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How to use Google Maps on Apple CarPlay
How to use Google Maps on Apple CarPlay By Rik Henderson

Google Maps is finally available as a navigation option on Apple CarPlay.An update to the iOS app has added CarPlay support, which means you can choose to use Google Maps rather than Apple Maps. Waze is also coming as a CarPlay app in the near future.Google... Read more

What's next for Audi e-tron? The all-electric cars coming by 2025
What's next for Audi e-tron? The all-electric cars coming by 2025 By Mike Lowe

Audi has been teasing its e-tron SUV for some time now, but there's one thing the German car-maker was keen to shout about at its e-tron Brand Summit in San Francisco: this is just the beginning. Here's what to expect of the all-electric platform by 2025:e-tron... Read more

Google might unveil this Pixel Stand for the Pixel 3 next month
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi cars to have Android in-car systems in future
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi cars to have Android in-car systems in future By Rik Henderson

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles will adopt Android and Google software in its cars in the near future.Unlike many Android Auto vehicles, new cars from the three-way automotive alliance won't just mirror the apps from a compatible smartphone but... Read more

Audi PB 18 E-Tron concept in pictures: The electric supercar of the future
Audi PB 18 E-Tron concept in pictures: The electric supercar of the future By Mike Lowe

Electric cars are becoming a greater norm, but when it comes to supercars there are few to none. And the Audi PB 18 E-Tron is striking enough to make you forget about the Rimac or Tesla Roadster.The PB 18 E-Tron was originally unveiled in August 2018... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: The battery-powered 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 a growing number of all-electric models being available to buy right now. The electric effect is now in full force, with established brands committing offering a wider range of pure electric... Read more

Here's the Audi e-tron in pictures: Check out Audi's first all-electric car
Here's the Audi e-tron in pictures: Check out Audi's first all-electric car By Mike Lowe

It's been teased for what feels like forever. But, finally, Audi's all-electric SUV, the e-tron, is here. No camoflauge, no gimmicks, just the on-the-road car in all its design glory.Ahead of its late 2019 launch, we got to witness the official unveiling... Read more

Audi e-tron Charging Service: What is it and how does it work?
Audi e-tron Charging Service: What is it and how does it work? 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: Design, range, price - everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV
Audi e-tron: Design, range, price - everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi, but now the company's first all-electric SUV, simply called the e-tron, has finally arrived.First granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids, the e-tron name will continue to be an important... Read more

DS Automobiles unveils its enticing electric car, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
DS Automobiles unveils its enticing electric car, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense By Chris Hall

DS Automobiles has announced its second unique model - after the DS 7 Crossback - committing itself to an all-electric powertrain from the off.An evolution of the popular DS 3 - which started life as a Citroën-badged car - the new model races into... Read more

Kia ProCeed in pictures: Stylish family shooting brake, coming 2019
Kia ProCeed in pictures: Stylish family shooting brake, coming 2019 By Mike Lowe

Think 'Ceed' and the first thing that jumps to mind is a practical, family car. Mix 'Pro' into the equation, however, and what you get is the Kia Proceed: a shooting brake for 2019, as based on the ProCeed Concept of 2017, delivered with style.This five-door... Read more

The Aston Martin Rapide E is a 610PS rear-wheel drive electric sports car
The Aston Martin Rapide E is a 610PS rear-wheel drive electric sports car By Chris Hall

Aston Martin initially revealed some plans for the Rapide E in 2016. Since then the electric car landscape has changed dramatically, but much of the plan remains the same: the Rapide E is designed to drive and handle like the V12-powered Rapide S. Rather... Read more

BMW launching its own voice assistant for 2019 cars
BMW launching its own voice assistant for 2019 cars By Rik Henderson

BMW will launch its own voice controlled digital assistant next spring. All new BMW cars will come with BMW Operating System 7.0, which includes the firm's Intelligent Personal Assistant.Compatible but not limited to other digital assistants on your connected... Read more

Mercedes unveils its first production all-electric car: the EQC
Mercedes unveils its first production all-electric car: the EQC By Maggie Tillman

Mercedes is showing off the production-ready version of its first all-electric car, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, an all-wheel drive electric SUV.Officially announced on 5 September at an event in Sweden, the new EQC (technically called EQC 400 4MATIC) arrives... Read more

Kia Ceed review: The gramatically correct family hatchback
4.0 stars Kia Ceed review: The gramatically correct family hatchback By Lem Bingley

