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Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots. Romana Moares reports. more

Porsche has expanded its range of compact SUVs with the new Macan S. The new model from the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer features a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine with enhanced combustion chamber geometry. more

The inauguration of what is perhaps Europe’s first ever energy warehouse using electric bus batteries is currently under way. more

New car sales in Poland rose 4.4% in November compared to a year earlier, totalling 49,784 for the month, according to the Samar research institute. more

Gear and drive solutions provider Oerlikon Graziano will, together with Vocis, be showcasing its latest hybrid and electric technologies at the upcoming CTI Symposium 2018 in Berlin, Estrel Hotel Berlin, Estrel Convention Center (ECC). more

Groupe PSA, ranked as Europe’s second largest carmaker, has emerged from a process of a profound transformation, aiming at becoming a global car manufacturer on the cutting edge of efficiency. more

The premium automotive brand Audi, owned by Germany’s Volkswagen, has announced it will be investing €14 billion up to 2023 in the areas of emobility, digitalisation and autonomous driving. more

French carmaker Groupe PSA (PSA) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have extended their successful long-term partnership in Europe. more

Klarius Products based in Cheadle, Staffordshire has won the NAA 2018 International Trade Award, sponsored by Morson Group. more

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is set to invest €5bn up to 2021 on its Italian facilities, in order to meet increasing demand for SUVs and electric cars. more

UK car manufacturing saw a 9.8% year-on-year decline in output in October – the 5th month of falling sales in a row – which the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) ascribes to continuing uncertainty over Brexit and what it will mean for more

WayKen specializes in visual design models, full-functional engineering prototypes and low-volume manufacturing of custom parts, providing a one-stop shop from prototype to production. more

Diesel has come in for a lot of scrutiny recently due to the levels of Nitrogen Oxide our vehicles emit. more

BETTERFLOW, an truck aerodynamics expert based in Aachen, Germany and the Finnish automotive service provider Valmet Automotive have signed an agreement to cooperate on the production of a fully automatic rear wing system for semitrailer trucks. more

International freight forwarding company Scan Global Logistics A/S, based in Copenhagen, has acquired 100% ownership of International Quality Service Group (IQS Group), a Germany-based specialist solution provider for high-end automotive logistics. more

McLaren Automotive has launched its new £50m carbon fibre production facility in Yorkshire, UK. more

Toyota has opened a new line in Poland that produces gears for hybrid drives. This is the group's first such investment outside Asia. more

The German government has announced a €1bn investment to support local battery cell production, with the aim of reducing its auto industry’s reliance on cells from Asia. more

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced its investment in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California. more

Porsche has announced the signing of a multi-year cooperation with the Metzingen-based fashion company Hugo Boss. more

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