23rd January 2020

VW Expanding European Car-Sharing

While other carmakers back away from car-sharing, there is no sign of cold feet from Volkswagen which has announced expansion plans for its WeShare scheme. German Rivals BMW and...


23rd January 2020

GM Cruise’s Driverless Damp Squib

General Motors’ Cruise has launched its first fully autonomous vehicle claiming it was “production ready” but, in truth, it remains only a concept. That’s because the Cruise Origin, constructed...


17th January 2020

VW Explores Voice Controlled Vehicle Functions

Volkswagen is leading the move to enabling vehicle functions to be taken over by voice assistants raising the possibility of the technology having a mission critical role in future....


15th January 2020

Kia Attempts to Grab VW’s EV Limelight

Kia is attempting to hang on Volkswagen’s EV coat-tails by announcing an electrification strategy that will see it launch 11 new BEVs launched by 2025. While that is more...


14th January 2020

Top Automakers Facing $16Bn in Climate Fines

Up to 13 carmakers brands are facing a total of $16Bn in fines for missing European CO₂ targets. That’s the assessment of industry analyst PA Consulting whose annual forecast...


3rd January 2020

Tested: Škoda Superb L&K 2.0 TSI DSG – the Here and Now Super-Urban Solution

Speak to almost any European car dealer and you will hear the lament that diesel sales continue to plummet amid urban air quality concerns. However, this trend has revitalized...


27th December 2019

VW Plans Car Park Robot EV Chargers

Possibly in a bid to convince itself and the investors that BEVs will soon take over auto powertrains, Volkswagen foresees autonomous robot car chargers. It claims the Volkswagen Group...

16th December 2019

VW Driverless Shuttle to Launch in Qatar

Prototype driverless versions of Volkswagen’s ID. Buzz BEVs will take part in an autonomous pilot to be run in Qatar. The automaker has signed an agreement to participate in...


2nd December 2019

VW Adds Two-Wheel China Charm Offensive

Volkswagen’s motorcycle brand, Ducati, has followed its parent company’s charm offensive on the lucrative Chinese market with two models making their debuts this autumn. Leading the charge at the...


28th November 2019

Chery Announces Powertrain Charge With New Engines

Chinese automaker Chery has announced three new ICE-employing powertrains are on its drawing boards while unveiling its latest SUV concept. Its Chery Tiggo 7 was unveiled at the 17th...


27th November 2019

LCV Pollution Test Claims a Mercedes 17 Times Worse than VW

A clean air lobby group claims LCV emissions testing is failing to distinguish between a Mercedes that is 17-times more polluting than an equivalent Volkswagen van. The study run...


20th November 2019

Wraps Come Off VW’s 7th BEV ID. Model

Aerodynamics to improve range is the major story behind Volkswagen’s seventh BEV concept in its ID. family, the station wagon ID. Space Vizzion. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto...