Technology

22nd February 2019

Volvo Announces New Hybrid Powertrain Range

Volvo now produces a plug-in version of all its model range with the upgrade of its hybrid offerings. The Swedish carmaker has upgraded its existing Twin Engine plug-in hybrid...

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22nd February 2019

Audi Straps Electric Compressor to Mild Hybrid System

Audi has added an electric compressor to reduce turbo lag to one its most powerful mild-hybrid SUV models. The new SQ5 TDI and range-topping SQ5 TDI Vorsprung model will...

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21st February 2019

BMW Makes Electric Push

BMW is severely ramping up its electrified vehicle production. The automaker said its main production plant in Dingolfing, southern Germany will begin making its first full EV, the iNEXT,...

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21st February 2019

Tested: Honda CR-V 1.5 VTEC Turbo – Great Things Come in Small Packages

Miniaturization happens in many industry sectors but few require it more than the field of the automotive powertrain. Because while engineers battle to reduce the scale of hydrogen fuel-cell...

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21st February 2019

Peugeot and Kia Ramp Up EV Concept Battle

It’s rapidly looking like being an EV shoot-out at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show with both Peugeot and Kia announcing sport focused concepts. The French automaker is providing...

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20th February 2019

University Claims “Refillable” EV Batteries

Academics are claiming to have developed batteries that can power electric vehicles by having their fluid replaced every 300 miles. Researchers at Indiana’s Purdue University say they have developed...

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20th February 2019

Škoda’s EV Concept Promises Extra Cabin Space

Czech carmaker Škoda has published the first rendition of the interior of its new EV concept to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. The artists’ impression of...

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19th February 2019

Honda Restructuring Because of Electrification Plans

Honda has announced major global restructuring plans due to its commitment to ramp up electric vehicle production. The automaker has announced it will close its factory in Swindon, southern...

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19th February 2019

Kia Investigates European EV Market-Boosting Methods

Kia is to investigate why demand for electric vehicles in Northern Europe is so sluggish. The automaker is touring Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands with market research...

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15th February 2019

Three-Wheel Emergency Services EVs Unveiled

An Oregon electric vehicle maker has unveiled a three-wheel EV for the emergency services that will be trialed locally. Arcimoto has agreed for the Rapid Responder EVs to be...

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14th February 2019

Classic Mini Joins EV Club

The diminutive Mini is the latest classic car being converted into a zero emission vehicle to cope with expected urban clean air legislation. UK automotive technology company Swindon Powertrain...

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13th February 2019

Honda Goes More Trad With BEV Concept New Dash

Honda has toned down the digital age look of the dashboard in the updated version of its Urban EV concept BEV at the Geneva International Motor Show and has...

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