ON A technicality, new laws coming into force in Australia on July 1 could delay the implementation of so-called “locked-down” Electronic Control Units (ECUs), but changes to US regulations will be difficult to circumvent and will likely have repercussions effect. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been pushingRead More →

BOSCH announced this week that it had acquired Melbourne-based MoTeC (Motorsports Technology) for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition agreements were signed by Bosch and the MoTeC Group this month and are currently subject to merger control approval. Bosch says that in terms of organisation, MoTeC – headquartered in Croydon, VictoriaRead More →

ReportLinker ResearchInChina has released the “Global and Chinese Flying Car Industry Research Report 2022”. A flying car is a three-dimensional vehicle. Generally speaking, it is a low-altitude intelligent autonomous transport tool carrying goods or people, namely the electric vertical take-off. and landing (eVTOL). New York, June 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)Read More →

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:11 PM An electric vehicle being charged Automotive groups have criticized the government’s decision to remove subsidies for newly purchased electric vehicles (EVs), fearing it will deter buyers from entering the market. In a shocking blow to the car industry, the Department for Transport (DfT) hasRead More →

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal” – Pablo Picasso. In 1896, Ford manufactured its first car and its most lucrative flight. While the manufacture of the quadricycle was a major feat, it came 11 years after two Germans – Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz – developed the first gasoline-powered automobile.Read More →

German car sales took another hit in May, official figures showed on Wednesday, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and tight supply chains added to the industry’s woes. New registrations in Europe’s biggest economy fell 10.2% year-on-year to just over 207,000 cars, the Federal Transport Authority (KBA) said in a statement.Read More →

South Africa is such a strange place. Five partial municipal elections were held on Wednesday, two of which were made necessary because the former public representative was violently killed. There is mass unemployment, load shedding, flooding and the usual setbacks that we talk about every day. And during this lastRead More →

POWER tech giant Cummins has unveiled a 15-litre hydrogen engine that could pave the way for emission-free heavy-duty transport. Launched at the Advanced Clean Transport Expo in California, the new powertrain called X15H is an internal combustion engine that will run much like a diesel engine but with clean hydrogenRead More →

ANCAP has given the Kia EV6, Mercedes-Benz C-Class (sedan) and Volkswagen Multivan PHEV (on sale in New Zealand) a five-star maximum safety rating. All three models have been tested against the more stringent ANCAP 2020-2022 testing requirements. The recently launched battery-electric EV6 scored well in all key elements of theRead More →

BMW and Mini could switch to a direct sales agency model in Europe, but the local subsidiary of the Bavarian group says it has no plans – for the time being – to follow this example. BMW Group Sales and Marketing Director Pieter Nota recently told Automotive News Europe (ANE)Read More →

GENERAL Motors CEO Mary Barra told Automotive News Europe that the company can re-enter the European market as a company focused on electric vehicles and that it has no seller’s remorse for divesting Opel and Vauxhall in 2017 to what was then the PSA group. It remains unclear whether theRead More →

THE shortage of microprocessors continues to wreak havoc on global vehicle production, with European and North American production facilities recording particularly large losses in the latter part of May. According to a report in Automotive News, North American factories pulled about 87,500 vehicles from their production schedules, with European assemblyRead More →

LESS than 48 hours after the announcement of the federal election results, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) called on the Albanian government to adopt the industry’s own voluntary emissions reduction program for Australia’s light-duty vehicle fleet. According to FCAI CEO Tony Weber, the time has come for theRead More →

The future looks uncertain for front-drive compact cars from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, as German premium brands seek to prioritize profit margins on high-end models – rather than high-volume ones – with their upcoming battery electric products. Speaking at the recent Financial Times Future of the Car 2022 conference, Mercedes-Benz chiefRead More →

MANILA – For two consecutive months, sales by local vehicle assemblers have grown more than 40%, with April 2022 sales increasing 40.9%, the Philippine Chamber of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. reported on Thursday. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA). . Vehicle sales increased to 25,149 units last month from 17,843Read More →

Auto industry still not out of the woods and Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to raise repo rate by 45 basis points will make car loans expensive, senior official says of the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA). Comparing April 2022 auto sales to April 2019, FADA Chairman VinkeshRead More →

