Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Achates Power responds to EPA's GHG move

Earlier this month, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced new greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The announcement has brought forth praise and support.

Ricardo and Quanchai to collaborate on new diesels

The UK is one of a world centre of excellence in diesel engine technology, proof of which can be found in the need for a large and well-established China-based diesel engine maker to knock at the door of Ricardo plc.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Horiba MIRA readies for automated driving

Horiba MIRA is readying itself for the road ahead when facilities will be needed for the development of driverless cars.

GM’s Tonawanda awaits news affecting its future

General Motors’ Tonawanda engine plant is expecting to hear some news that could affect its future.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

JLR sees boost for 4x4s

JaguarLandRover has sold more than 100,000 4x4 vehicle les on the 12 weeks to the end of June. This figure is four per cent up on last year.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

VW cries ‘wolf’ over short-time working

Sabre-rattling by Volkswagen over possible interruptions to production of Golf and Passat passenger cars due to component shortage proved to be empty words.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Daimler boosts BYD link with Denza 400

Daimler has extended its portfolio of new energy vehicles (NEV) with the introduction of the Denza 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Supplier dispute stymies production at VW plants

Production at several Volkswagen AG plants has been interrupted as a result of a halt in component deliveries by external suppliers, according to the automaker.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Hella’s lights dimmed by supplier failure

Lighting specialist HELLA managed to boost group sales in 2015/2016 despite failure of a supplier in China.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

US truck makers face more woes

The extent of the woe experienced by North American Class 5 to 8 is reflected in the latest figures which show a near 60 per cent drop on year-by-year basis.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Daimler knocks Cummins from pole spot

Vertical integration is showing signs of taking a firm grip of Class 8 diesel engine sales in North America as Daimler AG has nudged Cummins Inc. from the top spot in first-half 2016.

Mahle set to ‘move house’ in the US

Mahle Powertrain is taking over property recently acquired from Westport Fuel Systems in a move that will create new jobs and accelerate a variety of advanced engine-development programmes.

JLR fits twin turbos to Range Rover Sport

The 2017 Model Year Range Rover Sport is the first full-sized Land Rover SUV to feature a four-cylinder diesel engine with twin sequential turbochargers.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

BYD set to expand its electric bus fleet

Observers of the electric bus business are awaiting the outcome of trials in Paris following the recent announcement by China-based BYD, the world’s largest producer of “pure electric” buses – 10,000 have been produced so far – that it has secured a six-month trial of one of its buses with RATP, the French public transport operator RATP.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Mahle grows sales 16 per cent

Mahle GmbH has enjoyed an impressive year in 2015, with sales growing to €11.5 billion, a rise of 16 per cent year on year.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Cummins launches ‘new era’ truck diesels

Cummins Inc. has announced what it calls a “new era” in heavy-duty power with the next-generation X Series. With the line-up expanded to three X engines, the ratings extend from 350 bhp to 605 bhp.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Battle for Silverstone becomes bitter

Having lost out some three years ago in its bid to buy the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire previously owned by General Motors, JaguarLandRover set its cap at buying the Silverstone racing facility.

Mercury Marine adopts CGI

Reports are emerging from Mercury Marine of a 2-litre marine diesel engine with a cylinder block of vermicular graphite iron or GGV.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

VW to start fitting GPF in 2017

As the Volkswagen Group continues to wash its face in the context of emissions, from 2017, all Group direct injection TSI and TFSI engines will be fitted step-by-step with GPF – gasoline particulate filters.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Volkswagen weathers diesel-gate storm

Volkswagen Group deliveries for the first half of 2016 ran at 5.12 million units, representing an increase of 1.5 per cent over the corresponding prior-year period.