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14th April 2021

Honda Trials Smart Vehicle Charging in UK

Honda will begin a pilot of what it claims to be Europe’s most sophisticated home smart charging system for plug-in electrified powertrains in the UK. The system called e:Progress...

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13th April 2021

V2-Pedestrian Tech Launch Aims to Save 1M Lives

Vehicle-to-pedestrian communication technology has been launched claiming the potential to save one million lives a year currently taken in global road traffic accidents. North American technology company, !important Safety...

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13th April 2021

Škoda Holds True to ICE for Facelift Kodiaq

Škoda sticks with pure ICE technology with the facelifted new Kodiaq mid-sized SUV with no hint as to whether an electrified powertrain will yet join the line-up. Instead, the...

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12th April 2021

Weekly Brief: New Hands on Waymo’s Wheel to Decide Driverless Direction

The most consequential self-driving car company on the planet has new leadership to guide it forward. Waymo’s long-standing CEO, John Krafcik, has stepped aside and a pair of co-CEOs...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th April 2021

Renault Joins Mobility Software Ecosystem Group

Renault has joined with a group of software and digital provider specialists in creating a software ecosystem hoping to power its future mobility offerings. The automaker has teamed up...

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9th April 2021

Ford Backs ‘Thunderbirds’ e-Scooter Recovery Trial

Ford’s e-scooter mobility wing has commissioned a mobile rescue, repair and recharge vehicle inspired by the Thunderbird 2 craft from the famous 1960s animated puppet TV show. The vehicle,...

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9th April 2021

Toyota Start-Up Investment to Boost European Hydrogen Capabilities

Toyota has boosted its hydrogen fuel cell production and development capabilities by becoming a direct investor into a French energy start-up. The automaker has announced its investment in in...

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8th April 2021

Hydrogen Powertrains on Volvo’s Fossil-Free Steel Agenda

Volvo has opened to door to using hydrogen fuel cells as its future powertrain source in a statement pledging to create vehicles made from fossil-fuel free steel. The Swedish...

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8th April 2021

DS 9 Loads up on PHEV Performance

DS Automobiles proves its new range-topping executive cruiser is not just an elegant looker thanks to a plug-in hybrid powertrain boasting up to 357bhp. PSA’s premium brand remains committed...

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6th April 2021

Ford Launches Retrofit Camera activated ‘Smart Mirror’ for LCVs

Ford has introduced its first retrofit camera activated ‘smart mirror’ for its Transit range of LCVs. Owners of both the Transit and the Transit Custom van models are being...

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5th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Volkswagen Prank Proves a BEV Can Backfire

Volkswagen tried to pull off an April Fools’ prank last week but no one ended up laughing, least of all VW. The German automaker may now be facing an...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th April 2021

Toyota’s Big Bore Boost for Renamed Sports Coupe

It may only be a facelift but Toyota chose to also rename its sports coupe with the debut of the new GR 86. In truth, it differs very little...

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