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ANALYSIS - Hyundai future models Part 2

16 March 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The second of two features which looks at the current and future models of Hyundai Motor Company is a focus on the brand's SUVs, minivans/MPVs, electrified passenger vehicles and a sole future pick-up. This follows the recent in-depth analysis of HMC's cars.

Management briefing - 2018 Geneva motor show review

12 March 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Geneva 2018 had the usual collection of hypercars, although many of them are powered by the energy stored in batteries rather than in petrol tanks. Robotic taxis were there too with Volkswagen cheekily painting its already seen SEDRIC in the colours typical of a US schoolbus. Why then for a show rich in electric vehicle world premieres were so many of them overshadowed by new petrol and diesel models?

Management briefing - 2018 Geneva motor show preview

5 March 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Will there be one stand-out car at this year's Geneva show? Already, many are jostling to take the title. The list includes the Mercedes A-Class, EQC and AMG GT Coupe; Audi A6; McLaren Senna; Hyundai Kona EV; Jaguar I-Pace; Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion; Volvo V60; Skoda Vision X; and let's not forget the Corbellati Missile, claimed to be powered by an 1800PS 9.0-litre V8.

ANALYSIS - SsangYong future models and platforms

22 February 2018 | Glenn Brooks

SsangYong Motor remains a small firm and yet it was able to outsell Renault Samsung Motors in the home market last year, rising to third position from fourth in 2016. Europe and China remain tricky markets, though, and SsangYong has not mentioned its planned entry to the US for some time.

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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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just-auto Plus only Audi Brussels site certified as "CO2-neutral site"

13 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Audi Brussels has been awarded a "CO2-neutral site" certificate by the Belgian testing company Vinçotte. The site covers all production processes and all other emissions generated...

VW to modernise Wolfsburg power stations

9 March 2018 | Dave Leggett

he Volkswagen Group says it is taking another key step towards significantly reducing environmental impact and is moving away from coal-fired energy.

European new car CO2 emissions rose in 2017

8 March 2018 | Dave Leggett

As diesel share of the car market declines, average CO2 emissions generated by new cars in Europe increased by 0.3g/km in 2017, the first rise in Europe in 10 years, according to JATO data.

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - BYD Tang world debut

7 March 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Initial details of the second generation BYD Tang have been announced. This 505hp seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV will be fully revealed at AutoChina in April.

2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.

just-auto Plus only BMW reduces CO2 emissions with its new car fleet in Europe

7 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The BMW Group has reduced CO2 emissions from its new car fleet in Europe (EU 28) to 122 grams/kilometre. Compared to 2016, this marks a reduction of a further 2 gram/kilometre (2016: 124g/km). The...

GENEVA SHOW - Toyota Europe to phase out diesels from cars

6 March 2018 | Dave Leggett

Toyota in Europe has announced that it plans to phase out diesels from its passenger cars range by 2018.

PSA releases first Euro 6d-TEMP test results

6 March 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Groupe PSA said it had adapted a new CO2 measurement protocol to measure pollutants (NOX and particles) and has released the first results for five Peugeot, Citroen and DS vehicles that comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard.

just-auto Plus only Woodbridge develops FreshTech, low VOC product series

6 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The automotive industry continues to focus on reducing VOC emissions in vehicle interiors due to growing health concerns, legislative requirements, and cabin air quality standards. In response, The...

just-auto Plus only VW redefining urban mobility with further investment

6 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

For the Volkswagen Group, e-mobility, autonomous driving, digital networking of all road users and new mobility services are key levers for making mobility in cities more efficient, cleaner and...

just-auto Plus only GM aims towards achieving landfill-free status globally

1 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

General Motors announced an expansion of its industry-leading landfill-free programme as all of the company’s manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America now recycle, reuse or...

German court upholds diesel bans

27 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

A top court in Germany has ruled that polluting vehicles such as older diesels can be banned from the urban centres of Stuttgart and Dusseldorf. The decision could lead to more diesel bans in German cities (and possibly beyond Germany) and could accelerate a market move away from diesel technology in Europe.

UK new cars' CO2 average up in 2017

27 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

The SMMT says that average UK new car sales in 2017 emitted more CO2 than a year earlier, the first time an annual rise in the measure has been recorded in two decades.

just-auto Plus only VW Group initiates towards sustainable urban mobility in Hamburg

23 February 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

In Hamburg, 50 members of the public, entrepreneurs and employees of authorities will benefit from e-mobility from today onwards. The Volkswagen Group has handed over 50 e-Golf cars. Over the next...

EV share of world car parc forecast at 15% by 2040

21 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

In its latest projections of long-term global energy trends, oil company BP forecasts that electric cars will form around 15% of the global car parc in 2040.

EVs to push demand for lithium and cobalt

19 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

According to data compiled by Deutsche Bank Markets Research, it is projected that the global lithium demand will increase from 181kt Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) in 2015 to 535kt LCE by 2025.

Documents suggest Mercedes software helped with emissions tests

19 February 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Investigators in the US enquiring into Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand found that cars had software which may have help them to pass diesel emissions tests, weekend media reports said.

UK grants GBP30m for V2G technology research

13 February 2018 | Simon Warburton

Britain is awarding almost GBP30m (US$37m) to support vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies, which could allow electricity to be delivered back to the smart grid.

Faurecia rebrands Columbus Tech Centre to Clean Mobility Crossroads

13 February 2018 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM) has changed the name of its Columbus Tech Centre to Clean Mobility Crossroads.

Eicher introduces Skyline Pro E bus in India

13 February 2018 | Simon Warburton

Eicher Trucks and Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, has introduced Zero Emission Smart Electric Buses to India. 

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