The grammar police can stand down. The third-generation of Kia's family hatch is now officially called Ceed (rather than cee'd). The original spelling was always a particularly misguided slice of marketing flimflam, given that it was attached to a very... Read more

Vespa Elettrica all-electric scooter coming in October: Mods get modern
Vespa Elettrica all-electric scooter coming in October: Mods get modern By Andrew Williams

Want the smug satisfaction of an electric vehicle without the cost of a Tesla? Check out the Vespa Elettrica.This is the electric version of the iconic Vespa scooter, to be paired with an espresso. And a helmet.Piaggio says production of the Vespa Elettrica... Read more

All-electric Jaguar E-Type Zero now available to us mere mortals
All-electric Jaguar E-Type Zero now available to us mere mortals By Rik Henderson

Jaguar first unveiled its all-electric E-Type last year as a concept design, with only Prince Harry and his new bride, Meghan Markle, seen publicly driving one after the Royal Wedding.But now the Jaguar E-Type Zero is going into full production and you'll... Read more

Ford's blistering Ranger Raptor power pickup will blast into the UK next year
Ford's blistering Ranger Raptor power pickup will blast into the UK next year By Dan Grabham

It's been rumoured for a while, but now Ford has confirmed that its blistering Ranger Raptor pickup is coming to the UK by the middle of next year. This thing looks insane, with a bi-turbo version of Ford’s 2.0 litre EcoBlue diesel engine delivering... Read more

Apple Project Titan: What's the story so far?
Apple Project Titan: What's the story so far? By Maggie Tillman

You've heard the rumours by now: Apple is trying to revolutionise the car, or at least that's what all the leaks and rumours indicate.Several reports from the past few years have claimed the company is not only poaching former Tesla employees and hiring... Read more

Apple Car project could be go, go, go again
Apple Car project could be go, go, go again By Rik Henderson

Considering we haven't heard much on Project Titan for a while, you can be forgiven for thinking Apple had given up on plans to make its own car. However, a new development now suggests otherwise.It seemed as if Apple had shelved or scaled back the project,... Read more

DS 3 review: Café Racer special edition sizzles
4.0 stars DS 3 review: Café Racer special edition sizzles By Chris Hall

Rolling out originally with the chevrons of Citroën on the front, the DS 3 had a revamp and refresh in 2016, now sitting pretty in the avant-garde livery of DS Automobiles (no Citroën badges to be seen).It sets the tone for the more established identity... Read more

Why Elon Musk is really thinking about taking Tesla private
Why Elon Musk is really thinking about taking Tesla private By Maggie Tillman

Elon Musk has a new idea.He just shocked investors by indicating he wants Tesla to become a private company. Tesla, which is currently a public company, has faced a lot of criticism in recent months for searing through cash and struggling to produce the... Read more

Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars?
4.0 stars Volvo V60 review: The estate car to rule estate cars? By Joe Simpson

Think Volvo and what do you think? Our bet is that in among a top three list of words you'd have 'safety', 'Sweden' and… 'estate car'. Indeed, Volvo's history is littered with estate models (and safe ones at that). Its first arrived in the UK as long... Read more

Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range
Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range By Dan Grabham

Volkswagen-owned Seat is beginning the rollout of Amazon Alexa to its vehicles so drivers can be every bit as frustrated with Alexa in the car as they are when asking for a pancake recipe in the kitchen (we jest, of course).There is one caveat though;... Read more

Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes
4.5 stars Volkswagen Polo review: The small car without holes By Joe Simpson

After the Golf, the smaller Polo is Volkswagen's best-selling car in the UK. It's easy to overlook, but the Polo is everywhere. To our minds, however, it's always had a bit of an odd image. It just doesn't manage the same 'royalty' status in small car... Read more

BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe
4.5 stars BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe By Joe Simpson

BMW only started making SUVs in 1999. Some 20 years on it has a range of six SUVs (which will shortly grow to seven, with the massive X7). The X4, the company's mid-size SUV, is the latest of the crop to get a refreshed look.The first-generation X4 effectively... Read more

Audi e-tron all-electric SUV will finally debut in September, with pre-orders opening and price revealed
Audi e-tron all-electric SUV will finally debut in September, with pre-orders opening and price revealed By Rik Henderson

Audi has been detailing aspects of its first all-electric vehicle for more than three years, but the Audi e-tron is finally ready. To pre-order, at least.On 17 September, the full, consumer model of the Audi e-tron will be unveiled, showing the final... Read more

Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice
4.0 stars Volkswagen Arteon review: A four-door coupe with added spice By Joe Simpson

