Technology

30th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Reinvention Key to Automotive Revolution in 2020s

With the end of the decade comes the end of an era for electric vehicles. That’s what Tesla found out last week when the US government announced it will...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th December 2019

VW Plans Car Park Robot EV Chargers

Possibly in a bid to convince itself and the investors that BEVs will soon take over auto powertrains, Volkswagen foresees autonomous robot car chargers. It claims the Volkswagen Group...

19th December 2019

Hybrid Battery ‘Cafe Racer’ Concept at CES

A battery specialist will showcase its hybrid battery system by presenting a modern vision of the cafe racer motorcycles of the 1960s. The Nawa Racer concept will be the...

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18th December 2019

Hyundai-Kia Demo VR Car Production Capability

Brand partners Hyundai and Kia have demonstrated the first virtual reality (VR) design evaluation system that could transform the way future cars are built. The new system, introduced to...

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17th December 2019

Chinese e-Bikes Launched in Mobility Drive

EV manufacturer Segway-Ninebot has branched into the motorcycle and scooter market unveiling several new products in China. Its launch in Beijing saw the debut of two smart scooters, Ninebot...

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17th December 2019

Xpeng Unveils Performance BEV Powertrain

Chinese automaker Xpeng has released specifications for its high performance BEV powertrain claiming 420bhp. Its P7’s E-motor, transmission and control system are integrated into a three-in-one electric drive system...

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13th December 2019

Toyota Brings Rally Race Yaris to the Road

Toyota is bringing its baby rally-race star to the road in the shape of the Toyota GR Yaris making its world debut in January. The car will be officially...

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12th December 2019

Porsche Challenges Taycan EPA Figures With Independent Assessment

Porsche commissioned its own independent test of the Taycan Turbo’s electric range after the US EPA estimated it at a low 201 miles. The independent test, conducted by automotive...

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12th December 2019

Fisker Claims Coast-to-Coast Potential With Charger Tie-Up

Fisker claims a tie-up with an EV charger network could see its upcoming Ocean SUV achieve coast-to-coast touring capabilities. The Fisker Ocean will make its global debut at the...

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12th December 2019

Don’t Ask Consumers to Pay for Cyber-Security, Says Ford

Cyber-security companies are lining up to service automakers in the years leading up to autonomous deployment. They’re busy preparing a wide spectrum of solutions that are all but guaranteed...

By Louis Bedigian

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11th December 2019

Calls for Government to Tax ICE off the Road

Internal combustion engine vehicles should be taxed off the road, according to an automotive analyst. Matt Finch from the The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit told TU-Automotive: “Weight tax...

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11th December 2019

Rev Hungry V8 Powers BMW M8 Competition Models

BMW’s tuning shop, BMW M, has made its first luxury sports model in the shape of the new BMW M8 Competition Coupé and Convertible. Both boast a high-revving 620bhp...

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