Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Federal-Mogul claims high-temp piston novelty

Federal-Mogul Powertrain will unveil a novel design of piston at the forthcoming IAA show in Hanover, Germany in September. But production is five years away.

Knorr-Bremse chairman quits

In a strange move, which must have as its ignition point some events of the last few weeks, the chairman of Knorr-Bremse has quit.

Mahle Powertrain pitches for RDE, PEMS work

MAHLE Powertrain, the global leader in engine development and consultancy, has opened the doors to its new half a million pound Vehicle Engineering Centre (VEC) in Northampton, UK.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

Opel diesel finds use in marine world

The Opel diesel engine adapted by Cimco Marine AB in Sweden for outboard use is based on the 2-litre diesel engine made in the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

NG Class 8 truck sales bounce up in North America

Natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales in the US and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year, according to a recent report from ACT Research.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Brexit drives Ricardo deeper into Europe

As Brexit looms for UK government under new Prime Minister Theresa May, Ricardo is strengthening its consultancy push into Europe.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

First turbine truck to bow in 3 years

For the second time this year and only the fourth time in 19 months, demand for Class 8 trucks in the US rose faster than the supply. However, new generation hybrid turbine trucks are unlikely to fill the gap anytime soon.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Turbine truck set to overtake diesel Class 8s?

Nikola Motor Company (NMC) of Salt Lake City, Utah claims it has generated $2.3 billion in reservations, accounting for over 7,000 truck reservations with deposits, for its new turbine-driven hybrid Class 8 truck.

Friday, 8 July 2016

How a Bluebird started an industrial revolution

As the UK heads for its second woman Prime Minister and challenging lie months ahead, today marks the 30th anniversary of Nissan Motor Company’s faith in the country.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Jaguar XJ13 is 50 years’ late

The 1966 Jaguar XJ13, conceived to continue Jaguar’s winning ways at the Le Mans 24 Hours, will finally make its debut this weekend at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, 50 years’ late.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz tops one million cars

Mercedes-Benz delivered over one million (1,006,619) cars to customers worldwide in the first six months of 2016 (+12.1 per cent), more than ever before in half a year.

Nissan’s UK plant wins extra model

Nissan’s facility in Sunderland is set to manufacture a special edition Juke hatchbacks.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Aston and Red Bull unite their forces

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have joined forces to produce a hypercar; surprise-surprise code-named AM-RB 001.

JLR boost for ‘specials’ and ‘classics’

JaguarLandRover has opened the new technical centre for Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Coventry, UK.

Next Phantom will be in aluminium

The development programme for the eighth generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, considered to be the ‘Best Car in the World’, has taken another significant step forward.