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9th August 2019

Tesla Sued Over OTA Range Cut Claims

Tesla could be taken to court over an owner’s claims that it deliberately lowered the range of older vehicles to avoid a fix of allegedly defective batteries. Reuters reported...

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9th August 2019

Wine Robot To Monitor The Vines

Driverless agricultural vehicles have taken a firm hold in the farming industry and now the latest could help ensure top-quality bottles of wine. The VineScout claims to be able...

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9th August 2019

Chinese City Pledges Huge BEV Taxi Fleet By Year End

A Chinese city has promised to field more than 6,000 BEV taxi cabs by the end of 2019. Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi province and home to...

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8th August 2019

Smartphone Court Win Raises Connected Car Challenges

A smartphone user’s courtroom victory in the UK could raise some serious issues for the future of connected cars. Despite opening filming a road traffic collision on his phone,...

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8th August 2019

California’s Green Light Boost For Biodiesel

Fans of diesel powertrains will welcome California’s move to allow underground storage of biodiesel fuel for blends of up to 20% that could boost its use as ‘clean’ energy....

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7th August 2019

NIO Abandons Formula E as Fears For Future Continue

Chinese EV manufacturer NIO is selling its stake in its Formula E team as poor performance and budget concerns begin to bite. The specialist sport website e-racing365 reports that the move...

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6th August 2019

Toyota Olympic Fuel Cell Buses Boast V2V and V2X

Toyota is claiming a comprehensive range of safety features including a bespoke V2V and V2X radio system on its Sora1 hydrogen fuel cell electric bus. It’s based on the...

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5th August 2019

AV Testers Confuse Quantity With Quality

AV technology testing is wrongly obsessing on number of miles driven instead of quality research. That’s the opinion of autonomous vehicle safety specialists Foretellix which calls for a sea-change in attitudes...

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5th August 2019

Chinese Luxury BEV Claims 5G-V2X World First

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s a Chinese automaker that is claiming a new luxury BEV has full 5G enabled V2X connectivity considering the cyber-security furor surrounding telco giant Huawei. The company,...

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5th August 2019

Weekly Brief: VW Behind Robot ‘Gas’ Attendant

Robots won’t just drive our cars in the future, they’ll ‘fill’ them up too. That’s the vision that Electrify America put forward last week when it announced plans to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

2nd August 2019

IndyCar’s U-Turn on Hybrid Tech

IndyCar has announced it will introduce a single-source hybrid system to its engines for the 2022 racing season. This move echoes that of the world’s other top open-wheel race...

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1st August 2019

Audi Unveils Entry-Level E-Tron BEV

Audi has introduced an ‘entry-level’ e-tron to its model range with smaller battery pack clearly aimed at cost-conscious urban consumers. With a reduced range of 186 miles from a...

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