Environment: Latest news and analysis articles

Latest insights

Will Ford sieze an EV opportunity for Lincoln?

17 August 2017 | Glenn Brooks

It has been just over a year since what Ford calls The Lincoln Motor Company was the subject of a just-auto in-depth analysis feature. China is still nowhere near being the brand's largest market but sales there are up by a staggering 92 per cent and that's even without a local manufacturing presence. With things good in the US too, it surely won't be long before Lincoln returns to being a make selling in excess of an annual 250,000 vehicles worldwide.

ANALYSIS - is the future for Jaguar electric?

15 August 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Once in danger of going the same way as Saab or Lancia, Jaguar has been brought back to life via massive infusions of cash, intelligently spent. Thanks to the success of the F-PACE, it is probably now profitable too. Such are the plans for the ongoing transformation of the leaping cat brand, Jaguar's reinvention is really only just beginning.

ANALYSIS - multiple new future Cadillac SUVs

29 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Cadillac cars and light trucks are the focus of the third feature in the series concerning the current and future vehicles of General Motors. This follows features on Baojun, Wuling, and Buick.

New G01 BMW X3 outgrows the Audi Q5

26 June 2017 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has revealed the new X3 to the media at an event in South Carolina. The G01 series version of this Spartanburg-made SUV is not only 61mm longer than the F25 X3 which it replaces but is also larger than the rival Audi Q5.

Latest interviews

Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 December 2015 | Roger Stansfield

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.

Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK

23 July 2015 | Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

Latest news

Switzerland bans Porsche diesel registrations

18 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Switzerland's road agency has imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of Porsche Cayenne cars equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software, a media report said.

IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.

Siemens to trial Germany truck e-Highway-

14 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for hybrid electrified lorry trials on a 10km stretch of autobahn.

EC green light for Czech recharging stations

14 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Czech plans to support the creation of a network of refuelling and recharging stations for low emission vehicles, have been approved by the European Commission (EC) as being in line with EU State aid rules.

Toyota and 7-Eleven ink CO2 reduction study

11 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation.

Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,000 (US$11,700) per car from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW in a cash grab reminiscent of the government’s 2009 cash-for-clunkers programme.

just-auto Plus only VW launches environmental incentive programme

9 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Volkswagen brand has launched an environmental programme. It will make a marked contribution to the improvement of air quality in cities. In addition, Volkswagen is supporting the technological...

Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.

VW details its diesel actions and incentives

4 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has followed broadly along the lines of its German rivals BMW and Daimler in announcing software updates, trade-in incentives and a contribution to a mobility fund following an emergency summit on diesel vehicles in Berlin last Wednesday (2 August).

Daimler expands on diesel improvements with offers

3 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

As it took part in a government summit on diesel, Daimler followed rivals such as BMW by announcing it had expanded its "previously introduced initiative for improved air quality".

Daimler commissions two more H2 filling stations

3 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Daimler, Shell and Linde have commissioned two more hydrogen stations in Sindelfingen and Pforzheim , bringing the number of options for fuel-cell cars in Baden-Württemberg to nine, making the Federal State Germany’s leading H2 region.

Toyota buying stake in Mazda - report

3 August 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Nikkei Asian Review claims to have inside information on a deal which will shortly be announced concerning Toyota and Mazda. Japan's largest company is said to be on the verge of not only taking a minority holding in Mazda but also establishing a manufacturing JV in the United States.

German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.

BMW chief fires back on diesel

2 August 2017 | Chris Wright

As German car makers plead their case to the government BMW chairman Harald Krüger said that future mobility will definitely depend on diesels because environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change.

Austria probes VW emissions-related companies

2 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen diesel scandal appears to be spreading further with a regulatory probe in Austria though details are scarce.

German automakers pleading diesel's case

2 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The heads of top German automakers are meeting on Wednesday, at an emergency summit in Berlin called by the government, to discuss the future of diesel, clouded by the Volkswagen scandal.

Porsche recalling Cayenne diesels in Europe

1 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

After coming to an agreement with the German federal motor transport authority (Kraftfahrtbundesamt – KBA), Porsche has recalled Cayenne three-litre V6 diesel models said to meet EU6 emissions rules after it discovered irregularities in the engine control software during internal investigations and delivered its findings to the KBA.

Daimler, Bosch, demonstrate automated parking

24 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler and Bosch jointly are demonstrating driverless parking (automated valet parking) in the multi-storey car park at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.

Audi to modify 850,000 diesel vehicles

24 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Following last week's announcement Daimler would spend EUR220m updating 3m Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe in what it terms "voluntary service actions", VW Group's Audi said it was offering customers in Europe and other markets a retrofit programme for 850,000 cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines.

Brazil's ethanol producers, automakers, sign deal

21 July 2017 | Fernando Calmon

Brazil is in a privileged position for electricity generation and land vehicle fuel production thanks to its ethanol infrastructure. While countries in the so-called 'developed world' need expensive and hard-to-implement solutions to reduce CO2 emission, with projects sometimes taking decades to deliver tangible results, this country can count on biofuels now.

Forgot your password?