20th October 2021

First Zeekr BEV Rolls of the ‘Smart’ Production Line

Chinese auto giant Geely has announced the start of production of its latest sub-brand BEV, the Zeekr 001. First unveiled in April, the sports saloon has been upgraded following...


21st May 2021

Sneak Peek at smart’s Coming eSUV

The first official sneak peek pictures of the forthcoming smart-brand all electric SUV have been published three months ahead of its world premiere at the IAA Mobility 2021. The...


29th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Digital Companies Remain Biggest Threat to Carmakers

Cars are the ultimate mobile device. They allow us to move about, connect socially and professionally, make phone calls, take pictures of pretty sunsets and play music with the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


9th February 2021

Tesla Safety Faults Worry Chinese Regulators

Chinese regulators could derail Tesla’s mass market ambitions in the nation by raising concerns over its safety systems so far ignored by western regulators. For they are citing issues...


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...


2nd October 2020

Volvo Starts Production of its Own BEVs

While Volvo’s premium EV sub-brand is grabbing all the electrification headlines, the Swedish parent company has begun its own pure electric push. It has announced that production has begun...


18th September 2020

Second-Life Leafs Finding Happy Home in Russia

The BEV market in the Russian bloc of countries may be small but it has Europe’s largest fleet of BEV buses working in Moscow and a growing demand for...

By Roma Nazarov


20th May 2020

Baidu Begins Public Robo-Taxi Rides in ‘Smart City’

Digital giant Baidu has begun robo-taxi rides for members of the public in a city claiming to be at the forefront of China’s drive towards smart city capabilities. Late...


24th March 2020

Polestar Starts BEV Production Expecting Europe Bounce Back

Polestar is anticipating a swift recovery in demand for its BEV products post-virus with the start of vehicle production to serve global markets. Production of the all-electric Polestar 2...


2nd October 2019

Ricardo Gasoline Concept Claims 45% Efficiency Boost

Automotive supplier Ricardo has developed a lean-burn gasoline engine it claims is 45% more efficient than current ICE technology. In league with technical partner, Chinese manufacturer Geely, it has...


23rd August 2019

Geely Keeps Volvo ICE Power Roaring

It’s with some irony that Volvo’s parent company’s racing arm, Cyan Racing, continues to fly the sporting ICE banner for the Swedish carmaker by breaking records at the infamous...


4th July 2019

Lotus Names Coming BEV Hypercar

Lotus’s forthcoming Type 130 BEV hypercar has been dubbed the Evija which will get a partial unveiling at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The iconic...