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Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced a new Performance version of the Model 3, along with an AWD option, both of which significantly improve the base model's speed and range. AWD refers to Tesla's dual motor drivetrain, which sees one motor at the front... Read more

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform
Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform By Max Langridge

After announcing earlier this year that it would eventually become a feature in its cars, Ford has officially announced that that the popular navigation app Waze will be added to its Sync 3 platform. Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and... Read more

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019
Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019 By Max Langridge

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its EQ C SUV is on target to enter full production in 2019. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has released some images... Read more

UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year
UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year By Elyse Betters

UPS has come with an innovative EV truck design that it'll pilot soon.Last year, the shipping company began testing a delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones, which can autonomously finish the delivery route and return to the van without... Read more

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant
Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant By Max Langridge

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has today come through on its promise to embed Android within its next generation Sensus infotainment system. The new version of Sensus will have Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store all embedded within... Read more

Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them
Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them By Elyse Betters

Next time in you're in Vegas, fire up the Lyft app and you may be able to catch a ride in a self-driving vehicle.Lyft has announced that it's rolling out 30 autonomous vehicles in Sin City. The ride-hailing company has been testing self-driving, ride-sharing... Read more

UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040
UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040 By Elyse Betters

The UK government could soon impose a new type of car ban in order to encourage the production and sale of purely electric vehicles.According to Autocar, the UK, as part of its Road to Zero plan, will "ban the sale of new cars that can travel less than... Read more

Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November
Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November By Max Langridge

A brand new racing series starring souped-up Tesla Model S cars is set to take off in November this year. Electric GT will see 20 race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D cars race against each other around various racetracks around the world, including Silverstone... Read more

BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020
BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020 By Max Langridge

After teasing its announcement earlier this week, BMW has taken the wraps off the Concept iX3, its first fully-electric SUV. The Concept iX3 is, as the name suggests, based on the current X3 SUV and so keeps a very similar design. However it does have... Read more

Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first
Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first By Chris Hall

Audi has revealed all the details about the battery for its forthcoming Audi e-tron, its first pure electric car. Based on the Audi e-tron prototype, the production version of the car is due to be fully revealed later in 2018 for delivery in Europe before... Read more

Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety
Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety By Chris Hall

As is often the way with emerging technologies, electric car charging is currently a fragmented experience for those wanting to charge away from home. There are multiple providers, multiple standards of sockets, multiple charging rates and much more to... Read more

Audi e-tron: Specs, design, performance and battery - everything you need to know
Audi e-tron: Specs, design, performance and battery - everything you need to know By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi. It was granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids. At the same time, Audi was producing e-tron concepts as it aligned the compass on an electric future. There was the Audi e-tron Quattro concept... Read more

OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free
OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free By Max Langridge

British energy company OVO Energy has used a recent press event in London to unveil some new intelligent home electric vehicle chargers, including the world's first domestically available vehicle to grid charger, that could allow EV owners to "never pay... Read more

VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019
VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019 By Elyse Betters

Next year, when you need to charge your EV, go to Walmart.The big-box retailer probably wouldn't be your first choice, but VW's subsidiary, Electrify America, has announced it is installing (PDF) electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores... Read more

London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair
London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair By Chris Hall

Think of London and you'll think of the black taxi, an icon of the city's congested streets, weaving between the red buses, splashing through puddles under grey skies, confidently driven by cabbies armed with the Knowledge.For many years The London Taxi... Read more

Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with?
Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with? By Dan Grabham

Going up against the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring is this, the brand new Audi A6 Avant estate. Estates are often maligned as boring, but this is anything but. Do you really need an SUV?  Also consider the best SUVs: from crossover... Read more

Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road?
Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road? By Joe Simpson

You'll have noticed them on your street, down at the supermarket or parked outside your office. There might even be one on your driveway. The SUV - or crossover - has become one of the UK's favourite types of vehicle.Thousands are replacing their old... Read more

Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs
Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs By Max Langridge

Waymo, the self-driving car company headed up by Google parent company Alphabet, has agreed a deal with Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover that will see the latter provide some 20,000 electric I-Pace SUVs to the former, to help create a fleet of self-driving... Read more

Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai
Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced that its ProPILOT autonomous driving technology is now available for the Qashqai crossover in the UK as a £795 option. ProPILOT isn't fully autonomous, as it can only work in single lane traffic, but it can automatically keep the... Read more

Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian
Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian By Elyse Betters

One of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a female pedestrian in Arizona.According to ABC 15, the crash occurred early Monday morning near Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe, Arizona. The Uber vehicle was headed northbound when a woman... Read more

Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained
Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained By Max Langridge

Autonomous driving is a term we're slowly becoming accustomed to, along with electric and hybrid power, as the vehicles of the future take over the roads. We're still a fair way off completely driverless cars, but the technology that makes driving that... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years By Max Langridge

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... Read more

Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way
Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way By Mike Lowe

The Nissan Juke was always a trailblazer. Whether you loved or loathed this quirky crossover when it first appeared on the streets years back, it set the bar for what brands could achieve in terms of being different; in making standout design.For 2018,... Read more

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate By Max Langridge

Porsche has unveiled a brand new electric car concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Called the Mission E Cross Turismo, the electrified car is essentially an elongated version of the Mission E, which is due to go on sale next year.  Future electric cars:... Read more

Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future
Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future By Mike Lowe

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, Nissan's electric crossover concept of the future, the iMX Kuro, was revealed for the first time.Look familiar? That's because this is the evolved version of the iMX concept that was revealed at the Tokyo Moto Show... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order
Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order By Joe Simpson

We've driven it under camouflage, on ice in northern Sweden, and swooned at it in concept form in LA, but today Jaguar unveiled the production I-Pace - its electric SUV, that you can order from today.Remarkably, it looks the twin of the concept car first... Read more

National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars
National Grid vehicle charging plans could see us all getting electric cars By Max Langridge

The UK National Grid is looking to install an entire fleet of superfast electric car charging points along Britain's motorways that would get their power from the country's electricity network. The best electric cars 2018: Top battery powered vehicles... Read more

Porsche and Audi joining forces for new €1 billion electric car platform
Porsche and Audi joining forces for new €1 billion electric car platform By Rik Henderson

German car manufacturers Audi and Porsche are pooling their resources to develop a new electric vehicle platform for use in the next decade.They are both committed to the development of electric cars but, in a cost saving exercise, will pay for it jointly.This,... Read more

Seat Born will be company's first all-electric car
Seat Born will be company's first all-electric car By Rik Henderson

Seat is allegedly working on its first all-electric car and images of it have leaked online.The Seat Born (or Seat E-Born) as it is rumoured to be called is said to be available from 2020 and will be a hatchback roughly the size of a Leon. The big difference... Read more

BP next to add electric vehicle charging points to petrol stations
BP next to add electric vehicle charging points to petrol stations By Rik Henderson

BP has announced it will be trialing electric vehicle charging points in select petrol stations in the UK and Europe.The oil company has invested $5 million (£3.5 million) in US firm Freewire that specialises in mobile rapid charging units for vehicles.... Read more

Would you drive a Jaguar on a frozen lake? We did
Would you drive a Jaguar on a frozen lake? We did By Stuart Miles

As we step off the plane, the cold air hits us. It’s 9pm, minus 16 degrees, and we’ve still got a three hour journey ahead of us from Lulea airport to Arjeplog in northern Sweden.To say it’s cold is an understatement, but it’s not long before... Read more

Volvo's first all-electric car will be this sleek and sexy hatchback
Volvo's first all-electric car will be this sleek and sexy hatchback By Max Langridge

Volvo has revealed its first all-electric car after confirming last year that it will be making the move to all-electric power in 2019.The new car will be a production version of a 40.2 concept the Swedish car company unveiled in 2017. The recently released... Read more

Jaguar's flagship XJ saloon to be revived as an electric model in 2019
Jaguar's flagship XJ saloon to be revived as an electric model in 2019 By Max Langridge

Jaguar may rejuvenate its flagship XJ saloon as a fully electric model from 2019, according to a report from Autocar. The XJ, in its current iteration, has been on sale since 2009, so is due for a refresh, although Jaguar has pondered if it should remain... Read more

