Engines

29th September 2021

Jeep’s First PHEV Grand Cherokee Unveiled

Jeep has unveiled its Grand Cherokee with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe signals the continued growth of the brand’s electrified mission of “zero emission freedom”....

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29th September 2021

Tevva Beats Many to BEV Truck Punch

An UK automotive start-up has beaten many larger automakers to market by unveiling its production ready BEV delivery truck. The company, Tevva, has created a British designed 7.5-ton electric...

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28th September 2021

Rolls-Royce Fires Up its BEV Ambitions

Luxury British carmaker, Rolls-Royce, is ramping up consumer expectations for its first BEV powered vehicle by promising it will arrive ‘sooner rather than later’. In a statement drawing on...

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27th September 2021

Nissan Unveils Latest ‘Last Mile’ BEV Van

Nissan has unveiled its latest BEV targeting the urban final mile delivery service in the shape of the Townstar. More compact than the existing Nissan e-NV200, the new LCV...

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27th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Chip Crisis a Hint of Future Battery Woes?

Automakers joined tech companies and chip suppliers last week at the White House to discuss the semiconductor crisis that has hobbled the auto industry in recent months. The goal...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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24th September 2021

Volkswagen Builds First Wholly Owned Battery Plant in China

In line with Volkswagen’s drive to produce battery packs for its BEVs close to production plants, the automaker has started construction of a new battery facility for its Chinese...

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23rd September 2021

Mahle Claiming ‘Breakthrough’ on BEV Pack Tech

Auto supply giant, Mahle Powertrain, claims its latest joint venture will lead to a breakthrough in battery powertrains that could allow them to charge as quickly as filling a...

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22nd September 2021

On Road Trial Claims BEV Power Pack Life can be Predicted

A group of engineers and academics have teamed up in a bid to accurately predict the life of BEV battery packs. Battery analytics specialist Silver Power System (SPS) has...

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21st September 2021

Lotus Unveils Chassis for its BEV Family

Lotus has unveiled its new chassis dedicated to its coming family of BEV sports cars. The new structure has been developed through Project LEVA (lightweight electric vehicle architecture), a...

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20th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Electrification Still Facing Huge Challenges

The car industry’s push toward electrification is deeply problematic. On the one hand, carmakers and politicians alike are eager to embrace EVs as a fossil-fuel-free solution to transportation. On...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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13th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Germany Keeping the Auto Show on the Road

For the first time in two years, European automakers gathered last week to share their latest models with the general public. The IAA Munich International Motor Show was, in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th September 2021

EV Adoption in UK Still too Slow to Meet ICE Ban

UK consumers are not switching to BEVs quick enough to meet the government’s brought-forward deadline to ban the sales of new ICE powered vehicles by 2030. A study by...

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