 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, has announced a partnership with Bestmile, to use its Fleet Orchestration Platform to plan, manage and orchestrate its autonomous shuttle fleets.

just-auto Plus only Chevrolet increases range of 2020 Bolt EV

23 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The game-changing Chevrolet Bolt EV will now take customers even farther. Starting with model year 2020, the Bolt EV will offer a remarkable EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge, a...

NRMA opens 20th EV fast charging station

22 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) has reached a milestone in Bega with the launch of its 20th Electric Vehicle Fast Charging station, marking the halfway point in its A$10m (US$7m) commitment to build one of the country's largest fast charging networks.

Desjardins and Hydro-Québec team on EV charging

22 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Desjardins and Hydro-Québec say Quebec’s first urban superstation for charging electric vehicles has opened at the Complexe Desjardins.

just-auto Plus only Volvo UK presents extended range of S60

22 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volvo has extended its S60 range – the third generation of the firm's premium mid-size saloon – to incorporate further powertrain choices and equipment grades, including an...

just-auto Plus only Hyundai to present its new EV Concept car at Frankfurt Motor Show

22 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

 Hyundai Motor will display the company’s focus toward the future direction of car design at the forthcoming IAA Frankfurt Motor Show (10-22 September 2019). Inspired by looking back at...

Shell starts Singapore EV charging

21 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Shell is launching Singapore's first electric vehicle charging at service stations.

just-auto Plus only BMW Pilot Plant begins iNext prototype production

21 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

On the occasion of the BMW iNext prototype production, the BMW Group is offering an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of its Pilot Plant in the heart of the Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ)....

UK motorists concerned over charging infrastructure for EVs - survey

21 August 2019 | Dave Leggett

A new survey of company car drivers by Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that whilst company car drivers are widely switched on to the benefits and implications of electric vehicle ownership, the UK’s charging infrastructure still sparks concern for 69% of motorists surveyed.

BP Chargemaster installs 150KW UK retail points

20 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

BP Chargemaster has unveiled its first 150kW electric vehicle chargers on a BP retail site, the first in a planned network of ultra-fast infrastructure across the UK.

Eaton selects KPIT to support eMobility

20 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

Eaton has chosen global technology company, KPIT to support the development of next-generation electrified technologies for its eMobility business unit.

LEVC selects EO Charging as Scotland partner

19 August 2019 | Simon Warburton

London EV Company (LEVC) has selected EO Charging as its partner in Scotland to install Smart Home Charge Points.

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz develops its plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label

19 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Plug-in hybrids are an important milestone on the road to zero-emissions driving. Mercedes-Benz Cars is pushing ahead with the development of its plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label. With the...

NEV sales in China fall in July

16 August 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China fell by 4.7% to 80,000 units in July 2019 from 84,000 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released earlier this week by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

just-auto Plus only Infiniti completes track testing of hybrid powertrain for Project Black S

16 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Infiniti and Renault F1 Team have completed the track-focused development of the unique high-performance, dual-hybrid powertrain created for the Infiniti Project Black S prototype. The development...

just-auto Plus only Eaton selects KPIT for its e-mobility business

15 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Power management company Eaton announced it has chosen global technology company KPIT to support the development of next-generation electrified mobility technologies for its eMobility business...

just-auto Plus only BMW launches 330e Sedan

15 August 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

A combination of peerless dynamics and exemplary efficiency defines the character of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. And now the addition to the range of drive solutions of a plug-in hybrid system...

Germany boosts public EV charger count

14 August 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) said the number of public EV charging stations rose more than 50% from summer 2018 to summer 2019.

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