Monday, 29 February 2016

VW’s US emission penalties gather momentum

More details have emerged of the additional penalties for Volkswagen AG (AIN, 23 February 2016) being mooted by different authorities in the United States, writes Alan Bunting.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Aston Martin to build DBX in Wales from 2020

Cars have not been made in Wales, in the UK, since the days of Gilbern Sports Cars Ltd., which built glass fibre cars in Pontypridd, Glamorgan between 1959 and 1973. Former butcher Giles Smith and German engineer Bernard Friese joined forces to found the company.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

VW to build electric cars in the US?

As Volkswagen expands its powertrain options for the Up!, including an innovative electric power unit, reports from the US suggest the German automaker may have to build electric vehicles there to pacify regulators.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Ford set to build more cars in Mexico

By 2018 Ford will have shifted production of its next-generation compact cars from its Wayne sited assembly plant in Michigan to Mexico in the next couple of years.

UK metrology gains new centre

The importance of metrology in manufacturing, but especially in Formula 1, is evidenced by a new metrology centre that will open shortly at the technology park at Silverstone in the UK.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Mercedes-Benz launches all-ally 4-cylinder diesel

Mercedes-Benz has joined the ranks of JaguarLandRover and others with its OM 654, its first all-aluminium  four-cylinder diesel engine which it says marks the debut of a “ground-breaking” family.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Achates spends $125 million on new two-stroke

An executive of Achates Power Inc. has revealed the company has invested $125 million developing a new two-stroke engine that uses compacted graphite iron (CGI)  for its highly-stressed cylinder block.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Will new Ampera really be a ‘game-changer’?

It will be interesting to see if the GM/Opel Ampera-e is as “game-changing” as the company claims it will be when it is launched next year.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Monday, 8 February 2016

Volkswagen considers IPO for trucks division

Volkswagen AG is considering setting up an IPO for its international trucks division in a bid to counter Daimler Trucks and Volvo Trucks.

5,000 jobs ‘vacant’ in UK auto industry?

Up to 5,000 job vacancies in the UK automotive industry could be vacant due to a skills shortage affecting the sector, according to the Automotive Council.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Daimler set to top 3 million vehicle sales in 2016

In 2016 Daimler AG expects to continue its growth and improve on its return on sales. Last year, when Daimler sold Atlantic Foundries (Pty), return on sales increased  across all products.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

New ‘take back’ scheme to recycle UK vehicles

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is partnering with recycling company Autogreen to ensure that all unclaimed cars and vans can be disposed of and recycled responsibly – with no cost to the consumer.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Bosch makes bid to join race to autonomy

Bosch is leading the £5.5 million MOVE-UK research project that will help future autonomous vehicles drive naturally like human drivers, rather than like robots.