Nick Gibbs

Nick Gibbs
Title: Business correspondent
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Leapmotor T03 gives Stellantis a rival for the Dacia Spring EV
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Stellantis builds sub-£20k Leapmotor EV in Poland as tariffs hit

Budget Chinese supermini will be assembled from knock-down kits in Tychy, dodging new 31% export tarriff

Stellantis builds sub-£20k Leapmotor EV in Poland as tariffs hit
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The current Jeep Renegade is available with plug-in hybrid power
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Jeep Renegade to be reinvented as £20k EV crossover by 2027

Nissan Juke rival is tipped to move onto Stellantis's Smart Car platform and use cheaper LFP battery tech

Jeep Renegade to be reinvented as £20k EV crossover by 2027
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UK “will have to follow” EU on Chinese tariffs

Chinese-made EVs will be hit with as much as 38% extra import tax if sold in the EU

UK “will have to follow” EU on Chinese tariffs
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Industry scramble for cheaper battery chemistry upends plans

Ford delayed Explorer so it could switch to lower-cost, higher-durability chemistry – and others are doing similar

Industry scramble for cheaper battery chemistry upends plans
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'Explosive' growth in Motability helps car makers in a tricky year

Disability charity on course to buy more than a fifth of new cars in 2024 after surge in requests

'Explosive' growth in Motability helps car makers in a tricky year
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The only current REx option for UK buyers is the Mazda MX-30 R-EV
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Focus shifts to range-extenders as bridge to EVs

As makers contemplate difference between legislation and demand for EVs, petrol-electric option holds appeal

Focus shifts to range-extenders as bridge to EVs
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To L3 or not to L3: car makers divided over next autonomy steps

Only flagship BMW and Mercedes cars currently offer level-three hands-off, eyes-off autonomy – and their use is heavily restricted

To L3 or not to L3: car makers divided over next autonomy steps
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The T03 supermini is sold for the equivalent of just £5500 before taxes in China
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Why UK-bound Leapmotor is different from other Chinese EV makers

Stellantis will bring the electric car maker's T03 supermini and C10 SUV to Europe from September

Why UK-bound Leapmotor is different from other Chinese EV makers
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Digging for gold in scrap: inside Stellantis’ circular economy gambit

By 2030, the giant's cars will use 40% recycled or bio-sourced content, saving both cash and the planet

Digging for gold in scrap: inside Stellantis’ circular economy gambit
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Unpicking Audi’s quarta horribilis

Audi’s cash machine malfunctions on limited V6, V8 production and other issues

Unpicking Audi’s quarta horribilis
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Ineos: synthetic fuels too expensive to replace petrol and diesel

CEO Lynn Calder says e-fuels aren't yet a viable alternative, because "there's just not enough to go around"

Ineos: synthetic fuels too expensive to replace petrol and diesel

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