25th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Pioneering Tech a Double-Edged Sword for Tesla?

With greater success comes greater scrutiny. Tesla capped off a record-setting quarter last week, even by its own lofty standards. The company produced a record number of vehicles within...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


18th October 2021

Weekly Brief: EV Sales Suggest ICE May Have ‘Had its Chips’

So much for the myth that real drivers don’t like electric vehicles. Porsche reported last week that its all-electric Taycan is outperforming its flagship sports car, the gasoline-powered 911...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


2nd August 2021

Volkswagen JV Hopes to Accelerate Software Capabilities

Volkswagen has set up a joint venture to accelerate its ability to develop automotive software at pace to keep up with consumer demand. It has teamed up with TraceTronic,...


5th July 2021

EV Batteries Improve but Sustainability Lags

Batteries, as a key component of electric mobility, are not just a standard product but rather an integral component of the vehicle architecture. In addition to continuous improvement of...


13th May 2021

Automakers Must Change to Exploit the Software-Defined Vehicle

Automakers know that software is the future but their evolution from car company to software company has just begun. Volkswagen Group will invest around $32Bn in digitalization by 2025....

By Susan Kuchinskas


18th March 2021

Audi Expands Swarm ADAS Capabilities

Audi is accelerating its swarm technology bringing more V2X features to its mass market products. Its upgraded “Local Hazard Information” (LHI) now uses a car-to-cloud connectivity that can estimate...


7th October 2020

VW Completes First V2V ‘Swarm Test’

Volkswagen Group has successfully tested it V2V and V2X communications suites using a mixture of its branded vehicles. The tests on an off-road circuit at the Nardò Technical Center...


15th June 2020

V8 Returns to Porsche Cayenne GTS

Porsche has returned a V8 powertrain to its Cayenne GTS lineup in a bid to elevate the ‘entry level’ sportcar’s trackday credentials. It has popped the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8...


27th December 2019

Automakers Flex Their Insurance Muscles

Would you buy auto insurance from the same company that made your vehicle? Recently, two noted automakers placed bets on customers answering “yes” to that question. In the US...

By Eric Volkman


12th December 2019

Porsche Challenges Taycan EPA Figures With Independent Assessment

Porsche commissioned its own independent test of the Taycan Turbo’s electric range after the US EPA estimated it at a low 201 miles. The independent test, conducted by automotive...


5th December 2019

Porsche Developing Drivetrain With Four Electric Motors

Porsche is developing an electric drivetrain with four electric motors, for use on a future battery electric SUV from the premium German brand. This means there’s one motor per...


4th September 2019

Porsche Play on Turbo Badge to Sell BEV Hypercar

Porsche seems to miss the irony that the only models it will now sell without turbo-chargers are BEVs carrying the Turbo nameplate! Two versions of the all-electric Taycan hypercar...