Engines

17th June 2019

EV Black Cab Company Branches Into LCVs

The London EV Company (LEVC) has reworked its passenger carrying electric black cab into a light commercial vehicle. Retaining the gasoline range extender system, the plug-in LCV claims an electric-only range of 80 miles while being capable...

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17th June 2019

Weekly Brief: Audi e-tron Hit by Battery Risk Recall

Audi’s launch of its first electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV, took a turn for the worse last week when the carmaker issued an emergency recall of 1,644 models....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th June 2019

Le Mans Lops Hybrid Power for 2021

In a bid to reduce costs for race teams, the iconic Le Mans endurance race will demand lower performance from hybrid powertrains. Its new regulations will see a downgrade of...

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11th June 2019

Volvo Launches Articulated BEV Bus

Volvo Buses has added a BEV to its range of electrified articulated urban bus range. The Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated joins the automaker’s hybrid buses designed to meet the...

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11th June 2019

Ram Claims Most Powerful Half-Ton Diesel Truck

The new Ram 1500 claims to be the most powerful half-ton diesel truck on the US market thanks to its Italian built engine. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA’s) Cento facility...

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7th June 2019

Toyota Pledges 10 New EVs to Boost Customer Adoption

Toyota is pitching to boost EV take up with a strategy to bring 10 new electrified vehicles to market in the next two or three years. It has also...

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7th June 2019

Mercedes Details 2L Four Cylinder AMG Turbo

Mercedes-Benz has developed a new 2.0 liter engine, named M 139,  which it says is the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production. Torque has increased over the...

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5th June 2019

BMW Details V8 Engine in M8 Performance Models

BMW’s high performance, luxury sports cars, the M8 Competition Coupe and M8 Competition Convertible, will be powered by 4.4 liter V8, twin turbo engines. The engines will produce 620...

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4th June 2019

VW Smashes Nordschleife EV Record

Volkswagen’s electric race car, the ID.R, has broken the Nürburgring Nordschleife electric lap record by a huge margin. The car, driven by two-times Le Mans winner Romain Dumas, lapped...

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3rd June 2019

Chevrolet Uses Liquid-Cooled Turbo in 2020 Silverado

Chevrolet is using new engine technology in the 2020 Silverado, designed to improve efficiency through water cooling. The 3.0L DOHC inline-six diesel engine, producing 273 BHP and 460 lbs-ft...

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31st May 2019

Sliding Camshafts Star in Latest Cadillac V-Series

Cadillac debuts a sliding camshaft along with its latest turbo-charging technology in the performance V-Series sedan range. Its CT4-V has a 2.7-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16v engine with a single...

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31st May 2019

Kia Recalls UK Hybrids in Overheating Scare

Kia has recalled models of its Niro hybrid compact crossover sold in the UK market amid concerns of overheating issues. While it says no fires have yet been reported,...

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