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No-deal Brexit an 'existential' threat to UK car industry
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28th Jul 2019
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No-deal Brexit an 'existential' threat to UK car industry

Britain's car industry has warned new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, about the risk of a 'hard' exit from the European Union. A letter from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) to Boris Johnson said a "no-deal Brexit presents an existential threat" to the British car industry.
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Scott Collie
2019 Opel Corsa revealed
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1st Jul 2019
2 min read

2019 Opel Corsa revealed

The all-new 2019 Opel Corsa has been detailed by the German brand, with European order books opening this week. Priced from €13,990 ($22,668) in Germany, the sixth-generation Corsa is based on the PSA Group’s CMP scalable architecture, which also underpins the likes of the new Peugeot 208.
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James Wong
2020 Ford Puma detailed
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27th Jun 2019
4 min read

2020 Ford Puma detailed

Ford of Europe has officially revealed and detailed its all-new Puma crossover, which the company touts as an “SUV-inspired compact crossover”. After being revealed (seemingly by accident) on Ford’s UK consumer website yesterday, we now have full details of the new model – though don’t expect it in Australian showrooms anytime soon.
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James Wong
EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology
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5th Apr 2019
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EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology

According to an investigation by the EU's anti-trust regulator, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together between 2006 and 2014 to stymie competition in developing emissions cleaning technology. The so-called "circle of five", which included engineers from Audi and Porsche, are said to have "coordinated their AdBlue dosing strategies, AdBlue tank size and refill ranges ... with the common understanding that they thereby limited AdBlue-consumption and exhaust gas cleaning effectiveness".
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Derek Fung
Renault launches vehicle-to-grid charging pilot
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21st Mar 2019
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Renault launches vehicle-to-grid charging pilot

French manufacturer Renault has announced its first large-scale pilot into reversible electric charging, kicking off in the Netherlands and Portugal. In a statement released this week, the company says: "Our alternating-current technology has the particularity of placing the reversible charger inside vehicles, so it just requires a simple, inexpensive adaptation of the existing charging terminals".
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James Wong