Technology

Daimler Plans Smart Car Brand Expansion With Geely
28th March 2019

Daimler Plans Smart Car Brand Expansion With Geely

Daimler is hoping to supercharge production of its smart car brand by teaming up with China’s Geely car giant. The venture will see the automakers assume equal ownership of...

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28th March 2019

Seat Announce EV Strategy WIth Six New Cars

Spanish manufacturer Seat spelled out its near-term electrification with the addition of six electric and plug-in hybrid models. The strategy, to take the carmaker through the next two years,...

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28th March 2019

Lightweight Tanks Could Liberate Fuel-Cell Car Designers

A German carbon-fiber specialist is claiming to have solved one of the major challenges facing carmakers of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Traditional hydrogen fuel tanks have to be relatively bulky...

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27th March 2019

JLR Plans Infection-Free Cabin Space

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed it’s looking into ways to protect occupants of its cars from catching a bug from fellow passengers. Its experiments center around using ultra-violet...

By Phil Oakley

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27th March 2019

In a V2X World Street Furniture Poses Cyber-Security Risks

Cyber-security has become a hot topic following several incidents that proved existing, barely-connected vehicles are not 100% safe. It has amplified the concerns for how automobiles will be protected...

By Louis Bedigian

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26th March 2019

Mild Hybrid Ford Fiesta and Focus Set For 2020 Launch

Ford has announced mild hybrid versions of its Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost models expecting to bring them to market by next year. The Fiesta and Focus EcoBoost Hybrids feature...

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26th March 2019

Diesel Powertrains Gain Ground in Germany

Diesel powered vehicles are making something of a comeback in the German market this year raising questions over the driving force behind the trend. Because, while many European cities...

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26th March 2019

EV Sales At Tipping Point In Europe, Says Kia

European consumers are starting to gain confidence with EV ownership according to Kia which even claims to be seeing real enthusiasm for the powertrain. That’s the opinion of Kia...

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22nd March 2019

Renault Picks Nissan’s Pocket With Large Scale V2G Pilot

Renault has taken a ‘leaf’ out of its Alliance sibling Nissan’s strategy book with the launch of what it claims to be the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G) pilot....

By Phil Oakley

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Oslo Claims World’s First Wireless Chargers for Electric Taxis
22nd March 2019

Oslo Claims World’s First Wireless Chargers for Electric Taxis

The world’s first rapid wireless chargers for electric taxis are to be installed in Oslo, Norway. The city is partnering with two charger makers to construct the tech, which...

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21st March 2019

Tested: 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid – Big SUV Best Left in Town

Fittingly for an auto show that was always going to be dominated by electrified powertrains, I drove the 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX – AWD CVT on my annual...

21st March 2019

Half of New Cars at Risk From Keyless Theft

More than half of new cars are at serious risk of being stolen owing to keyless technology being widely deployed by carmakers. Top selling 2019 models including Ford Mondeo,...

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