The Arteon is a new name in the Volkswagen range, and – in an indirect way – a replacement for the old Passat CC. Based loosely on the Passat saloon, the Arteon is the sort of car you might buy if you fancy a slightly bigger and better value alternative... Read more

The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads
The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads By Max Langridge

Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery-powered vehicle... Read more

Hyundai Kona Electric review: The everyman's EV is a near-perfect crossover
4.5 stars Hyundai Kona Electric review: The everyman's EV is a near-perfect crossover By Mike Lowe

Electric vehicles (EVs) are an increasingly viable prospect for people in the UK. With zero emissions and therefore no tax, plus a government grant to offset the purchase price and a fraction of traditional fuel costs, there's a whole lot to like. For... Read more

BMW i8 review: The eco supercar
4.5 stars BMW i8 review: The eco supercar By Joe Simpson

We were first mesmerised by BMW's hybrid sports coupe back in 2014. And on some of the best roads that Scotland has to offer, no less. Back then, the BMW i8 was received with much hyperbole. We said at the time: "In many ways, [the BMW i8] redefines the... Read more

From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars
From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars By Chris Pickering

You’re unlikely to find any rosy-cheeked millennials scampering around Porsche’s Leipzig factory in search of Pokémon. But there’s more than a hint of the hugely successful augmented reality (AR) game in some of the cutting-edge techniques that... Read more

What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing
What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing By Joe Simpson

Formula E is billed as the electric future of car racing. Ten teams, each with two drivers, compete in identically set-up, electric battery-powered race cars.Formula E kicked off its first seen in September 2014, and the last race of season four – which... Read more

Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun
4.5 stars Mini Convertible Cooper S review: Topless fun By Chris Hall

Buying a convertible in the UK might seem like madness. A country known for rain and overcast skies might not seem like the obvious choice for a drop-top car, but the British still buy more convertibles than many of the warmer European countries.That... Read more

Lexus LC500 review: A rare and wonderful GT
4.5 stars Lexus LC500 review: A rare and wonderful GT By Mike Lowe

It was back in 2015 that Lexus showed-off its LF-FC concept; a car which represented a vision of the marque's future in a striking design that, well, you'd never expect to see pootling about the UK's streets alongside a Porsche 911 or Jaguar F-Type.Yet... Read more

Hyundai Nexo review: Heralding hydrogen's future?
Hyundai Nexo review: Heralding hydrogen's future? By Mike Lowe

As vehicle emissions rules become increasingly strict, tax on traditional petrol- and diesel-drinking cars continues to rise. It's why manufacturers are downsizing engines to fit vehicles into acceptable tax brackets. It's why there's an uptake for plug-in... Read more

BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year
BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year By Rik Henderson

Californian company Opener has unveiled what it believes is the first flying car you'll want. The BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) that doesn't require a pilot's licence to drive.Opener claims that you don't even need special skills... Read more

UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes
UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes By Rik Henderson

As part of its The Road to Zero Strategy, the UK government has outlined plans to see at least half of new cars sold be ultra low emission by 2030. It also commits to greatly increasing charging points for electric vehicles across the width and breadth... Read more

BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car?
4.5 stars BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car? By Joe Simpson

This is what's called putting your money where your mouth is: because this is a review of our BMW i3. Yes, Pocket-lint went out and bought an electric car many months ago. So think of this coverage - highlighting both good and bad points - as a truly-lived-with... Read more

Why the Land Rover Discovery makes an outstanding adventure vehicle
Why the Land Rover Discovery makes an outstanding adventure vehicle By Chris Hall

Team Pocket-lint has just completed the Three Peaks in the UK, which involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.The challenge comes in many forms, often with teams setting their own objectives,... Read more

Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric
4.5 stars Volkswagen e-Golf review: The easiest way to go electric By Joe Simpson

Take one perfectly normal 5-door Volkswagen Golf. Ditch the engine and regular transmission. Install a 36kWh electric battery and single axle electric motor. Et voila. You've got the recipe for the e-Golf, pronounced 'ee-Golf'. It's the fully electric... Read more

Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US
Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US By Maggie Tillman

Kroger plans to deploy a fully driverless delivery service.Kroger is one of the largest supermarket chains in the US, and it has announced that it is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-old company founded by former members of Google’s self-driving car... Read more

BP commits to ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure with Chargemaster acquisition
BP commits to ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure with Chargemaster acquisition By Max Langridge

BP has announced it has successfully acquired Chargemaster, the largest EV charging company in the UK, with over 6,500 charging stations across the country.  The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads today Future electric... Read more

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