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15th June 2020

Weekly Brief: US Complacency Over Growing Connected Car Cyber Threat

Two US senators sent an open letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week calling out the agency for “its dangerously reactive approach to cyber-security”. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th June 2020

Uber’s Motorcycle Ride-Share Eyes Turn to Africa

African electric motorcycle manufacturers have become excited over potential new investment following Uber’s expansion of its digital wallet along with an expression of interest in the continent’s burgeoning bike...

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11th June 2020

Heavy Industry First to Adopt Driverless Tech

While most automakers have come to accept that fully autonomous marketable passenger cars are some decades away, it’s the area of heavy industry that can see an earlier adoption...

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10th June 2020

Tesla’s Supplier Claims 1M Mile Battery Life

The Chinese battery supplier to Tesla claims it could build a pack to power a vehicle for more than a million miles and boast a lifespan of 16 years....

8th June 2020

Ford Fiesta Brings Electrification to Mass Market

Ford’s top selling car in Europe is the latest to be given an electrified powertrain. The Ford Fiesta compact hatchback is now available with the automaker’s EcoBoost mild hybrid...

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8th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Cars Won’t Reach Vision Zero, Say Insurers

Self-driving cars took a tough lap through the media last week. That’s thanks to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which found that self-driving cars...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th June 2020

Volvo Adds Chinese Plant to its Sustainably Powered Factories

Volvo has added the Chengdu plant to its growing list of factories powered exclusively by renewable electricity. The plant joins all of its engine plant in Skövde, Sweden, which...

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4th June 2020

Hyundai Buys into Hydrogen Storage Solution

As a clear indication of where Hyundai thinks e-mobility is heading, it has announced investment in a European hydrogen storage solution. The South Korean automaker has bought into the...

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4th June 2020

Peugeot e-Traveller Targets Urban Ride-Share

Peugeot has unveiled its urban shared-mobility solution in what some may think a bit of a speculative punt for a post-coronavirus world. Studies have suggested commuters are more likely...

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3rd June 2020

Bosch Launches eCall for Bikers

Bosch claims to have developed a emergency alert system for motorcyclists that mimics the eCall service installed in all new European cars. The automotive supplies giant points out that...

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3rd June 2020

BMW 4 Series Makes Mild-Hybrid Mainstream

BMW has unveiled it new 4 Series clearly pointing the way for its future powertrain focus with mild hybrid featuring in all its M Sport performance models. In fact,...

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2nd June 2020

Polestar Joins Push For EV Infrastructure

Polestar is joining the automaker push to accelerate the introduction of EV charging infrastructure essential is the technology’s consumer acceptance is to grow. The BEV premium sub-brand of Volvo...

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