Archive for March, 2011
Ford Bridgend will benefit from new funding from the manufacturer, which is providing £1.5 billion to assist with the research, development and manufacture of green automotive technology.
The 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine is developed at the plant and the component has helped to boost the factory's workforce to more than 2,000 people.
Also, the automotive company's [...]
A new agreement that will help to supply components for the Nissan Leaf has assisted in creating significant expansion at a car parts company in Stockton.
The £5.8 million plant's expansion at Nifco UK began yesterday, which tied in with the organisation's new deal with Nissan, which will see it provide parts for the manufacturer's Leaf [...]
The efficiency of fuel cells used in electric and hybrid vehicles could be improved significantly with the addition of nanocrystals of solid electrolyte material, it has been claimed.
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have found that placing this material between two electrodes in a fuel cell battery as an alternative to liquid enables smaller parts [...]
Pineapples and bananas could soon become an integral part of the car salvage industry, after scientists developed a way of harnessing their natural strengths to create car part materials.
Fibres from these fruits and other plants have been successfully used to create a new generation of car parts.
Led by Alcides Leao, the group of Brazilian scientists [...]
Delphi Automotive has unveiled a new seat-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
The E3 HVAC Seat has been engineered to offer a simplified HVAC system, while ensuring a short assembly time and a high level of comfort for customers.
To construct the application, Delphi has merged its HVAC application with the COBO Group's seat, lighting [...]