Engines

7th October 2019

EV Charging Requires Mindset Change

EV owners have to change the way they expect to ‘refuel’ before the industry can expect to accelerate take up of the technology. That’s the view of Dutch charging...

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4th October 2019

Toyota’s Final Le Mans Winning Hybrid Powertrain Revealed

Toyota has released images of its most powerful LMP1 hybrid powertrain as a final hurrah for its Le Mans winning model’s last season of competition. The Toyota Gazoo Racing...

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4th October 2019

BMW Adds PHEV to Popular 3 Series Tourer

BMW has announced a PHEV version of its popular 3 Series estate will join the line-up by summer 2020. The BMW 330e Touring hopes to build on the 3...

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3rd October 2019

Gas Turbine Rears Its Head Again With Mitsubishi PHEV Concept

Mitsubishi will unveil a gas turbine-powered PHEV concept in what must be one of the most bizarre iterations of a hybrid powertrain at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese...

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3rd October 2019

Micro BEVs Unlikely a Near Future Product, Says Honda

The prospect of ever downsizing to micro BEVs for the urban environment is a very unlikely one. That’s the opinion of Honda’s Kohei Hitomi lead designer of its first...

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2nd October 2019

Ricardo Gasoline Concept Claims 45% Efficiency Boost

Automotive supplier Ricardo has developed a lean-burn gasoline engine it claims is 45% more efficient than current ICE technology. In league with technical partner, Chinese manufacturer Geely, it has...

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2nd October 2019

Mahle Unveils New Modular Hybrid Powertrain

Automotive supplier Mahle Powertrain has unveiled a compact, integrated modular hybrid drive it claims will suit a wide range of vehicles. The system incorporates a choice of two- or...

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1st October 2019

Suzuki Debuts PHEV and Autonomous ‘Mobile Room’

Suzuki will unveil a PHEV model of a compact SUV and a lounge-on-wheels autonomous concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The SUV, called the WAKU SPO,...

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1st October 2019

Auto Sport Icon Launches EV Powertrain Center

One of the iconic names of motorsport is has opened a powertrain development center aimed squarely at racing electrified powertrains. Prodrive, famed for its auto sport tuning expertise and...

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27th September 2019

Detroit EV Builder Reveals First Two Trucks

A Detroit start-up automaker claims to have developed the world’s first electric off-road, and on-road, trucks albeit Rivian would probably contest that one. The Bollinger B1 and B2 are four-door brutish-looking...

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27th September 2019

Maserati Launches EV and AV Strategy

Maserati has set out its electrification and autonomous driving technologies strategy with the pledge to put electrified powertrains in all new models built in Italy. The carmaker will draw...

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26th September 2019

Bentley’s First Electrified Powertrain

Bentley has dipped its toe into the electrification drive for the first time with the announcement of a PHEV version of its luxury SUV, the Bentayga. The car will...

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