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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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Skoda sets new records in 2017

23 March 2018 | Dave Leggett

Last year was the most successful year in VW Group-owned Skoda's history with new records set in both global vehicle deliveries and financial results.

Sila Nano joins BMW to develop next-gen lithium-ion batteries

23 March 2018 | Dave Leggett

Sila Nanotechnologies ('Sila Nano'), a specialist in materials technologies for batteries, has announced a partnership with the BMW Group.

just-auto Plus only Westport reports US$239.4m revenue in 2017

23 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Westport Fuel Systems reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended 31 December 2017 and provided an update on operations. All figures are in US dollars unless otherwise...

just-auto Plus only Toyoda Gosei to establish new subsidiary company in Kyushu, Japan

23 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyoda Gosei has decided to establish a subsidiary company in Kyushu, Japan and transfer its automotive parts business in that region to the subsidiary. Toyoda Gosei currently has...

just-auto Plus only SEAT profit surges 21.3% to EUR 281m in 2017

23 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

SEAT successfully concluded 2017. After achieving its best results in history in 2017, its profit after tax in 2017 grew to EUR281m, which is 21.3% more than the previous year (2016: 232m),...

ZF readies for EV take-up of 30% by 2030 - CEO

22 March 2018 | Simon Warburton

Newly-installed ZF CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheider says the supplier is positioning itself to address electromobility penetration of up to 40% by 2030 as the shift from conventional fuels gathers pace.

just-auto Plus only Scania 2017 sales up 15% to SEK119.7bn

22 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania’s net sales rose to a record high SEK119.7bn (US$14.6bn), an increase of 15% compared to the previous year. Truck deliveries reached an all-time-high and demand for our new truck range...

just-auto Plus only Chassix acquires Benteler Automotive Farsund's casting business

22 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Chassix, a global automotive supplier of safety-critical casting and machining solutions, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Benteler Automotive Farsund's...

Geely more than doubles annual profit

21 March 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Geely Automobile Holdings has announced a 108 per cent surge in net profit for the year to the end of December 2017 with revenue surging by 73 per cent.

just-auto Plus only MAN reports EUR566m operating profit in 2017

21 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

MAN’s operating profit increased significantly to EUR566m (US$694.9m) in 2017. Sales revenue growth and the PACE2017 program for the future at MAN Truck and Bus were strong earnings drivers....

just-auto Plus only Knorr-Bremse sales surge 13.5% to EUR6.24bn in 2017

21 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Knorr-Bremse, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems and additional sub-systems for rail and commercial vehicles, can look back on a record year. In fiscal 2017,...

Dana predicts 4% sales growth for 2018

20 March 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dana says strengthening end-market demand, most notably in off-highway and commercial vehicles, combined with benefits from currency translation will drive an additional 4% in expected sales growth this year.

just-auto Plus only Hyundai America/SiriusXM extend partnership

20 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

SiriusXM and Hyundai Motor America announced an agreement that extends the ongoing relationship between the two companies for five more years. Customers buying Hyundai and Genesis brand vehicles...

Porsche achieves record 2017 results

19 March 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche said it set new records for deliveries, revenue and operating results in full year 2017 financial year, after delivering 246,375 vehicles (up 4% year on year).

just-auto Plus only Successful fiscal year 2017: Volkswagen Truck & Bus significantly increased revenues and operating profit

19 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Successful fiscal year 2017: Volkswagen Truck & Bus significantly increased revenues and operating profit  •   Revenues grew to EUR23.9bn  •...

just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles revenue up 7.1% to EUR11.9bn in 2017

19 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) achieved record sales revenue, profit and returns in the 2017 financial year. The brand is keeping on track for continued success in the current year. In...

just-auto Plus only Porsche revenue up 5% to EUR23.5bn in 2017

19 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Porsche set new records for deliveries, revenue and operating results in the 2017 financial year, delivering a total of 246,375 vehicles (+4%) and increasing its revenue by five per cent – to...

Toyota initiates new CASE pillar

16 March 2018 | Dave Leggett

Toyota in North America is creating a new CASE (Connectivity, Autonomous, Sharing and Electrification) 'pillar' to coordinate activities in fast-moving advanced technology areas and new industry business models.

just-auto Plus only Lamborghini 2017 revenue crosses one billion euro mark

16 March 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

In fiscal year 2017 (31.12.2017), Automobili Lamborghini achieved new historic landmarks. The Italian super sports car brand from Sant’Agata Bolognese increased worldwide sales by ten % from...

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans more growth following record 2017

15 March 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced full year 2017 records for unit sales, revenue and EBIT after delivering 401,000 vehicles (up 12% year on year on 2016's 359,100).

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