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COMMENT: Tesla's Musk talks a good game

The site for Tesla's big battery factory has been announced....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen e-Golf

Will the new plug-in Golf fry the Focus Electric and mulch the Leaf? It’s certainly good enough to become the sales leader in its class....

PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month

July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesti...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Driving the Swedish nanny state

Been lying awake at night wondering how plug-in cars are doing in Europe? Me, neither, but, having now evaluated a few - Vauxhall Ampera [ak...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tesla UK country manager Georg Ell 31 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.


Qualcomm and wireless charging 21 May 2014

Guest author

Qualcomm is a specialist in 3G, 4G and next generation wireless technologies. The company has developed a pair of wireless charging solutions - one for portable electronics and another for electric vehicles. Ian Adcock heard more from Qualcomm's VP Business Development & Marketing, Dr Anthony Thomson.

Latest News

GUANGZHOU SHOW: Daqing-built Volvo XC60 16 Sep 14

Glenn Brooks

Geely, Dongfeng Citroën, Volvo and Wuling are the first OEMs to announce vehicle world premieres for November's Guangzhou motor show. This list will be added to as other debuts are announced.


Alliance re-thinking EV battery strategy - report 15 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

The Renault-Nissan Alliance reportedly is planning to retrench on electric vehicle battery making, consolidating next generation output, currently in the US and UK, in Japan and outsourcing production to LG Chem which could even take over one or both of the plants outside Japan.


Toyota US says no discussions or plans with Tesla 12 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota has apparently distanced itself from comments made earlier by Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk that future collaboration between the two automakers cannot be ruled out.


Kobe Steel develops new materials for fuel cells 11 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Japanese steel giant Kobe Steel is reportedly working on a new generation of lightweight composite materials designed for fuel cell vehicles with a view to saving weight and improving the safety of hydrogen tanks in collisions.


BYD, Daimler begin JV Denza production 10 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Denza, Daimler's 'made in China, for China' electric vehicle, is now production line at Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology (BDNT).


Renault and Bolloré join forces to promote EVs 10 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Following the letter of intent signed in September 2013, French groups Renault and Bolloré are making plans to collaborate as part of a joint strategy to promote electric vehicles.

Latest blogs

Tesla Model S reliability 31 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

With RHD Tesla cars only going on sale in the UK in recent weeks, it's way too early to be talking about the ownership experience. But in the US, it's a different story.


Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.

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