Technology

Electrification Leading Toyota’s New Urban LCV
2nd April 2019

Electrification Leading Toyota’s New Urban LCV

Toyota has chosen the UK as the venue for the global launch of its new compact LCV the Proace City likely to feature its latest hybrid powertrain. The vehicle...

Phil Oakley

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1st April 2019

Gasoline Still In It For the Long Haul

Fossil fuels continue to dominate mobility despite automakers and tech start-ups striving for alternatives, primarily relying on electricity or fuel cells to shift away from gasoline. It’s been a...

By Louis Bedigian

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EVs Likely to Remain Niche Products
29th March 2019

EVs Likely to Remain Niche Products

Electric vehicles could remain niche products even if their forecourt tickets can be brought down to compete with ICE vehicles. This was the admission by self-confessed EV zealot and...

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29th March 2019

Agnostic Powertrain Platforms More Flexible, Says PSA

While many carmakers are planning a future with dedicated platforms for electric cars, the PSA Group are taking a more ‘flexible’ approach. According to head of product at Peugeot...

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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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