Italian students shine with solar challenger display

MARANELLO, Italy – A temporary exhibition of experimental vehicles constructed by local students for an international Solar Challenge series of competitions opened at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello in August 2019. On display is the Emilia 4, the most recent of the vehicles designed and built by students at the Alfredo Dino Ferrari Higher Education…

Lotus Evija: Pure electric ‘hypercar’ punts 1470kW – and 400km range

World’s most powerful series production road car 0-100km/h in less than three seconds, top speed 320km/h Battery driving range target 400km, all hand-made LONDON, England – An all-new Lotus Evija sport car, claiming the title ”World’s first fully electric British hypercar”,  has been revealed with an electric drivetrain capable of 1470kW. ”Quite simply,” the British…

A Bentley – but centenary EXP 100GT like no other car on Earth

CREWE, England – Bentley Motors is celebrating its centenary by  unveiling its vision of the future of luxury mobility at The Home of Bentley in Crewe, central England… The Bentley EXP 100 GT which the automaker describes as ”a physical embodiment of the future Bentley brand, Grand Touring for the future”. Bentley describes the supercar…

Extreme E announces ABT Sportsline entry – an electric success

LONDON, England – Extreme E in the UK has announced that ABT Sportsline, a world market leader for tuned VW Group automobiles and title-winning Formula E outfit, will compete in the radical electric SUV off-road racing series. The German tuning company has enjoyed multiple championship successes across disciplines at the very highest level of motorsport…

Mitsubishi MiEV: 10 years of building electric cars

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – It’s been 10 years since Mitsubishi Motors launched its zero-emissions i-MiEV city car, the automotive foundation for what, the company says, ”paved the way for the automotive industry’s seismic shift towards mass-produced electric vehicles”. During that decade the i-MiEV has gained a reputation for eco performance, silent running, driving performance and…

VW launches extended e-Golf test drives in UK

Family test ‘lets e-Golf settle into lives’ UK sales initiative backed by TV ad campaign Check the possible price – is the car worth it? MILTON KEYNES, England – Volkswagen UK has introduced flexible 48-hour test-drives for potential e-Golf buyers to give them an ”in-depth experience” of the brand’s new all-electric hatchbacks. Customers will be…

New Mini Cooper Electric muscle-car in it for the long-haul long haul

Special trial and demo for electric Mini Cooper SE Mini ‘muscle car’ doubles as Frankfurt airport tug Take a look at the slow, but steady, demonstration MUNICH, Germany – Silent, emission-free, but very powerful: the Mini folk are talking about their Mini Cooper SE Electric which will soon be on the world’s roads. A recent “test…

V8 GLE 580: Mighty hybrid ready for launch in US market

Mighty wagon magic on way from Mercedes World’s first 48-volt active suspension, too Starter/generator a double-edged feature NEW YORK – Mercedes-Benz will expand its GLE range in the US with the introduction of a V8 GLE 580 4Matic that comes with”a host” of innovations that ”establish industry benchmarks”. ”For example,” the automaker says, ”the GLE…

Toyota US aiming to be Prime in fuel consumption data

2020 Toyota Prius Prime: solution to fuel prices Fifth seat now standard across range Lots of web connectivity in revised hybrids PLANO, Texas Toyota Prius Prime, here in the US, has been given a number of updates for 2020 and, its maker says ”remains the most efficient Toyota hybrid and one of the best options…

JLR researching ways to make your car pay its way

‘Smart Wallet’ tech to earn ‘crypto’ on the road Credits for traffic, pothole, parking problems Part of JLR ‘Destination Zero’ vision road checks WHITLEY, England – Jaguars and Land Rover drivers in the UK could be earning cryptocurrency and making payments on the move using the associated brands’ ”connected car” services. ‘Smart Wallet’ tech will…

Kia HabaNiro: Three cars in one – and each one brilliant

Spicy vision for future of electric vehicles Kia’s California design studio goes wild Presenting the future of vehicle interaction NEW YORK – Kia Motors America showed its vision of the future of electric vehicles at the 2019 New York auto show in insisted: ”It’s hot. And spicy” Figures, because the vehicle in question is a…

Jaguar i-Pace clean-sweeps three World Car awards

World Car, World Car Design, and World Green Car Third success announced at New York auto show Jaguar SA taking orders – configure your car here CAR AWARDS TREBLE FOR JAGUAR: Image: Jaguar Land RoverNEW YORK – The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards: not only has it…