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Future electric cars: Upcoming battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: Upcoming battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years By Chris Hall

Updated These are the EVs that are confirmed to be coming in 2019 and the near future... Read more

VW ID.3 will support wireless Android Auto
VW ID.3 will support wireless Android Auto By Chris Hall

For a number of years, you've needed to use a cable to when connecting your phone to your car to take advantage of Android Auto - but on the new VW ID.3... 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

Best of IAA 2019 Frankfurt motor show: Amazing EVs, concepts and supercars
Best of IAA 2019 Frankfurt motor show: Amazing EVs, concepts and supercars By Chris Hall

The biennial IAA motor show in Frankfurt was always going to be big, and here's the best cars from the show... Read more

Hyundai packed two Nexo hydrogen fuel cells into this generator to recharge electric racing cars
Hyundai packed two Nexo hydrogen fuel cells into this generator to recharge electric racing cars By Chris Hall

Hyundai has revealed its first ever electric race car - the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR - that will compete in the new ETCR (electric touring car racing) championship... Read more

VW's ID.3 electric car gets officially revealed: A new car for a new VW
VW's ID.3 electric car gets officially revealed: A new car for a new VW By Chris Hall

Volkswagen has now pulled the covers off the ID.3, stripped away the camouflage, and revealed the model that's driving VW into the future... Read more

Production Honda e finally gets unveiled and boy does it tug at the heart strings
Production Honda e finally gets unveiled and boy does it tug at the heart strings By Chris Hall

One of the most anticipated new electric cars has been officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Honda e is a refreshing electric rethinking... Read more

Elon Musk says Tesla electric pickup truck will be launched "November"
Elon Musk says Tesla electric pickup truck will be launched "November" By Maggie Tillman

Elon Musk tweets that the long-awaited, previously teased Tesla pickup truck will be unveiled in November.... Read more

Porsche officially unveils the Taycan, a thoroughbred electric sports car
Porsche officially unveils the Taycan, a thoroughbred electric sports car By Chris Hall

After what seems like several years of teasing, Porsche has officially unveiled the Taycan, it's pure electric sports car.... Read more

The new Nissan Juke is super-connected, but now looks a little more normal
The new Nissan Juke is super-connected, but now looks a little more normal By Chris Hall

Many say that the Nissan Juke basically invented the crossover segment. Sure, Nissan's Qashqai is also credited with the meteoric rise of the SUV in popularity,... Read more

The BMW X5 xDrive 45e is the sort of PHEV we like to see
The BMW X5 xDrive 45e is the sort of PHEV we like to see By Chris Hall

When the new BMW X5 was launched in 2018, we criticised the lack of a hybrid option. But the delay appears to have been worth it... Read more

All-electric Porsche Taycan features a fabulous fully digital dashboard
All-electric Porsche Taycan features a fabulous fully digital dashboard By Britta O'Boyle

Porsche has revealed what to expect inside its first all-electric sportscar - the Taycan - and it's glorious. The Porsche Taycan will be presented in... Read more

Best Bond vehicles: The best cars, planes and more from the films
Best Bond vehicles: The best cars, planes and more from the films By Adrian Willings

We're rounding up the best vehicles from the James Bond films for you to enjoy. From fast Aston Martins to high-tech monsters.... Read more

Mini infotainment explored: Mini Connected, CarPlay, and entertainment technology deep dive
Mini infotainment explored: Mini Connected, CarPlay, and entertainment technology deep dive By Chris Hall

Mini pitches itself at youthful tech-savvy people who want a car that's personalised and fun, while not missing out on any of the core technology essentials.It... Read more

Hyundai New Sonata Hybrid with solar panel roof now on sale
Hyundai New Sonata Hybrid with solar panel roof now on sale By Rik Henderson

Hyundai unveiled plans to add solar panelling to electric and hybrid vehicles in 2018 and now its first production car featuring the tech is on sale.... Read more

Audi's new E-tron is a scooter and longboard hybrid launching next year
Audi's new E-tron is a scooter and longboard hybrid launching next year By Maggie Tillman

