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6th September 2022

Castrol’s JV to Accelerate Ultra-Fast Battery Charging

Castrol has entered a collaboration with a battery cell manufacturer in a bid to develop ultra-fast charging batteries to advance the adoption of zero tailgate emission vehicles. The lubricants...

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5th September 2022

Weekly Brief: Hydrogen Blows Back onto the Zero Emission Agenda

BMW is doubling down on the hydrogen car revolution. The carmaker sent its hydrogen-powered iX5 sport utility crossover into limited production last week. It plans to produce about 100...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th September 2022

Hyundai to Roll Out TomTom Level Two Offering in Europe

Hyundai Motor Group has signed up mapping provider TomTom to power all the navigation systems in its future European vehicle line-up. Already seen in the group’s premium Genesis brand,...

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2nd September 2022

Yamaha Goes Small with Latest e-Bike Drive Unit

Yamaha has launched its latest eBike drive train claiming improved power-to-weight performance in a much more compact format. Its new PWseries S2 drive unit claims and output of 55.3ft-lbs...

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1st September 2022

Retrofitting BEV Bus Powertrains Quick Fix for Fleets, Says Kleanbus

UK electric bus powertrain company, Kleanbus, has revealed its modular platform claiming to convert any bus, single or double decker, from ICE to zero emission quickly and cost-effectively. The...

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1st September 2022

Volvo Readies Car-Share Service for Europe Roll-Out

Following trials in Sweden, Volvo is formalizing its car-sharing service into a standalone provider company before a further roll-out in Europe. So far, its Swedish offering has seen 250,000...

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31st August 2022

Škoda 7-Seater BEV Points the Way in Rebrand

Škoda’s new long-range BEV concept is the car chosen to showcase the brand’s new logo and corporate identity as part of its strategy towards 2030. The Škoda Vision 7S...

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30th August 2022

Audi to Build Own Race Powertrain for F1 Campaign

Audi is committing to building its own racing powertrain to compete in the Formula One World Championship from 2026. It will be the first F1 powertrain to be built...

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29th August 2022

Suzuki Celebrates 40 Years in India with new BEV Factory

While many western automakers have withdrawn from the Indian market, Suzuki is celebrating its 40 years of car production in the country by committing to a BEV factory. Under...

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29th August 2022

Weekly Brief: California’s ICE Ban Raises Need for Cheap EVs

California will follow Europe’s lead by banning the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars, pickup trucks and SUVs by 2035, setting the stage for a wave of like-minded regulations across...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

26th August 2022

Advanced Tech Increasingly Cited in After-Sales Problems

Advanced automotive technologies in cars are becoming a leading source of after-sales problems. That’s among the findings of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study, released...

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25th August 2022

Volkswagen Targets Canada for Extra Battery Supply

Volkswagen is hoping to expand its automotive battery production capabilities with a special agreement signed with the Canadian government. The automaker has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the...

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