Engines

23rd July 2019

Hyundai Reveals First Model With Solar Panel Roof

Hyundai has launched its first solar panel roofed vehicle in the shape of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid using a mild hybrid powertrain. As TU-Automotive reported back in November 2018,...

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23rd July 2019

Audi SUV Pumps Up the Power

Audi launches its latest seven-seater SUV with enough power to press all the kids back in their seats and smear the family dog against the tailgate window. The new...

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22nd July 2019

Mahle Single Unit EV Heat Exchanger Claims 20% Boost

Automotive supplier Mahle claims its all-in-one EV battery temperature controller can extend a BEV’s range by up to 20% It claims its integrated thermal system (ITS) heat pump could...

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22nd July 2019

Sneak Reveal of Seat Performance EV Concept

Seat’s performance sub-brand, Cupra, has published a sneak detail rendition of its first all-electric concept. The car, making its world debut at IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show in September,...

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19th July 2019

NIO’s Future in Doubt Over Next Gen Model

Chinese BEV carmaker NIO’s future looks precarious as it continues to be secretive about the technology it will use on its fourth model while cancelling plans to build its...

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19th July 2019

Mid-Engined Corvette C8 Unveiled

The long-awaited eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C8, has been revealed with a mid-engined V8 as its headline act. Ever since the first Corvette back in 1953, the car has...

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19th July 2019

Kia Claims Hybrid Economy Boost With New Transmission

Kia claims a world first with a gearbox for hybrid powertrains that can cut fuel consumption by speeding up gear changes by 30%. It’s active shift control (ASC) transmission...

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18th July 2019

BEV Drive From China to Europe Sets Off

A Chinese attempt at the longest single jouney by a BEV has now revealed its destination at Frankfurt in Germany some 8,843 miles from the Xi’an start line. The...

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18th July 2019

UK Company Claims Breakthrough in EV Powertrain Modules

A UK in-wheel powertrain specialist has unveiled a concept it claims will provide single unit modules able to steer independently through 360-degrees. Protean Electric’s ‘corner module’ concept, dubbed Protean360+,...

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17th July 2019

MG Reveals Powertrain Specs for New SUV

Chinese-owned British automobile brand MG is claiming a 163 mile range for its new electric SUV. The MG ZS will employ a 44.5kWh battery pack together with a 105kW...

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17th July 2019

Lotus BEV Claims Most Powerful Car Title

Lotus is claiming its new BEV hypercar is the most powerful production car in the world producing the equivalent of a whopping 1,972bhp. The £2M+ ($2.5M) Evija, built on...

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16th July 2019

Toyota Reaches For Stars With Fuel Cell Mission

Toyota is reaching for the stars to prove its hydrogen fuel cell technology with its plan to build a lunar rover. It’s also something of a quiet homage to...

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