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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...

COMMENT: Electric avenue fires Formula E to life

Michelin's quite fond of using the phrase "track to street" - it's a nifty way to neatly encapsulate what the tyre manufacturer is trying to...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: An electrifying van experience

I have been indulging my fetish for electrified vehicles this week, heading for sunny Barcelona to see what happens when the powertrain and...

NEW PRODUCT: Nissan unveils the 'big box Leaf'

Commercial vehicle operators approach the appraisal of a new vehicle with a completely different approach to a private car buyer or company...

Latest Interviews

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.


CEVT's Mats Fägerhag on Geely-Volvo CMA platform 24 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Mats Fägerhag, the former head of R&D for Saab, is now the CEO of China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT). This small firm's engineers are quietly creating the new CMA scalable architecture for C and B segment Geely and Volvo models.

Latest News

Rule change hits 'free charger' offers for EVs 22 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Electric vehicle marketers are facing a new challenge now that the UK government's Office of Low Emission Vehicles is reducing - from 1 September - home recharge point subsidies of 75% of the cost to a maximum of GBP900 from GBP1,000.


Subaru plans to develop EV and expand hybrid lineu 16 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Subaru plans to expand its hybrid vehicle range and develop an electric car.


BMW and Daimler to develop EV wireless charging 16 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

BMW and Daimler have entered into an agreement to develop wireless charging systems for their electric cars.


BMW and Samsung SDI expand battery partnership 15 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

BMW Group and Samsung SDI plan to expand their supply relationship for battery cells for electro-mobility. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see supply volumes of battery cells from Samsung SDI to BMW rise.


Beijing announces measures to boost EVs 15 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

China's State Council executive meeting has decided that three types of 'new energy vehicles' (NEVs) - electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell powered cars - will be exempt from vehicle purchase tax from 1 September 2014 to the end of 2017.


VW selects Bosch as e-Golf charging partner 11 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen of America has announced providers of charging services for e-Golf models, the first zero-tailpipe emissions electric vehicle to be sold by Volkswagen in the US market.

Latest blogs

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.


The secret to Alan Mulally's success at Ford 23 May 14

Dave Leggett

I was at the SMMT headquarters in London yesterday for a small media round table with outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally.

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