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Ford Australia job losses, as VW joint venture ramps up
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24th Jan 2019
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Ford Australia job losses, as VW joint venture ramps up

Ford will axe more than 200 jobs locally as part of a global restructure of the company’s engineering divisions, however Australia will retain a key role in the recently-signed joint development of the next generation Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok utes. Approximately 90 contractors, 75 hourly workers and 40 salaried workers will lose their jobs but Ford Australia will retain about 1700 design and engineering staff, the largest workforce of its type in the country.
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Joshua Dowling
Bentley to celebrate centenary with special edition
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24th Jan 2019
1 min read

Bentley to celebrate centenary with special edition

Bentley has announced a new special edition, set to debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, as a celebration of its centenary. Inspired by one of its racing models, the limited-run car was this morning teased with a picture of a car's badge, sitting above what appears to be a retro-painted grille. We'd suggest the grille is a nod to the legendary Blower Bentleys of the 1920s, although the treatment has also been applied to concepts since then.
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Scott Collie
ALP promises $1 billion to support hydrogen development
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23rd Jan 2019
2 min read

ALP promises $1 billion to support hydrogen development

Federal Labor has promised to devote $1 billion to developing the Australian hydrogen sector, as part of a plan designed to "supercharge Australia's renewable energy industry". The plan would see a $3 million National Hydrogen Innovation Hub created in Gladstone, Queensland, driven by the broader promise of growth in the burgeoning hydrogen industry. According to the Federal Opposition, the industry could be worth $10 billion over the next two decades.
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Scott Collie
Passing lanes reduce crashes, speed up traffic - study
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23rd Jan 2019
1 min read

Passing lanes reduce crashes, speed up traffic - study

Passing lanes can reduce accidents by 16 per cent on highways, according to a new study from the Australia Road Research Board (ARRB). The report found overtaking lanes added to two-lane, two-way roads – the likes of which feature prominently in rural and semi-rural Australia – also reduce congestion by 10 per cent. Dr. Ian Espada from the ARRB described the lanes as a "good investment", arguing they offer "improvements in operation and safety benefits" for motorists.
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Scott Collie
Toyota, Panasonic collaborating on battery production
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22nd Jan 2019
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Toyota, Panasonic collaborating on battery production

Toyota will team up with Panasonic to accelerate battery production, as the automotive giant attempts to set itself up for future electric vehicle demand. The new joint venture will come into force by the end of 2020 pending approval by the relevant authorities, with Toyota taking the dominant (51 per cent) stake in the partnership. It builds on a lithium-ion battery partnership forged in 2017.
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Scott Collie