AutoSector.com ®

Manufacturing

CLEPA re-elects Thorsten Muschal as president – Just Auto

European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), has re-elected Thorsten Muschal (Faurecia), as president for a second term. The component body also confirmed several leadership mandates and new association membership applications during the annual General Assembly held on 9 June via video conference. Muschal was elected for another two-year term starting 2022 until 2023 included. CLEPA …

CLEPA re-elects Thorsten Muschal as president – Just Auto Read More »

Resurging markets, Ford’s new pickup, Tesla’s new model axe – the week – Just Auto

Ford this week announced plans to re-enter the US compact pickup market with the Maverick, re-targeting a segment it once contested with the Mazda built Courier Recovery keeps coming even as COVID-19 resurges in some Asian markets, in particular. Japan’s new vehicle market surged by over 46% to 319,318 units in May 2021 from depressed …

Resurging markets, Ford’s new pickup, Tesla’s new model axe – the week – Just Auto Read More »

Why solid-state batteries will eventually power your laptop or EV – Just Auto

Lithium-ion batteries are integral to our lives and the clean energy transition. Mobile phones and laptops, electric vehicles (EVs) and home energy storage systems all run on these ubiquitous batteries. Researchers and manufacturers have driven down the price of lithium-ion batteries by 90% over the past decade and believe they can make them cheaper still. …

Why solid-state batteries will eventually power your laptop or EV – Just Auto Read More »

Hitachi and Arrival team for e-bus solutions – Just Auto

Hitachi Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, and Arrival, have partnered to deliver new bus and infrastructure solutions to the European bus industry. The non-exclusive partnership combines Hitachi’s digital and operational capabilities with Arrival’s products that it says are competitive in price with fossil fuel alternatives. Together, both companies say they will work with …

Hitachi and Arrival team for e-bus solutions – Just Auto Read More »

Should EV drivers see charge hubs as destinations? – Just Auto

Electrify America and Volkswagen of America have announced an agreement providing an unlimited charging plan for owners of the newly launched ID.4 electric SUV Electrify America, the US-wide open DC fast-charging network set up as part of Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating settlement with the federal government, now has more than 600 charging stations and 2,600 individual DC …

Should EV drivers see charge hubs as destinations? – Just Auto Read More »

Automechanika Birmingham now June 2023 – Just Auto

Automechanika Birmingham says it will be postponing its UK event to June, 2023, maintaining its alternation with its counterpart in Frankfurt, which recently moved in its full form to September, 2022, due to ongoing international travel restrictions. Organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and Messe Frankfurt UK, made the decision following discussion with exhibitors and other stakeholders …

Automechanika Birmingham now June 2023 – Just Auto Read More »

Ex-UAW president gets jail sentence for embezzlement – Just Auto

The former United Auto Workers (UAW) president Gary Jones has been sentenced to 28 months in a US federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing around $1m of union funds. Court proceeding heard accounts of padding expense accounts for lavish vacations at golf resorts, fine whisky and cigars. Jones also pleaded guilty to hiding income …

Ex-UAW president gets jail sentence for embezzlement – Just Auto Read More »