Engines

19th September 2019

Honda CR-V Hybrid Hike for Highspeed Benefit

Honda’s 2020 CR-V Hybrid pumps up the power of its powertrain, possibly in an attempt to improve its highspeed driving capability. Our editor found the current CR-V Hybrid lacked...

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19th September 2019

Not Yet Time for Mass Market BEVs, Says Ford

Ford believes the automotive mass market is not yet ready for a BEV rollout across its product range. The carmaker has defended it electrification strategy against criticism from some...

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19th September 2019

EV Powertrain Designer Claims Simulation Breakthrough

An EV powertrain design system creator is claiming a breakthrough in production processes that can future-proof the technology. The UK automotive engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD) will present...

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18th September 2019

Mitsubishi Micro PHEV Concept Joins Urban EV Rush

Mitsubishi is joining the rush towards micro-electrified cars for the city environment but shunning BEV in favor of its successful PHEV powertrains. Its latest small PHEV concept will make...

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18th September 2019

Nissan European Infrastructure Push for EV Adoption

Nissan hopes to supercharge the take up of electric vehicles by embarking on a major infrastructure push through several European countries. It has signed a deal with energy provider...

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18th September 2019

Solar Powered Autonomous Heavy Truck Unveiled

A Chinese solar powered autonomous heavy truck has been unveiled claiming proof of concept for the technology. Photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer Jolywood has teamed up with truck builder Breton to...

17th September 2019

Choice of EV Sounds Could be in Owners Hands

Electric car owners could soon be able to be as audibly individual as ICE users, by being able to decide what their vehicles will sound like. The US’s National...

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17th September 2019

French Auto Supplier Predicts Boom in Hydrogen Take-Up

A French auto Tier 1 is claiming it will be supplying 200,000 hydrogen fuel cell systems to carmakers by 2030. Symbio, in a joint venture backed by parent company...

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16th September 2019

Toyota Claims Arctic Performance From Prius Nickel Battery

Toyota is claiming to have cracked the extreme cold weather problem with BEVs by employing an entirely different battery construction to the usual lithium-ion items. It says the 2020...

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16th September 2019

Weekly Brief: EV Leg-Up in Europe But US Gives Gig Working a Kicking

The demand for electric vehicles may be iffy and the environmental benefits may be questionable. However, one thing is certain – the e-mobility revolution is happening, ready or not....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th September 2019

ZF Develops PHEV with 62 Miles of Range

PHEVs are once again showing why they’re the best electric vehicle for the majority, as ZF announces it has developed a plug-in hybrid with 62 miles of electric range....

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13th September 2019

Hyundai Pioneering 800V Charging Tech

The Hyundai Group, including the main Hyundai brand and Kia, will equip its cars with an 800 volt charging system from 2021, in order to achieve 350 kW charging...

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