OEM Spotlight

29th December 2020

VW Readies Prototype Car-Park Charging Robot

Volkswagen has released the first animation clip of its car-park charging robot concept it hopes to begin assembling as a prototype in the near future. The concept of an...

14th December 2020

Peugeot Racing Hybrid Powertrain Points to Hypercar Potential

Peugeot has released details of its racing hybrid powertrain in what some will be hoping will make it into a road-going supercar. Although powertrain developed for its Hypercar LMH...


3rd December 2020

Hyundai Unveils First In-House BEV Platform

Hyundai has unveiled its first in-house BEV platform to be used across its group brands for future vehicles. From 2021, the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) will underpin a range...


19th October 2020

GM to Create Factory Zero for BEV Production

General Motors hopes to boost the climate credentials of its future BEV products with the creation of a zero emissions factory in Detroit. Its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be...


30th September 2020

Audi PHEV Hothatch Claiming Zero Emission Commute

Audi’s latest sporty urban extended hatchback claims its PHEV powertrain is good for 41 miles on electric power alone. The range, enough to cope with most average commutes especially...


7th April 2020

Kia Warns Against Demonizing Hybrid Powertrains

UK government plans to bring forward a total ban on new cars with ICE powertrains risks derailing automakers’ electrification strategies. That’s the opinion of Paul Philpott, president and CEO...

18th March 2020

Tested: Audi Q7 50 TDI Quattro 286PS S line S tronic – Powertrain with Huge Potential

You can’t look at a large vehicle today without the question of emissions instantly popping into your head. Yet, our recent story, Tire Wear Pollution 1,000 Times Worse Than...


17th March 2020

Škoda Octavia Reveals Full Powertrain Lineup

Škoda has published full powertrain details and images for its popular mid-sized family Octavia model that should have debuted at the cancelled 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Headlining the range...


5th March 2020

Fiat’s Baby BEV Boasts Near 200 Mile Range

Fiat’s first BEV maybe its ‘baby’ urban wonder 500 model but it is still claiming a 199 mile range between full charges. The boast, based on the ‘real-world’ WLTP...


14th February 2020

Ford Tells Boris ‘Put BEV Money Where Mouth Is’

Ford has made it clear that the UK government will have to help automakers meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s brought-forward ICE ban for new vehicles. Fittingly during the European...


29th January 2020

Seat Promises V2X Connectivity for New Leon

Seat has promised to include the first mass-market application of V2X technology in its new mid-segment Leon model. To be sold in hatchback and station wagon versions in the...


28th January 2020

Cadillac Catches Up With Lane Changing Tesla

Cadillac has added automated lane-changing to it latest Super Cruise system as it catches up with Tesla technology. Among other enhancements to the new system, automatic lane-changing should allow...