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Thursday 18 July 2024

A' Design Award and Competition for Brembo's Octyma brake caliper

Brembo was honored with the A' Design Award and Competition 2024 for its Octyma brake caliper, receiving the Platinum Award in the vehicle parts and automotive accessories design category. Octyma is the 8-piston aluminum brake caliper with a strong personality and innovative design for high-tech cars. It is a uniquely styled component whose name - from the Latin octo, eight - recalls the number of pistons. In addition, the eight is a symbol of infinity and a constant flow of energy and power that represents balance and harmony. From a technological point ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

Alpine's CEO Philippe Krief to be Renault's new CTO

The Renault Group has appointed Philippe Krief, current chief executive officer of Alpine, as chief technology officer, replacing Gilles Le Borgne, who was in turn appointed strategic adviser to CEO Luca de Meo. In his new role, effective September 1st, Krief will manage all of the Group's engineering activities and will be responsible for identifying future innovations and technology trends, as well as accelerating the development of upcoming models. Krief began his career at Michelin, and later moved to the Fiat Group, where he served as technical director of ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

BMW group joins Eclipse Foundation's SDV Working Group

BMW Group has joined the Eclipse Foundation's Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) Working Group as a strategic member. The Eclipse SDV Working Group facilitates global collaboration on open-source software technologies for use in modern vehicles. Members of the SDV Working Group are organizations that view participation in Eclipse projects as strategic to their business and invest significant development and other resources to further promote the Foundation's technology. As a strategic member, the BMW Group has the opportunity to lead the direction of the SDV Working Group and conduct multiple ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

BYD, three new plug-in hybrids models coming for European markets

BYD, the world's leading manufacturer of NEVs (New Energy Vehicles), has so far reserved electric vehicles almost and exclusively for Europe, but these have come to a screeching halt in recent months. Reason why new PHEV models will soon arrive in order to increase the user base. Indeed, it must be remembered that BYD is not a 100% electric manufacturer, but specializes in NEVs, a label that includes BEVs, PHEVs, and FCEVs (hydrogen fuel cell). In addition to the classic 100% electrics, the company also produces several plug-ins that ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

Catl seeking new funds for global expansion

The largest global EV battery manufacturer, China's Contemporary Amperex Technology (Catl), said it is in talks with global financial institutions to raise funds for global expansion. Catl said it plans to raise funds in line with its strategy to support the global automotive industry's transition to green technology. Reports suggest that the company aims to raise 1.5 billion dollars from various sovereign wealth funds, energy companies and private funds to help drive its global expansion. "The purpose of the fund is to facilitate the global energy transition ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

Europe car market up 4.3% in June at 1,089,925 units

New car registrations in the European Union rose 4.3 percent to 1,089,925 units in June, driven by growth in three of the region's four largest markets-Italy (+15.1 percent), Germany (+6.1 percent) and Spain (+2.2 percent). In contrast, France recorded a 4.8 percent decline last month. In the first half of the year, new car registrations increased by 4.5 percent to nearly 5.7 million units. However, registration volumes remain relatively low (down 18 percent) compared to pre-pandemic (2019) levels. The bloc ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

EV range of 106 km for Jaecoo J7 PHEV thanks to the Super Hybrid system

At a time of uncertainty such as the European market is experiencing, determined on the one hand to break free from fossil fuels while customers are still reluctant about the choice of 100% electric propulsion, plug-in hybrid powertrains are the ideal choice toward increasingly sustainable mobility. Omoda-Jaecoo is preparing to launch its Jaecoo J7 PHEV Super Hybrid SUV that promises to set new standards in the “plug-in” hybrid categories. With a 100% electric range of 106 km, an average fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km and an overall ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

F1, in Hungary the penultimate GP before the summer break

Last double before the summer break for the Formula 1 World Championship: it starts with the Hungarian Grand Prix, now in its 39th edition, as always staged at the Hungaroring. At one time this race marked the conclusion of the first half of the season, while for the past two years Belgium has been added before the summer break. The Hungaroring, home of the race since 1986 and the first Grand Prix in history to be run beyond the Iron Curtain that separated the Western European bloc from the Eastern ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

Former F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella new Vredestein Ambassador

Giancarlo Fisichella, winner of three Formula 1 races, has been chosen as the new ambassador for Vredestein, the premium automotive tire brand of Apollo Tyres. Through this two-year agreement, Fisichella will help test and develop Vredestein's new high-performance tires, participate in key events, and be featured in the brand's online and offline communications. In his new role, in June Fisichella led the Vredestein team during the latest edition of Italy's iconic classic car rally, the 1000 Miglia. In a race from Brescia to Rome and back, Fisichella ...

Thursday 18 July 2024

Grandland, Milan preview for Opel's new flagship car

Following its world premiere at the Eisenach plant in Thuringia, Opel presented the new Grandland to the national press in Milan. The new generation of Opel's top-of-the-line SUV looks stylish and dynamic, proving spacious and versatile, and is available with a range of fully electrified powertrains. The newcomer shows for the first time on a production model many design features first seen on the Opel Experimental concept car. These include the 3D Vizor with the centrally illuminated Blitz logo, the permanently illuminated Opel lettering on the rear, and the ...