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Passenger Vehicles

Groupe PSA forms a JV with Nidec for future electric motors

Passenger Vehicles by Autocar Pro News Desk May 23, 2018

The JV will produce traction electric motors for MHEVs, PHEVs and EVs.

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Industry

Lack of charging infra and affordable cars to hold back EV penetration in India, says report

Industry by Autocar Pro News Desk May 23, 2018

While electric vehicles are forecast to make up 44% of European light-duty vehicle sales by 2030, 41% in China, 34% in USA, and 17% in Japan, India will likely...

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Technology

British Petroleum invests $ 20 million for developing ultra-fast charging battery development

Technology by Autocar Pro News Desk May 23, 2018

The investment is in the Israel-based battery technology developer, StoreDot, guarantees charging time as long as filling a conventional combustion car.

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Passenger Vehicles

Ford confirms production of second vehicle at Romanian plant

Passenger Vehicles by Autocar Pro News Desk May 23, 2018

The new model is in addition to Ford EcoSport SUV and 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine; Ford is investing up to 200 million euros at Craiova plant in Romania.

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Industry

Suzuki Motor wins JSAE awards for technical paper and technological development

Industry by Autocar Pro News Desk May 23, 2018

The Japanese automaker has won Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan’s Asahara Science Award, Outstanding Technical Paper Award, and Technological Development...

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Industry

Nissan underlines commitment to EV era at KAIDA forum in Seoul

Industry by Autocar Pro News Desk May 23, 2018

Nissan says it is committed to making electric vehicles more accessible to more customers, and that Korea has the potential to lead the era of electrification in...

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Passenger Vehicles

Volvo offers world's first Amazon Prime Now test drive service for V40

Passenger Vehicles by Sam Sheehan, Autocar UK May 23, 2018

Swedish brand will bring cars to customers' doors for 45-minute test drives.

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Industry

BMW i3 batteries used in National Grid storage facility

Industry by Jimi Beckwith, Autocar UK May 23, 2018

Six shipping container-sized units house 22 megawatts of storage for Pen y Cymoedd wind farm.

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Technology

Global location data providers rally for a standard map for self-driving cars

Technology by Autocar Pro News Desk May 22, 2018

OneMap Alliance will be open to new strategic partners across the globe.

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Industry

UK government launches car-friendly extension to air quality plan

Industry by Jimi Beckwith, Autocar UK May 22, 2018

Minister Michael Gove takes aim at farming and domestic fuels in latest bid to improve UK air.