Technology

17th September 2019

Choice of EV Sounds Could be in Owners Hands

Electric car owners could soon be able to be as audibly individual as ICE users, by being able to decide what their vehicles will sound like. The US’s National...

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17th September 2019

French Auto Supplier Predicts Boom in Hydrogen Take-Up

A French auto Tier 1 is claiming it will be supplying 200,000 hydrogen fuel cell systems to carmakers by 2030. Symbio, in a joint venture backed by parent company...

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16th September 2019

Ford Cabins Applying Hi-Tech in Familiar Materials

Smart cabin materials will make consumers’ lives better but only if the interior surfaces look as familiar as their favorite household furniture. That’s the opinion of Sonja Verdenberk chief...

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16th September 2019

Automated AI Training Teaches Cars How To Drive

In the future, computers will teach vehicles how to drive, with no human input needed. That’s what Brodmann17’s new automated deep learning training program hopes to achieve. The tier...

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16th September 2019

Toyota Claims Arctic Performance From Prius Nickel Battery

Toyota is claiming to have cracked the extreme cold weather problem with BEVs by employing an entirely different battery construction to the usual lithium-ion items. It says the 2020...

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16th September 2019

Weekly Brief: EV Leg-Up in Europe But US Gives Gig Working a Kicking

The demand for electric vehicles may be iffy and the environmental benefits may be questionable. However, one thing is certain – the e-mobility revolution is happening, ready or not....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th September 2019

ZF Develops PHEV with 62 Miles of Range

PHEVs are once again showing why they’re the best electric vehicle for the majority, as ZF announces it has developed a plug-in hybrid with 62 miles of electric range....

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13th September 2019

Hyundai Pioneering 800V Charging Tech

The Hyundai Group, including the main Hyundai brand and Kia, will equip its cars with an 800 volt charging system from 2021, in order to achieve 350 kW charging...

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12th September 2019

25 Year EV Battery Created by Tesla Researchers

Researchers affiliated with Tesla have discovered a way to make lithium-ion batteries that could see them last a million miles or more. The researchers, from Dalhousie University in Canada,...

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12th September 2019

Vauxhall’s BiTurbo for Movano LCV

Vauxhall has launched a new range of BiTurbo diesel engines for the Movano, in both more powerful light duty versions and, slightly detuned for longevity, heavy duty variants. The...

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11th September 2019

Concept Cars Don’t Disguise Lack of Production BEVs at Frankfurt

Mercedes and Hyundai showed off concept cars at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany – but production BEVs from the two were nowhere to be seen. The German...

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11th September 2019

Volvo First to Offer PHEV on Every Model

Volvo has become the first mass-market carmaker to offer a PHEV powertrain option to every model in its range. The launch of its XC40 T5 Twin Engine completes the...

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