Engines

29th March 2019

EVs Likely to Remain Niche Products

Electric vehicles could remain niche products even if their forecourt tickets can be brought down to compete with ICE vehicles. This was the admission by self-confessed EV zealot and...

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29th March 2019

Agnostic Powertrain Platforms More Flexible, Says PSA

While many carmakers are planning a future with dedicated platforms for electric cars, the PSA Group are taking a more ‘flexible’ approach. According to head of product at Peugeot...

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28th March 2019

Daimler Plans Smart Car Brand Expansion With Geely

Daimler is hoping to supercharge production of its smart car brand by teaming up with China’s Geely car giant. The venture will see the automakers assume equal ownership of...

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28th March 2019

Seat Announce EV Strategy WIth Six New Cars

Spanish manufacturer Seat spelled out its near-term electrification with the addition of six electric and plug-in hybrid models. The strategy, to take the carmaker through the next two years,...

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28th March 2019

Lightweight Tanks Could Liberate Fuel-Cell Car Designers

A German carbon-fiber specialist is claiming to have solved one of the major challenges facing carmakers of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Traditional hydrogen fuel tanks have to be relatively bulky...

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26th March 2019

Mild Hybrid Ford Fiesta and Focus Set For 2020 Launch

Ford has announced mild hybrid versions of its Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost models expecting to bring them to market by next year. The Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrids feature...

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26th March 2019

Diesel Powertrains Gain Ground in Germany

Diesel powered vehicles are making something of a comeback in the German market this year raising questions over the driving force behind the trend. Because, while many European cities...

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26th March 2019

EV Sales At Tipping Point In Europe, Says Kia

European consumers are starting to gain confidence with EV ownership according to Kia which even claims to be seeing real enthusiasm for the powertrain. That’s the opinion of Kia...

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22nd March 2019

Oslo Claims World’s First Wireless Chargers for Electric Taxis

The world’s first rapid wireless chargers for electric taxis are to be installed in Oslo, Norway. The city is partnering with two charger makers to construct the tech, which...

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21st March 2019

Tested: 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid – Big SUV Best Left in Town

Fittingly for an auto show that was always going to be dominated by electrified powertrains, I drove the 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX – AWD CVT on my annual...

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19th March 2019

JLR Claims UK’s Biggest Workplace Smart Charging Facility

Jaguar Land Rover has opened what it says is the biggest workplace EV smart charging facility in the UK. The automaker has installed 166 smart chargers supplied by Shell-owned...

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18th March 2019

Peugeot Launches eTrekking Battery In-Frame Bikes

Peugeot may be a volume carmaker but it also has a rich history as a bicycle manufacturer and it’s moving with the times in the shape of a new...

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