Thursday, August 15, 2019

Study shows huge potential of Europe’s onshore wind

Europe’s untapped onshore wind capacity could produce enough power to meet the world’s energy needs until 2050, according to a new report. (Credit: University...

Auto Trader reports biggest decline in used car price growth since 2012

The average asking price of a used car advertised via Auto Trader rose by 2.76% during July but the online marketplace said that...

BP Chargemaster activates first 150kW ultra-fast EV chargers

BP Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric car charge point provider, has switched on the first of its new Ultracharge 150kW EV chargers at...

Nearly-new buying guide: Skoda Octavia

More press-on types can choose from a couple of sporty vRS...

Talk of BMW partnerships, is the UK ready for the EV revolution and more...

Welcome to our weekly Jaguar Land Rover news digest, in which we share stories from across the media about Britain’s biggest car maker....

Business briefing: Brexit sends the economy in Germany into reverse

BREXIT, conflicts in global trade and car industry troubles have caused the German economy to stall. It shrank by 0.1 per cent between April...

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet 2019 UK review

Moving on. Mounted to the engine is Porsche’s eight-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox, which can be either left unattended or operated with a pair of...

Jeep optimistic despite India auto slump

Last week’s launch...

From Arona to Ibiza, we test four Seat cars in the Spanish towns they...

ONLY a Spanish brand can get away with naming cars after random towns in its own country. You’ve got the Seat Leon, Arona, Ateca,...

Audi E-Tron beats Tesla to a landmark first for electric cars

While environmental advocates have been pushing drivers towards electric cars for some time, road safety advocates have given us some solid cause for...

Jaguar calls for Oxford English Dictionary to change its online definition of a car

Jaguar is urging the Oxford English Dictionary to update its online definition of a car because it doesn’t take into account electric...

WorldSkills UK chief urges government boost

The chief executive of WorldSkills UK has urged the new government to invest in technical education and skills to ensure the long-term success...

New McLaren GT Special Operations showcase heading to Pebble Beach

Additional interior features unique to the model include MSO-branded headrests and sills, silver-infused carbonfibre shift paddles and bespoke floormats. The GT by MSO...

New Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith collector’s edition revealed – pictures

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New Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith collector’s edition revealed

Rolls-Royce has revealed a new run-out, special edition Ghost which the firm describes as the “apex” of its smaller limousine, which will...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series set to make 680bhp

“Driveability is most important but, with balance, it gets good lap times too.” Currently, the most powerful iteration of the 4.0-litre V8 is found the GT...

UK's second hand EV market growing

Demand for used hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars continued to grow in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019, up 24.8%, with...

Rolls-Royce unveils ultra-exclusive Ghost Zenith special

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a limited-run Ghost Zenith Collector’s Edition, which will offer the highest level of bespoke features on the car to date.  The...

Material challenges in renewable energy

New research claims that, in the race against climate change, the renewable energy industry must embrace the circular economy. Matthew Stone of NextGen...

Government announces £2.5m funding for on-street EV charging points

The government has announced an additional £2.5 million funding for over 1,000 new on-street electric vehicle charge points. The funding will support the...

Ford Focus ST 2019 UK review

Opt for the Performance pack and you’ll get Track mode, which tightens things even further, and a rev-matching function for the manual ’box....

Funding futurist dreams in the face of investment reality

How can promising technologies with pay-offs decades or centuries in the future reach fruition when investment demands short term returns? Stuart Nathan looks...

Peugeot offers £3000 saving for new car buyers

Peugeot has introduced a £3,000 ‘Upgrade to Peugeot' offer for new car retail buyers to celebrate the company being named the Most Dependable...

Used car sales down 2.8% in Q2 as market starts to slow

The UK’s used car market has started to show signs of a slow down as volumes dropped by 2.8% in Q2 this year...

Jaguar wants to redefine the word 'car'

Jaguar has submitted a formal application to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxford Dictionaries to change the official online definition of the...

UK used car market stutters amid bleak market

The UK’s used car market declined by a moderate -2.8% in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures released today by the...

US robotics teams gear up for DARPA mine challenge

Engineers from across the US are putting the finishing touches to the robots that will take on underground rescue missions in DARPA’s latest...

Second life for repurposed EV batteries in off grid locations

EV batteries are being repurposed by researchers at WMG, University of Warwick for use as small energy storage systems (ESS) for off grid...