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As a Chinese manufacturer adds built-in karaoke and a passenger selfi-camera to its latest vehicle, the challenge of building infrastructure become ever more serious. Europe battles an EV sales challenge and Fiat -Chrysler buys a share of Tesla's emissions allowance.
Despite an apparent collapse in the diesel car market across Europe, VW claims its diesel orders have increased
Exponential growth in the Electric Vehicle market is forcing significant innovation in the lubes sector. OATS also rounds-up the latest EV news.
Tougher EU emissions targets to 2030 have polarised opinions and have not been well received by the auto industry.
Ford and Baidu collaborate further in technology and connectivity in China.
Ford will only sell two cars in North America and concentrate on SUV and truck sales.
In-depth research from SMMT shows 21% increase in female buyers and massive model diversity over 10 years.
This month's stories in the EV/hybrid market include an electric rickshaw in India, Jaguar's new I-Pace, recharging highways in Sweden and Italian designer Pininfarina's entry into the luxury EV market.
UK vehicle sales fall for the 9th straight months, but the annual figure is still one of the highest in a decade and EV sales rose dramatically.
OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.
The trials are believed to be to hold Level 4 status and will be used to test a variety of safety, economic and communication models for autonomous driving.
New research shows a flourishing automotive market will also boost independent lube sales.
The Chinese government will not approve any applications by newcomers to the auto industry that want to produce petrol-powered vehicles in China.
The German carmaker sees sales growing in the crucial Chinese market as group Q1 results are positive, although VW brand takes a hit.
Mitsubishi has discovered fuel consumption testing in cars sold in Japan has been improperly presented.
Total will remain Kia Motors Corp.’s preferred aftermarket lubricants supplier for Kia vehicles for another five years while the French oil major will supply technical assistance to the Renault/Red Bull F1 team.
Discrepancies in subsidies payments may be behind surging demand for electric cars
A Frost & Sullivan highlights the cost benefits of hitting the tough Euro emissions targets after analysing nine OEMs for potential compliance.
The heavy machinery manufacturer believes its investment strategy will see strong returns as India's heavy equipment market heads for double-size growth.
Despite being sued by a local environmental group, VW remains committed to the growing market
The tech giant is banking on tougher emissions regulations to boost demand for advanced filters
Masternaut are launching an OEM fuel economy database while Peugeot-Citroen will publish real-world fuel economy figures.
Caterpillar will design and manufacture its CAT vocational truck family in-house following a split with Navistar.
Automobili Lamborghini Sant’Agata Bolognese factory is the first company to get Co2 neutral certification.
Wärtsilä has developed propulsion systems which are compatible with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs). Meanwhile BP & Sinopec sign Singapore marine JV.
Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division and First Solar have announced that they will develop an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar solution for microgrid applications.
Thatcham made an impact without making an impact as nearly 50 fleet and transport managers from all industry sectors joined their live Auto Braking and Driver Assistance demonstrations.
Russia's poor automarket will see GM idle its plant in St. Petersburg while Nissan has suspended its production for 16 days, but Ford is deepening its ties in the country.
Toyota will evaluate the performance of new power semi-conductors that use a silicon carbide (SiC) material, fitted to a Camry hybrid saloon prototype and a hydrogen fuel cell-powered bus.
Despite falling sales for many of China's automakers some fared better than others
The NDAA 2015 bill now includes bi-fuel natural gas vehicles.
Vehicle production has grown significantly as consumer demand remains strong
Daimler and Dartz are doing more for the Chinese dollar with luxury models aimed specifically at China's luxury car buyers.
Expansion may slow but the German car giant is still bullish on China long-term
A sluggish economy could reduce growth to 7% by the end of 2014
The imbalance of the North American and European markets legislation is causing concern for off-highway OEMs and technology suppliers.
Tesla, China Unicom and the government are all planning massive investments in EV infrastructure
OEMs need to work on new driveline technology to meet consumer demands in the four-wheel-drive market.
Russian partners have signed an agreement which includes factory fill, industrial lubes supply and sponsorship.
The joint venture is looking to build on the rural success of its MPV offering
Exxon opens and OEM-focussed tech centre in Germany, as chemical specialist Lubrizol breaks ground on new operation to meet Brazil's domestic surfactant product demand as
Ford is celebrating a milestone of diesel engine production in the UK.
Car sales in Russia are predicted to fall by up to 20% in 2014 although AvtoVAZ could increase its domestic share in the long-run
Caterpillar has announced its strategy for resale of Tier 4 Interim products in less regulated countries.
Policy makers are keen to curb smog in China's increasingly polluted capital with further radical measures on vehicle ownership.
Caterpillar acquisition and JV offer new horizons, but will it help the share price?
China's slowing economy reflected in national auto sales
Hydrodec has reached agreement with its U.S. partner G&S Technologies Group, to expand capacity at its rerefinery in Canton, Ohio.
Bel-Ray has entered an agreement with HVL to expand mining lubricants into Queensland in Australia
Chinese Academy proposes scrapping of monopolies to promote fair trade.
GE to buy oil pump maker Lufkin for nearly $3 billion
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