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Saturday 13 July 2019

Outlander PHEV makes Indonesia debut in Mitsubishi Motors' key ASEAN market

Outlander PHEV makes Indonesia debut in Mitsubishi Motors' key ASEAN market.

The company announces that local distributor PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia plans to introduce its flagship plug-in hybrid SUV in the company's key regional market of Indonesia; this will be the first time Mitsubishi Motors' industry leading plug-in hybrid vehicle will be available in ASEAN..

The Outlander PHEV will be exhibited at the 27th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show on 18th July.

As Indonesia continues to implement positive measures to protect the environment, Mitsubishi Motors aims ...

Saturday 13 July 2019

Svolt plans EV battery plant in Europe

Svolt Energy, Chinese's Great Wall spinoff which became independent in 2018, is planning its first overseas manufacturing base in Europe.

The company also said it is making "good progress" on developing a cobalt-free lithium ion battery - a goal of battery producers aiming to eliminate the pricey and increasingly scarce mineral.

«We plan to have five production bases worldwide, including in the United States, but it will take time. The global plan is to reach a capacity of 100 GWh by 2025» Svolt General Manager Yang Hongxin said.

Svolt plans ...

Saturday 13 July 2019

LG Chem considering 2nd EV battery plant in U.S.

South Korean electric vehicle battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second U.S. factory.

The investment of the company, that counts General Motors and Volkswagen Group among its customers, would be around $1.7 billion for the plant that could begin production in 2022

Kentucky and Tennessee are among the candidates for the plant's site. A decision on the plant's site is expected to be made by the end of this month

LG Chem's new factory would primarily supply Volvo, FCA and potentially Hyundai, GM ...

Saturday 13 July 2019

Toyota starts automated driving testing on urban public roads in Europe

Toyota Motor Europe announces it is beginning automated driving on public roads in Europe. After successful simulations and trials on closed circuits, the company is now taking its in-house developed AD systems to a real-life urban setting.

In the city centre of Brussels, Belgium, a Lexus LS will repeatedly complete a fixed loop for the next 13 months.

The Lexus LS is a regular series production vehicle that will be driving on regular, open roads. The only difference is the roof mounted pack of sensors including LIDAR, radars, cameras and ...

Friday 12 July 2019

Alfa Romeo Tonale wins Auto Express’ Readers’ Choice Award

The Alfa Romeo Tonale concept has been honoured with the Readers' Choice Design Award at this year's influential Auto Express Awards, just days after it wowed the crowds with its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The award was voted for by readers of Auto Express, making the accolade extra special for the design team at FCA's Centro Stile in Turin.

Scott Krugger, head of design for Alfa Romeo said: «It is a huge honour to collect an award voted for by the readers of Auto ...

Friday 12 July 2019

Volkswagen with New Corporate Mission Statement Environment "goTOzero"

The Volkswagen Group is bundling all its measures in environmental protection under the new "goTOzero" environmental mission statement. With "goTOzero", Volkswagen is taking the next important step in its Group strategy "Together - Strategy 2025+" towards becoming a comprehensively sustainability-oriented company.

The Group's Environmental Policy consists of the four fields of action of climate change, resources, air quality and environmental compliance and provides strategic orientation for the numerous environmental programmes at Group and brand level. "goTOzero" programmatically stands for a way of doing business that is as environmentally friendly and ...

Friday 12 July 2019

Tesla readies production boost, flags return to hiring mode

Tesla is poised to increase production at its California car plant and is back in hiring mode, according to an internal email sent days after the company wrapped up a record quarter of deliveries.

The electric-car maker is “making preparations” to raise output at its factory in Fremont, Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s automotive president, wrote Tuesday to employees: «While we can’t be too specific in this email, I know you will be delighted with the upcoming developments»

After several rounds of job cuts announced by Ceo Elon Musk over ...

Friday 12 July 2019

Volkswagen to start production of Tarek small crossover in Mexico in 2020

With the end of Beetle output, Volkswagen will begin producing the Tarek small crossover at its plant in the Mexican state of Puebla in 2020 and sales will start by the end of 2021, Volkswagen of Mexico Ceo Steffen Reiche said on Wednesday.

The vehicle, discussed with U.S. dealers at the NADA convention in January, is expected to be slotted below the Tiguan crossover.

Scott Keogh, Ceo of Volkswagen of America, told that the subcompact crossover would have a different name in the U.S. market.

Tarek will be ...