Engines

26th January 2023

Automakers Against Stampede to BEV Dominance

When the president of the world’s biggest carmaker talks, people listen. So, when Akio Toyoda said, in September of last year, that bans on ICE cars within 10 to...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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26th January 2023

Turbo Tweaks Boost BMW M3 CS Power Output

BMW has launched the latest iteration of its special-edition performance M3 CS model claiming 542bhp from its six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine. With lightweight construction, the new BMW M3 CS...

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25th January 2023

China-Driven Electric Hype Boosts EV Market in Russia

Two new BEV brands were established in Russia in 2022 and mass production launched owing to technological support from Chinese automakers. In September, Russian automaker Motorinvest launched production of...

By Roma Nazarov

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25th January 2023

Better Motors, Batteries and Power with new Polestar 2

Polestar has up graded the performance of its Polestar 2 with its latest facelift now boasting a claimed 469bhp in its highest performance version. For the 2024 model year,...

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23rd January 2023

Weekly Brief: Tesla Troubles Off-Set By Profit Margins

For a man who subscribes to the Trumpian notion that any attention is good attention, few will see a positive spin on last week for Elon Musk. First, news...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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23rd January 2023

Aptera Claims will be First to Solar Car Series Production

While solar assisted car company Sono Motors has grabbed most of the headlines, it’s US rival Aptera Motors that’s claiming to be bringing series production of a vehicle first...

20th January 2023

EV Owners Risk Punishing UK Public Charge Fees, AA

A UK motoring organization has warned EV consumers that they currently could be paying more for a slow charge on public systems than an ultra-fast one. The Automobile Association...

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20th January 2023

Pricing EVs Out of the Market

Consumers eager to purchase BEVs could be excused for feeling bewildered and frustrated by prices, which continue to rise even as the cost of the batteries powering them decline....

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

19th January 2023

Aston Martin DBS Bows Out as its Most Powerful Road Car

Aston Martin’s farewell to the flagship DBS model is a homage to one of the last great ICE powertrains from the British automaker and its most powerful road car...

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18th January 2023

Britishvolt Crash Flattens UK’s BEV Hopes

The UK’s hopes of leading the way in BEV development has hit the buffers with the collapse of its promised largest automotive battery plant provider Britishvolt. The company, which...

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17th January 2023

Weekly Brief: Europe New Hub for Rare Earth but Not Yet

Swedish mining company LKAB stumbled across a deposit of rare earth elements that could reshape the manufacturing of electric vehicles in Europe and the United States. LKAB discovered the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th January 2023

Volvo Brings Back RWD for Latest BEVs

Volvo is returning to its roots by launching new rear-wheel drive models to its line-up for the first time in 25 years. The automaker switched from rear-wheel drivetrains that...

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