25th June 2020

PHEV Powertrain Leads the Way with VW Arteon

A plug-in hybrid version of the face-lifted Volkswagen Arteon has been announced as the automaker seeks to extend its electrified powertrain offerings. Both the saloon and station wagon, or...


23rd June 2020

Renault-Nissan Facing Claims of Emission Cheat Devices

Renault and Nissan have been accused of employing emission cheat devices to improve recorded pollution levels in both diesel and gasoline engines. A UK law firm has filed a...


19th May 2020

VW Brings First Commercial Duty BEV to Market

Volkswagen has brought its first all-electric LCV to the European market in the shape of the ABT eTransporter 6.1. The van, a joint venture between VW and ABT, claims...


18th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Delusional Musk Won’t Stop the Virus-Savvy Innovators

After a month of stalled assembly lines and shuttered factories, the North American automotive industry is coming back to life. Carmakers began to reopen their factories last week as...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


12th May 2020

BEVs in the Automotive’s New Normal

The coronavirus epidemic could not have come at a worse time for the growth of the EV market. The pandemic has shut factories, stalled innovation, disrupted supply chains and...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz


11th May 2020

VW Ramps Up BEV Capacity With Swedish Plant

Volkswagen is hoping to accelerate its BEV strategy by building extra capacity for battery production at a Swedish partner’s facility. The automaker has pledged to erect buildings and infrastructure...


4th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Car Production Restarts But Some Projects Won’t Come Back

Add the connected car service, Automatic, to the growing list of Coronavirus casualties in the auto industry. SiriusXM announced last week that it will cancel its service, which made...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


22nd April 2020

Putting the Fun Factor into Connected Cars

The future of in-car infotainment faces a digital crossroads. Automakers, content providers, network operators and Tier One suppliers are all wrangling with the unique opportunities offered by touch and...


17th April 2020

Aiways Takes on VW with Robot Charging

Comparative automotive minnow Airways will take on the giant Volkswagen Group by securing patents in Europe and China for robot car-park EV chargers. The Shanghai automaker’s entry into this...


9th April 2020

Ford and VW Cars Open to Hackers, Research Claims

Cyber-security researchers are claiming some current connected Ford and Volkswagen vehicles are easy targets for malicious hackers. The report researched by cyber consultancy Context Information Security and published by...


26th March 2020

Sunshine State’s EV Cash Hand-Outs Boost Adoption

California is leading the United States in electric vehicle adoption. The Sunshine state has many programs and incentives that are enticing Californians to buy and lease electric and plug-in...

By Lynn Walford


23rd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Automotive’s Virus Lockdown a Time to Reflect

The threat of a widespread lockdown across the automotive industry turned into a reality last week, as the coronavirus continued to unleash chaos around the world. All major automakers...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve