Technology

23rd May 2019

Renault Bangs the ‘Green’ Drum for EVs

Renault marshaled a defense of EV climate friendly credentials in the face of claims that they are a long way from being ‘green’. In research recently published, EVs have...

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22nd May 2019

All BEV Components Must Be Designed At Same Time, Says Engineer

Automakers will not solve the problem of high BEV production costs without an integrated design strategy, says a UK engineering company. Drive Systems Design claims it can suggest ways...

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22nd May 2019

BP Company Unveils Emissions Cutting ICE Oil System

Removable oil cells could reduce ICE vehicle tailpipe emissions and cut plastic waste from the auto industry’s use of disposable oil cans, according to a BP company. Nexcel made...

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22nd May 2019

Four Days Power for Your House From EV, Claims Nissan

An electric vehicle has enough battery capacity to power a house for up to four days. This is the claim for Nissan Europe’s EV director, Thomas Chretien, who spoke...

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21st May 2019

Continental’s Smart Heater Chooses Between Battery and Passengers

Continental has unveiled details of its ‘smart heater’ system that will decide when to heat up an EV’s battery instead of the car’s occupants. The system is a bid...

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21st May 2019

UK Pilot of EV Trialers Show Most Won’t Buy Them

Just one-in-four or UK consumers chosen to take part in a car-use trial between EV and ICE powered vehicles would now buy an electric car. That’s the findings of...

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17th May 2019

Daimler Pledges Carbon-Neutrality by 2039

Daimler is promising it will be carbon neutral by 2039, some 11 years ahead of the European Union’s target. Incoming chairman, Olla Källenius, outlined the company’s ‘Ambition2039’ strategy which...

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17th May 2019

BorgWarner Claims Agnostic On-Board Charger

An on-board battery charger (OBC) claiming to capabilities to accept all automotive battery chemistry has been developed by BorgWarner. The renowned auto technology supplier says the new charger uses...

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16th May 2019

Honda Joins Race to Find Second Life for EV Batteries

Honda is following the Nissan and Renault by planning a second-life strategy for it’s old auto batteries to as part of a drive to reduce CO2 emissions. The automaker...

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15th May 2019

Most Powerful Road-Going Minis Launched

Mini has launched its most powerful road-going engine for John Cooper Works versions of its Clubman and SUV Countryman. Both will have a 301bhp four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine up...

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15th May 2019

Polestar Chooses Battery Pack Providers

Premium EV manufacturer Polestar has chosen two battery suppliers to power its future performance cars. The luxury all-electric sub-brand of Volvo has agreed contracts with a Chinese company, CATL,...

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14th May 2019

Plug-Ins Saved US Nearly 400M Gallons of Fuel Last Year

Plug-in hybrid and battery vehicles in the US saved 383M gallons of fuel in 2018, up 42% on the previous year. However, in carbon footprint terms, this was offset...

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