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  • Toyota fuel cell cars will be on sale in Europe next year, 500 miles on a tank
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    Toyota fuel cell cars will be on sale in Europe next year, 500 miles on a tank

    By 7 hours ago

    Toyota has officially confirmed that it will begin selling its fuel cell cars in Europe in 2015. The car will closely resemble the FCV concept shown in the photo and will fit into the mid-sized saloon category, like the current Avensis. Numbers will initially...

  • The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom
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    The Kenguru electric car looks to give wheelchair users more freedom

    By 15 April 2014

    A new electric car designed specifically for wheelchair users is set to launch in the US later this year. Called Kenguru, the Hungarian name for Kangeroo and so called because it cuddles you like a pouch, the car will be only slightly bigger than a wheelchair...

  • Glow in the dark roads light up the Netherlands like Tron
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    Glow in the dark roads light up the Netherlands like Tron

    By 15 April 2014

    What once was just a design idea has now made it onto real roads in the Netherlands. Glow in the dark road markings, drawn with luminescent paint, are now in use. The glow in the dark painted markings, that create a Tron-like scene, were designed by Studio...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April

    By 12 April 2014

    Phone season is upon us. As is the Samsung Galaxy S5 which you can go and buy in the shops right now. But is it worth it, and can it better the HTC One (M8) which also landed around the globe this very week? We've got the full review on the site for your...

  • Formula E free public tests slated for July at UK's Donington Park
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    Formula E free public tests slated for July at UK's Donington Park

    By 12 April 2014

    Donington Park has announced that you'll be able to watch racing tests of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car this summer at it's newly-completed headquarters. Formula E, the electric version of Formula One, is an auto racing-class sanctioned by the...

  • BMW unveils OLED lighting systems that could change power usage and pimp your car in one
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    BMW unveils OLED lighting systems that could change power usage and pimp your car in one

    By 11 April 2014

    BMW is working on new technologies for front and rear lights on its cars, with OLED tech looked at for exterior lights designed to be seen. While not light enough to provide beam lamps for visibility, OLED panels could, in conjunction with conventional...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTD review
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    Volkswagen Golf GTD review

    By 10 April 2014

    If logic is followed and the status quo is upheld, then the Volkswagen Golf GTD is a shoo-in for a five star review. When we saw the regular Golf Mk7 last year, we called it "all the car you'll ever need - no more and no less". So you'd expect a diesel...

  • Honda joins £31m project to make hydrogen fuel cell cars a road-going reality by 2016
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    Honda joins £31m project to make hydrogen fuel cell cars a road-going reality by 2016

    By 4 April 2014

    A pioneering deal worth £31 million is being signed by Honda, coordinated by the Mayor of London's office, that aims to make hydrogen fuel call cars a reality. The project, named HyFive (Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles), will be the largest of its kind...

  • Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review
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    Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review

    By 27 March 2014

    When is off-road not really off-road? When you're 550 feet down a salt mine, that's when. We didn't arrive here by accident, mind, for this is the location of the Mercedes GLA launch. And it's perhaps the most unusual place we've ever been in a car. Mercedes-Benz...

  • AppyParking for iPhone wins Ford app award and £10,000, tells you where to park in London
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    AppyParking for iPhone wins Ford app award and £10,000, tells you where to park in London

    By 27 March 2014

    AppyParking wants to save you time by helping you park in London. The application, available on the App Store for iOS, allows drivers to see every Controlled Parking Zone in London. Using GPS, AppyParking identifies where you are in your car, and will...

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

    By 22 March 2014

    Gaming season is upon us, with two major launches this week: Infamous and Metal Gear Solid. Second Son and Ground Zeroes to give the games their respective full title names are both fresh looks at established series, delivering in equal measure of pleasure...

  • Hands-on: Jaguar F-Type Coupe review
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    Hands-on: Jaguar F-Type Coupe review

    By 21 March 2014

    This is it: the Jaguar F-Type Coupe has arrived. Arguably the most eagerly anticipated car of 2014, it's one that's tantalised us for over two years, ever since it was first shown in concept form as the C-X16 at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. And it's...

  • Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review
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    Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review

    By 20 March 2014

    You would think more car events would happen in the Isle of Man. For a start, out of the towns and villages, the speed limit is derestricted. That doesn't mean 60mph, it means there is no limit. The Isle of Man loves motor vehicles though, and the craziness...

  • Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now
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    Volvo cloud cars can spot road dangers and instantly alert other cars, on the roads in testing now

    By 20 March 2014

    Scandinavian car manufacturer Volvo is currently testing a new system that uses inter-car communications to improve road safety. It shows the potential for cloud-based car systems that could change the way the roads work. Volvo currently has 50 of these cars on...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

    By 15 March 2014

    It's here. Titanfall has landed. And we've been playing our socks off to see whether it's the game that makes the Xbox One whole. And with that major out of the way we don't hold back. Oh no, we continue to drop bombs of tech review wonderment. We've...

  • Mini Cooper D review (2014)
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    Mini Cooper D review (2014)

    By 14 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper heralds the arrival of the classic small car in its third-generation release since BMW re-imagined the brand back in 2001. A lucky 13 years on and the Mini Hatch is stronger than ever. That's not down to luck though. It's a car filled...

  • Electric car sharing service, like 'Boris bikes', to hit London by 2015
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    Electric car sharing service, like 'Boris bikes', to hit London by 2015

    By 13 March 2014

    London will soon be home to an electric car sharing service that'll let users book cars for short journeys between parking points. With London's rain this could be a brilliant, eco-friendly, alternative to a "Boris bike". Billionaire tycoon, Vincent Bolloré,...

  • Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review
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    Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

    By 11 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper is one of those cars that's a timeless classic; a car that, as Brits, we have an inevitable soft spot for. BMW's re-imagining of the Cooper back in 2001 was the right balance of the German brand's know-how without it unhinging that loveable...

  • London to test smart crossing sign system, hoping to reduce pedestrian congestion
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    London to test smart crossing sign system, hoping to reduce pedestrian congestion

    By 11 March 2014

    London plans to test new camera-equipped pedestrian crossing signs that will recognise how many people are waiting to cross and can even lengthen the "green man" phase to allow more people to cross in time. The smart signs would therefore be handy when...

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March

    By 8 March 2014

    Meteorological spring has arrived. Hurrah. And with the scent of the sun on the horizon in the UK, we're bringing you rays of tech-review sunshine this week in various forms. First and foremost it's Geneva Motor Show week. We've seen the BMW M235i and...

  • Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker
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    Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

    By 7 March 2014

    If there's a prize for car with the coolest name from this year's Geneva Motor Show then we think it would have to go to the Mazda Hazumi concept. Although, really, it's less concept and borderline reality and what you're currently feasting your eyes...

  • Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept
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    Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

    By 7 March 2014

    Now here's a concept: an open-top SUV. And at the Geneva Motor Show that's exactly what Volkswagen had to show in the shape of the VW T-Roc. It's a crossover car concept that almost out-Jeeps Jeep. Despite what "convertible SUV" might conjure in the mind...

  • Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4
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    Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4

    By 7 March 2014

    If you think that the Jeep Renegade looks a little like a Fiat on steroids then you are indeed onto something: because the Renegade is the first Jeep since owner Crysler merged with Fiat at the beginning of this year. It's not actually on steroids, of...

  • Maserati Alfieri Concept pictures and hands-on
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    Maserati Alfieri Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    Maserati is 100 years old in 2014. So at this year's Geneva Motor Show the company presented itself with a self-proclaimed birthday present, the Alfieri concept car. Named after one of the original Maserati brothers, the 2+2 coupe concept is, so the company...

  • BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on
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    BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    Yes, you are looking at a BMW. A front wheel drive people carrier called the 2-Series Active Tourer. We’ll just leave that to sink in for a minute. The brand that almost entirely defines itself by its rear-wheel drive cars and has the ability to create...