Engines

8th May 2019

VW’s First ID Model Uses Tesla-Style Pre-Ordering

Volkswagen is taking a leaf out of the Tesla sales manual by launching a pre-booking system in Europe for its first all-electric ID model, the ID.3. In a statement,...

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7th May 2019

JLR Looks to PHEV Just as Market Shrinks

Industry insiders suggest Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will offer a PHEV version of its Range Rover Evoque next year despite a sudden slump in demand for plug-ins. It is...

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7th May 2019

US EV Charger Pledges 100% Renewable Energy

An EV charging network in the US is promising that all the energy it sells will soon be from renewable power sources. While not setting a firm date for...

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3rd May 2019

Audi Joins Hyundai In Refocus on Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Audi is the latest carmaker to refocus on hydrogen fuel cell technology citing consumer concerns over BEV on top of sourcing raw materials for lithium-ion batteries. Its chairman, Bram...

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2nd May 2019

Hyundai Upgrades Ioniq Electric Powertrain

Hyundai is claiming a range of nearly 200 miles for its all-electric C-segment Ioniq saloon car following an upgrade of electric powertrains for European models. The all electric version...

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1st May 2019

BEVs Remain Worst For Global Warming

A group of German scientists have stoutly defended their claims that like-for-like comparisons prove BEVs promote global warming more than diesel powered vehicles. The ifo Institute for Economic Research...

1st May 2019

Range Rover Leads JLR’s Roll-Back of Dependence on Diesel

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced a mild hybrid powertrain for its flagship Range Rover indicating a roll back of the company’s dependence on diesel. With the slump in...

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30th April 2019

PSA Electric Blitz on LCVs

The PSA Group made its electric pitch for commercial fleets this week presenting both Peugeot and Citroën BEVs at the CV Show 2019 in the UK. It showed the...

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30th April 2019

Most Powerful Ford Transit Leads Diesel Charge

Ford has signaled that the diesel powertrain remains a major player for fleet operators with the launch of its most powerful Transit LCV to date. Among all the recent...

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29th April 2019

Bosch Joins Race Towards Hydrogen Powertrains

Bosch has joined the rush to get ahead in hydrogen automotive powertrains with the signing of a partnership to develop fuel cell stacks. Following on from several other hydrogen...

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29th April 2019

Weekly Brief: China Propels Hydrogen Into Auto Mainstream

Hydrogen fuel cell technology has solidified an important new ally in the Chinese government. Last week word came out of Beijing that China is committed to investing in, promoting...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th April 2019

Ford Tries Skateboard Tech For Next-Gen BEV

Ford plans to develop its next generation BEV using architecture perfected for electric skateboards. The powertrain will be based on a platform now being deployed by Rivian for its...

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