Technology

The Disrupters: Three-Wheeler Pointer to Wheels Coming Off EV Wagon?
4th January 2019

The Disrupters: Three-Wheeler Pointer to Wheels Coming Off EV Wagon?

It’s not exactly a reinvention of the wheel but the three-wheeled car has returned as a Canadian EV maker launched a new model. Electra Meccanica from Vancouver has opened...

By Robert Gray

3rd January 2019

Tesla’s Price Cut Hints at Limits to EV Demand

A new SEC filing from Tesla shows that selling electric vehicle technology is more difficult than the marketing hype has indicated.

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Volkswagen Previews Mobile EV Chargers
2nd January 2019

Volkswagen Previews Mobile EV Chargers

Volkswagen is previewing mobile rapid electric vehicle chargers it is developing which it claims function like power banks. The automaker says they can be set up temporarily, have a...

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2nd January 2019

Hyundai Fingerprint Tech Claims Five-Fold Increased Security

Following the trend for mobile device technology gravitating into the auto world, Hyundai is claiming a world first in bringing fingerprint recognition into its range. It says its automotive...

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28th December 2018

Electric Supercars Cater to the Eco-Conscious Ultra-Wealthy

In 2018, many of the world’s top automakers went electric, boasting eye-watering acceleration and wallet-emptying price tags.

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Electronics, AI Companies Partner for Infotainment System
25th December 2018

Electronics, AI Companies Partner for Infotainment System

An electronics heavy hitter and a robotics company are joining forces to launch an infotainment system offering advertisers additional metadata on vehicle occupants. At next month’s Consumer Electronics Show...

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24th December 2018

Autonomous & Connected Vehicles Must Be a Top Security Priority

A Frost & Sullivan report warns OEMs should make cybersecurity a top priority for self-driving cars, and start preparing for future threats now.

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Non-EVs Losing London Charge Exemptions From 2021
21st December 2018

Non-EVs Losing London Charge Exemptions From 2021

London’s mayor and transit authority are removing exemptions from the city’s congestion charge for all non-zero-emission vehicles from 2019 and all non-electric vehicles from 2021. The move will boost...

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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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