Engines

22nd January 2020

EVs Cost More to Own Than ICE, AAA Study Says

Ownership costs are on average $600 a year higher for a BEV than with vehicles using ICE powertrains a study by American Automobile Association (AAA) has concluded. Its research...

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22nd January 2020

Anti-EV US Climate Sees Lucid Follow Tesla to Europe

Arizona’s BEV maker Lucid Motors is following Tesla’s lead in looking for sales growth outside of a stagnant US market. It says it is responding to consumer demand from...

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22nd January 2020

Solid State Auto Battery Claims Power Potential Breakthrough

Solid-state sulfur lithium automotive batteries are being touted as having the power to reach levels currently only seen with lithium-ion components. UK company OXIS Energy says it has tested...

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21st January 2020

UK Health Service Goes Electric With JLR BEV Fleet

The UK’s largest single employer, the National Health Service (NHS), has seen one of its trusts signed up to buying a 700-strong fleet of Jaguar Land Rover’s BEV SUVs....

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20th January 2020

Deaf Ear Likely for Fresh UK EV Support Call

Despite a major UK motorist organization adding its weight to calls for more EV financial support, the government is unlikely to want to manipulate the automotive sales market any...

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20th January 2020

Weekly Brief: Hyundai and Kia Gamble on Multi-Model EV Platform

EV start-up Arrival came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The UK company announced a cash infusion of $112M from South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th January 2020

UK Boosts Wireless BEV Taxi Charging

The UK’s government is trying to break the stalemate over BEV taxi cabs by pushing plans for wireless charging. Many Black Cab drivers in London have reported issues over...

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17th January 2020

Ford to Ramp Up European Electrified Production

Ford is to ramp up its electrification strategy in the key European market with a large investment in production capacity. On top of the pledge to pump $48M into...

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15th January 2020

Entry-Level Toyota Supra Unveiled

An entry-level Toyota Supra will be made available this year with a smaller, less powerful turbocharged engine. The car will be powered by a BMW-produced turbocharged 2.0-liter B48B20 inline...

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15th January 2020

EV Battery Charges in Minutes With a Catch

EV drivers may soon be able to charge their car in just five minutes, a Californian tech company claims. However, as with everything, there’s a catch. The silicon-based lithium-ion...

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15th January 2020

Kia Attempts to Grab VW’s EV Limelight

Kia is attempting to hang on Volkswagen’s EV coat-tails by announcing an electrification strategy that will see it launch 11 new BEVs launched by 2025. While that is more...

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14th January 2020

Bentley’s Special Edition Celebrates 60 Years of 6¾-Liter Engine

Bentley’s final edition version of its flagship will be a homage to the world’s second longest-lived automotive engine – the 6¾-liter V8. The Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner will...

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