Saturday, September 19, 2020

Energy firms want the right to switch off electric cars charging at home

© Provided by Auto Express Electric cars may be perfect for people with off-street parking and a home wallbox fast charger,...

Terrible Cars That Shouldn’t Have Been Terrible: Chevrolet Vega

The Chevrolet Vega is remembered as one of General Motors’ worst cars, a troublesome rust-bucket prone to gas tank fires and melting engines....

Manufacturers call for clarity with net zero transition

Manufacturers are calling for additional support from the government if they are to be expected to help fund the UK’s low-carbon transition. This is...

September's 70-plate will serve up 'profit bonanza' for car dealers

Strong demand for newly-launched 70-plate models in September will make this a profitable quarter for car dealers across the UK, Motorvise’s Fraser Brown...

McLaren Senna GTR LM celebrates firm's historic Le Mans win

McLaren’s MSO bespoke division has unwrapped five customer-commissioned special editions of the track-only Senna GTR hypercar to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the firm’s...

Study shows accuracy of 90-minute COVID-19 test

Consumer DNA testing technology repurposed to rapidly diagnose COVID-19 has shown over 94 per cent sensitivity and 100 per cent specificity. DnaNudge in-store DNA testing...

ITV to broadcast BTCC until end of 2026

The ITV network will broadcast the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) until the end of 2026, following a new five-year deal with series...

Updated Lexus LS to arrive in UK in 2020 with new technology

Lexus is taking its LS luxury saloon flagship into 2021 with new technology, updated styling and “even smoother driving performance”. The facelifted BMW 7...

September 1956: Car park innovations

Parking has been an issue since the dawn of the car. In 1956 The Engineer looked at innovative solutions to this perennial problem Off-street...

Britain's cars are older than ever, according to Retro Motor

Britain’s car parc is older than ever before, despite the boom in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrids, according to data compiled by Retro...

Switching to an EV is the environmentally positive change you can make today

The Sustainable Now: Making the switch to an electric vehicle (EV) is the environmentally positive change you can make today, writes Poppy Welch,...

Hot pressing and tape casting key to embedded wearable devices

Engineers in South Korea have developed a process that could lead to the manufacture of embedded wearable electronics. Fabrication process, structures, and output signals...

Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 19 September

Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart Version R, £6995: Don’t ring up...

BMW X7

The latest vision of high-riding, big-car luxury to come out of Munich, Bavaria, is the focus of this week’s road test: the near-5.2m-long,...

Rolls-Royce: luxury will always take priority over technology

Digital technology represents a “phenomenal opportunity” for Rolls-Royce to enhance its personalisation options for customers, according to the lead designer of the firm’s...

Matt Prior: Why heavy cars aren't worth their weight

I had thought the apogee would be the V10 Audi RS6 Avant, in which they put all but a Lamborghini engine in the...

Dear Thierry: Our advice for Jaguar Land Rover's new CEO

■ Get on with expanding the third Defender model...

About electric and hybrids cars in the UK

UK government is pushing for electric cars with a promise to end sales of vehicles with petrol and diesel...

EVs and CO2: Sustainability Score is Far from Desired

EVs and CO2: Sustainability Score is Far from Desired Preserving the Earth’s natural environment has turned out to be one of the more...

Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'

Portable emissions-free “power plants” could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company’s light-duty trucks with hydrogen...

Polestar built a better car than Tesla; now it needs to build a better...

Polestar is a startup in an unusual situation. Polestar has the car. It has the executives. Polestar has factories, partners and distribution...

Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving...

Gender-fluid engineer wins landmark UK discrimination case

A gender-fluid/non-binary engineer who suffered abuse and harassment at Jaguar Land Rover has won a landmark discrimination case. Rose Taylor, who worked at the...

Bugatti is set to be sold by VW – and it isn't hard to...

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Volkswagen outlines entry-level ID car and future EV strategy

Volkswagen’s CEO has reignited discussion on an entry-level compact electric car set to be cheaper than the ID 3.  Speaking ahead of the unveiling of...

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 video review: the Dutch sports car that can pull 2G

Well, this is a giggle. We headed to the Netherlands to drive the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70, a long name for a small car...

Tyre emission-reducing device given James Dyson award

A team of students has been handed the James Dyson Award in recognition for the creation of a device that helps to...

70% of drivers would turn to leasing to trial EVs, survey shows

A survey from Auto Trader has found that 70% of drivers would prefer to lease an electric vehicle (EV) for a two to...

AI and ML will underpin post-COVID manufacturing

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing is no longer an optional extra — it has become business-critical, says Nick McGrane, Managing Director at K3 SYSPRO Prior...