Engines

24th April 2019

VW Backed Chinese EV Claims 620K-Mile Battery Life

A Volkswagen developed EV built in China is claiming an industry milestone of a battery pack life of up to 620,000 miles. Chinese carmaker JAC Motors unveiled its first...

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24th April 2019

Call to Retrofit EVs With ‘Engine Noises’ to Save Lives

While EVs sold in Europe from this autumn will start making noise, existing vehicles will still pose a hazard to pedestrians unaware of a vehicle’s approach. From September this...

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24th April 2019

Toyota’s Market-Ready Fuel Cell Trucks For California Ports

After extensive tests of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, Toyota has unveiled its first market-ready vehicle. Developed by in partnership with the Kenworth Truck Company, it’s the first of 10...

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23rd April 2019

Hyundai Sets Out Hydrogen Vision

Hyundai has spelled out its vision of a hydrogen future and it looks like following Japan’s lead of staking its transportation solutions on fuel cell rather than BEV at...

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19th April 2019

Great Wall Shows How Butch a BEV Can Get

Proving that even EVs can be big and butch, China’s Great Wall carmaker has unveiled two full-size pickup trucks with all the red-blooded appeal that a good ol’ boy...

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17th April 2019

Faster Forward: History of the Future of Cars

What the automotive industry and consumers deemed “futuristic” has changed over the decades and some concepts, such as like the 1963 Chevy turbine, were never widely marketed. An exhibit...

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17th April 2019

Former Saab Factory to Make First Production Solar Car

The first production version of a solar power EV will be constructed in the former Swedish factory of the now defunct Saab brand. The Trollhättan production plant run by...

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17th April 2019

Renault EZ-FLEX Last Mile Experiment

Renault has released an experimental BEV it claims could be a solution for both sustainable mobility and urban efficiency. The EZ-FLEX is primarily targeted at ‘last-mile delivery’ and so...

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17th April 2019

Customers Always Value Driving Pleasure, Says Honda EV Designer

Driving pleasure will never go out of fashion for Honda customers no matter what the powertrain may be. That’s the message from the carmaker’s Honda E Prototype designer Kohei...

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17th April 2019

Two Chinese EV Makers Gear Up For Global Stage

Two of China’s EV manufacturers have shown clear expansion ambitions in presenting their latest models at the 2019 Shanghai International Auto Show. While NIO has always expressed it global...

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16th April 2019

EV Auto-Charging Tech Debuts on GM’s Ride-Sharing Service

GM’s service allowing non-car owners to drive for ride-sharing businesses is being used to launch North America’s first ‘automatic’ electric vehicle charging technology. Maven Gig is being used for...

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16th April 2019

Aston Martin and Peugeot Choose China For Production EV Launches

Both Aston Martin and Peugeot have debuted production models of their electrified vehicles in China pointing the way to where carmakers believe will be the world’s top EV marketplace....

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