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20th June 2019

More Power, Better Efficiency From BMW’s V8

Enhanced V8 power will blast the range-topping new giant BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé to 62mph from standstill in under 4 seconds. Engine updates claim improved power delivery and...

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19th June 2019

VW Readies for Car-share EV Fleet Launch

Volkswagen is readying its car-sharing platform by ramping up the number of EV chargers in supermarket car parks in Berlin. The carmaker’s WeShare program will launch in the city...

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19th June 2019

Renault Unveils Latest India-Only Crossover

Renault has unveiled its latest compact SUV solely for the burgeoning domestic market of India. Its Triber appears to be a larger B-segment seven-seat version of the French carmaker’s...

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19th June 2019

Peugeot e2008 Joins Its BEV Stable

Peugeot has added a stablemate to its compact BEV range in the shape of the e2008 urban crossover. It’s powered by the same powertrain of its e208 sibling with...

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19th June 2019

Common Rail Pumps Upgrade Aiming to Extend Diesel Life

Powertrain specialists Delphi Technologies has announced it is to begin offering to diesel remanufacturing program helping to keep aging powertrains in service. The program will offer automaker-approved common rail...

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18th June 2019

Fashionista Bikers Join Airbag Party

Motorcycle apparel specialist Dainese has expanded its airbag range with a vest that can be worn inside or outside any normal coat or jacket. The move opens up airbag...

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18th June 2019

Design and Testing Keys to Solving Auto Tech Distraction, Says TRL

All in-cabin automotive technology has the capability to dangerously distract the modern motorist. This is the clear finding of the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) whose research into the...

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18th June 2019

Renault Beefs Up Zoe

Renault has boosted power and range with its second generation Zoe electric hatchback. The new Zoe has a larger, 52 kWh battery and a more powerful, 100 kW electric...

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17th June 2019

VW Guarantee on ID.3 Battery Pack

Volkswagen will offer an eight-year, 99,500-mile battery pack warranty for its forthcoming ID.31 albeit for just 70% of its capacity. Some, who are less than zealots over BEV technology,...

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17th June 2019

EV Black Cab Company Branches Into LCVs

The London EV Company (LEVC) has reworked its passenger carrying electric black cab into a light commercial vehicle. Retaining the gasoline range extender system, the plug-in LCV claims an electric-only range of 80 miles while being capable...

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17th June 2019

Supercomputer Claims Autonomous Leap

Gaming giant Nvidia has unveiled a supercomputer is claims will accelerate autonomous technology through its AI capabilities. It says the DGX SuperPOD, world’s 22nd fastest supercomputer, can ‘train’ AI...

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17th June 2019

Weekly Brief: Audi e-tron Hit by Battery Risk Recall

Audi’s launch of its first electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV, took a turn for the worse last week when the carmaker issued an emergency recall of 1,644 models....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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