Engines

9th August 2021

Weekly Brief: Auto Start-Ups Suffer Fall-Out from SPAC Attack

The automotive industry’s relationship with special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) is on the rocks. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, a number of start-ups across the industry, particularly...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th August 2021

Volkswagen Pulls Out Trusty SUV Card for ID.5 GTX

Volkswagen will spur on the growth of its ID. BEV family range with the debut of a near market ready concept SUV version of its midsized ID.5 at the...

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5th August 2021

Domestic EV Chargers at Risk from Hackers, UK White Hats Claim

White-Hat hackers in the UK claim they can disable government-approved domestic EV chargers and even hack into home devices when the chargers are wifi enabled. The possibility of such...

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2nd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Start-Up or Up-Start? Nikola a Warning to EV Over-Reachers

The US Department of Justice has charged Nikola founder and former CEO and chairman Trevor Milton with two counts of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th July 2021

Mercedes World BEV debuts at the IAA

Mercedes-Benz plans an electrified assault on the upcoming IAA Mobility show in Munich, including the world debut of several BEV top premium contenders. Leading the charge will be the...

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29th July 2021

Johnson Matthey Mops up Bust BEV Outfit Targeting ‘Green’ Hydrogen

UK science company Johnson Matthey has bailed out a failed automotive battery developer hoping to use its expertise to create ‘green’ hydrogen. The company has taken over the assets...

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28th July 2021

Charging Profiteers and Fast Charge Battery Damage Threaten EV Take-Up

BEV owners could fall foul of unscrupulous profiteering when using public charging points for their vehicles. That’s the concern of UK members of Parliament who have called for safeguards...

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27th July 2021

Renault Shows Diesel has a Way to Go

While we are being told the future belongs to the BEV, in many markets the present is firmly diesel power as confirmed by Renault’s powertrain line-up for its new...

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27th July 2021

Wraps come off EAV’s Last Mile LCV

Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) has unveiled its vision of last-mile urban delivery vehicles in the shape of its e-Cargo 2Cubed and RoRo models. These BEV light commercial vehicles...

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26th July 2021

REE Embarks on US BEV Expansion Plans

Advanced technology vehicle builder REE Automotive has settled on Austin, Texas, at its headquarters for its push into the US market. It is targeting a perceived growing demand for...

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23rd July 2021

Cut-Price Green Fuel Promise of “Turquoise” Hydrogen

Russian researchers have claimed they are able to split methane into hydrogen and solid carbon in a way that could be soon slash the cost of automotive grade hydrogen....

By Roma Nazarov

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23rd July 2021

Mercedes-Benz Plans Electric Strategy but Leaves ICE Door Open

Mercedes-Benz is the latest mainstream automaker to set out its electrification strategy promising to “go all electric” by the end of the decade. There is, however, one caveat right...