Engines

19th August 2019

Mercedes Launches Three Baby PHEVs

Mercedes-Benz has announced three compact urban plug-in hybrids to its electrified EQ range. The models sit in the A and B classes of Mercedes’ overall lineup. They all have...

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19th August 2019

Weekly Brief: A Milestone Week for Electric Vehicles in the UK

Something must be wrong here.  That’s the first thing I thought when I saw Phil Oakley’s article last week on TU Auto, whose headline declared that in the United...

Andrew Tolve

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16th August 2019

UK EV Public Charging Locations Outnumber Fuel Stations

The public locations for EV vehicle charging in the UK now outnumbers traditional fuel stations for ICE vehicles, Nissan says. Nissan’s research shows that there are 9,300 EV charging...

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15th August 2019

Possible Surge in Premium BEVs Behind New UK Supercharger

An anticipated surge in demand for large premium BEVs in the UK has prompted one company to install a supercharger it claims could cut charge time by half. Sales...

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14th August 2019

EV Charger Claims World First With Pop-Up City Solution

A British start-up is claiming a city EV charging solution with the world’s first pop-up charging street furniture. The UEone from Urban Electric Networks claims to solves the problem...

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13th August 2019

First Two Customers Get Hands On Daimler BEV Truck

Customer trials of Daimler Trucks North America’s all-electric heavy haulage trucks have begun. The automaker has announced that two Class 8 battery electric Freightliner eCascadias have been made available...

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9th August 2019

Tesla Sued Over OTA Range Cut Claims

Tesla could be taken to court over an owner’s claims that it deliberately lowered the range of older vehicles to avoid a fix of allegedly defective batteries. Reuters reported...

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9th August 2019

Chinese City Pledges Huge BEV Taxi Fleet By Year End

A Chinese city has promised to field more than 6,000 BEV taxi cabs by the end of 2019. Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province and home to...

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8th August 2019

California’s Green Light Boost For Biodiesel

Fans of diesel powertrains will welcome California’s move to allow underground storage of biodiesel fuel for blends of up to 20% that could boost its use as ‘clean’ energy....

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7th August 2019

NIO Abandons Formula E as Fears For Future Continue

Chinese EV manufacturer NIO is selling its stake in its Formula E team as poor performance and budget concerns begin to bite. The specialist sport website e-racing365 reports that the move...

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6th August 2019

Toyota Olympic Fuel Cell Buses Boast V2V and V2X

Toyota is claiming a comprehensive range of safety features including a bespoke V2V and V2X radio system on its Sora1 hydrogen fuel cell electric bus. It’s based on the...

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5th August 2019

Weekly Brief: VW Behind Robot ‘Gas’ Attendant

Robots won’t just drive our cars in the future, they’ll ‘fill’ them up too. That’s the vision that Electrify America put forward last week when it announced plans to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve