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21st December 2020

Xpeng’s BEV Euro Expansion Begins in Norway

Chinese BEV manufacturer Xpeng has begun deliveries of its SUV model to customers in Norway. Some 100 Xpeng G3 vehicles are being handed over this week to their new...

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21st December 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon’s Dive into Driverless is About Survival

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up Zoox unveiled its first robo-taxi last week. The vehicle calls to mind a shiny toaster on wheels and features four seats inside. The passengers face...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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18th December 2020

AI to Boost Ford’s e-Scooter Safety and Security

Ford’s micro-mobility unit, Spin, will incorporate AI technology into its e-scooter share scheme in a bid to boost rider safety and vehicle security. It has partnered with Drover AI...

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17th December 2020

Hennessey’s 300mph Road Car Unveiled

Into a world dominated by the pandemic-driven obsession with escapism roars an automotive tribute to excess – a 300mph plus road car. Specialist automaker Hennessey Performance has unveiled the...

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16th December 2020

Automakers Gearing Up for Mass Market Hydrogen Trucks

A truck focused consortium, including major automakers, is spearheading moves to bring hydrogen fuel cell powertrains to the commercial market with the next five years. H2Accelerate, comprising Daimler Truck...

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16th December 2020

Strip Out Sensors to Advance Tech, Says Radar Specialist

A radar specialist claims vehicle LiDAR and camera technology can be stripped out while making autonomous features cheaper to provide without losing function. Israel’s Vayyar, specializing in 4D imaging...

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15th December 2020

Subaru’s European BEV Poses a Brand Dilemma

Subaru has announced its plans to launch a full BEV for the European market that could sound the death knell for the brand’s individuality. That’s because Subaru has for...

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14th December 2020

Peugeot Racing Hybrid Powertrain Points to Hypercar Potential

Peugeot has released details of its racing hybrid powertrain in what some will be hoping will make it into a road-going supercar. Although powertrain developed for its Hypercar LMH...

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14th December 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Slams Door on its Driverless Carol Singers

Uber’s self-driving car division is dead as a door-nail, in the timeless words of Charles Dickens’s great work, A Christmas Carol. “There is no doubt whatever, about that,” after...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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11th December 2020

UK’s First Gigafactory Planned for 2023 Battery Production

The UK’s first vehicle battery ‘gigafactory’ will be built in the nation’s deprived North East of England. Battery company Britishvolt has acquired rights to a site in Blyth Northumberland...

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10th December 2020

Volvo Opens In-House EV Motor Plant in Sweden

Volvo has announced plans to build its own in-house developed electric motors for powertrains in Sweden. The automaker will assemble the motors at its plant in Skövde leading to...

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10th December 2020

Shared Mobility to Bounce Back with Virus-Safe Solutions

A study is claiming that despite the global downturn in shared mobility owing to the pandemic, the market will bounce back to worth $1.55Trn by the decade’s end. The...

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