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ANALYSIS - Lincoln future models

14 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Having first examined the current and likely next generation of Ford cars, followed by SUVs and pick-ups, the Ford Motor Company future vehicle series now turns to Lincoln.

ANALYSIS - Future Ford SUVs and pick-ups

8 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

After taking a look at Ford's worldwide plans for cars into the second half of the 2020s, this second feature investigates what the brand is likely to be doing in crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups, and that includes certain battery-powered vehicles as well as JVs with VW, Mahindra and Zotye.

Future plans show Ford isn't exiting cars

7 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Ford has been telling anyone who will listen that it believes its US market future lies with SUVs, pick-ups, EVs and autonomous vehicles. Outside North America though, there is a big future for a wide variety of Ford cars.

ANALYSIS - Land Rover future models

30 October 2018 | Glenn Brooks

September was an uncharacteristically poor month for Land Rover, with deliveries down 19 per cent. That's being blamed on tariff rises in China. Europe and North America are still strong though, and new models should help get Land Rover back into growth mode in all major markets.

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Paris interview - CLEPA president Roberto Vavassori

9 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

Roberto Vavassori was elected CLEPA president, taking office in January, 2016 and is also a board member of brake supplier, Brembo and director for Business Development and Marketing. Just-Auto caught up with him at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris to gauge the reaction of the manufacturing sector to what are potentially draconian new emissions limits.?

Valeo looks to evaluate city pollution - CEO

8 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valeo says it is working with air quality monitor, Airparif to understand how pollution in cities is evolving and as it looks to provide technology to combat it.

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Toyota develops hydrogen burner for forging line

8 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed what it claims it the world's first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use, working in collaboration with industrial furnace specialist Chugai Ro.

EDF and Nuvve to install UK electric chargers

2 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

EDF Energy is to partner with green technology company, Nuvve, to install up to 1,500 Vehicle to Grid (V2G) chargers in the UK.

just-auto Plus only Scania's first bioethanol fuel truck hits the road

30 October 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania’s new 13-litre bioethanol engine fitted first truck is being used to deliver ethanol. The truck belongs to Lantmannen Agroetanol, which operates the largest biorefinery in the Nordic...

Great Wall inks MoU with H2 Mobility

26 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

Great Wall Motor (GWM), has signed an MoU with H2 Mobility to become its seventh shareholder and co-owner.

Electrify America and Ohio to install EV charging stations

23 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

Electrify America and the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) plan to install electric vehicle charging stations, the first along the Ohio Turnpike.

just-auto Plus only Bendix names new plant manager of Huntington, Indiana facility

23 October 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed Christopher Camp as plant manager of its bustling Huntington, Indiana, manufacturing campus. A 26-year team member at Bendix Huntington, Camp served...

just-auto Plus only Opel introduces diesel scrappage incentive in Germany

22 October 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Opel is looking to a speedy fleet renewal as one way of reducing vehicle emissions and is, therefore, introducing a special environment bonus of up to EUR8,000 (US$9,238): Owners of older diesel...

just-auto Plus only Audi offers exchange incentives for diesel scrappage in Germany

19 October 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Offer for the future for diesel drivers: Audi is renewing the fleet of vehicles on the roads and thus supporting the package of measures to improve air quality. Customers who replace their existing...

VW offers diesel scrappage incentives in Germany

18 October 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen brand in Germany has launched a diesel scrappage scheme applicable to Euro 1- to Euro 5-compliant diesel vehicles. The move came in the same week German regulators fined VW Group premium brand Audi EUR800m for falsifying diesel vehicle emissions tests, prompting Porsche to revise down its full year profit forecast by almost EUR1bn.

Audi fined EUR800m in Germany over 'dieselgate'

16 October 2018 | Graeme Roberts

'Dieselgate' has cost Audi an EUR800m fine in Germany related to its V6 and V8 engines.

German transport ministry to order 100,000-unit Opel recall

15 October 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Germany's transport ministry reportedly said it would order about 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled as part of an emissions probe, after prosecutors searched the PSA-owned automaker's offices earlier on Monday (15 October).

Opel reveals future models plan

12 October 2018 | Dave Leggett

Groupe PSA-owned Opel/Vauxhall says it is continuing to execute the Pace! plan product offensive to meet customer needs and ensure compliance with Europe-wide CO2 guidelines which become effective in 2020.

EU member states agree 35% CO2 reduction target

10 October 2018 | Dave Leggett

EU environment ministers have agreed a common position for car and van CO2 emission cuts for 2030.

UK consumers 'undecided' over diesel

9 October 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Research by the UK's National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) showed consumers are increasingly undecided on their next vehicle purchase.

just-auto Plus only Renault receives Kangoo EV vans order from UK utility company

9 October 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Britain’s biggest electricity distributor is taking steps to electrify its London-based fleet with a delivery of eight Renault Kangoo Van ZE 33 panel vans. UK Power Networks...

Global warming reduction requires "far-reaching" change - IPCC

8 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," according to a report published today (8 OCtober) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

EU CO2 vote worries ACEA

3 October 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has voiced its serious concerns about the outcome of the European Parliament's plenary vote on future CO2 reduction targets for cars and vans.

VW to offer diesel trade incentives in Germany

2 October 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen said it was supporting the federal government effort to prevent possible driving bans in German cities by offering swapping incentives to customers with EU1 to EU5 diesel vehicles who want to change to a new group vehicle.

ACEA urges MEPs to consider high stakes on CO2 vote

2 October 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ahead of Wednesday’s European Parliament vote on future CO2 targets for cars and vans, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has drawn decision makers’ attention to the importance of this plenary vote – not only for the environment, but also for the future of the EU auto industry.

Toyota Australia opening solar powered parts warehouse

2 October 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Australia said it was demonstrating its commitment to renewable energy through a substantial investment in solar power generation for its newest and largest parts warehouse.

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