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COMMENT: Tesla Model X - the elephant in the room

This presentation by Elon Musk is half an hour long but well worth watching. It demonstrates yet again that Tesla Motors doesn't do many thi...

September management briefing: Frankfurt review

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen...

Frankfurt IAA motor show - preview & analysis

The biennial Frankfurt Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is upon us, with the media preview days taking place on 15 and 16 Septembe...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Premium electric SUVs...

Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to s...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Ricardo on future powertrain technology 3 Aug 2015

Calum MacRae

At the opening of Ricardo's new Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC), Calum MacRae sat down to discuss future powertrain developments with Ricardo's Professor Neville S. Jackson who serves as the engineering consultancy's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer.

Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

Latest News

TOKYO SHOW: Lexus concept world debut 9 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

TMC has announced the world premiere of a Lexus concept ahead of this month's Tokyo motor show.

Kia expands Soul EV sales to four more US states 8 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Following the successful launch of the Soul EV late in 2014 in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier in 2015, Kia Motors America (KMA) has announced that it is expanding availability of its fully charged urban runabout into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland, bringing the total number of states selling the Soul EV to 10.

Fisker Automotive changes name to Karma Automotive 1 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Fisker Automotive and Technology Group is now Karma Automotive.

Tesla starts Model X deliveries 30 Sep 15

Dave Leggett

Tesla has started deliveries of its delayed Model X crossover in the US. The new model, which comes with striking 'falcon wing' lifting rear doors, was launched to a handful of customers at a ceremony at Tesla's Freemont, California, facility.

JAC and Ricardo collaborate on Ricardo HyBoost 30 Sep 15

Dave Leggett

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC) and Ricardo are collaborating on a project to develop the Ricardo HyBoost concept - a combination of low cost technologies to deliver improved performance and fuel economy which featured recently in the Ricardo Centenary celebrations - into volume production on a JAC vehicle.

Dongfeng and Renault to produce EVs 29 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

The Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) joint venture in China has announced plans to build its first electric vehicle in China based on Renault's Fluence ZE. The EV will be produced in Wuhan from 2017 and will be sold as a Dongfeng only in China.

Latest blogs

Are these pics of the next Prius authentic? 7 Jul 15

Glenn Brooks

If these images turn out to be the real deal, then Toyota's design department is getting even braver than usual. Taiwan-based Autonet has just published what appear to be shots of the next Prius and Prius PHEV.

Elon's SpaceX ship goes boom 29 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

Given the attention Tesla EVs attract, it's easy to forget entrepreneur and founder Elon Musk has fingers in other pies - notably operating space ships. Which can be a bit risky.

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