Press materials show it's a four-wheeled portable transportation device that looks like a hybrid trolly cart and longboard. Audi said it hits a maximum speed of 12.5 miles per hour, weighs 26 pounds (12kg), and has a 12.5-mile (20km) range.... Read more

Musk confirms that YouTube and Netflix are coming to Tesla cars soon
Musk confirms that YouTube and Netflix are coming to Tesla cars soon By Chris Hall

Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that Tesla owners will soon have the ability to watch YouTube or Netflix on the big screen of their Tesla... Read more

Electric vehicles essential for London's clean air future: Breathe London studies make dire reading
Electric vehicles essential for London's clean air future: Breathe London studies make dire reading By Mike Lowe

Breathe London has been monitoring air quality and the results in many places exceed legal annual limits. Here why EVs are part of the solution.... Read more

Tesla models compared: Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, and more
Tesla models compared: Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, and more By Maggie Tillman

Here's everything you need to know about Tesla Motors, from the Roadster through to the new Model Y... Read more

Ionity's 350kW EV chargers will bring the speed that EV growth needs
Ionity's 350kW EV chargers will bring the speed that EV growth needs By Chris Hall

Ionity has today opened its second 350kW electric car charging station in the UK, providing super-fast charging for those stopping at Milton Keynes.It... Read more

Inside the Future Lab at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Inside the Future Lab at the Goodwood Festival of Speed By Dan Grabham

What does the next 25 years look like? We popped down to the Future Lab at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend to find out.... Read more

Hey BMW: Your intelligent voice assistant is actually pretty good
Hey BMW: Your intelligent voice assistant is actually pretty good By Chris Hall

There has been a long history of voice systems in cars, but it's a history littered with awkward application, frustration and ultimately, functions that... Read more

Lotus has an insanely fast electric car, but it costs £2 million
Lotus has an insanely fast electric car, but it costs £2 million By Chris Hall

Huge power and huge design from the Lotus Evija... Read more

Ford will have a new EV on European roads by 2023, thanks to VW
Ford will have a new EV on European roads by 2023, thanks to VW By Chris Hall

Ford and VW previously announced that they were working in collaboration, but it has now been revealed how deep that collaboration will go. Ford is not... Read more

Bentley EXP 100 GT reveals its sustainable electric vision of the future
Bentley EXP 100 GT reveals its sustainable electric vision of the future By Chris Hall

Bentley has unveiled a concept car on its 100 year anniversary that outlines a vision of the future for the luxury car brand... Read more

Mini Electric: Everything you need to know about the new electric Mini
Mini Electric: Everything you need to know about the new electric Mini By Chris Hall

The Mini Electric is now official, as the company pulls the covers off its fully-electric car in Oxford where the new model will be built... Read more

Mini Electric looks like a Mini, drives like a Mini, but is 100 per cent battery-powered
Mini Electric looks like a Mini, drives like a Mini, but is 100 per cent battery-powered By Chris Hall

Mini has revealed its fully electric car, pulling off the covers off the new model in Oxford at the Mini plant where the new car will be built. It had... Read more

Elon Musk: Full self-driving chip coming to old Tesla models this year
Elon Musk: Full self-driving chip coming to old Tesla models this year By Maggie Tillman

Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes to make bold, lofty promises, and his latest claim is a prime example.... Read more

This driverless car was completely remote-controlled over 5G
This driverless car was completely remote-controlled over 5G By Dan Grabham

We popped along to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this morning to check out a driverless car with a difference – the car was being piloted by someone... Read more

Jaguar set to invest in electric vehicle production in the UK
Jaguar set to invest in electric vehicle production in the UK By Adrian Willings

Jaguar Land Rover is investing heavily in its Castle Bromwich plant to build electric cars, secure jobs at the plant and hopefully help turn the business around.... Read more

Kia made a little Faraday cage for electronic keys to protect them from thieves
Kia made a little Faraday cage for electronic keys to protect them from thieves By Dan Grabham

