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Videos: VASA’s trip to drive EVs in France and visit Frankfurt show

VASA editor Haitham Razagui has put together a video about the two Renault electric vehicles he drove during his European trip ahead of their Australian debut next month and created a trailer to a longer film about the spectacular 2017 … Continue reading

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VASA stars in ARC’s educational video about new refrigerants

VASA president Ian Stangroome appears in a video produced by the Australian Refrigeration Council designed to educate people about new automotive refrigerants R1234yf and R744. As part of the ARC’s emerging refrigerants project,¬†VASA along with businesses such as CoolDrive and … Continue reading

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Aussie government running free HFC phase-down info sessions

THE Department of the Environment and Energy is running a series of free information sessions around Australia in late 2017 and early 2018. These sessions will discuss what the HFC phase down will mean for HFC users including equipment owners … Continue reading

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November edition of SightGlass News on its way!

THE November 2017 edition of SightGlass News is now being printed and will be with VASA members soon. A large portion of this edition’s content is a preview to the future of automotive thermal management, direct from the spectacular Frankfurt … Continue reading

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Frankfurt motor show: A theme of electrification and alternative refrigerants

VASA has been on the road in France and Germany learning about our automotive future, including driving electric vehicles in Paris and spending a couple of days at the Frankfurt motor show. You may have seen the coverage of how … Continue reading

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Stationary-sector future:gas roadshow a huge success

THE 2017 future:gas refrigerant seminar roadshow that was organised and managed by VASA on behalf of the stationary refrigeration and air-conditioning industry, has been a well-attended and well-received success. Following the success of the 10-seminar 2016 roadshow that was aimed … Continue reading

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MACS encourages use of Service Report quiz as training tool

MACS Service Reports are more than essential reading for VASA members wanting to use this exclusive benefit to help stay at the top of their game. In addition to containing the most up-to-date technical information about automotive air-conditioning, engine cooling, … Continue reading

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R152a back on the auto-AC agenda with secondary-loop development

INDIAN vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has partnered with German component supplier Mahle to develop a secondary-lool air-conditioning system that will be tested with A2-rated flammable refrigerant R152a. Given Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover last year accounted for 600,806 of the 757,994 … Continue reading

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ACCC recommends repair info sharing in car industry draft report

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a damning 145 page report into the new car retailing industry, citing poor customer complaint handling, inaccurate fuel consumption figures and obstruction toward independent repairers as major areas of concern. Among … Continue reading

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Honours for two VASA directors as CoolDrive celebrates 40 years

VASA directors Robert Picone and David Ellis were among the first five people to be inducted to the CoolDrive hall of fame, which was established as part of the company’s celebrations to mark 40 years in business. Robert Picone (on … Continue reading

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