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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...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: SEAT León Cupra

Once the Volkswagen Group’s biggest underachiever, SEAT is succeeding at last. The evidence? In Germany it’s now a top-ten brand, and in the...

Management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

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

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Dow Automotive 23 Feb 2015

Matthew Beecham

Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. Matthew Beecham spoke to Eugenio Toccalino, Director of Strategic Marketing, Dow Automotive about structural foams and adhesives and the ways in which the supplier is helping OEMs make cars lighter.


Q&A with Harman 16 Feb 2015

Matthew Beecham

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Harman presented some updates to its HALOsonic suite of noise management solutions. Matthew Beecham spoke to Rajus Augustine, Director HALOsonic Business Development to find out what it means for OEMs.

Latest News

OnStar to be 'revolutionary' in Europe - Opel head 3 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

General Motors' European chief, Karl-Thomas Neumann, believes that the rollout of the company's OnStar telematics system to Europe will have a revolutionary impact on the auto industry.


GENEVA: Toyota joins engine downsize bandwagon 3 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota has joined the engine downsize bandwagon, introducing at the Geneva show a new turbocharged 1.2-litre I4 to replace its normally aspirated 1.6 in the C segment Auris sold in other markets as the Corolla.


Volkswagen’s R&D spend US$12.87bn in 2014 3 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen spent EUR11.5bn (US$12.87bn) on research and development last year, more than ever before and more than any other company worldwide.


Ford trials connected electric bikes 2 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford is expanding its global Smart Mobility plan with a new experiment to study how electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centres.


Volvo Cars eyes cloud connectivity 2 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars is currently investigating a whole range of connected car services that could be provided thanks to available in-car data and the cloud.


Geneva show debuts list updated 2 Mar 15

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days of the 2015 Geneva motor show are Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.

Latest blogs

The 'drone taxi' and possible future Uber 'paradox' 9 Feb 15

Dave Leggett

Does it make sense for Uber to be very interested in the business opportunity presented by taking the driver out of the cab?


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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