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Briefing: developments in powertrain batteries

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs o...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide i...

Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation...

COMMENT: Apple weighs a BIG decision

Apple is a very, very powerful brand. It is also a very, very big company with a market capitalisation of over $700bn ($740bn when I just ch...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK 5 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.


INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

Latest News

Renault sells 15,000 Twizy 1 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Renault has delivered its 15,000th Twizy EV, the milestone car going to the municipality of Florence, Italy.


New York show debuts: Porsche Boxster Spyder added 1 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Porsche has announced the Boxster Spyder as a world premiere at the 2015 New York auto show.


Tesla to unveil 'major new non-car product line' 31 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

Tesla is set to unveil a new non-car product line at the end of this month, with speculation rife that the new product will be a home battery.


Autonomous cars coming around 2025 - KPMG 30 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

Highly autonomous cars are expected on to become significant in the European marketplace from 2025, according to a study undertaken by KPMG.


Tesla Motors intends to localise China production 30 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Tesla Motors intends to localise the production of EVs in China over the next three years.


Toyota sets one in two hybrid course 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota plans to increase the production of hybrid vehicles in Japan in order so that by 2016 every second car sold locally is a hybrid.

Latest blogs

Watch the Toyota Mirai being made 24 Feb 15

Glenn Brooks

Here's a chance to see details of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car being manufactured at its Motomachi plant in Japan.


EVs' dark side: Two sides of the coin for electric vehicles 23 Dec 14

Dave Leggett

There's a useful reminder in a recent study of the two sides of the coin that come with 'zero-emission vehicles'.

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