Peugeot plans to electrify its entire car lineup by 2025
Peugeot plans to electrify its entire car lineup by 2025 By Max Langridge

French car manufacturer Groupe PSA, which owns the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall car brands, says its car lineup of vehicles will be 100 per cent electrified by 2025. PSA group CEO Carlos Tavares made the announcement at the Automotive News... Read more

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know
New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 283,000 cars, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... Read more

Best cars of Detroit Motor Show 2018: BMW, Ford, Mercedes and more
Best cars of Detroit Motor Show 2018: BMW, Ford, Mercedes and more By Max Langridge

The North American International Show, or Detroit Motor Show to us and you, is the first major car convention of the year. Yes, we saw new cars at CES, but Las Vegas introduced more technologies than actual cars.The Detroit Motor Show is very much a car... Read more

Qualcomm bets big on automotive, lands Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and BYD partnerships
Qualcomm bets big on automotive, lands Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and BYD partnerships By Mike Lowe

Throughout 2017 there was one big expected acquisition bubbling away in the background of the tech world: Qualcomm's $39b acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, known for its automotive, security and IoT chips. An acquisition that, to date, hasn't happened,... Read more

Toyota announces e-Palette autonomous mobility concept, partners with Uber, Amazon
Toyota announces e-Palette autonomous mobility concept, partners with Uber, Amazon By Joe Simpson

At CES 2018, Toyota - the world's biggest car company - announced a new autonomous vehicle, called e-Palette, along with news that every Toyota and Lexus would be electrified by 2025. It's part of a bigger picture: Toyota seeing itself as transitioning... Read more

Nvidia teams up with Volkswagen and Uber to work on AI-assisted vehicles
Nvidia teams up with Volkswagen and Uber to work on AI-assisted vehicles By Dan Grabham

Nvidia talked a lot about the technical detail around its autonomous vehicle hardware and software during its CES 2018 keynote, but it also had a lot to say about how its technology would be used, too.A whopping 320 partners are now developing with Nvidia... Read more

LG and Here to collaborate on advanced telematics for self-driving cars
LG and Here to collaborate on advanced telematics for self-driving cars By Max Langridge

South Korean tech giant LG and Here, the company behind Here Maps, have signed a partnership agreement that will see LG's telematics technology combined with Here's mapping data from its Open Location Platform, to create a secure data communications hub... Read more

19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride
19 weird and whacky personal transportation vehicles that you'd love to ride By Elyse Betters

Most people love a great vehicle.We collect vehicles. We put vehicles in shows. We even make alternative vehicles and various transportation devices because - let's face it - vehicles are so awesome that limiting ourselves to the four-door variety just... Read more

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics
Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced it will begin trialling self-driving taxis as part of its Easy Ride service in Yokohama, Japan from March 2018, with a plan to have a fully-fledged service up and running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  The Japanese car... Read more

Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car
Cyber Monday deals week: Save $50 on Garmin Speak, brings Alexa navigation to your car By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Cyber Monday deals didn't end on Monday, as evident by an amazing deal it currently has for an Alexa-enabled Garmin device.Garmin, the company once well-known for its GPS navigation devices, recently announced a new speaker that doubles as the... Read more

Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet
Uber bought 24,000 of these Volvo SUVs for its self-driving car fleet By Elyse Betters

Uber has signed a deal with Volvo.Under the deal, which is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, Volvo will supply the ride-hailing company with 24,000 "autonomous driving compatible" vehicles between 2019 and 2021. Uber is clearly trying to ramp up... Read more

Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range
Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made with the longest battery range By Max Langridge

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled the Roadster, successor to the company's first ever production car. When the new two-seater officially launches, the Roadster will break several records, including being the first production car to accelerate... Read more

Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT
Terzo Millennio is a self-healing EV concept from Lamborghini and MIT By Elyse Betters

Lamborghini teased a car concept for MIT's EmTech conference, and now it's unveiled that concept. And we'll admit, we're excited.The Terzo Millennio supercar concept has a futuristic (yet very Lamborghini) design, which is coupled with new technologies.... Read more