Engines

27th November 2019

LCV Pollution Test Claims a Mercedes 17 Times Worse than VW

A clean air lobby group claims LCV emissions testing is failing to distinguish between a Mercedes that is 17-times more polluting than an equivalent Volkswagen van. The study run...

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26th November 2019

Golf-Buggy-Sized EV Leaves Buyer Out of Pocket

Tech startup Squad Mobility has unveiled the Squad, a solar panel electric vehicle which resembles a golf buggy with a laughably high price tag. Despite its appearance, which may...

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26th November 2019

UK Ombudsman Launches EV Service Center Finder

With special training needed to service high voltage BEVs, consumers can be limited in servicing options so an industry ombudsman has stepped in with a solution. The Motor Ombudsman,...

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25th November 2019

Subaru’s Hybrid Powertrain Goes Mainstream

Subaru has moved its first hybrid powertrain into its volume-selling Forester off-road workhorse. The system, debuted in the smaller Subaru XV e-Boxer urban crossover, now powers the brand’s second-best...

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25th November 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Sound of Breaking Glass Echoed By Share Price Crash

Well that didn’t go how Elon Musk expected. Halfway through his presentation last Thursday of Tesla’s new electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck, Musk invited the truck’s lead designer, Franz...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd November 2019

Karma Automotive’s Performance PHEV Boosts Electric Range

California-based Karma Automotive’s 2020 Revero GTS performance PHEV has a claimed electric range of 80 miles, far above anything else in this segment. The car features a 28kWh Nickel...

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22nd November 2019

Lexus’s First BEV Claims Paltry Range, Single Motor Setup

Lexus’s first BEV will have just 250 miles of range from a 54.3kWh battery, 60 miles less than the electrified concept vehicle it unveiled last month. This is similar...

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22nd November 2019

Tesla Pickup Truck Not as Tough as it Looks

Tesla’s owner Elon Musk saw a stunt go wrong when attempting to show the strength of his new pickup truck’s glass which shattered when hit but a metal ball....

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22nd November 2019

Peugeot’s Chinese Launch of Baby 2008 SUV

In line with other carmakers bidding to grab a slice of the huge Chinese BEV market, Peugeot has debuted its baby 2008 SUV at the Auto Guangzhou 2019 show....

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21st November 2019

Toyota RAV4 PHEV Available Next Year

Toyota’s RAV4 will be available as a plug-in hybrid next year, the Japanese automaker has said. The car will be able to drive for 37 miles on electric-only power,...

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21st November 2019

Mercedes-AMG Unleashes 600bhp+ Mild Hybrid SUV

Mercedes-AMG has let its most powerful mild-hybrid SUV off the leash with the new GLE63 boasting some 628bhp. The ranging-topping GLE63 S employs a new charger in the 608bhp...

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21st November 2019

Aston Martin Chooses China for First SUV Debut

Aston Martin chose to launch its first SUV in the BEV powerhouse of China hoping the market’s passion for off-road ability will ‘sell’ its ICE powertrain technology. Yet, the...

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