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ANALYSIS - Future EVs and SUVs will transform SEAT

13 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This year, SEAT has finally pleased its paymasters in Wolfsburg. The company might not yet be exactly awash with cash, but the black ink is at last flowing. The Volkswagen Group's belief that its Spanish outpost could be turned around saw the Germans injecting much money and goodwill into SEAT. Crucially, it was put to good use in the form of adding SUVs. More models are on the way.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen EVs and SUVs

12 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

In this final part of three articles which discuss the current and future models plans for the Volkswagen passenger car brands, just-auto takes a look at electrified models, crossovers and SUVs. This follows features which looked at cars, and then pick-ups and MPVs.


COMMENT - US sales plummet as Smart goes electric

11 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Might the initial results of a strategy which has been smart USA dropping its petrol-powered fortwo range hold a warning for others? In November, the brand was not only outsold by Lamborghini, but Rolls-Royce was the only make which delivered fewer cars.


ANALYSIS - Audi ditches the V8 in new RS 5

8 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The old RS 5 Coupé sounded so much better than its BMW M4 rival, so why has Audi dropped the sonorous 4.2-litre V8 and replaced it with a muted turbo V6 in the new model?


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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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DETROIT AUTO SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new generation of the Chevrolet Silverado having been added.


Scania spends SEK1.5bn on energy efficient foundry

14 December 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Scania plans to spend about SEK1.5bn on a new foundry in Sodertalje, Sweden, in order to triple production capacity and achieve a 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to the technology and methods used in the current foundry.


KBA orders VW Touareg diesel recall over emissions cheating

12 December 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Germany's KBA automotive watchdog reportedly has announced a recall of top SUVs with three litre diesel engines after detecting two illicit emissions control devices in the models.


CES 2018 - Mercedes-Benz MBUX world debut

12 December 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, Honda, Hyundai, Rinspeed and now Mercedes-Benz have announced their debuts.


New company to accelerate Japan’s hydrogen initiative

12 December 2017 | Simon Warburton

Eleven companies have inked a deal to form a new venture next year to develop Japanese hydrogen recharging stations (HRS) for fuel cell vehicles


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - McLaren Senna public debut

11 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


VW stops van shipments, recalls Russia Polo

8 December 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has stopped delivery of a popular van line due to concerns over emissions.


just-auto Plus only EDI integrates PowerDrive 6000 and EDI PowerSuite in Foton buses

8 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions today announced the integration of the EDI PowerDrive 6000...


Another VW Dieselgate official jailed in US

7 December 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The US has jailed its second VW official since the Dieselgate scandal broke two years ago.


just-auto Plus only Honda European R&D site invests in bi-directional charging technology

6 December 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Honda has invested in advanced bi-directional charging technology at its European R&D site in Offenbach, Germany, which is helping to balance demand and store energy more efficiently across the...


Toyota to build renewable fuel cell and hydrogen station

1 December 2017 | Simon Warburton

Toyota is to construct the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant and hydrogen fuelling station.


Toyota plans a hydrogen power plant

30 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor North America will build what it claims will be the world's first megawatt scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fuelling station to support its logistics operations at the Port of Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


UK gov launches 'industrial strategy', including auto sector

27 November 2017 | Dave Leggett

UK Business Secretary Greg Clark has today launched the UK government’s 'Industrial Strategy' which is billed as a plan to boost the economy, build on the country’s strengths and embrace the opportunities of technological change ahead. Four industrial sectors are included in the strategy, including automotive.


2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - world debuts

21 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

AutoGuangzhou 2017 hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.


PSA's Tavares criticises 'unrealistic' emissions targets

15 November 2017 | Chris Wright

PSA chief Carlos Tavares has said governments and legislators need to stop imposing unrealistic emissions targets on carmakers - they should leave it to the experts to reduce CO2 emissions.


just-auto Plus only Tata Motors initiates energy saving measures across Indian plants

15 November 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Tata Motors Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energy Efficiencies Services Limited (EESL) to achieve energy saving and resource conservation by implementing various energy...


Hydrogen could contribute 20% of CO2 reduction by 2050 - study

14 November 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota says that a study by the Hydrogen Council - of which it is a member - suggests that if deployed at scale hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total final energy consumed by 2050. This, it is claimed, would reduce annual global CO2 emissions by roughly 6 gigatons compared to today's levels, and contribute 'roughly 20% of the abatement required to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius'.


World premieres at 2017 Dubai motor show

14 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The public world premieres of vehicles from Chevrolet, Land Rover and Infiniti took place at the 2017 Dubai International Motor show.


ACEA criticises EU's 2025 CO2 targets

9 November 2017 | Dave Leggett

The European car manufacturers' trade association ACEA has criticised the EU Commission for setting a 2025 average car fleet CO2 target which it says gives the industry too little time to meet. However, it said setting a target for 2030 was consistent with the timings already agreed by the EU heads of states with the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.



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