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16th September 2019

Weekly Brief: EV Leg-Up in Europe But US Gives Gig Working a Kicking

The demand for electric vehicles may be iffy and the environmental benefits may be questionable. However, one thing is certain – the e-mobility revolution is happening, ready or not....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th September 2019

Škoda’s First EV is an Electrified Citigo

Škoda’s first EV, the Citigo-e iV, packs a 36.8kWh battery paired with a 61 kW motor, putting it on par with the existing ICE-powered Citigo city car and the...

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20th February 2019

Škoda’s EV Concept Promises Extra Cabin Space

Czech carmaker Škoda has published the first rendition of the interior of its new EV concept to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show. The artists’ impression of...

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14th November 2018

Škoda Drone Keeps Tabs on Stock-Taking

Škoda is taking to the air with an autonomous drone being used to help its stock-taking efforts. A robotic drone is being tested at the Czech carmaker’s Mladá Boleslav plant...

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18th September 2018

VW’s Born-Electric MEB Platform Will Spawn 27 Models by 2022

Volkswagen is hoping its MEB platform will do for the company what the iconic Beetle line did last century.

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23rd July 2018

Weekly Brief: BMW takes on Uber and Lyft in ride-hailing

ReachNow will offer car-sharing and ride-hailing through the same app interface. Andrew Tolve reports. BMW is ready to take on the big guns. In its latest urban mobility gambit, its ReachNow car-sharing service...

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12th June 2017

Weekly Brief: Product and services news from TU-Automotive Detroit 2017

The annual connected car bonanza that is TU-Automotive Detroit is behind us. Andrew Tolve reports on the biggest product announcements from the show. More than 3,300 connected car experts...

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24th April 2017

Weekly Brief: Toyota beats Tesla to the punch with zero-emissions big rig

Elon Musk asked us to wait until September for a peek at the world’s first zero-emissions articulated truck. Toyota had different plans. Andrew Tolve reports Cars and trucks produce...

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15th August 2016

Weekly Brief: Millions of VW vehicles vulnerable to wireless key hack

Have a Volkswagen? Better buy a steering wheel lock. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, in concert with German engineering firm Kasper & Oswald, have found a wireless hack...

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19th February 2016

Until technology catches up, ‘Keep the Radio On’

Automakers and analysts alike admit uncertainty about the form and function of car radios even a few years from now but they concur that it will still be a...

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12th February 2016

Wealthy drivers cannot sustain Indian connectivity alone

India manufactures about 3M cars a year and half a million of them are exported, claims Kumar Kandaswami, senior director of Deloitte India. His research finds that 60% of...

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8th June 2015

Nurse, the screens please, I’m going for a drive…

As in-car connectivity becomes the rule, rather than the exception, carmakers have come to realise that the technology can be used to offer consumers a broad array of services...

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