Move from diesel to gasoline vehicle production increases pressure on European and North American OEMs

Evolving buying patterns results in need for accelerated production switchover as diesel sales continue to fall, increasing premium freight demand   Latest figures published in a report by ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, showed a global 17% drop in diesel sales over 2017 figures, with gasoline vehicles increasing their share by 14.6%1. Electrified powertrain... Read more

New interactive stock management deal announced for major automotive retail group

SalesMaster’s innovative STOCKBOOK platform adopted by Inchcape throughout its UK retail network   Milton Keynes, August,  2018… Automotive industry software specialist SalesMaster, has announced a deal to supply leading franchised retailer group Inchcape with its proprietary STOCKBOOK product. The platform, which enables group-wide stock visibility in real-time delivers next generation stock management, targeted tactical campaigns... Read more

Champion® releases informative new YouTube Channel

Installation guides to tips and tricks for all Champion® ranges now available for ignition, braking, filters, wipers, lighting   Kontich, Belgium, August 15th, 2018. …Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC, has announced that its Champion® brand has developed a new YouTubeTM channel, Champion EU. The videos are aimed at providing short, informative and... Read more

NEXCEL testing demonstrates potential 2g/km CO2 reduction

BP’s innovation business NEXCEL predicts CO2 reduction at a €/g cost significantly less than mild hybridisation  Reading, 15th August 2018 Testing of the latest Nexcel active engine oil management system across three different engine types demonstrated the system’s potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 2 g/km. The reduction is delivered by ensuring a precise oil-engine match,... Read more

Advanced Propulsion Centre Automotive Technology Roadmap

After many months of intensive work, on July 3rd and 4th we launched the Automotive Council’s new Automotive Technology Roadmap, published by the APC. It stimulated a lot of debate during editing, leading to an excellent document that combines the expertise of 139 different specialists. The launch brought 15 B2B auto industry journalists together for... Read more

Mechanics win trip of a lifetime to a NASCAR® race in the United States

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ competition winner receives two tickets to his race of choice in the U.S., including flights and accommodation   Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, is sending two lucky technicians from Top-notch Motor Repairs in Tamworth to the USA to see the thrills of NASCAR® at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The... Read more