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Chengdu motor show world debuts list - the just-auto preview

20 July 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Every year the Chengdu motor show seems to grow in importance. The 2018 event is no exception. Below is an initial list of vehicle world premieres, with many more to be added during the coming weeks.

Paris motor show world debuts list - 300hp RenaultSport Megane Trophy

19 July 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.

ANALYSIS - Mercedes-Benz Vans' electric future

18 July 2018 | Glenn Brooks

OEMs are increasingly tasking their light commercial divisions with responsibility for certain passenger models too. Mercedes-Benz Vans is no exception, with the V-Class and X-Class being two of the better known model lines. The Vito though, is a bigger seller than either, with the premium pricing of multi-occupant luxury variants and new electric LCV versions greatly assisting the rising profits of the Vans division.

Monterey Week debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula in August. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a special edition of the Mulsanne as a way to generate fresh interest in this almost decade-old car.

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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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Pure EVs "final destination" for industry - Renault

19 July 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault says pure EV vehicles will represent the "final destination" of the automotive industry as the sector continues to power ahead at around 50% per year growth of the market, although the manufacturer cautions on price.

Skoda global sales surge 11.6% in H1 2018

18 July 2018 | Dave Leggett

In the first six months of this year, Skoda delivered 652,700 vehicles, a record result.

just-auto Plus only VW Chattanooga builds 800,000 vehicles in 10 years

17 July 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 15 July 2018, Volkswagen marked the 10th anniversary of the day that civic and government officials gathered with Volkswagen executives and announced the decision to build an automobile assembly...

just-auto Plus only Bendix expands Huntington facility

13 July 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Call it seizing the opportunity. Last fall, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems began adding two new production lines at Plant-2 of its Huntington, Indiana, manufacturing campus. At the same time,...

UK government outlines 'road to zero' strategy

9 July 2018 | Dave Leggett

As part of the UK government’s air quality plan, the UK will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 - the 'road to zero'.

Nissan admits to more data tampering

9 July 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor has admitted it had improperly measured exhaust emissions and fuel economy for 19 vehicle models sold in Japan, the second case in less than a year where misconduct had been discovered in its inspection processes.

just-auto Plus only Daimler supplies Fuso e-Canter trucks to the City of Lisbon

9 July 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Daimler Trucks is handing over ten all-electric light-duty Fuso eCanter trucks to the city administration of the Portuguese capital. Fuso, the Japanese commercial vehicle subsidiary of Daimler, is...

German court rules on seized VW law firm files

6 July 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Prosecutors may use files seized last year during a raid on Jones Day, the US law firm Volkswagen used to investigate its emissions scandal, a German federal court ruled on Friday (6 July).

just-auto Plus only Audi submits V TDI engines internal technical analyses to KBA

6 July 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

In the course of addressing the diesel crisis, Audi has reached an important milepost: As announced in advance, following the conclusion of internal technical analyses of all its V TDI engines the...

just-auto Plus only Ford reduces CO2 footprint eight years ahead of schedule

28 June 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford Motor Company announces as part of its 19th annual Sustainability Report it has met its goal to reduce manufacturing emissions – eight years ahead of schedule. In 2010,...

Hyundai and partner to recycle EV batteries

27 June 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) said it had selected Wartsila for a technology and commercial partnership designed to use second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries in the growing energy storage market.

just-auto Plus only Audi’s diesel emission control processes to be ratified by KBA

27 June 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The German Federal Motor Vehicle Transport Authority (KBA) will be fact finding about the current state of clarification of the diesel crisis directly at Audi. Besides the software modifications,...

just-auto Plus only Iveco supports biomethane production and distribution in France

26 June 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Pot au Pin Energie, Air Liquide and Carrefour inaugurated a new biomethane production plant and biomethane filling station in Cestas, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France. In this project,...

Honda installs huge system of solar arrays at US plant

22 June 2018 | Dave Leggett

Honda in the US says it has flipped the switch on a new solar energy system at the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. campus in Torrance, Calif., one of the largest solar arrays on a commercial building in Southern California.

just-auto Plus only ZF offers e-mobility transition solutions for commercial vehicle manufacturers

22 June 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

In order to make the transition to local zero-emission city buses and low-emission logistic transport trucks as easy and flexible as possible, ZF is providing commercial vehicle manufacturers with...

Continental creates 200 jobs with Czech NOx sensor facility

19 June 2018 | Simon Warburton

Continental has opened a combined NOx sensor production and storage facility in Trutnov in the Czech Republic creating 200 jobs.

just-auto Plus only ZF develops new eAMT concept

19 June 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

With eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) technology, ZF has developed an innovative concept for the hybridisation of front-transverse vehicles by integrating its electric axle drive...

UPDATED: VW holds crisis talks after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested

18 June 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Top Volkswagen officials were holding crisis talks to find a temporary chief for premium brand Audi after CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday (18 June), a source told the Reuters news agency.

Geely's Volvo aims for more recycled plastics in new cars

18 June 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars said it was aiming for at least 25% of the plastics used in every newly launched model would be made from recycled material by 2025.

just-auto Plus only Magna’s innovative fuel-efficient 48-volt products cut emissions

15 June 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Magna is on the fast track to vehicle electrification. With its all-new industry-leading 48-volt transfer case and an array of other 48-volt products, Magna continues to help automakers meet...

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