Technology

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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JLR Claims UK’s Biggest Workplace Smart Charging Facility
19th March 2019

JLR Claims UK’s Biggest Workplace Smart Charging Facility

Jaguar Land Rover has opened what it says is the biggest workplace EV smart charging facility in the UK. The automaker has installed 166 smart chargers supplied by Shell-owned...

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18th March 2019

Peugeot Launches eTrekking Battery In-Frame Bikes

Peugeot may be a volume carmaker but it also has a rich history as a bicycle manufacturer and it’s moving with the times in the shape of a new...

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14th March 2019

Kia Teams With Amazon in Home EV Charging

US customers of Kia EVs and plug-in hybrids can now use Amazon as a one-stop shopping destination to buy and install home charging systems thanks to the carmaker’s latest...

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13th March 2019

Kia Says ICE Could Survive in Electrified Automotive Future

Electrification of vehicle powertrains will alter depending on consumer needs and market segments and many will still employ ICE technology. That’s the view of Kia Motors Europe’s head of...

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VW Cutting ECUs From 70 to “3 or 4”
13th March 2019

VW Cutting ECUs From 70 to “3 or 4”

Volkswagen plans to improve its software’s robustness by reducing its cars’ 70 electronic control units “to three or four central on-board computers”. CEO Herbert Diess announced that move at...

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VW Increases Planned New EVs by 40%
12th March 2019

VW Increases Planned New EVs by 40%

Volkswagen is to increase the number of new electric vehicles it launches over the coming years by nearly 40% from previous projections. The group said it would launch nearly...

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11th March 2019

Pininfarina Designed Karma EV First Glimpse

Californian luxury EV maker Karma Automotive has released its first official image of the Pininfarina-designed hypercar concept it plans to unveil at Auto Shanghai 2019. The concept car comes...

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8th March 2019

Faster Forward: Micro-Mobility

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spanish carmaker Seat unveiled the Minimó, a sleek concept car based around 5G connectivity. As with the Renault Twizy, Minimó’s second seat is tucked...

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8th March 2019

MG To Launch BEV in UK

Even the iconic British small sportscar brand MG is going electric and will be launching its first BEV this coming autumn. True, the UK designed cars are now under...

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