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How do I charge my electric car?
How do I charge my electric car? By Chris Hall

From home charging to charging on the motorway, we explain slow, fast and rapid charging for your electric car or PHEV... Read more

What is a self-charging hybrid?
What is a self-charging hybrid? By Chris Hall

Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, self-charging hybrid and mild hybrid cars explained... Read more

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road
Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road By Britta O'Boyle

A detailed look at how Apple's CarPlay works, with explanations on using Google Maps, sending messages and playing music, among other functions. Read more

Future Jaguar Land Rover cars will use technology to help cure travel sickness
Future Jaguar Land Rover cars will use technology to help cure travel sickness By Chris Hall

Jaguar Land Rover wants to reduce the symptoms of travel sickness before you've even noticed them... Read more

Kia and Hyundai develop solar charging for electric cars, charge as you drive
Kia and Hyundai develop solar charging for electric cars, charge as you drive By Rik Henderson

Korean car manufacturer Hyundai will adopt solar panel charging technology for electric and hybrid vehicles from next year.... Read more

The McLaren Speedtail hybrid hyper car is the embodiment of our comic book fantasies
The McLaren Speedtail hybrid hyper car is the embodiment of our comic book fantasies By Chris Hall

We're used to McLaren making some bold moves, but the Speedtail is something else. It's a follow-on from the McLaren P1, the previous Ultimate Series McLaren,... Read more

Future electric cars could store energy in their body work
Future electric cars could store energy in their body work By Rik Henderson

One of the issues faced by electric cars could be solved soon, if research performed at Chalmers University of Technology proves to be viable.... Read more

UK Government puts a pin in the hybrid car bubble, cancelling the plug-in car grant
UK Government puts a pin in the hybrid car bubble, cancelling the plug-in car grant By Chris Hall

A change to the PICG now means that electric vehicles get less and hybrids no longer qualify for the discount... Read more

Nissan just fixed the Qashqai's biggest problem
Nissan just fixed the Qashqai's biggest problem By Chris Hall

The Nissan Qashqai has an internal technology upgrade, giving you a new NissanConnect system as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto... Read more

Self-driving Range Rover successfully travels around UK roads
Self-driving Range Rover successfully travels around UK roads By Rik Henderson

Jaguar Land Rover's autonomous Range Rover Sport has completed a lap of one of the UK's "most challenging road layouts".... Read more

Best cars of the Paris Motor Show 2018: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari and all the important debuts
Best cars of the Paris Motor Show 2018: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari and all the important debuts By Joe Simpson

The 2018 Paris Motor Show is Europe's biggest, we round up all the important electric, hybrid, supercar and SUV models... Read more

BMW shows off its Live Cockpit and 7.0 OS coming to new cars
BMW shows off its Live Cockpit and 7.0 OS coming to new cars By Maggie Tillman

BMW will launch the X5, 8 Series, Z4, and 3 Series later this year, alongside a new BMW Live Cockpit with the new BMW Operating System 7.0.... Read more

Amazon Echo Auto will add Alexa voice control to any car
Amazon Echo Auto will add Alexa voice control to any car By Rik Henderson

Amazon will be introducing its own in-car device later this year, with the launch of the Echo Auto expected before Christmas.While some vehicles are already... Read more

Jaguar and BMW unveil new Formula E Cars as car brands rush to join Formula E
Jaguar and BMW unveil new Formula E Cars as car brands rush to join Formula E By Joe Simpson

Car brands are joining Formula E – Jaguar, BMW, Porsche, Nissan, Mercedes are all joining Formula E racing due to technology transfer... Read more

Full Google Assistant now works with Android Auto
Full Google Assistant now works with Android Auto By Rik Henderson

Google Assistant has been fully integrated into Android Auto in the UK. You can now use "OK Google" to perform many different in-car activities.Voice has... Read more

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. Here's how to use it.... 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's e-tron electric platform is the beginning. By 2025 there will be 7 all-electric SUVs, a GT, Porsche PPE and VW MLB platforms, and much more...... Read more

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.... 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

The stepping stones to an all-electric Audi R8? The PB 18 E-Tron is an electric supercar with a single centralised seat. Check out our pictures here.... 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

Take a look at the future of electric cars that should be on the road in the next five years. Brilliant electric cars from the best brands.... 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

The e-tron Charging Service is Audi's aggregated solution to avoid having to sign up to multiple services for charging your electric car. Here's how.... 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

Audi is launching its first all-electric car, the e-tron. It's a premium five-seater SUV, promising long range, fast-charging and top quality tech.... 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 unveiled the DS 3 Crossback, its first car that will offer an pure electric option alongside regular petrol and diesel.... 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

Based on the Kia ProCeed Concept, this shooting brake, designed and made in Europe, is due Q1 2019. It elevates the Ceed form with added style.... 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 has revealed some of the technical details about its first pure electric car, the Aston Martin Rapide E.... 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... 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

Officially announced on 5 September at an event in Sweden, the new EQC arrives two years after its original concept debuted at the Paris Motor Show.... 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? It’s time to check out 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

The Jaguar E-Type Zero is going into full production and you'll soon be able to buy one yourself.... 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.... Read more

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

No, Apple isn't making an electric car. Instead, Project Titan is an effort to develop autonomous driving systems.... 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,... 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

Tesla, which is currently a public company, has faced a lot of criticism for searing through cash and struggling to produce the Model 3.... 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.... 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... 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

How cutting-edge VR is helping Porsche build better cars... 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 - here's why.... 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. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV).... 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... 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

Here's why we chose the Land Rover Discovery for our latest adventure.... 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... 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.... Read more

Volvo planning XC90 with Level 4 autonomy by 2021
Volvo planning XC90 with Level 4 autonomy by 2021 By Max Langridge

Volvo's Senior VP of Research and Development Henrik Green has told Jalopnik that the company is currently developing a Level 4 autonomous driving system... Read more

Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development
Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development By Max Langridge

Porsche has bought a 10 per cent stake in Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobil, in a bid to speed up the development of its own electric... Read more

Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020
Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020 By Max Langridge

Nissan is expected to give its incredibly popular Qashqai SUV a new design and two new hybrid powertrain options in 2020, according to information obtained... Read more

Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month
Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month By Max Langridge

If you can't afford to buy a new car outright, the next best option is to lease one through a dealer, although this option comes with added interest that... Read more

Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan
Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan By Max Langridge

After going under the Mission E concept name, Porsche has finally given its first all-electric sports car an official name: Taycan. The name roughly translates... Read more

Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options
Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options By Chris Hall

Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find... Read more

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