Engines

24th February 2021

DHL Takes on Volvo Trucks in Drive for Sustainability

Volvo Trucks is linking up with logistics giant DHL Freight in a bid to accelerate the introduction of heavy-electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. The...

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23rd February 2021

Powertrain and Drivetrain Choices for Hyundai’s New BEV

Hyundai’s new all-electric mid-sized SUV seeks to reach a broad range of potential consumers by offering models with a choice of both powertrain and drivetrain options. The Hyundai Ioniq...

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22nd February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers Running Scared into EV Stampede

It’s a scary time to be a carmaker. I was reminded of that last week when Jaguar Land Rover hitched its future to electric vehicles. The company said that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd February 2021

Renault JV Targets Hydrogen for LCVs

Renault has announced a new joint venture to accelerate its hydrogen mobility capabilities for the light commercial vehicle sector. The automaker will collaborate with specialist auto supplier Faurecia which,...

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19th February 2021

Bentley’s Sights on Holy Grail of Recyclable BEV Components

Bentley is embarking on a three-year program to crack the issue of poor recycling capabilities of BEV batteries and e-motors. As a first step, it hopes the project will...

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18th February 2021

Bentley’s Mighty W12 Bacalar Engine Passes Test Program

Bentley’s new 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine destined to power its forthcoming Bacalar model has passed its exhaustive bench testing ready for production. The motor, producing a claimed 650bhp and...

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17th February 2021

McLaren Unleashes its Artura PHEV Hypercar

McLaren has finally published full details of its long anticipated hybrid hypercar, the McLaren Artura. Despite a claimed 0-62mph sprint potential of under 3 seconds, the new also claims...

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17th February 2021

Peugeot Latest with BEV Compact LCV

Peugeot has joined the zero emission compact LCV race with a BEV version of its small van and MPV, the Peugeot e-Rifter. Due in European markets this autumn, the...

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16th February 2021

Jaguar to be Exclusively BEV by 2030

Jaguar has committed to 100% BEV production by 2030 in line with the UK government’s brought forward deadline to ban all new vehicles with ICE powertrains. The announcement was...

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15th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers See US as Ripe for EV Revolution

Toyota is back on the electric vehicle bandwagon. The carmaker plans to debut two EVs in the US this year and bring them to market in 2022, the carmaker...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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15th February 2021

Nissan LCV Strategy to Exploit Europe’s Home Delivery Boom

Nissan hopes to tap the booming home delivery market in post-pandemic Europe with a focus on a new range of compact LCVs sporting both ICE and BEV powertrains. The...

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10th February 2021

Vauxhall Presents First BEV Compact MPV

Vauxhall has published the first images of its first all-electric compact MPV, the Combo-e Life. The format, redeploying small LCVs as multi-purpose family runabout vehicles, has been very popular...

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