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Automotive news, September 2019

Published 9th October 2019

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will shut down production in all its UK plants, including Halewood on Merseyside, for a week, starting from November 4. The manufacturing giant blamed the uncertainty of Brexit and other external factors on the decision to cease production. https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2048771-car-giant-to-close-factories-for-a-week-over-brexit-uncertainty?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NorthWest_27th_Sep_2019_Daily

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Automotive News, Early September 2019

Published 24th September 2019

AUTOMOTIVE Ineos Automotive has chosen Bridgend for the production of its new 4×4 vehicle, it has been announced. It is expected to initially create around 200 jobs to make the Grenadier, and up to 500 in the long-term.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49733291  

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Automotive News, Late August, 2019

Published 11th September 2019

AUTOMOTIVE One of the UK’s leading autonomous vehicle specialists, Aurrigo, has recorded an international boom after securing more than £1.5m of orders from across the world. Aurrigo has seen demand for its driverless pods soar following the successful completion of major trials in the UK and Australia proved that its technology can deliver safe and […]

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Automotive News, August 2019

Published 14th August 2019

AUTOMOTIVE The chief executive of Vauxhall-owner PSA says it could move all production from its Ellesmere Port factory if Brexit makes it unprofitable. Carlos Tavares has said that the carmaker has alternatives to the plant which it could use. The move would probably lead to the closure of the site, threatening 1,000 jobs. That would […]

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Automotive News, July 2019

Published 23rd July 2019

AUTOMOTIVE The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for Transport will invest in UK engineering to “transform” the network of electric charge points. Wireless charging and “pop-up” pavement technology are among the investments being made. Sales of plug-in hybrid […]

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Automotive News, June 2019

Published 25th June 2019

AUTOMOTIVE BMW and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are to join forces on developing electric car technologies. The car giants said they would work together to develop electric motors, transmissions and power electronics. Both firms have struggled to maintain profit margins amid falling car sales and higher costs as well as the need to invest in […]

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Automotive News, Early May 2019

Published 2nd May 2019

AUTOMOTIVE   Jaguar Land Rover is developing the next phase of its innovative aluminium recycling initiative which reuses the aluminium in its current vehicles to make the cars of tomorrow. The project, which is co-funded by Innovate UK, aims to recover aluminium from existing JLR vehicles and reform it into new high-grade aluminium to create […]

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Automotive News, March 2019

Published 26th March 2019

AUTOMOTIVE The Pininfarina Battista is reportedly the most powerful road-legal car ever to be built, with a 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds, and 0-300km/h in fewer than 12. More importantly though, it is electric. Designed and built in Italy, the Pininfarina Battista was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland, which […]

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Automotive News, February 2019

Published 25th February 2019

AUTOMOTIVE Aston Martin has achieved annual revenues of more than £1bn for the first time after it achieved a big jump in car sales. It sold 6,441 vehicles in 2018, 26% more than a year earlier, although average selling price was down slightly to £157,000. It is the car manufacturer’s first annual results since becoming […]

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Automotive News, January 2019

Published 17th January 2019

AUTOMOTIVE There is something unmistakably Aston Martin about the new Vantage. It retains the British marque’s characteristic blend of aggression and sophistication – like a cage fighter squeezed into a Savile Row suit. However, it is in other respects quite different to cars that have gone before it and the rest of the current range.  […]

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