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…

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…

‘Coffee and rolls, sir?’ ‘No thanks, Jeeves, just the coffee.’

DIY Rollers for the rich and famous Two years on and the 103EX is still around Batman and Robin have much to answer for LONDON, England – Rolls-Royce, back in 2016,  rewrote the rule book for the future of true luxury mobility by presenting the Rolls-Royce Vision Next100 – codenamed 103EX. It was a radical…

Bentayga, thy name is serenity – Bentley says so

‘Serene driving, future-focused technology’ Bentley’s first step towards electrification Advanced motor combines with new V6 petrol engine CREWE, England – Bentley has at last revealed in-depth info on what it claims is ”the world’s first luxury hybrid car” It’s the Bentayga and is said to be the brands first step towards full vehicle electrification for…

New car too costly? How about a pedal-car classic?

Peddling pedal-cars: UK auction has dozens! How about boasting you own a Bentley? Good nick, poor nick – but they’re all old LONDON, England – Auctioneer Bicester Heritage in the UK is to sell more than 140 classic kiddies’ pedal cars, as part of an annual Jaguar Land Rover Classics Collection sale. It’s planned for…

First look: Jaguar unveils electric I-Pace ahead of Geneva

Jaguar unveils all-electric I-Pace before Geneva show Watch what nine-year-olds Lola and Hudson say 80 years of auto experience added to the EV market LONDON, England – Jaguar’s first all-electric production vehicle, the I-Pace, has been unveiled to the world in a live TV broadcast. British comedian and actor Jack Whitehall, self-proclaimed EV enthusiast and…

Up Africa on batteries: Nissan Leaf heads Cape to Poland

Two-man team to take Leaf Cape to Cairo 250km at a gulp – then recharge needed First battery car to do length of Africa ROSSLYN, Gauteng – Contemporary battery cars can carry charge and keep going for a maximum of about 250km – fine for a working week or a modest day out in the country…