Engines

14th May 2019

Plug-Ins Saved US Nearly 400M Gallons of Fuel Last Year

Plug-in hybrid and battery vehicles in the US saved 383M gallons of fuel in 2018, up 42% on the previous year. However, in carbon footprint terms, this was offset...

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14th May 2019

Citroën ‘Airplane’ On Wheels Concept Unveiled

French carmaker Citroën’s latest flight-of-fancy aims to offer an aeronautical travel experience to the future road user. Its 19_19 Concept follows on from the AMIOne Concept shown at the...

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13th May 2019

Vauxhall Launches Electrification with PHEV Grandland X

British marque Vauxhall has announced its first PHEV with the launch of the Grandland X Hybrid4 SUV. The news comes hard-on-the-heels of the brands obvious disappointment at not being...

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13th May 2019

Accidental Battery Discovery Claims 50% Capacity Boost

UK university researchers are claiming to have stumbled onto a way to increase an automotive powertrain battery’s capacity by 50%. Scientists from University College London (UCL) also say their...

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13th May 2019

Dyson BEV Details Still Suck-N-See

Dyson may be renowned for its vortex vacuum technology but it’s not rattling many carmaker windows with its latest patent filings of an “androgynous” BEV. While the company has...

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10th May 2019

Range and Infrastructure Chief Reasons For Slow EV Take-Up

The majority of US car owners are still too worried about range anxiety and the lack of infrastructure to want to buy electric vehicles. A study by the Automobile...

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10th May 2019

University Claims Fuel Cell Breakthrough Making Them Cheaper Than ICE

A Canadian university is claiming to have cracked the problem of cost hampering wide-scale adoption of fuel cell technology. Researchers from the University of Waterloo claim their fuel cell...

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9th May 2019

Polestar Chooses UK’s Auto Heartlands For R&D Push

The UK’s automotive heartlands have been selected as the base for a new research and development center for Volvo’s premium EV brand, Polestar. The center has been opened in...

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9th May 2019

Fleets Could Drive Forward Electrification

Commercial fleets are probably the biggest benefactors from the diversity of powertrains now available thanks to electrification. This is the clear message Ford delivered at the UK’s CV Show...

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8th May 2019

Mitsubishi Calls To Reinstate UK PHEV Incentives

Mitsubishi has spoken out against the UK government removing the consumer incentives for PHEVs, saying the government “massively underestimates” the benefits of PHEVs. The UK government recently removed the...

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8th May 2019

VW’s First ID Model Uses Tesla-Style Pre-Ordering

Volkswagen is taking a leaf out of the Tesla sales manual by launching a pre-booking system in Europe for its first all-electric ID model, the ID.3. In a statement,...

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7th May 2019

JLR Looks to PHEV Just as Market Shrinks

Industry insiders suggest Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will offer a PHEV version of its Range Rover Evoque next year despite a sudden slump in demand for plug-ins. It is...

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