Engines

2nd December 2022

Toyota-Led UK Consortium Wins Hydrogen Government Funding

A Toyota-led consortium has won UK government funding to accelerate its development of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell-powered version of its Hilux pick-up. Funding for the project based at...

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2nd December 2022

Ford Boosts UK BEV Powertrain Production

Ford is boosting its BEV capabilities in the UK by increasing its investment in the Halewood plant by $152M. The move bolsters its Merseyside facility in the country’s Northwest...

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1st December 2022

China Demands Tesla Recall over More Lighting Failures

Tesla’s recall woes continue with China’s market regulator demanding that the automaker recalls 435,132 models made in the country over faults with vehicle side or clearance lamps. The move,...

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29th November 2022

Mercedes-Benz Facing BEV Performance Boost Backlash

Mercedes-Benz is facing a consumer backlash after announcing a performance boosting upgrade for its premium BEVs in the US on an annual subscription basis. The plan, which echoes Tesla’s...

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28th November 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Start-Ups Scrambling for Investment

Denis Sverdlov, founder of electric vehicle start-up Arrival, stepped down as the company’s CEO. The move comes at the end of a tumultuous year for the company, which slashed...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th November 2022

Renault Looks to Commercial Vehicles to Lead Hydrogen Charge

Commercial vehicles are the most likely champions of future hydrogen fueled powertrains where the BEV’s range and charging issues are too challenging. That’s the view of Guido Haak, Renault’s...

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23rd November 2022

Abarth Unveils its First Performance BEV in Europe

Fiat’s sports sub-brand, Abarth, has unveiled its first BEV competitor, the Abarth 500e, aimed at the European market. Drawing from its Fiat cousin, the Fiat 500e, the car promises...

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22nd November 2022

Continental Joins Sono Motors in Solar Car Push

Continental has joined the project to get solar-assisted EVs on the road by next year with its agreement with German solar mobility automaker Sono Motors. Continental Engineering Services (CES),...

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21st November 2022

Weekly Brief: Toyota Prius Steals EV Limelight at LA Auto Show

A fleet of new-fangled electric vehicles showed up at the Los Angeles Auto Show only to be outshined by the grandfather of the EV industry – the Toyota Prius....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st November 2022

Tesla Rear Light Recall Raises Doubts Over Fatal Crashes

A recall of more than 320,000 vehicles has been order in the US over concerns that rear lights may intermittently fail to shine. The recall, reported by Reuters, may...

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18th November 2022

Ford Attacks UK Government of BEV Incentives U-Turn

Ford has slammed the UK government’s tax hike on EVs in an Autumn Budget that many are labelling ‘Austerity 2.0’. The Budget, delivered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, scraps the...

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18th November 2022

General Motors’ Push Towards Cheaper BEV Battery Costs

General Motors is hoping to cut the cost of producing BEV battery packs by adding mining giant Vale to its list of essential material suppliers. Reuters reports that Vale...

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