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ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

18 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella is all about Lexus.

ANALYSIS - Daihatsu architectures and future models

10 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

In this first part of what Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) divisions are planning, the focus is on Daihatsu Motor Company. It will be followed by a look at the current and future models of the Toyota brand, and in the final instalment, Lexus.

ANALYSIS - Changan architectures and future models

3 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The parent company has been trading for 155 years, so Changan knows a thing or two about being successful in business. The automotive division has this year fallen prey to the ongoing surge in sales by Geely's Emgrand brand in China, recently losing its fifth place in that market. However, having sold 662,620 passenger vehicles so far in 2017, it is far from failing, especially as Changan remains ahead of the Nissan, Baojun, Haval and Ford brands.

ANALYSIS - Mazda vehicle architectures and future models

20 September 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Having invested heavily in a lightweight architecture, a family of highly efficient engines and an ever expanding range of SUVs, Mazda is thriving. The company's size and its lack of expertise in the area of electrification are potential weaknesses but an alliance with Toyota appears to be a sensible move to address those concerns.

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Tata Steel sees a sustainable future

15 September 2017 | Calum MacRae

Tata Steel recently published a whitepaper entitled "Charging towards a sustainable future?" which sets out the company's views on Europe's future powertrain mix and the role that steel can continue to play in the industry. just-auto's Calum MacRae met with the report's author, Chris Wooffindin, the company's automotive marketing manager, and his colleague Dr Nick Coleman, Principal Researcher in to sustainability at Tata Steel, to discuss the report's contents at the 2017 Frankfurt IAA.

Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia - INTERVIEW

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.

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Tokyo show: Nissan to reveal concept ambulance, 'chiller' e-van

19 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The Tokyo motor show includes commercial vehicles and Nissan will unveil two new fully customised vehicles aimed to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept. The Paramedic Concept, based on the NV350 van, will be the automaker's fifth generation ambulance while the e-NV200 Fridge Concept is a van that can deliver chilled foods in urban environments, where large delivery trucks are often prevented from stopping.

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below.

CES 2018 - First world debuts announced

17 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will host multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Hyundai and Rinspeed have announced their debuts.

SsangYong developing an electric SUV

12 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A plug-in version of C300, the next SsangYong Korando, is under development, just-auto.com has learned. The new EV will be sold worldwide and is on schedule for release in 2019.

just-auto Plus only Gillig/Cummins to develop advanced technology battery electric bus

10 October 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Gillig and Cummins announced a new electrified power partnership at the APTA public transportation show taking place in Atlanta. The technical collaboration work focuses on integrating and...

Decline in diesel poses 'additional challenges' on CO2 - ACEA

28 September 2017 | Dave Leggett

Europe's carmakers have warned that the decline of diesel in new car registrations will pose additional challenges on meeting future CO2 reduction targets.

Volkswagen Group raises environment targets

28 September 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen Group has set new targets, aiming to reduce environment impact by a further 20% by 2025.

just-auto Plus only Scania to supply soot-free buses to 20 major cities

28 September 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania joins the Global Industry Partnership on Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets with a commitment to, by 2018, provide modern soot-free buses to 20 major cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and...

just-auto Plus only Cummins joins global manufacturers to bring soot-free buses to 20 megacities

28 September 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Global power and technology leader Cummins announced it is joining three other global manufacturers as part of an initiative to help 20 large cities around the world address air quality standards...

just-auto Plus only BYD joins global manufacturers to bring soot-free buses to 20 megacities

28 September 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

New energy technology company BYD has committed to make it easier for major cities around the world to purchase its eco-friendly zero-emissions pure electric buses beginning in 2018, in order to...

Ford and partner launch London smart benches

27 September 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is continuing its strategic move towards becoming a mobilty company by teaming up with smart cities startup Strawberry Energy to introduce smart benches providing London pedestrians free solar powered mobile charging and wi-fi access.

Shell plans UK's first 'no-petrol' station

25 September 2017 | Dave Leggett

A UK media report says that oil giant Shell is preparing to open Britain's first 'no-petrol' service station.

ABB secures EnBW Germany charging station order

22 September 2017 | Simon Warburton

ABB has received a further major order from energy supplier, EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways.

OEMs at Brussels Hydrogen for Clean Transport conference

22 September 2017 | Simon Warburton

Several global automakers are meeting today (22 September) in Brussels with refuelling infrastructure providers at the Hydrogen for Clean Transport conference to discuss moving towards a zero emission transport sector in Europe by 2040.

IG Metall and VDA push for realistic climate policy

21 September 2017 | Simon Warburton

IG Metall and German automotive association, Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) have set out requirements for European and national climate protection policy, which formulate "challenging but realistic targets."

Greenpeace activists in UK port diesel protest

21 September 2017 | Dave Leggett

Greenpeace activists have boarded a car transporting ship at a UK port - Sheerness in Kent - and demanded that its shipment of VW diesel cars be sent back to their origin, Germany.

GM factories power towards 100% renewable energy sources

20 September 2017 | Simon Warburton

All GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities, including those building the Chevrolet Cruze, Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks, are to meet their electricity needs through 100% renewable energy.

US judge blocks DoJ's 25m VW documents share with German law firm

20 September 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A federal magistrate judge reportedly has blocked the US Justice Department (DoJ) from sharing Volkswagen diesel emissions related documents.

Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA president

19 September 2017 | Simon Warburton

Germany's automotive industry association (VDA) president is urging carmakers to view other transport modes as operating in tandem and not in competition.

Study says diesels worse than petrol on CO2

19 September 2017 | Dave Leggett

A new study by Brussels-based sustainable transport lobbyists Transport & Environment (T&E) claims that diesel cars not only pollute the air but also emit more climate-change emissions (CO2) than petrol cars.

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