19th May 2022

Kia to Create its First Purpose Built Vehicle Factory

Kia will create its first manufacturing facility dedicated exclusively to producing electric multipurpose mobility or purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). The new production hub will be located within Kia’s existing Hwaseong...


19th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Carmakers Lose Interest in Auto Shows but Consumers Don’t

The New York International Auto Show returned from a two-year hiatus last week with a new look geared toward a fully electric future. The show featured a 250,000-square-foot indoor...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


29th March 2022

Concept Reveals Kia’s Vision on its BEV Autonomous Future

Kia has unveiled its latest BEV concept which is, hardly surprisingly, a mid-sized SUV but one aimed at increasingly autonomous future. That’s because it claims two specific stationary modes...


14th February 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Salesmen Match Super Bowl Players’ Efforts Off Field

Dr Evil, the Greek God Zeus, an illiterate caveman and a robotic dog banded together to hail the EV revolution Sunday night at the Super Bowl. Automakers have a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


18th January 2022

Kia Chooses Hybrid to Kick-Start Second Gen Niro Sales

Kia’s Niro cross-over sees its second-generation model swell in size and is unveiled as a self-charging hybrid. While PHEV and BEV versions are planned to be unveiled before the...


24th November 2021

Automakers About to Shake Up the Insurance Industry

Elon Musk recently announced Tesla’s intent to launch a usage-based insurance (UBI) product in Texas. The move came after General Motors and Ford launched their own telematics insurance programs...

By Graham Jarvis


19th October 2021

Kia EV6 Claims Premium BEV Range for the Mass Market

Ahead of its official launch, Kia’s new EV6 claims to bring premium BEV range and performance to the mass market. While still teasing the car with just body-line images,...


25th August 2021

Kia to Showcase its Electric Push at IAA

Kia will showcase its advance in electrification at IAA Mobility Munich 2021 using the new EV6 as a taste of what is to come. The Korean carmaker will outline...


31st March 2021

Kia’s EV6 Claims Super Speed Performance Moving and Stationary

Kia is employing a 800-volt ultra-fast charging system into its new EV6 BEV to echo its on-road performance of a 0-62mph sprint time of just 3.5 seconds. The EV6...


8th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Apple Eyes Up Era of the ‘iCar’

Only Apple could trump the Super Bowl. During a week when all eyes usually converge on America’s largest sporting event and the TV ads that make it famous, last...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


5th January 2021

Vehicle Subscription Services Taking hold in India

Car subscription has never been a popular choice for private car buyers in India where many take pride in owning a car as an asset. However, while car subscription...

By Simmi Sinha


4th January 2021

On the Road with Future In-Vehicle Sat Navs

Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) are already riding shotgun in the cockpit of some connected vehicles. Now industry executives are planning the next advancements they say will...

By Robert Gray