Engines

Renault Announces Chinese EV Acquisition
21st December 2018

Renault Announces Chinese EV Acquisition

Renault is acquiring a stake in a Chinese automaker’s electric vehicle subsidiary. The French automaker said it was buying “a significant part of JMEV”, the EV unit of China’s...

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20th December 2018

EV Not Green Option, Says Prof in Swipe at Zealots

A German economist is calling for the automotive industry to consider future powertrain options on merit instead of “ideologies” in a direct swipe at EV zealots. Professor Ulrich van...

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Porsche Launches Ultra-Rapid Charging Station Prototype
19th December 2018

Porsche Launches Ultra-Rapid Charging Station Prototype

Porsche has presented a prototype ultra-fast electric vehicle charging station it claims can provide 450kW of power. The automaker says its test vehicle, which claims a net battery capacity...

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19th December 2018

Carmakers Must Consider EV Buyers’ Different Habits

Online carbuyers are increasingly hunting for EV transport solutions but in a markedly different way than traditional ICE consumers, according to a UK car brand analyst. It claims EVs...

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19th December 2018

Dyson Could Clean-Up with Niche EVs

UK brand Dyson, long known for its quirky or innovative takes on consumer electronics, is leaping ahead several degrees of product category into the manufacture of battery electric vehicles....

By Eric Volkman

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Nissan Offers Hawaiian Leaf Buyers Free Charging
17th December 2018

Nissan Offers Hawaiian Leaf Buyers Free Charging

Nissan is partnering with two electric vehicle charging companies to offer buyers of new Leafs in Hawaii free rapid charging for two years. The automaker is joining forces with...

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17th December 2018

Consumers Shunning Diesel Cars Blamed for More JLR Job Cuts

A further 5,000 jobs could be cut at UK carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) with much of the blame put on the slump in diesel engine sales. While industry...

14th December 2018

VW’s Sustainability Council Predicts Clean Energy Future Strategy

As part of Volkswagen’s on-going mea culpa following the Dieselgate scandal, its first Sustainability Council’s report is predicting a carbon-free powertrain future. The eight-member international panel, including climate change...

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13th December 2018

World’s Most Powerful Uncharged ICE From Aston Martin

Some may see the new Aston Martin Valkyrie engine as the last roar of a dying dinosaur but you won’t find that curbing the lust of most petrol-heads for...

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12th December 2018

Hyundai’s Hydrogen Future Sees 2M FCEVs Annually By 2030

The Hyundai group has pledged itself to a hydrogen future promising to be making 500,000 vehicle-ready fuel-cells by 2030. The group, which includes the Kia brand, has announced its...

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11th December 2018

Pininfarina EV Hypercar ‘Faster Than F1 Racer’

Pininfarina claims its new all-electric Battista hypercar will be the fastest Italian car ever made, out-accelerating today’s Formula One racing cars. With the equivalent of 1,900bhp, the car, named...

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11th December 2018

EU Gears Up For Billion Dollar Climate Fine For VW

Most carmakers are still sailing a course into swingeing punitive fines by the European Union for missing their CO₂ emissions targets with Volkswagen topping the list. That’s the assessment...

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