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15th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers See US as Ripe for EV Revolution

Toyota is back on the electric vehicle bandwagon. The carmaker plans to debut two EVs in the US this year and bring them to market in 2022, the carmaker...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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15th February 2021

Nissan LCV Strategy to Exploit Europe’s Home Delivery Boom

Nissan hopes to tap the booming home delivery market in post-pandemic Europe with a focus on a new range of compact LCVs sporting both ICE and BEV powertrains. The...

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12th February 2021

Retro Renault 5 Prototype Masks Advanced Tech

The retro styling of Renault’s new Renault 5 Prototype hints at past glories but promises advanced technologies. Not far removed from the styling of the cult car of the...

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12th February 2021

Microsoft to Power VW’s Driverless Ambitions

Volkswagen has chosen digital giant Microsoft to power its race towards automated driving technology. The automaker’s software company, Car.Software Organisation, will collaborate with Microsoft to build a cloud- based...

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11th February 2021

Hyundai’s Go-Anywhere Four-Wheel Drone

While Hyundai’s Tiger X-1 drone concept is an obvious contender for military or first responder uses in remote locations, it could see some of its technology cross into consumer...

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10th February 2021

Vauxhall Presents First BEV Compact MPV

Vauxhall has published the first images of its first all-electric compact MPV, the Combo-e Life. The format, redeploying small LCVs as multi-purpose family runabout vehicles, has been very popular...

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9th February 2021

Tesla Safety Faults Worry Chinese Regulators

Chinese regulators could derail Tesla’s mass market ambitions in the nation by raising concerns over its safety systems so far ignored by western regulators. For they are citing issues...

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8th February 2021

Seat Cupra Formentor PHEV Claims Speed and Economy

Spanish automaker Seat has released powertrain details of its new Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid plug-in hybrid SUV coupe. The Formentor claims to be able to accelerate from 0 to 62mph...

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8th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Apple Eyes Up Era of the ‘iCar’

Only Apple could trump the Super Bowl. During a week when all eyes usually converge on America’s largest sporting event and the TV ads that make it famous, last...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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5th February 2021

Suzuki Hayabusa Still Brings Speed to the Masses

A modern automotive icon has returned in the shape of the fabulous Suzuki Hayabusa famed for offering 200mph potential to the mass market. Back in 1999, the ‘Busa’ became...

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5th February 2021

Mazda Joins Battle to Save Clean ICE Technology

Mazda has become the first automaker to join a lobby group promoting CO2-neutral fuels that could see ICE being allowed to contribute in slowing global warning. That’s because Europe’s...

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4th February 2021

Latest DS Sticks with Proven PHEV Power

Citroën’s premium sub-brand DS adds the DS 4 mid-sized hatchback to the family sticking to its strategy of proven plug-in hybrid powertrains rather than full BEV. It announced this...

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