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Investors beware, EVs are a slow train coming - COMMENT

19 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is a fascinating company to watch. It's a start-up (not exactly new though), is still losing money, but is making cars that serve a segment of the market set for major growth - battery electric vehicles. There is much to admire about Elon Musk's vision and execution, but let's not get too carried away.

Opel-Vauxhall PACE! plan - the future models

9 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following the announcement of the PACE! business plan for Opel-Vauxhall by its CEO Michael Lohscheller, just-auto takes a look at what this means for the brands' current and future models.

Meet Ford's Robutt, view your truck from on high - the week

3 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ever parked a truck? Me neither. But I have enormous respect for those who daily thread huge delivery trailers, hauled by prime movers bearing such names as Scania, DAF and Mercedes-Benz, through the chaos that is most European city roads and jammed motorways. And then line the business end up against a loading dock with the same sort of precision I can just about manage parking a small Kia at the supermarket. As with cars, numerous electronic aids now make truck driving a little easier (but no less skilled) and I was intrigued to see that 3D surround multi view camera systems for trucks are now on offer. Nissan Birdview scaled up, if you will.

The week - Results season is upon us, again

28 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

That came around again quickly - results season again is upon as, depending on whether automakers and parts suppliers work on calendar year or, commonly in Japan, India and, coincidentally, in our very own parent company Aroq's head office, fiscal year, first quarter or fourth quarter/full year financials spill out all over.

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Evolution Time Critical on how to avoid automotive supply chain failure - Q&A

18 March 2016 | Matthew Beecham

UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical recently introduced a bespoke transport management system, recruited staff and generated a 19 percent increase in revenues. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC to find out more.

INTERVIEW – Opel chief Neumann sees strong start for breakeven year

2 March 2016 | Dave Leggett

General Motors Europe boss has told just-auto that the company is off to a strong sales start as it looks to hit breakeven in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview in Geneva, he also said that Opel is looking to address its weakness in SUVs, is concerned about the UK’s currency movements and believes that Opel should focus on efficiency gains for combustion engines - rather than go for hybrids - in meeting tighter CO2 emission rules.

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New Ferrari CEO Camilleri lays out his plans

18 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

According to a presentation made earlier on 18 September, Ferrari N.V. is charged with doubling pre-tax profit to between 1.8 and 2.0bn euro EBITDA in 2022. CEO Louis Camilleri has also laid out plans for future models, including an update on the SUV project.

just-auto Plus only Volkswagen plans IPO for TRATON Group

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen is pushing forward preparations for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) of TRATON Group. Further steps to this end were decided by the Volkswagen AG Supervisory Board. TRATON Group...

just-auto Plus only TRATON and Hino jointly agree on two strategic initiatives

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

TRATON and Hino Motors (“Hino”) announced new details on their strategic partnership. Both partners have agreed on two strategic initiatives: to join forces in e-mobility and the plan...

just-auto Plus only Opel appoints LansiAuto Oy as import partner in Finland and the Baltic States

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Opel is further developing its business strategy in selected European markets to become more agile, flexible and efficient as outlined in the PACE! strategic plan. In a further step to foster...

just-auto Plus only NXP and Hitachi to develop new V2X solutions for ITS Japan

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

NXP Semiconductors, the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors, and Hitachi Solutions, a leader in V2X software platforms for the Japanese automotive market, have announced a...

just-auto Plus only Groupe PSA and partners field-test city-level LTE-V2X in Wuxi, China

17 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Groupe PSA began demonstrating its latest vehicle communication technologies in Wuxi, China. As an important part of the world's first city-level Internet of Vehicle LTE-V2X application...

just-auto Plus only SEAT and Noveto to test next-gen personalised entertainment sound technology

14 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

SEAT and Noveto have signed an agreement to start testing a revolutionary new technology that could completely change the user experience inside a car. The new system enables sound to be generated...

Nio debuts on NYSE

13 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The IPO has raised USD1bn, but early trading has seen a bumpy price. The raised capital is considerably less than the company had hoped for a month ago when it was shooting for nearer USD2bn.

just-auto Plus only BMW presents ChargeForward project findings at San Francisco climate summit

13 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

At the Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit (12–14 September 2018) in San Francisco, the BMW Group and PG&E presented the results of their ChargeForward project in favour of...

Ricardo and Roke launch new 'Digital Resilience Lab'

13 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ricardo and Roke have jointly launched a new Digital Resilience Lab to 'help automotive manufacturers design and produce the next generation of secure vehicles and realise the vision of future transport systems'.

just-auto Plus only VW uses HP Metal Jet process to boost its production

12 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen is the first automotive manufacturer using the latest 3D printing technology: the “HP Metal Jet” process simplifies and speeds up metallic 3D printing. The biggest advantage:...

just-auto Plus only Scania and Stockholm School to establish new research centre

11 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania will contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) over the next ten years. The collaboration will focus on business models for the future transport...

Aston Martin Lagonda taking company public, plans output boost

10 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Hand built luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin Lagonda has announced an initial public offering (IPO) and will list its shares for trading on the London Stock Exchange LSE). It also said it planned to boost output into five figures and increase profits.

just-auto Plus only Proton unveils X70 its first SUV in Malaysia

10 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The long wait for an up close and personal look at Proton’s highly anticipated SUV finally came to an end as the Company unveiled their newest model to the Malaysian media during a static...

just-auto Plus only Navistar revenue up 18% to US$2.6bn in Q3 2018

7 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Navistar International Corporation announced third quarter 2018 net income of US$170m, or $1.71 per diluted share, compared to third quarter 2017 net income of $37m, or $0.38 per diluted share.

just-auto Plus only EVgo and Nissan complete fast charging network from Boston to Washington DC

7 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan and EVgo have completed their plan to connect the cities of Boston and Washington, District of Columbia with a series of nine electric vehicle fast charging stations. The completion of the...

just-auto Plus only Chery and YouDrive launch car-sharing service in Moscow

7 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The first 50 Tiggo2 shared vehicles joined YouDrive Pool program in Russia. The CheryDrive vehicles will provide car leasing service for all users of YouDrive. In the initial stage, CheryDrive will...

just-auto Plus only Proton sells 9,501 units in August 2018

4 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The recent trend of posting strong sales numbers for Proton continued in August 2018 as the company set a new high point for monthly sales in 2018 for the third consecutive month. Sales grew by...

just-auto Plus only Nidec acquires MS-Graessner

3 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nidec Corporation (the “Company” or “Nidec”) announced that the Company has acquired 100% ownership of MS-Graessner GmbH and its group companies (collectively...

just-auto Plus only Accuride sells off its interest in Gianetti Ruote

31 August 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Accuride Corporation, a leading supplier of wheel end systems to the global commercial vehicle industry – announced that it has sold its interest in Gianetti Ruote, (“Gianetti”),...

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