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19th January 2023

Aston Martin DBS Bows Out as its Most Powerful Road Car

Aston Martin’s farewell to the flagship DBS model is a homage to one of the last great ICE powertrains from the British automaker and its most powerful road car...

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18th January 2023

Tesla’s Autonomous Driving Capabilities ‘Staged’, Engineer Says

An autonomous driving senior engineer at Tesla has said its video promoting self-driving capabilities of the Autopilot system had been staged by the automaker. Reuters reports that the video...

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18th January 2023

Britishvolt Crash Flattens UK’s BEV Hopes

The UK’s hopes of leading the way in BEV development has hit the buffers with the collapse of its promised largest automotive battery plant provider Britishvolt. The company, which...

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17th January 2023

Weekly Brief: Europe New Hub for Rare Earth but Not Yet

Swedish mining company LKAB stumbled across a deposit of rare earth elements that could reshape the manufacturing of electric vehicles in Europe and the United States. LKAB discovered the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th January 2023

Volvo Brings Back RWD for Latest BEVs

Volvo is returning to its roots by launching new rear-wheel drive models to its line-up for the first time in 25 years. The automaker switched from rear-wheel drivetrains that...

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16th January 2023

Toyota Joins Retrofit EV Powertrain Push

Picture: Toyota president Akio Toyoda with classic Corollas converted to BEV and FCEV. Credit Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon While dropping electric powertrains into old cars is clearly a gross act of...

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13th January 2023

Mazda Rotary Claims Green Credentials in PHEV Powertrain

Mazda has released comprehensive details of its rotary motor assisted PHEV powertrain deployed in the Mazda MX-30 eSkyactive R-EV unveiled at the Brussel Motor Show this week. This powertrain...

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12th January 2023

Heavyweight BEV Safety Issues Investigated in US

US road safety regulators have begun investigating the increased danger to pedestrians and other road users from heavier BEVs. Reuters reports that US National Transportation Safety Board chair Jennifer...

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12th January 2023

Suzuki Unveils First Global BEV Concept in India

While several automakers have decamped from the volatile Indian market, Suzuki is targeting the populous nation with the world premiere of its first BEV. The Japanese carmaker unveiled its...

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11th January 2023

Volkswagen Global Sales Slump but Surge in BEVs

Volkswagen says its sales of BEV models has increased by nearly a quarter year-on-year clocking up 330,000 units world-wide. The automaker says sales grew by 23.6% while its deliveries...

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10th January 2023

McLaren Pairs its Performance BEV Inverter to In-Wheel Tech

McLaren is turning to in-wheel motors to marry with its high-performance inverters to power future BEV applications. The iconic Formula One brand, now under the banner McLaren Applied, has...

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10th January 2023

Mass Tesla Autopilot Recall Ramps Up

Prospects of a widespread recall of Tesla cars over issues with its Autopilot automated drive system have increased as regulators say investigations are proceeding “really fast”. Reuters reports that...

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