Friday, 29 April 2016

VW begins ‘dieselgate’ update modifications

Volkswagen’s passenger car brand has begun technical modification of affected vehicles, beginning with engine type EA 189.

TVR comes to the surface – but not completely

 TVR says it will exhibit at the London Motor Show in Battersea Park on 5 to 8 May, 2016.

GM to invest $788.7 million in Spring Hill

General Motors is to invest $788.7 million for an “all-new, high-efficiency engine” programme, as well as projects to modernize various vehicle programmes at its Spring Hill Manufacturing Plant.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Turbocompounding spreads its wings to Mack

Turbocompounding, developed by Volvo Powertrain, is finding more applications within the group as Mack Trucks unveils its new product lineup for 2017.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

VW remains resilient despite ‘Dieselgate’

In spite of ‘Dieselgate’, Volkswagen Group’s sales for 2015 grew by 5.4 per cent to €213.3 billion. However, due to high extraordinary charges, the Group recorded a consolidated loss before and after tax of €1.3 billion and €1.4 billion, respectively.

Friday, 22 April 2016

VW reaches deal with US over ‘dieselgate’

 Volkswagen AG has reached an agreement in principle with the various US authorities including Department of Justice (Environmental Division), the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the full involvement of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Mitsubishi falls on its sword

It is reaching a sad point, indeed an indictment, when the “man in street” does not believe the information given out by automobile manufacturers.

Torotrak shuns IVTs; focuses on KERS, V-Charge

Transmission engineer Torotrak plc has put new focus on two of its three main technologies, namely KERS and V-Charge.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Cummins dips toe in plug-in hybrids

Cummins Inc. has won a $4.5 million grant from the US Department of Energy (DofE) to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that “can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50 per cent over conventional Class 6 vehicles”.

Cummins and Komatsu forge deeper links

Cummins Inc. of the US and Japan’s Komatsu Ltd. have deepened their connections through a global corporate responsibility partnership to improve communities around the world.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

VW sales hold as ‘dieselgate’ rumbles on

Volkswagen Group vehicle deliveries rose by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2016. The Group handed over 2.5 million vehicles to customers from January to March 2016.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Mahindra set to make e2o in UK plant?

Is Mahindra set to manufacture its e2o electric car in the UK, following in the footsteps of Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK with its LEAF electric car?

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Nexteer steers new path in Poland

Intuitive motion control specialist Nexteer Automotive has opened its third manufacturing plant in Europe. Besides launching a new Technical Centre in Tychy, Poland in mid-2016, Nexteer is looking tohire 100 engineers.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Nissan scores all-time Euro sales high

Nissan’s European sales in fiscal year 2015 (ending March 31st) reached 710,321 with Nissan sales in Western Europe of 621,910, an increase of 9.4 per cent on 2014 levels and an all-time high.

Monday, 11 April 2016

5 Series reigns supreme – BMW

BMW claims that with over two million vehicles sold, the current 5 Series sets new benchmarks in the premium business segment.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Stobart to trial KERS semi-trailer

Trailer manufacturer SDC has developed a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) Curtainsider semitrailer designed to maximise operational efficiency.

JLR’s V6 and V8 on the way out – for SVO

Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) could be using in-line six-cylinder engines come 2017, eventually dropping its V8 and V6 powertrains.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Ustian slammed by SEC in EGR cover-up

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has said Navistar International Corporation misled investors about the environmental compliance of its exhaust gas recirculation, or EGR, method of reducing air pollution from its trucks.

JLR claims record 2015-16 year sales

JaguarLandRover, the ‘largest manufacturer in Britain’ has reported a record-breaking month, quarter and financial year, with Jaguar just missing topping 100,000 vehicles sold in 2015-16.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Is there a lesson to learn in steel?

Is there a lesson to be learned from the turmoil now hitting the British steel industry of which Tata Steel is at its heart?