Jaguar i-Pace: One charge, underwater, London to Brussels

Jaguar I-Pace does London-Brussels on a single charge Chunnel service tunnel used for 50km underwater bit Jaguar i-Pace will be available in SA first quarter 2019 PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar’s i-Pace has shown its real-world usability by driving 369km from London to Brussels on a single charge. And without using a ferry… what, it can…

US data shows electric vehicles can do more than save fuel

SAN FRANCISCO, California / MUNICH, Germany: The BMW Group and PG&E present the results of their ChargeForward project in favour of maximizing the use of electricity from renewable resources to charge electric cars. The main findings were: Electric vehicles can help to stabilise the public grid Drivers will change charging habits, given the right message…

Volvo just took ‘autonomous’ to a whole new level. Want one?

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept. Re-imagining work/life balance and future Door-to-door continental travel envisaged WHERE WOULD would you choose live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous-driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office? What if the service was provided through an on-demand subscription? Or step alone into a car in Johannesburg, snuggled…

Ready to roll: Audi hoping e-Tron’s silence will be golden

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Audi Belgium has started line assembly of the Audi e-Tron, the brand’s first all-electric SUV, here in Europe. The automaker says the occasion is ”a major waypoint” on the journey towards electrification of Audi range and that the vehicles can be charged for ”a long-distance journey” in only 30 minutes. The cars…

Just shocking! Meet the Jaguar E-Type E-Lectric

Zero-emissions conversions get production go-ahead Decision follows 2017 debut of E-type Zero concept Cars’ debut at Californian Monterey Car Week LONDON, England – Jaguar Classic has confirmed production for sale of all-electric E-Types for sale a year after the iconic EV sport-car’s successful debut in concept form at a Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in…

Hot electric Jaguar leaps to Laguna Seca lap record

Knysa hillclimb racer Randy Pobst lapped in 1min48.18 I-Pace  to  be shown at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours Twin Jaguar motors make 294kW / 696Nm LONDON, England – Jaguar has set a production electric-vehicle lap record of 1min48.18 on the WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca with its all-electric I-Pace performance SUV. The runs came ahead of the…

Back on display: World’s most fuel-efficient sport car

Flashback time: World’s most frugal sport car Less than a litre/100km from hybrid tech VW masterpiece on show at stately home LONDON, England – It looks like a supercar but the 2015 Volkswagen XL1 on show for mid-2018 visitors to the National Motor Museum at the Beaulieu estate in England is one of the world’s…

Remember milk deliveries? Well, they’re going high-tech in UK

UK company goes all-electric for milk deliveries 200 Milk&More floats heading for British homes Fresh produce and fruit juices on board, too LONDON,England – Britain’s largest milk delivery service,  Milk & More, is to pour 200 electric milk delivery vehicles from StreetScooters on to city streets across the country. Not that electric milk floats are…

Kia to launch 2018 diesel 48V mild hybrid

SEOUL, South Korea – Kia Motors will introduce its first 48V diesel mild-hybrid power train in the second half of 2018 using the Sportage as the host. ‘EcoDynamics+’ is said to reduce CO2 emissions by supplementing acceleration with an additional 48-volt battery and extending combustion engine ”off time” with a new mild-hybrid starter/generator unit. KIA…

Lexus ES: Generation 7 promises ‘new era of performance’

New dynamic capabilities, emotional design K platform = excellent rigidity, design freedom Longer shell means more rear legroojm AFTER SIX six generations of success in the mid-sized sedan category this the seventh-generation Lexus ES., its maker says, is ”forging a new and more ambitious path”. The car has an all-new chassis that allows more dynamic…

Chromed for Rome: Jaguar unveils i-Type 3 for Italian E-Prix

LONDON, England – Panasonic Jaguar Racing has unveiled the concept livery for the Jaguar I-Type 3, its next-generation race car for the fifth series of the Formula E championship. The automaker sees the cars as ”another historic moment in Jaguar Land Rover’s electrification strategy”. And it is darn sexy…! The Gen 2 car, described as…

Audi e-tron Gran Turismo sparks into real life for E-Series

PlayStation virtual turns into racing reality All-electric concept car to be Formula E race taxi ‘E-mobility is rapidly gaining importance’ – Audi INGOLSTADT, Germany – Audi, with its fully electric e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, says it is turning electric mobility into a tangible experience in a unique way. How’s That…? Well the car, originally…