All articles by David Leggett

David Leggett


Just Auto’s Editor since 2000. Past positions include head of automotive forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), forecast analyst at IHS Markit and senior economist at the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Tenneco opens new engineering centre in Poland

New Tenneco Monroe facility in Gliwice, Poland, will focus on ride and suspension tech

Group14 starts construction of second factory for silicon battery materials

Group14 Technologies will build its second commercial-scale US Battery Active Materials factory in the US state of Washington State.

GWM signs memorandum for KD assembly in Kazakhstan

GWM and Astana Motors, its Kazakhstan partner, have signed a memorandum of intent for KD assembly cooperation

Volvo Cars to build electric car manufacturing plant in Slovakia

Volvo’s new plant will build electric vehicles and adds much needed capacity for the brand in Europe.

ArcelorMittal announces investment for special steels for electric vehicles

ArcelorMittal says the investment will strengthen the French electromobility sector and contribute to the EU’s goals on CO2 reduction from mobility.

Stellantis Russia plant export hub plans in tatters

The Ukraine crisis has undermined Stellantis’ strategy to export vans from its Kaluga plant in Russia to Western Europe.

Ford ramps up e-mobility plans for Europe

Ford’s strategy follows restructure to EV and non-EV operations and includes seven new EVs to be built in Europe by 2024, with two electric passenger vehicle models confirmed for manufacture in Cologne.

Pressing issues for automotive supply chains

Covid has shown up supply chain fragilities in automotive. We look at current trends and supply chain issues for the sector.

Nissan’s Sunderland investment is a start, but there is much more for the UK to do

E-mobility investment at Nissan’s UK manufacturing hub is a good start in the international race to secure investment in emerging automotive tech, writes David Leggett.