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20th January 2020

Weekly Brief: Hyundai and Kia Gamble on Multi-Model EV Platform

EV start-up Arrival came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The UK company announced a cash infusion of $112M from South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th January 2020

UK Boosts Wireless BEV Taxi Charging

The UK’s government is trying to break the stalemate over BEV taxi cabs by pushing plans for wireless charging. Many Black Cab drivers in London have reported issues over...

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17th January 2020

VW Explores Voice Controlled Vehicle Functions

Volkswagen is leading the move to enabling vehicle functions to be taken over by voice assistants raising the possibility of the technology having a mission critical role in future....

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17th January 2020

Ford to Ramp Up European Electrified Production

Ford is to ramp up its electrification strategy in the key European market with a large investment in production capacity. On top of the pledge to pump $48M into...

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16th January 2020

Bets Made on AI to Revolutionize Infotainment

Huge investment in AI and machine learning could see in-car infotainment systems’ personal assistant technology revolutionized in the next five years. That’s the opinion of analysts from Frost &...

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16th January 2020

Toyota Eyes-Up EV Air-Taxi Potential

Toyota is looking into EV aviation possibilities that could see it enter the futuristic air-taxi market already explored by Uber, Hyundai and Citroën. It has entered into a collaboration...

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15th January 2020

Entry-Level Toyota Supra Unveiled

An entry-level Toyota Supra will be made available this year with a smaller, less powerful turbocharged engine. The car will be powered by a BMW-produced turbocharged 2.0-liter B48B20 inline...

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15th January 2020

EV Battery Charges in Minutes With a Catch

EV drivers may soon be able to charge their car in just five minutes, a Californian tech company claims. However, as with everything, there’s a catch. The silicon-based lithium-ion...

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15th January 2020

Kia Attempts to Grab VW’s EV Limelight

Kia is attempting to hang on Volkswagen’s EV coat-tails by announcing an electrification strategy that will see it launch 11 new BEVs launched by 2025. While that is more...

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14th January 2020

Toyota Takes ‘Magic’ Mobility Out of Comic Books

Toyota is to bring a wide-ranging mobility service out of its domestic market to trial in other global markets staring with Europe. The Kinto service, a name bizarrely derived...

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14th January 2020

Bentley’s Special Edition Celebrates 60 Years of 6¾-Liter Engine

Bentley’s final edition version of its flagship will be a homage to the world’s second longest-lived automotive engine – the 6¾-liter V8. The Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner will...

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14th January 2020

Top Automakers Facing $16Bn in Climate Fines

Up to 13 carmakers brands are facing a total of $16Bn in fines for missing European CO₂ targets. That’s the assessment of industry analyst PA Consulting whose annual forecast...

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