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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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Automotive News, December 2018

Published 19th December 2018

AUTOMOTIVE It is no secret that the electric and hybrid vehicle market is experiencing a high level of growth, particularly as consumers become more aware of global sustainability issues. Not only do electric vehicles help the environment, they are becoming more viable from a cost perspective. However, a common factor preventing consumers from purchasing fully […]

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Automotive News, November 2018

Published 20th November 2018

Ford is in talks with a chemical company about using its Bridgend plant to build a new off-road vehicle. Ineos Automotive plans to build a car to replace the Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in 2016. Talks come a week after Ford told staff working on the new Jaguar engine not to […]

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Automotive News, October 2018

Published 16th October 2018

With Brexit, impending and many companies in limbo about the future, Bentley Motors leads the way, recruiting a new intake of apprentices as the business takes a strong stance toward UK manufacturing.

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