Automotive Engineering International 2010-07-20

    • A new Opel-Vauxhall emerges
      Opel-Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly is confident of the potential of electric vehicles.
    • Volvo technology enters new era
      The deal transferring Volvo's ownerhip to the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is expected to be sealed before the fourth quarter of the year, offering a lower cost base that could see Volvo sales up from about 390,000 this year to a million by 2016.
    • Time for more consultations
      Lotus Engineering's new director, Dr. Robert Hentschel, thinks hard and often, especially about electric bicycles in China, building bridges to the future, extended-range hybrids, and vehicle links to the infrastructure.
    • Aston Martin rides out the recession
      The company is relying on a combination of its flexible VH vehicle architecture, a small-car partnership with Toyota, and component multitasking to see it into the future.