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CATL H1 profit surges on booming NEV market

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China's largest automotive lithium-ion battery maker, has forecast a 120-150% annual profit growth in the first half of 2019 amid a booming new energy vehicle (NEV) market. Reported by Just-Auto

Cupra to expand range with Frankfurt-bound concept

Short video shows a car closely resembling the previously revealed e-Racer Cupra has released a video hinting at a forthcoming concept, to be shown at the Frankfurt motor show. In the video posted to the company's Instagram page, a silhouette of the upcoming car's front end can be seen, ... Reported by Autocar

Porsche Engineering opens revamped Nardo Technical Centre test tracks

Porsche Engineering, which has operated the facility since 2012, said the renovation of the 12.6km circular track and dynamic platform for car testing at the Nardo Technical Centre in Apulia, Italy, had been completed and opened officially. Reported by Just-Auto

ANFAC lauds Spain efficiency and labour harmony

Spain is not playing a low-cost labour game to attract overseas OEMs and suppliers, says its automotive association, but is more concentrating on the efficiency of its factories and solid union agreements. Reported by Just-Auto

Promoted | Want to test drive the new Toyota Corolla hybrid?

We’re giving you the chance to attend a VIP event to try out the new model that What Car? has named the best hybrid hatchback on the market right now... When it comes to hybrid hatchbacks, the all-new Toyota Corolla is the new leader of the pack. What Car? recently named the Toyota Corolla ... Reported by Autocar

Mexican Beetlemania outlives demise of the Love Bug

VW’s beloved ‘vocho’ putters on despite coming to the end of the production line Reported by FT

Electric vehicle chargepoints should offer card payment by 2020

The Government says, by spring next year, users of all new rapid chargepoints should have the option of using contactless credit or debit card payment All new public charging points should offer contactless payment via credit or debit card by spring next year, the Government has stipulated, ... Reported by Autocar

SEAT Components making new gearbox for VW Group brands

SEAT Components, working with other company assembly plants in Martorell and Barcelona, has started production of the Volkswagen Group's new MQ281 gearbox. Reported by Just-Auto

PSA H1 sales down 12.7% to 1.9m vehicles

PSA has posted first-half sales down 12.7% to 1.9m vehicles with China experiencing particular challenges in the face of falling demand. Reported by Just-Auto

First drive: 2019 Mini Electric driven on track

Mini Electric driven in New York The Mini brand is making the leap into electric power – but a brief drive shows the firm's first production EV is reassuringly familiar The Mini Electric is the launching point of a bold new era for the venerable British brand – but the first ... Reported by Autocar

Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar debuts at British GP

Aston Martin Valkyrie runs at the British Grand Prix Aston's 1160bhp multi-million-pound hypercar has been driven in anger during the British Grand Prix weekend The new 1160bhp Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has run in public for the first time at the British Grand Prix. The ... Reported by Autocar

New 2020 Audi A3 to spawn seven-strong model lineup

Audi claims the new A3 will be the most advanced car in its class, with new levels of technology, refinement and quality Audi chairman Bram Schott has granted production approval to the new A3 ahead of its UK introduction in early 2020. However, it will be another year before sporting ... Reported by Autocar

A meeting of minds: Aston Martin, JLR and Porsche lead engineers debate the future of performance cars

Three of the greatest minds in motoring assemble to give us their thoughts on performance SUVs, electrification, driver assistance programmes and... beer Aston Martin’s Matt Becker, Jaguar Land Rover’s Mike Cross and Porsche’s Andreas Preuninger are determined to keep the fun ... Reported by Autocar

Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X 2.0 2019 review

By making a petrol work more like a diesel, can the Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X show there’s still life in the internal combustion engine? This may look like a humble, if rather stylish hatchback, but there’s more to the Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X than meets the eye. Look under its bonnet and you’ll see, ... Reported by Autocar

Politicians must take practical action on climate change

Plant trees and encourage energy efficiency rather than subsidising electric cars Reported by FT

Year of the underdog: Geely's rise from obscurity to the top

Geely is now the 14th biggest car manufacturer in the world - how? We chart the Chinese company's path to becoming one of the world’s biggest car makers Few car manufacturers have risen so far in such a short space of time as Geely. The Chinese brand’s name can be translated ... Reported by Autocar

Brabham BT62: 691bhp track weapon takes on Silverstone

Everywhere you look on this BT62 prototype, the attention to detail is meticulous David Brabham’s BT62 is a machine his old man, the late Sir Jack, would surely have loved. We strap in to try it It’s taken five years or 50, depending on how you look at it. It’s been five ... Reported by Autocar

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 2019 review

Porsche reprises arguably the finest drivers' car of its generation, with an all-new engine but the same purist philosophy You’re looking at the second-generation Cayman GT4, and therefore your new departure point into the big-winged world of Porsche’s quickest and sweetest ... Reported by Autocar

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