Engines

30th August 2018

Pebble Beach: Still Classic, Still Luxury, Now All-Electric

While the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance remains a tentpole on the calendar of classic car aficionados, this year luxury carmakers unveiled a number of high-end, fully electric vehicles.

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29th August 2018

Daimler Joins Electric Supercar Shootout with Vision EQ Silver Arrow

Evoking the glorious roadsters of yesteryear with 21st century horsepower, the Vision EQ Silver Arrow is an all-electric supercar for one. Storied German automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles,...

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27th August 2018

Audi’s EV Power Race Proves Bigger Still Better in Autos

The triple battery electric roadster is aimed at racing aficionados. It may lack luxury trappings but it shines with state-of-the-art technical specs. German automaker Audi took the wraps off...

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20th August 2018

Being at End of ICE Age, Doesn’t Mean Anytime Soon

Alternative fuels are gaining popularity but combustion engines will still rule the roost for many years yet, Eric Volkman discovers. Is the internal combustion engine (ICE) roaring towards extinction...

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20th August 2018

Domestic EV Charger Makes Old Tech ‘Smart’

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to consumers thinking of electric vehicles as family transport are a myriad of charging issues, among them the problem of overloading domestic electricity...

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Utility EV from Tropos Claims Quadrupled Range
20th August 2018

Utility EV from Tropos Claims Quadrupled Range

Tropos Motors has launched a new electric low-speed vehicle (LSV), claiming a range four-times greater than previous incarnations. The company claims the ABLE XR, part of its eXtended Range,...

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9th August 2018

Performance e-Concept from Infiniti for Pebble Beach

Nissan’s premium sub-brand, Infiniti is promising to make a few sparks fly with a new fully electric performance car concept to be unveiled at one of summer’s top auto...

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7th August 2018

Efficiency Boost Claimed by Mahle Variable Valve Timing System

A new variable valve timing system claims to offer performance enhancing properties across management of exhaust gas temperature and save fuel or even an engine braking function. The Mahle...

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2nd August 2018

Vauxhall Insignia Gets Super-clean PSA Motor

The PSA Group has a new home for its cleanest, greenest gasoline 1.6-liter engine in the shape of the latest Vauxhall Insignia range, writes Paul Myles. Its four-cylinder direct...

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2nd August 2018

Aston Martin and Nissan win clean energy boost

Aston Martin and Nissan and among the beneficiaries of a cash injection into new automotive technology innovations by the UK government, writes Paul Myles. The not-for-profit Advanced Propulsion Centre...

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31st July 2018

Audi Electric Supercar to Rival Aston Martin, Pininfarina

The Audi PB 18 e-tron will make its debut later in August at Pebble Beach, but the carmaker is being tight-lipped about details ahead of the unveiling.

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31st July 2018

Toyota shows fuel-cell has legs with trucking

Toyota has waved its biggest flag yet for the hydrogen fuel-cell alternative to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) with the unveiling of a heavy duty truck boasting a range of...