VW, Skoda, Honda access Swarm technology to prevent accidents, avoid traffic jams and get closer to fully autonomous driving. Volkswagen, Skoda and Honda are among the brands using or testing Swarm technology to provide excellent driver assistance capabilities. The solution is such a big step towards high-level autonomy that aRead More →

FOLLOWING the appointment of Paul Sansom of Volkswagen Group Australia to its Board of Directors last month, the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) today announced that Glen Walker of SEA Electric has been accepted to the Board of Directors of the ‘organization. As Vice President of SEA Electric Asia Pacific, Mr.Read More →

“DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW ORDERS.” That’s the message that potential Polestar 2 buyers greet on the company’s Australian website when they try to access the Volvo sub-brand car configurator. Under normal circumstances, this would be the first step towards placing an online order forRead More →

Britain’s auto industry suffered its worst March for new car sales since 1998, according to new figures. Just 243,479 new cars were registered last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. That’s a 14.3% drop from March 2021. This is the lowest March total since 1998, whichRead More →

MOBILE: Mobile.de is Germany’s most popular car marketplace with 16 million unique visitors per month and more than 1.5 million vehicles listed CARSALES chief executive Ajay Bhatia has resigned to join global online company Adevinta as CEO of its German car classifieds platform, mobile.de. He will be replaced by PaulRead More →

Australia’s auto industry released the 2021 results of its industry-led voluntary emissions standard on Tuesday, and while there is clear progress, Australia remains a global laggard, with no directed emissions targets or mandated by the federal government. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Australia’s leading organization representing companies thatRead More →

TrendForce, the leading market information institution, reports that the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war has led to difficult situations on both sides of the conflict, affecting the entire global automotive industry. The institution reports that many car factories are suspending their activities in Russia, as well as a ban on importing vehicles.Read More →

RECORD fuel prices attributed to the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war have prompted the FCAI to tackle what it sees as ineffective and outdated taxes imposed on Australian motorists. With the price of unleaded now above $2.00 per liter and an associated increase in the cost of living due toRead More →

Production disruptions will take their toll, with the Czech auto industry accounting for around a quarter of industrial output and exports. In Hungary, the automotive sector accounts for 28% of industrial exports. By Jason Hovet and Gergely Szakacs Prague: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is undermining hopes that Central Europe’s autoRead More →

UK new car registrations rose 15.0% in February as 58,994 new cars hit UK roads, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The rise of 7,682 units was from the same month in 2021, when the pandemic shuttered car showrooms across the UK.Read More →

Battery electric vehicle sales accounted for 17.7% of the new car sales market in February. Image: Getty Battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales in February 2022 increased 196.3% year-on-year as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released its recommendations to support charging deployment . BEV sales reached 10,417 (orRead More →

58,994 new cars registered during conventional low-volume pre-plate change month. Demand is up 15.0% from the 2021 lockdown, but economic uncertainty and supply issues are keeping the market -25.9% below February 2020 before the pandemic. Ahead of the spring statement, industry calls for action on infrastructure and energy costs, withRead More →

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine making headlines around the world, automotive industry supply chains are under new pressure. In addition to component deliveries, challenges arise in terms of critical raw materials in the context of supply disruptions from Ukraine and trade sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States andRead More →

AS the automotive world continues to deal with protracted supply issues and general pandemic-induced business disruptions, an interesting side effect has emerged: customers are becoming more patient. Speaking to GoAuto at the local reveal of the RS e-tron GT last week, Audi Australia product manager Matthew Dale said buyer behaviorRead More →

MAZDA Australia says 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for local new-car sales as COVID-19-related supply issues and microprocessor shortages ease. Additionally, with Australia nearing the top of all global markets for the Mazda brand, the Japanese brand’s local subsidiary expects the supply of new upcoming SUVsRead More →

With official repair and maintenance qualifications only now emerging as vehicle electrification accelerates in the Australian market, brands that already offer models with high-voltage batteries and drive systems are are supported by internal training to improve technicians. Although battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for just 1.95% of the Australian newRead More →

With official repair and maintenance qualifications only now emerging as vehicle electrification accelerates in the Australian market, brands that already offer models with high-voltage batteries and drive systems are are supported by internal training to improve technicians. Although battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for just 1.95% of the Australian newRead More →