Engines

30th May 2019

UK Government Clings to EV Pledge in Car Slump

A dramatic Brexit inspired slump in UK car production has seen the government attempt to deflect criticism by restating its commitment to advancing EV technology. While production figures for...

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30th May 2019

First Series Production PHEV Ferrari Lifts Performance Crown

Old-time Ferrari fans are in for a shock with its first series production PHEV that is also the first range-topping V8 in the marque’s history. The iconic Italian racing...

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29th May 2019

BMW Adds PHEV Option to X1 SUV

BMW has unveiled its new X1 compact SUV, which includes a plug-in hybrid option for the first time. The car will be powered by varying three and four-cylinder TwinPower...

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29th May 2019

Hyundai Claims BEV Range Boost With LCV Weight Estimator

Hyundai has developed a system that boosts range by estimating the gross vehicle weight of electric LCVs in work-a-day conditions. It claims an industry first in employing acceleration sensors...

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28th May 2019

Lack of EV Capacity Drives FCA-Renault Merger

Desperate to catch up in the race towards electrification, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has proposed a merger with Renault. FCA is perceived as being chronically behind the most immediate demands...

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24th May 2019

EV Growth Will Take Time, One Forecast Suggests

A forecast on the possible growth of EVs in the car market admits that uptake “will take time”. The analysis by Bloomberg suggests by 2040  there could be as...

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24th May 2019

First Look at New BEV Vauxhall/Opel Corsa

Vauxhall/Opel has unveiled its first all-electric car in the shape of the supermini Corsa-e alongside a PHEV version of its full-size SUV the Grandland X. The brand, owned by...

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23rd May 2019

Audi Pledges 30 Electrified Model Range by 2025

Audi has promised to field a model range featuring at least 30 with electrified powertrains within the next six years. During a presentation to shareholders, the automaker said that...

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23rd May 2019

Renault Bangs the ‘Green’ Drum for EVs

Renault marshaled a defense of EV climate friendly credentials in the face of claims that they are a long way from being ‘green’. In research recently published, EVs have...

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22nd May 2019

All BEV Components Must Be Designed At Same Time, Says Engineer

Automakers will not solve the problem of high BEV production costs without an integrated design strategy, says a UK engineering company. Drive Systems Design claims it can suggest ways...

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22nd May 2019

BP Company Unveils Emissions Cutting ICE Oil System

Removable oil cells could reduce ICE vehicle tailpipe emissions and cut plastic waste from the auto industry’s use of disposable oil cans, according to a BP company. Nexcel made...

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22nd May 2019

Four Days Power for Your House From EV, Claims Nissan

An electric vehicle has enough battery capacity to power a house for up to four days. This is the claim for Nissan Europe’s EV director, Thomas Chretien, who spoke...

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