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Small, but mighty: Electric conversions for many vehicles

LONDON, England - Customers in the UK can now order Swindon Powertrain’s High Power Density (HPD) 80kW 'crate' EV system that, its maker says, is smaller and lighter than the concept. It's punted as being ideal for classic-car conversions, sport, recreation, and light commercial applications with deliveries to start in August 2020 (more details on… Continue reading Small, but mighty: Electric conversions for many vehicles

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Fancy being a designer? Take a Masterclass with Jaguar

Jaguar videos give insight into design process Four-part masterclass on Jaguar’s creative design process Tutorials part of Jaguar’s #StayHomeStayCreative campaign PRETORIA, South Africa - Jaguar is offering an insight into its design process with a series of ''masterclass'' films produced to encourage creativity and skills development - at home. ''Just as in the design studio,''… Continue reading Fancy being a designer? Take a Masterclass with Jaguar

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Hyundai reveals more about high-tech Prophecy concept EV

Hyundai Motor has revealed more details of its Prophecy Concept EV in a walk-around video. Hyundai Motor Group's chief design officer Luc Donckerwolke explains some of the key features inside and outside the vehicle. CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Hyundai's Prophecy concept has had a digital premiere about which a statement said that, rather than… Continue reading Hyundai reveals more about high-tech Prophecy concept EV

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Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

DURBAN, South Africa - There's a swing towards electrification for many forms of transport but Toyota is developing hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles while also bringing Toyota Group electric vehicles to market. A major project to develop a heavy duty fuel cell truck is a joint venture by Toyota and its wholly-owned, truck subsidiary, Hino. There's an… Continue reading Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

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Goodyear’s spins a new tyre yarn – will it be called the Arachnid?

GENEVA, Switzerland - Tyremaker Goodyear believes it has created a ''revolutionary'' vehicle tyre that is self-regenerating and ''can adapt to meet individual mobility needs''.It's called reCharge and uses material inspired by spider's webs.Mike Rytokoski, vice-president and marketing boss for Goodyear Europe, explained: "Goodyear wants the tyre to be an even more powerful contributor to vehicle… Continue reading Goodyear’s spins a new tyre yarn – will it be called the Arachnid?

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Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

LONDON, England - Gordon Murray design is to unveil its Motiv minicar at a Move 2020 show here in London over February 11/12 2020 in association with Delta Motorsport and itMoves. The tiny, single-seat, battery-car is said to be ''a unique and extremely versatile autonomous vehicle platform''. Its creation was part-funded by the UK-government and… Continue reading Mini-mini from Murray: One seat for now, more coming

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The truth about the future of electric cars just ain’t good

By NUNBEN DIXON Head of Gumtree Auto ANALYSTS around the world promised an electric future. Fine, but there's a problem - the automakers might not be able to deliver. The reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions is high on the agenda of a number of nations - among them the UK, India and China - but the… Continue reading The truth about the future of electric cars just ain’t good

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New E-Class on way: Extensive 2020 model facelift coming

STUTTGART, Germany - Mercedes' E-Class, with more than 14-million units delivered since 1946, is the best-selling model in the automaker's history - to the extend, the company says, that many regard it as the "heart of the brand". The most recent changes were made in 2016 when, Mercedes said, it ''took a major step into… Continue reading New E-Class on way: Extensive 2020 model facelift coming

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Analysts promised electric future – seems they’re wrong

LONDON, England - The reduction of carbon emissions is high on the agenda for several countries, among them Britain, the UK, India and China. The introduction of affordable electric vehicles (EVs) is held up as a panacea to the pollution problem around the world. In Norway, EV's are exempt from purchase tax, VAT, tolls and… Continue reading Analysts promised electric future – seems they’re wrong

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BMW M2 CS: Another hotshot from BMW M set for 2020

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey - BMW M has completed another step in the evolution of the BMW M2 and it's due for global launch during 2020 - a high-performance M2 CS  coupe which, its maker says, ''blends racetrack optimisation with everyday usability as the most capable version of M’s smallest model''. Power and torque are… Continue reading BMW M2 CS: Another hotshot from BMW M set for 2020