Engines

9th August 2019

Chinese City Pledges Huge BEV Taxi Fleet By Year End

A Chinese city has promised to field more than 6,000 BEV taxi cabs by the end of 2019. Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province and home to...

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8th August 2019

California’s Green Light Boost For Biodiesel

Fans of diesel powertrains will welcome California’s move to allow underground storage of biodiesel fuel for blends of up to 20% that could boost its use as ‘clean’ energy....

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7th August 2019

NIO Abandons Formula E as Fears For Future Continue

Chinese EV manufacturer NIO is selling its stake in its Formula E team as poor performance and budget concerns begin to bite. The specialist sport website e-racing365 reports that the move...

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6th August 2019

Toyota Olympic Fuel Cell Buses Boast V2V and V2X

Toyota is claiming a comprehensive range of safety features including a bespoke V2V and V2X radio system on its Sora1 hydrogen fuel cell electric bus. It’s based on the...

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5th August 2019

Weekly Brief: VW Behind Robot ‘Gas’ Attendant

Robots won’t just drive our cars in the future, they’ll ‘fill’ them up too. That’s the vision that Electrify America put forward last week when it announced plans to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

2nd August 2019

IndyCar’s U-Turn on Hybrid Tech

IndyCar has announced it will introduce a single-source hybrid system to its engines for the 2022 racing season. This move echoes that of the world’s other top open-wheel race...

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2nd August 2019

Zetta Plans BEV For The Masses

While most automakers today are turning their gaze to growth in the Chinese market, one Russian carmaker is looking nearer to home. CEO of start-up Zetta, Denis Shchurovsky, has...

By Roma Nazarov

1st August 2019

Audi Unveils Entry-Level E-Tron BEV

Audi has introduced an ‘entry-level’ e-tron to its model range with smaller battery pack clearly aimed at cost-conscious urban consumers. With a reduced range of 186 miles from a...

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31st July 2019

Land Rover Factory Engine Tune for Old Defenders

As proof Land Rover has not lost faith with its oldest, most iconic model, the SUV maker has announced factory upgrade kits for old Defenders including an engine power...

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30th July 2019

Ford Follows Nissan Into Home Charging Offer

Ford is following in the electric foot-steps of Nissan with a deal offering its own electrified vehicle owners one-stop charging solution. Nissan has been involved in home and work...

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29th July 2019

For Manufacturers, BTCC’s Hybrid Push Is Only Good News

The UK’s top-level touring car series, the British Touring Car Championship, will introduce hybrid power units in 2022 as the organizers look to reduce carbon emissions. While the engines...

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29th July 2019

2020 Audi S6 Has Twin-Turbo V6 and Mild Hybrid

The US model of the 2020 Audi S6 will feature a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6, making 433bhp and 443 lb-ft, with a 48-volt mild hybrid to assist in the low...

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