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Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEMs

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recentl...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Outlander & future Mitsubishis

The plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander has been a strong seller for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and many other European markets. Now co...

TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for co...

2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below....

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

View T25S concept as thought leadership says Shell 20 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Shell Lubricants says its T25S concept car Project M collaboration with Geo Technologies and Gordon Murray Design, should be considered as a “thought leadership” innovation targeted at addressing rapid global population growth.

Toyota's hydrogen Mirai triggers GBP5,000 UK grant 19 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Toyota says its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell saloon will be eligible for UK government grant support of GBP5,000 (US$7,600) reducing the purchase price to GBP61,000.

Renault-Nissan installs 90 EV points for COP2 19 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Renault-Nissan Alliance is installing 90 new charge spots for electric vehicles in and around Paris for the COP21 global summit on climate change in Paris.

NEVS and Renesas agree new energy China deal 16 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Renesas Electronics and National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) have inked an agreement using the Swedish automaker's Phoenix architecture for electric vehicles and the former's technologies for new energy models.

3M and Plug Power team on EV technology 16 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Plug Power and 3M have unveiled a supply agreement for membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) to be used in the former's proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks.

Toyota and Lexus hybrid sales top 200,000 in UK 13 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Cumulative sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids in the UK have reached 200,000 units 15 years after the introduction of the original Prius.

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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