Engines

26th June 2019

Climate Change Fears See Paris Car Ban

Paris officials have said that only ultra-low emissions vehicles will be allowed into the French capital today in an attempt to combat a heatwave smog threat. While French health...

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26th June 2019

Ford Electrifies Its Puma Compact SUV

One of Ford’s top-selling compact SUVs, the Ford Puma, now boasts an electrified powertrain in the shape of mild hybrid technology. It features a 11.5 kW belt-driven starter/generator accompanying...

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25th June 2019

Lightyear Claims First Long-Distance Solar Car

Dutch solar car manufacturer Lightyear is claiming to have built the first long-range solar car. Its prototype was presented to investors, customers, partners and press this week in Katwijk,...

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25th June 2019

Audi SQ8 Shows Diesel Still Tops For Torque

Diesel is still the king of the torque curve according to Audi’s new biturbo V8 engine in the SQ8 heralded as the most powerful diesel engine available in Europe....

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24th June 2019

Most Powerful Customer Mini Breaks Cover at Nordschleife

The fastest ever road-going Mini is currently being thrashed round one of the most challenging road circuits in the world ahead of its production launch next year. Factory drivers...

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24th June 2019

UK Mandates ‘Smart’ Home EV Chargers

All UK government-funded home charge points installed from July 1 have to be ‘smart’ as the UK tries to cut down on carbon emissions. By being smart, the charge points can send, receive and...

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20th June 2019

BP Plays EV Catch-Up With AI For Accurate Range

Global oil producer BP is trying to muscle into EV transportation with plans to use AI to overcome wildly fluctuating range estimates currently being calculated by vehicles. It has...

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20th June 2019

More Power, Better Efficiency From BMW’s V8

Enhanced V8 power will blast the range-topping new giant BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé to 62mph from standstill in under 4 seconds. Engine updates claim improved power delivery and...

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19th June 2019

Renault Unveils Latest India-Only Crossover

Renault has unveiled its latest compact SUV solely for the burgeoning domestic market of India. Its Triber appears to be a larger B-segment seven-seat version of the French carmaker’s...

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19th June 2019

Peugeot e2008 Joins Its BEV Stable

Peugeot has added a stablemate to its compact BEV range in the shape of the e2008 urban crossover. It’s powered by the same powertrain of its e208 sibling with...

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19th June 2019

Common Rail Pumps Upgrade Aiming to Extend Diesel Life

Powertrain specialists Delphi Technologies has announced it is to begin offering to diesel remanufacturing program helping to keep aging powertrains in service. The program will offer automaker-approved common rail...

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17th June 2019

VW Guarantee on ID.3 Battery Pack

Volkswagen will offer an eight-year, 99,500-mile battery pack warranty for its forthcoming ID.31 albeit for just 70% of its capacity. Some, who are less than zealots over BEV technology,...

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