22nd May 2023

BMW’s Answer to Economic Downturn, an ICE Shooting Brake

Launching an ultra-luxurious ‘Shooting Brake’ concept in the teeth of a cost-of-living crisis and on the cusp of economic slowdown might seem odd except BMW knows the wealthy will...


17th May 2023

Stellantis Calls for new Brexit Deal to Save UK Car Production

Stellantis has warned the UK government that it will cease all car manufacturing operations at its Vauxhall plant unless a new Brexit deal is cut with the European Union....

27th April 2023

BEV Owners Seeing Residual Values Nose-Dive, Says Study

A UK study claims battery electric vehicles are depreciating so fast that some lose more than half their value in just three years. The research, commissioned by used car...

14th April 2023

Multi-Transport Options Vital for In-Vehicle Mapping

Despite the recent well-publicized stumbles in the development of autonomous driving, the industry is clearly not losing faith in the technology, which has become the main driver of future...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz


5th April 2023

BMW and Stellantis Court Panasonic for new US Battery Plants

Electronics giant Panasonic is being courted by both Stellantis and BMW to build them BEV battery plants in North America, reports the Wall Street Journal. Both global automakers are...


29th March 2023

BMW i5 BEV Passes Artic Testing, Claims Automaker

BMW is claiming success in winter testing for the test mule of its yet to be revealed BMW i5 premium BEV sedan. The automaker says its winter-time endurance run...


24th March 2023

CATL Claims Battery Materials Breakthrough without Solid-State

Automotive battery giant CATL this year expects to begin mass production of its alternative materials batteries claiming they will perform better and cost less than nickel and cobalt-based ones....


16th March 2023

BEV Version of New BMW 5 Series Confirmed

BMW will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its executive level 5 Series Sedan with the unveiling of the model’s eighth generation car and confirming a BEV variant “in a...


28th February 2023

Editor Blog: Reasons to Put ICE Ban on Ice!

Perhaps the biggest surprise about Germany’s call for the European Union to rethink its planned ICE ban for new vehicles is that it has taken so long for the...


27th February 2023

BMW Launches Pilot Hydrogen Fleet in Europe

BMW has built nearly 100 hydrogen fuel cell versions of its X5 full-size SUV to run as a pilot for various European target groups including media outlets. After four...


24th February 2023

NIO Could Enter Battery Build Race, Sources Claim

BEV maker NIO is said to be planning to build its first automotive battery plant to supply cylindrical cells similar to those used by BMW and Tesla. Two sources...


21st February 2023

JLR Shuns Additional UK Hub in Driverless Tech Expansion

Jaguar Land Rover is extending its drive for autonomous driving by opening three more global technology hubs in Europe but none of them in the UK. While the automaker...