Tuesday, 18 October 2016

New steel from Tata cuts weight 15 per cent

Tata Steel is fighting back to reclaim lost ground following successful trials of its XPF product range. XPF800 is a new hot-rolled steel for demanding chassis applications.

Schaeffler launches all-electric concept vehicle

Schaeffler regards its electric wheel-hub drive, as in its STEP² concept vehicle, as an enabler for future space-efficient vehicle concepts.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Nissan ‘more confident’ over future of UK plant

FEARS that Nissan’s Qashqai flagship model could leave the car-maker’s UK plant in the north-easy may have been eased after the company’s boss said he was “confident” the UK will remain a competitive place to do business.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Autonomous trucking – anyone interested?

According to reports, within the next decade, we can expect that the number of autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads will become a mainstream force.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Torotrak to visit OEMs with V-Charge

Torotrak is to begin a programme of visits to pan-European vehicle manufacturers and Tier One suppliers to conduct a series of test drives.

Car makers miss carbon dioxide target by 39%

Real-world emissions testing of passenger cars shows greenhouse gas emissions exceeds the official figures on which UK national objectives and vehicle taxation are based.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

US Postal set for hybrid delivery vans?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is set to examine the use of hybrid delivery vans as part of its Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) programme which has just kicked off.

Friday, 7 October 2016

China buoys up Jaguar and Land Rover

Strong sales in China, boosted by the launch of the locally-built Jaguar XFL, helped JaguarLandRover achieve its strongest global September sales to date, selling 61,047 vehicles, up 28 per cent compared to 2015.

Mercedes-Benz tops 200,000 per month

Mercedes-Benz has performed a hat-trick: In September, in the third quarter and also in the first nine months of the year.

Nifco UK announces record sales

Nifco UK, based in Eaglescliffe in Stockton, makes components used in the engines, and car interiors and exteriors.

Will Cummins ever integrate vertically?

It is not unreasonable to think that 12 or 18 months ago, at least one Cummins senior executive might have mulled over the question in his mind in a quiet moment: Is it time for the company to integrate vertically?

Will VW have an impact on MWM in Brazil?

It will be interesting to see what happens to MWM International in Brazil when Volkswagen AG’s two board members take their place round the table at Navistar International Corporation.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Automakers should use ‘circular economy’ - report

Makers of luxury cars, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, could benefit from a ‘circular economy’ and thereby engaging in more closed-loop recycling, adopting a ‘rent instead of sell’ business model, and by lengthening product usability.