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24th March 2021

BEV Makers Could Increase Europe’s CO2 Emissions, Study Warns

Carmakers are steering a BEV powertrain course that could increase Europe’s automotive CO2 emission pressures on global warming. That’s the warning from automotive engineering specialist IAV during it’s Digital...

24th March 2021

F1 Tech behind Triumph’s first BEV Motorcycle

Triumph Motorcycles has turned to F1 expertise from Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to develop its first all-electric motorcycle. The TE-1 project hopes to set new standards for electric bike...

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23rd March 2021

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Tops Two-Ton Towing

Toyota banks on ‘traditional’ self-charging hybrid technology with its 2021 Highlander SUV reflecting demand for long-range highway use by consumers. It recognizes that plug-in hybrids, while popular among short...

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23rd March 2021

Seat Promises ‘Affordable’ BEV by 2025

Spanish automaker Seat has pledged to bring an ‘affordable’ BEV to market within the next four years. The urban focused vehicle is expected to be priced between €20,000-€25,000 ($23,850-$29,780)...

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22nd March 2021

Weekly Brief: Automaker Self-Belief in EVs a Vital Element

“You can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” I heard these words of inspirational advice on a run last week with my virtual trainer, who was leading me...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd March 2021

Aston Martin and Lexus Race Track Refugees in ICE Swan Song

Almost as if the sportscar manufacturers realize the end of the ICE age approaches too fast, they are trying to end on a high with a flourish of special...

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19th March 2021

In-Door Mapping to Advance Automated Valet Parking

In-door mapping could soon advance automated valet parking to the mass market now that a production-ready navigation suite is available. Parking specialist Parkopedia has launched a production version of...

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18th March 2021

Audi Expands Swarm ADAS Capabilities

Audi is accelerating its swarm technology bringing more V2X features to its mass market products. Its upgraded “Local Hazard Information” (LHI) now uses a car-to-cloud connectivity that can estimate...

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18th March 2021

BMW’s Coming i4 BEV Sneak Peek at Annual Conference

BMW chose its annual earnings conference to provide a brief glimpse of its long-awaited BEV sports sedan, the BMW i4. First unveiled back at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show,...

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17th March 2021

BEV and Diesel Star in Latest Compact Ford LCV

While an all-electric version of Ford’s latest generation compact Transit Custom LCV grabs the headlines, the automaker is also releasing a new ICE diesel variant too. Also, in a...

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16th March 2021

VW Spells Out its EV Ambitions

Volkswagen is staking its reputation on BEV powertrains becoming the “dominant drive technology” for the passenger car. That’s the vision expressed in the automaker’s first Power Day presentation that...

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15th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Regulation not a Bust but a Boon for Driverless Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sick and tired of waiting for federal self-driving car regulations. In a scathing letter to its sister agency, the National Highway Transportation...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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