Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New Nissan Ariya Concept shows long-range SUV

The Nissan Ariya Concept will be revealed at the 2019 Tokyo motor show according to Japanese media, although details of the all-electric SUV...

Transport Secretary reveals drivers with electric cars will get to use bus lanes and...

TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps has announced plans to let electric car drivers use bus lanes and pay less to park — a month...

UK government plans green number plates for EVs

The UK government has begun an official consultation on introducing green numbers plates to electric and zero emissions cars. The scheme, which was originally...

Luxury Defender 130 model to crown line-up

Land Rover isn't resting on its laurels following the new Defender’s unveiling, with the three-door 90 and five-door 110 models set to be...

Autocar confidential: Renault shrugs off electric rivals, practical thinking for Audi RS6 and more

In this week's round-up of automotive gossip, we chat EVs with Renault, get the lowdown on Audi's first ever RS tow hook, talk Honda...

Green number plates to identify cleanest cars

Drivers of zero-emission cars could be given green number plates to help them benefit from incentives for cleaner vehicles.The Department for...

New 2020 Skoda Octavia leaks out on configurator

It’s not expected that the fourth-gen Octavia will grow in exterior dimensions, as it’ll make use of an updated version of the MQB...

Top 10: Best used hybrid cars

What’s more, unlike some hybrid and plug-in hybrid SUVs, the T8 doesn’t lose its third row of seats, meaning it's still a full...

Audi A6 55 TFSIe quattro plug-in hybrid arrives with 362bhp

The new Audi A6 plug-in hybrid has gone on sale in Germany as Audi progresses with the electrification of its line-up.  The A6 55...

Power sharing: building the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector

North Sea Link, a subsea electricity cable linking the UK with Norway, will be the longest interconnector of its kind in the world....

Power in the Wrong Hands: Why Are Kids Driving Supercars?

The crash was as horrific as it was predictable. Back in May, near the end of evening rush hour in Encino, California, a...

Mini announces partnership with Parkrun

Mini has announced a new three-year partnership with Parkrun UK.As part of the relationship, Mini will be attending a number of Parkrun events...

Bloodhound shown in 'desert spec' ahead of high-speed tests

Thirteen parallel tracks have been laid out, because the car’s unique...

General Motors could revive Hummer as electric SUV brand

The large EVs will sit stop a new skateboard-style chassis, similar to that of start-up company Rivian, which combines motors and batteries for cheaper...

Hyundai’s iMax N Drift Bus is an eight-seat i800 MPV with 400bhp

Hyundai Australia has revealed a one-off version of its van-based people carrier, called the iMax N. It was cobbled together using components...

Innovation is key to resolving increasing grid demand

 The UK grid must adapt to accommodate shifting energy infrastrucure, says Michael Smailes, Research Engineer for Offshore Electrical Infrastructures at the Offshore Renewable...

Traction Control – what is it, and how does it work?

All new cars have traction control fitted and this has been the case since 2011 when European Type approval would only be...

Uniti One: Is the UK ready for a funny-looking, climate-neutral, digital-first, all-electric city car?

There’s been a lot of huff and puff in the past few weeks about the Porsche Taycan. An electric sports saloon from the...

Volvo launches autonomous vehicles business area

Expanding on existing activities, Volvo commits to autonomous solutions for freight transport The Swedish automotive major says that it sees opportunities for autonomy in...

Hyundai i800 N Drift Bus – pictures

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UK dealers adapt to accommodate new EV standards, practices and roles

This year may be remembered as the year electric vehicles entered the mainstream. EVs and AFVs have consistently seen the largest percentage increases...

IBM joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

IBM has joined an international effort to build an unmanned, fully autonomous transatlantic research vessel that is set to launch on the...

Applications open for The Big Bang Competition

Online applications are now open for the UK’s top STEM competition for young people. Whether it’s a brand new project, or has been completed...

Artificial skin enables emotive tactile communication

A cross-Channel team of engineers has created an artificial skin for electronic devices, allowing emotions to be communicated via touch. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuEhqHvE1qU?feature=oembed&w=620&h=349] Known as Skin-On,...

Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 Polestar Engineered released in UK

Volvo has extended its UK line-up with the first Polestar Engineered variants going on sale. The S60 saloon, V60 estate and XC60 SUV are the...

Comment: Dealing with the design dabblers

Design by committee can be a frustrating process, but taking the time to educate non-specialist colleagues about the engineering mindset can help ease...

Used diesel cars make-up half AutoTrader fastest sellers ranking

Half of Auto Trader’s monthly top ten fastest selling cars rankings was made up of diesel powered vehicles as buyers demonstrated a continued...

2040 ban on petrol and diesel sales 'may yet prove premature'

British drivers' group suggests petrol and diesel will still have a part to play.The 2040 ban on the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered...