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11th September 2020

Maserati Lightweights to new Performance Heights

Maserati’s latest super-sports car owes as much to an extensive lightweighting program for its performance as its powerful V6 motor. While the MC20’s gasoline new 3.0-liter twin-turbo Nettuno engine...

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10th September 2020

PHEV Becomes Most Powerful Land Rover Defender

The first plug-in hybrid Land Rover Defender is also the most powerful in the new line-up. New Defender P400e uses a powertrain combining a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and...

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10th September 2020

GM Wireless Battery Management Step Towards Wireless Charging?

General Motors is taking the plunge into committing all of its future BEVs to host wireless battery management capabilities. The move does, however, raise the specter of this being...

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9th September 2020

Alliance Bids to Electrify Uber in Europe

Renault and Nissan are aiming to electrify Uber’s European fleet in a bid to clean up the continent’s urban air quality. Within their Alliance, they have signed a memorandum...

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9th September 2020

Bentley Fires Up Homage to its 4½-Liter ‘Blower’

Bentley’s homage to the iconic supercharged 4½-Liter ‘Blower’ engine has been fired up for the first time at its Crewe plant. Yet, despite being an “exact” copy of the...

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8th September 2020

Digital Tokyo Expressway to Boost AV Development

The infamous Shuto Expressway that cuts through the center of Tokyo’s high-rise landscape has been recreated in digital form to help accelerate AV adoption. UK simulation software specialist rFpro...

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7th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Russian Robots Step into the Global AV Game

First came Google’s Waymo. Next came Baidu’s Apollo. Last week Yandex introduced the latest generation of autonomous vehicle companies powered by search engine giants: the Yandex Self-Driving Group. Yandex...

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4th September 2020

PSA Enters Race for Cheap Battery Production

The PSA Group has entered the race to build cheap locally sourced BEV batteries with the formation of a joint venture with energy giant Total/Saft. The partnership sets up...

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3rd September 2020

Bosch Outlines Fuel Cell’s Vital Powertrain Role

Bosch has nailed its colors to the hydrogen fuel cell mast at least in terms of powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles. The German automotive supply giant in a statement asks:...

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2nd September 2020

HiPhi’s Covid Car with Touch-Free Access

Chinese automaker Human Horizons is developing a touch-free car entry system for its sub-brand HiPhi’s latest luxury BEV hoping to ease pandemic transference concerns. The touch-free ‘NT Door’ system...

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1st September 2020

Toyota Land Cruiser Gets More Grunt

Toyota has ramped up the power for its long-serving off-road stalwart, the Toyota Land Cruiser. The SUV, praised around the globe for its durability and dirt-track prowess, now gets...

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31st August 2020

GAC Unveils First Fuel Cell Contender

Chinese automaker GAC has unveiled its first hydrogen fuel cell concept as it hedges its bets in the EV market. The move opens up the prospect of the carmaker...

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