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…

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…

Pininfarina superhypercar set for Pebble Beach reveal

‘Most powerful Italian sport car yet’ 150 PF0 hypercars to be created from 2020 Futuristic new interior images presented MONTEREY, California – A full-size design concept of the Automobili Pininfarina PF0 luxury electric hypercar will be presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ahead of its official launch at the 2019 Geneva auto show. Sadly, the…

Going hybrid to save cash? Read this before you sign…

Top automakers just can get fuel data right Huge discrepancies in hybrids’ consumption data Website analysed 148 000 Real MPG fuel reports LONDON, England – Here it is, very bluntly and possibly even worse than the ongoing exhaust emissions scandal: an astonishing 98% of hybrid (petrol / battery) cars can’t match their advertised fuel-consumption, according…

Hey dealers! How about 48-hour test drives for sales?

UK survey shows huge increase in sales Electric cars create new sales environment Showing off ‘your’ new car can pay off LONDON, England – Cooper Solutions is suggesting auto dealers recognise the power of an unaccompanied or 48-hour test drive as new research from What Car? reveals more and more people expect to test drive…

Kia reveals first images of 380km all-electric Niro

 First images of Niro electric compact SUV Sporty and versatile ‘high-tech’ design concept Promise of class-leading driving range of 380km SEOUL, South Korea – Kia has unveiled its new all-electric version of the Niro at ‘The 5th International Electric Vehicle Expo’ in Jeju, Korea. It’s described as ”sporty and versatile” with visual good looks and…

BMW iX3: Key role for future electric mobility

MUNICH, Germany – BMW Group is pushing ahead with vehicle electrification strategy by extending the reach to the company’s core brands and the BMW Concept iX3 – debuted Auto China 2018 show in Beijing – offers a look ahead to the expansion of the model line-up in this area. The first model from the BMW brand to be…

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…