Technology

Mazda Rotary Engines to Return in EVs
2nd October 2018

Mazda Rotary Engines to Return in EVs

Mazda’s well-liked rotary engine is to make a return to its cars, as part of one of the automaker’s first two electric vehicles. The EVs are being launched as...

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AI Start-Up Achieves Fast LiDAR Performance
2nd October 2018

AI Start-Up Achieves Fast LiDAR Performance

An artificial intelligence start-up is claiming to have developed LiDAR that can recognize other vehicles and pedestrians more rapidly than humans can. Following its warnings about the dangers to...

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2nd October 2018

Renault Set EV Eyes on China

Renault has announced its clear immediate EV focus is on the massive potential of the Chinese market. In a world threatened by a trade war between the US and...

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CARB Uses Metric Change to Promote EVs
1st October 2018

CARB Uses Metric Change to Promote EVs

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has made alterations to its widely adopted Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). It claims the move will incentivize sales of electric and hydrogen...

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Weekly Brief: In Defense of the Indefensible Elon Musk
1st October 2018

Weekly Brief: In Defense of the Indefensible Elon Musk

In light of his recent legal difficulties, Andrew Tolve offers a positive appraisal of the EV maverick. In the long, bizarre, often cringe-inducing descent of Elon Musk over the...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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1st October 2018

Hybrids at Heart of Toyota’s Powertrain Future

Hybrid vehicles have a long way to go as a pivotal part of Toyota’s long term powertrain strategy. That’s the opinion of Sophie Ogunbiyi, manager external affairs Toyota Europe,...

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Hyundai to Develop Engine with DoE Funding
1st October 2018

Hyundai to Develop Engine with DoE Funding

Hyundai America Technical Center has received funding from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to develop a mixed-mode gasoline engine. The aim is for the car to be both...

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28th September 2018

Tesla Board Backs Musk as SEC Files Suit Over Privatization Tweet

Tesla's CEO has the backing of his board, but Elon Musk’s troubles with the SEC are just beginning, all thanks to social media.

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Volkswagen Develops Fuel Cell Tech with University
28th September 2018

Volkswagen Develops Fuel Cell Tech with University

Volkswagen is claiming to have established a process that develops fuel cells for EVs more cost-effectively in partnership with a Californian university. Following Volkswagen’s recent AV joint ventures with...

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28th September 2018

Pininfarina Signs E-Powertrain Deal for PFO Hypercar

Iconic Italian auto design house Automobili Pininfarina is focusing its future efforts on electrified powertrains with a development agreement signed with Rimac. The automotive electric specialist will provide battery...

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27th September 2018

Lexus Showcases Latest Hybrid System with New UX

Lexus’s latest gasoline hybrid system will be showcased in the new Lexus UX crossover making its debut at the Paris Motor Show 2018. It will come in two power...

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Bosch Joins Byton in EV Hardware Development
27th September 2018

Bosch Joins Byton in EV Hardware Development

The Chinese owned Byton electric vehicle manufacturer has signed a powertrain, braking and ADAS development agreement with German engineering giant Bosch. In the agreement, both companies will carry out...

Paul Myles

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