13th June 2022

Stellantis Claims On-The-Go Charging a Reality

Stellantis claims its ‘Scalextric’ on-the-go EV charging project has shown the system is a fully robust and practical solution after months of testing. As TU-Automotive reported in December, the...


23rd March 2022

Maserati’s Compact SUV Joins in Hybrid Format

Maserati has unveiled its latest performance crossover, the mid-sized SUV Grecale which joins its bigger sibling, the Levante. The new car features two four-cylinder mild hybrid powertrains plus the...


21st March 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Makers Missing a Trick with Oil Price Crisis

The electric vehicle revolution is squandering a golden opportunity. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions and reductions on Russian oil have sent worldwide gas prices skyrocketing. The cost...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


21st April 2021

Maserati Unveils its First Electrified SUV

Maserati launched its first hybrid powered full-size SUV at the Shanghai International Auto Show 2021. The Maserati Levante Hybrid joins the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid in the Italian automaker’s electrified...


11th September 2020

Maserati Lightweights to new Performance Heights

Maserati’s latest super-sports car owes as much to an extensive lightweighting program for its performance as its powerful V6 motor. While the MC20’s gasoline new 3.0-liter twin-turbo Nettuno engine...


17th July 2020

Maserati’s First Hybrid Sportscar Unveiled

After the much heralded hype, Maserati has finally unveiled its first hybrid sportscar, an electrified version of the Ghibli. While not the most powerful model in the Maserati line-up,...


16th July 2020

PSA and FCA Reach For the Stars in Merger

The much publicized merger of the Groupe Peugeot Société Anonyme (PSA Group) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is looking to the stars in a bid to rival both automotive...


2nd July 2020

Maserati Debuts F1’s Pre-Chamber Combustion for a Sportscar

Maserati will employ Formula One’s pre-combustion chamber technology for the first time in the sportscar class. Its Nettuno engine will feature in the Maserati MC20 super sportscar that will...


23rd January 2020

Maserati Begins BEV Powertrain Tests

Maserati has joined the lengthening list of premium luxury automakers to explore electrified powertrains for its future products. It has announced the start of testing for BEV propulsion systems...


27th September 2019

Maserati Launches EV and AV Strategy

Maserati has set out its electrification and autonomous driving technologies strategy with the pledge to put electrified powertrains in all new models built in Italy. The carmaker will draw...


21st March 2016

Weekly Brief: Carmakers pledge to make AEB standard by 2022

Safety organisations claim that automatic emergency brakes (AEB) would save an estimated 10,000 lives a year in the US if they were standard across all new cars. That’s nearly...