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Geneva motor show world debut list - Honda electric city car prototype

23 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 an official announcement from Honda of a 'new electric vehicle prototype'.

ANALYSIS - Porsche future models

23 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

As Porsche terms it, 2018 saw "a new peak in deliveries". The quarter million mark was exceeded, the year on year gain being four per cent. WLTP was, and continues to be, a major problem for the company though, European sales having crashed in recent months.

Audi future EVs - should Elon fear e-tron?

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.

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Prodrive’s solution to composite recycling

21 January 2019 | Matthew Beecham

Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without compromising the performance of the original parts. To learn more, we caught up with John McQuilliam FIMMM, Chief Engineer at Prodrive Composites and board member of the British Composites Society.

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.?

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BYD China produces 50,000th electric bus

22 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

BYD says it has now manufactured 50,000 pure electric buses, nine years since production began.

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.

AFC Energy develops hydrogen fuel-cell EV charger

17 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

Industrial fuel cell power company, AFC Energy has deployed CH2ARGE, an electric vehicle charger based on hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

Volvo Group makes big provision for truck emissions fix

4 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

Volvo Group has made a provision of SEK 7bn (over GBP600m) relating to estimated costs to address a degrading emission control component issue. The company said last year that its truck and bus engines could be exceeding limits for Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions.

Hyundai US delivers Nexo fuel cell SUV

3 January 2019 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai in the US has delivered its first Nexo fuel cell SUV - a replacement for the Tucson - to a former scientist eager to add the benefits of this zero-emissions vehicle to his environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

BAE Systems to supply US electric-hybrid bus systems

3 January 2019 | Simon Warburton

BAE Systems says Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has ordered 194 electric-hybrid buses using its Series-ER extended range propulsion system.

just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks welcomes EU's uniform Vecto procedure

21 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The new year marks the beginning of a new era for the European commercial-vehicle industry. As of 1 January 2019, truck manufacturers will hand over to their customers in Europe every newly...

Nissan Amsterdam facility switches on largest collective solar roof

20 December 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan has confirmed the switch-on of the largest collective solar roof in the Netherlands at its facility in Amsterdam.

just-auto Plus only BMW diesel models earn top marks in ADAC EcoTest

12 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The EcoTest organised by the ADAC (the German automobile association) is a rigorous testing procedure that subjects vehicles to a thorough examination, including measuring their pollutant emissions...

Governments conundrum with fuel tax hikes and climate change - academic

11 December 2018 | Simon Warburton

Persuading consumers of the need to remain vigilant when it comes to global warming issues continues to form the backdrop to new mobility solutions such as electric vehicles, according to one UK energy academic.

just-auto Plus only Scania to develop fuel cell refuse trucks

11 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania is developing a fuel cell refuse truck together with Renova, a waste handling company in western Sweden. The truck will feature a fully electrified powertrain as well as an electrified...

VW denies chairman 'dieselgate' allegations

10 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has denied allegations that chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch knew about the carmaker's 'dieselgate' emissions test cheating almost three months before US authorities made it public in September 2015.

Car makers face huge fines for missing CO2 emissions targets

10 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

PA Consulting's annual forecast of car manufacturers' performance against mandatory EU CO2 emissions targets suggests that eight out of 13 car manufacturers will miss their 2021 targets and face significant fines.

just-auto Plus only Audi to recall vehicles with V-TDI engines

7 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Audi AG will recall approximately 64,000 further vehicles with V-TDI engines into the workshops. Following the approval of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), half of the eight...

VW to develop last combustion engine cars in 2026

5 December 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has said it would develop its final generation of vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026 and focus instead on electric cars.

just-auto Plus only Volkswagen completes testing of R33 BlueDiesel fuel

3 December 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Test phase successfully completed: Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018. The innovative fuel enables...

Subaru to install Japan's largest captive consumption solar power system

27 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Subaru Corporation plans to install what it describes as Japan's largest-scale captive-consumption solar power system at its Gunma Oizumi plant where it builds its famous horizontally-opposed engines and transmissions.

ALABC members collaborate to advance lead technology

27 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

America's Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has announced a new agreement with 14 members of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) to undertake pre-competitive research to improve performance and longevity of lead batteries.

Bielefeld grants ZF Environment Award

26 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Bielefeld City has bestowed ZF with its 2018 Environment and Climate Protection Award.

Colorado approves low-emission vehicle standards

19 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) has approved low-emission vehicle standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in the State, starting in 2022 model year.

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