Engines

Study Finds Networks Can Support Off-Peak Charging
6th February 2019

Study Finds Networks Can Support Off-Peak Charging

A study is claiming to allay fears that energy grids run the risk of overload if electric vehicles achieve mass adoption. The Electric Nation project has concluded that ‘duck...

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6th February 2019

Aston Martin Lagonda EV SUV to Break Cover

Aston Martin is following Jaguar Land Rover’s lead in revealing an all-terrain fully electric SUV at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Under its relaunched luxury brand Lagonda, the carmaker...

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5th February 2019

Mazda’s Lean Burn Motor Could Extend ICE Age

Mazda will stage the European debut next month of the first of its models boasting a gasoline engine to boost ICE technology’s climate control credentials. While acknowledging that EVs...

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5th February 2019

Hispano Suiza Returns to Roots With Luxury EV

Historic Spanish luxury brand Hispano Suiza hopes to return to automaking with the unveiling of a new all-electric grand tourer at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The move is...

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Hyundai to Develop Semiconductors in South Korea
4th February 2019

Hyundai to Develop Semiconductors in South Korea

Hyundai is opening a lab in Seoul, South Korea it claims will assist its development of semiconductors for electric/hybrid vehicle powertrain controllers. The lab will be operated by the...

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4th February 2019

VW Hedges Bets Adding Third Tank to CNG Models

Volkswagen is equipping its Polo TGI and Golf TGI models with a third natural gas tank as it looks to hedge its short-term bets on as many alternative fuel...

By Philip Oakley

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Audi Claims Tech Makes Europe’s EV Network 80% Accessible
4th February 2019

Audi Claims Tech Makes Europe’s EV Network 80% Accessible

Audi is launching a new charging service it claims makes 80% of Europe’s public electric vehicle chargers accessible to its users. The automaker is initially launching its e-tron Charging...

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1st February 2019

BMW 7-Series PHEVs Revealed

Two new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain models for BMW’s flag-ship 7-Series have been revealed claiming a 36-mile all-electric range. Both the of two model variants, the BMW 745e and...

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1st February 2019

Geely Nabs JLR Design Guru For UK EV Plans

Flying in the face of the UK’s Brexit woes, EV focused Chinese manufacturer Geely is beefing up its design studio in the country with the signing of a former...

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Volkswagen Debuts Dune Buggy Aimed at Modders
31st January 2019

Volkswagen Debuts Dune Buggy Aimed at Modders

Volkswagen is to preview an EV concept car it hopes will usher in a new era of indie-garage dune buggy designs harking back to the Californian Beach Boys scene...

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31st January 2019

Advanced Diesels Could Be Winners in EU Test Regulation

Independent vehicle emission testing bodies could play a key role in consumer choices thanks to a change in European Union regulations. Ironically, while many will see this as a...

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VW’s Diesel Sales Rose 10% in 2018
30th January 2019

VW’s Diesel Sales Rose 10% in 2018

Volkswagen has announced sales of its diesel passenger vehicles increased by 10% in Germany last year. According to a statement from the automaker, 43% of Volkswagen Passenger Cars’ incoming...

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