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  • UK: Ricardo appoints new chief tech officer

    Ricardo has appointed Neville Jackson to the newly created post of chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO). Jackson joined Ricardo 27 years ago and has since held a number of posts in the areas of innovation and technology development. In his new role as CTIO, Jackson will foster relationships with…

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  • India: Reva plans four overseas EV ventures

    Indian EV manufacturer Reva Electric Car Company plans to establish four overseas vehicle manufacturing ventures that may be profitable building as few as 5,000 cars a year. Interviewed by Bloomberg in New Delhi, Chetan Kumaar Maini, the company’s deputy chairman and chief technology officer, says: “Break-even could happen in 5,000

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    Volvo’s each-way bet on NG-diesel bi-fuelling

    Volvo Trucks has in recent months, rather surprisingly, reached agreement with two different North American proprietary engine converters, enabling its diesels to run on natural gas. Clean Air Power (CAP) of San Diego, California and Westport Innovations of Vancouver, Canada have established separate links with Volvo. The two converters use

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  • India: Bosch to invest Rs20bn between 2010 & 2012

    Between 2010 and 2012, Bosch will invest Rs20bn (US$432.98m) in its Indian operations. Of this total, nearly a quarter will go towards strengthening Bosch Automotive Group’s research and development capabilities in India. Between 2005 and 2009, the automotive components manufacturer invested a total of Rs21bn in India, which went towards…

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  • India: GKN Driveline to invest Rs2.5bn over two years

    Automotive components manufacturer GKN Driveline has announced its investment plans for India over the next two years. The company’s plans call for a total investment of around Rs2.5bn (US$54.13m) in this timeframe, a report carried by a local newspaper says. Of this, the company will invest Rs1bn in the next…

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  • US: New president for Ricardo, Inc

    Ricardo Inc, the US unit of UK engineering company Ricardo plc, welcomed a new president on 1 January when Kent Niederhofer officially assumed the role. In his new role, Niederhofer will report directly to Ricardo plc chief executive Dave Shemmans. The supplier explains that this new appointment follows a wide-ranging

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  • Switzerland: UN forum to adopt Japanese EV regulations

    The upcoming UN World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations is expected to adopt several of Japan’s safety regulations regarding hybrid and electric vehicles, turning them into global standards, reports Japanese newspaper the Nikkei. The forum is a working party of the United National Economic Commission for Europe and is

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  • India: Mahindra EV to debut at New Delhi

    Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is expected to unveil its upcoming electric vehicle at the New Delhi Auto Expo later in January, reports Economic Times. The new eco-friendly model is scheduled to launch by the end of this year. The Auto Expo will also see the debut of M&M’s new Maxximo

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    Japan: Toyota plans hybrid output at Miyagi plant

    According to a report in the Japan Times, Toyota is planning to produce hybrid vehicles at a new assembly plant that will start operating in 2011 in Ohira, Miyagi Prefecture, north-eastern Japan. Toyota intends to manufacture a Vitz (Yaris)-class subcompact hybrid model at the plant, which would be one of

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    US: Ford Super Duty trucks spark DEF launch

    Ford has alerted its dealerships to prepare for the launch of Motorcraft Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) that will be required for 2011MY F-Super Duty pick-ups fitted with the new Scorpion 6.7-litre V8 diesel engine. DEF is a non-hazardous fluid (67% deionised water/33% chemically pure urea) injected into the diesel exhaust

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  • China: China Yuchai updates on shares sale in Thakral

    China Yuchai International has announced that CIMB-GK Securities has recently entered into agreements with purchasers for a further 340 million shares out of the remaining 354 million in Thakral Corporation. The shares are being offered by Venture Delta, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Yuchai. The placement is on an ex-distribution…

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