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18th October 2019

Kit-Car Builders Offered ‘Turn-Key’ EV Powertrains

EV technology is turning its hand to kit cars with a UK company claiming to have developed a ‘turn-key’ powertrain. Built by Swindon Powertrain, the system can be bought...

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18th October 2019

Historic Vehicle Body Slams BEV Conversions

A leading body dedicated to preserving historic vehicles has slammed the growing trend to convert them to BEV powertrains. In a trend that many classic vehicle fans would consider...

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18th October 2019

EV Push Spawns First Electric Turbo-Charger

In response to the growth of electrified powertrains, forced induction specialist Garrett has launched what it claims is the world’s first electric turbo-charger. Instead of being driven off the...

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18th October 2019

High Compression ICE Claiming 60% Efficiency Hike

A start-up claims to have constructed a oil fueled ICE that boosts like-for-like performance by nearly 60% even before it has built a website. The as yet unheard of...

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17th October 2019

PSA Promises New BEV LCV Across its Brands

PSA Group has promised an all-electric optional powertrain for its popular medium sized LCV will be brought to market next year. The panel van, badged Peugeot Expert, Citroën Dispatch,...

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17th October 2019

Volvo Publishes Powertrain Details of Its First BEV

Volvo has released details of the BEV powertrain for its fully electric version of the Volvo XC40, the first battery-only vehicle in its range. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, a...

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17th October 2019

Toyota Unveils Production-Ready Ultra Compact City BEV

Toyota looks like joining the race for micro BEV urban transportation with the launch of a new, production-ready, vehicle at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The car, joins others...

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16th October 2019

Auto Newbies Finally Accept Driverless-Only Roads

Automotive disrupters who once predicted the imminent adoption of autonomous technology are now considering geo-fencing driverless cars as automakers predicted several years ago. The latest to come to this...

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16th October 2019

LG Claims World’s First Automotive V2X 5G Module

LG Innotek, part of the electronics giant LG Corporation, has claimed the world’s first automotive based on 5G module possibly paving the way to true V2X. The module, using...

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16th October 2019

Toyota Shows ICE in Hybrids Has Long Way to Go

Toyota’s fourth generation Yaris shows that ICE technology will be on the road for some time yet in its role in modern hybrid systems. That’s because its latest 1.5-liter...

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15th October 2019

Driverless Trials Prove Tech More Dangerous Than Humans

Autonomous driving tests reveal the technology suffers more accidents than would be expected from the average human driver on average. That’s the allegation being leveled by Adi Pinhas, CEO...

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15th October 2019

Iconic Morris J-Type Van Reimagined as an EV

Morris, the classic British motoring brand, is set to make a comeback with a new electrified J-Type van. The name will be familiar to British motoring enthusiasts, with Morris...

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