Engines

17th January 2022

Weekly Brief: EVs Start Walking-the-Walk Towards Mass Adoption

The electric vehicle revolution won’t be a revolution until the business fundamentals support it. Consumer curiosity, federal tax breaks, automaker incentives and environmental angst only go so far. If...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th January 2022

Hydrogen ICE Power Back on the Table with Lexus Off-Road Concept

Lexus has debuted its hydrogen ICE powered off-road concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon which opened today. The Lexus ROV (recreational off-road vehicle) concept tries to reinvent the SUV...

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14th January 2022

City Planners’ Green Light for UK’s Largest Gigafactory

The UK’s ambitions to lead the automotive industry in battery technology has moved a step closer with regulators approving plans for the nations largest production facility. West Midlands Gigafactory...

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13th January 2022

BEV Owners can Earn Cash Trading CO2 Certificates

German micro-BEV maker Next.e.GO Mobile is offering its eco-warrior customers the ability to trade CO2 certificates for using its products. The independent manufacturer of the e.Go Life urban runabout...

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11th January 2022

Peugeot Ends ICE Production for Compact MPV Range

Peugeot has ended production of the ICE versions of its range of urban focused compact people carriers. The French automaker says the move follows increasing demand for the BEV...

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6th January 2022

Mild Hybrid ICE Only Option for Renault Austral SUV

In among all the BEV noise, Renault will be launching its new mid-sector SUV purely with an ICE mild-hybrid range of powertrains. The French automaker’s latest drip-feed unveiling of...

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5th January 2022

BMW Reveals Most Powerful iX BEV

BMW has unveiled its third and most powerful version of its BEV BMW iX cross-over, the range-topping iX M60. Boasting the power equivalent of 614bhp and 811ft-lbs of torque...

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4th January 2022

Mercedes-Benz’s 620-miler Halo BEV Close to Market Ready

Mercedes-Benz claims it is on the cusp of bringing a 1,000km (620-mile) range halo BEV model to market by combining the best of currently available technologies. As an illustration,...

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31st December 2021

Tesla Recalls nearly Half a Million Cars

Tesla is to recall 475,000 of its vehicles sold in the US, nearly as many as it delivered to the market for the entirety of 2020. As reported by...

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28th December 2021

VinFast Delivers First Consumer Cars with Battery Rental Scheme

Vietnam BEV maker VinFast has finally delivered its first batch of production vehicles to customers in its domestic market. It held a ceremony to release its first batch of...

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27th December 2021

First In-Wheel Motor for BEV Scooter Launched

Japan’s electric motor manufacturer has seen its proprietary in-wheel motor adopted for a major Chinese motorcycle and scooter brand. Nidec has adapted its motors to suit two new models...

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22nd December 2021

Cummins’ Chinese JV to Boost Automotive Green Hydrogen Production

Powertrain specialist Cummins has entered a joint venture in China not boost global production of green hydrogen for automotive applications. The US company has used its Chinese subsidiary Cummins...

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