This is a clever idea. Kia's Faraday cage can protect wireless keys from being hacked. It's just a pouch really, but it could be a rather good idea for... Read more

What's new in Apple CarPlay in iOS 13?
What's new in Apple CarPlay in iOS 13? By Stuart Miles

Following the launch of the iOS 13 Beta we loaded up the new CarPlay on the Nissan Leaf to see what's new.... Read more

New electric cars will now have to make a noise at low speeds
New electric cars will now have to make a noise at low speeds By Chris Hall

Designed to alert pedestrians to moving cars... Read more

Waymo hires 13 Anki robot experts to work on its self-driving trucks
Waymo hires 13 Anki robot experts to work on its self-driving trucks By Maggie Tillman

Anki recently shut down because it, essentially, ran out of money. But the heart of this robot company will still get to live on through Waymo.... Read more

Apple is still working on self-driving tech - but how will it appear in vehicles?
Apple is still working on self-driving tech - but how will it appear in vehicles? By Dan Grabham

Apple is still working on autonomous vehicle tech - but with an Apple Car unlikely, how will we see its work in vehicles? We know that Apple is still... Read more

Android Auto update starts to roll out, UK user gets dark mode and more
Android Auto update starts to roll out, UK user gets dark mode and more By Rik Henderson

The long-awaited overhaul update for Android Auto is starting to roll out, with users reporting that their apps and cars have been upgraded already.Google... Read more

BMW Vision M Next imagines a next-gen i8 replacement
BMW Vision M Next imagines a next-gen i8 replacement By Chris Hall

BMW has unveiled the latest in its Vision Next series, which now turns its attention to sports cars of the future... Read more

Lightyear One luxury electric car uses solar panels for a charging boost
Lightyear One luxury electric car uses solar panels for a charging boost By Chris Hall

An electric car with solar panels - but it's not cheap... Read more

Nissan's self-driving ProPilot tech is now available across the Qashqai range
Nissan's self-driving ProPilot tech is now available across the Qashqai range By Chris Hall

Nissan has expanded its ProPilot technology to be available across the full range of automatic Qashqai models, meaning this hugely popular SUV will be... Read more

Lexus at 30: How luxury Japanese car brand is pursuing lifestyle future
Lexus at 30: How luxury Japanese car brand is pursuing lifestyle future By Mike Lowe

We get the inside line on Lexus in Japan, from design and production, to dealerships, concept stores and what the next 30 years may hold.... Read more

Riding the Skoda Klement: Is this electric two-wheeler the future of city mobility?
Riding the Skoda Klement: Is this electric two-wheeler the future of city mobility? By Mike Lowe

Announced at Geneva 2019, we got to ride this two-wheel electric mobility concept made real - not e-bike - around Prague. Here are out thoughts.... Read more

Guilt-free pleasure: Nissan concept lets you enjoy your ice cream without the dirty diesel
Guilt-free pleasure: Nissan concept lets you enjoy your ice cream without the dirty diesel By Chris Hall

Nissan and Mackie's of Scotland have teamed up on a concept ice cream van that ditches the big old diesel... Read more

I'll be back: Could Hummer be reborn as a rugged electric SUV?
I'll be back: Could Hummer be reborn as a rugged electric SUV? By Chris Hall

GM's Hummer was the poster child of gas guzzling era and could be reborn as an EV... Read more

Electric dreams and home charging: The Nissan Leaf meets PodPoint
Electric dreams and home charging: The Nissan Leaf meets PodPoint By Stuart Miles

In this series of electric dream features we're looking at life with an electric car, focusing on home charging... Read more

New Renault Zoe: Increased range, increased power, increased connectivity
New Renault Zoe: Increased range, increased power, increased connectivity By Chris Hall

Renault has announced the third-generation Zoe, as it looks to update its popular electric car, giving it longer range, more power... Read more

This Skoda is a concept car for cyclists - and even has a washing machine
This Skoda is a concept car for cyclists - and even has a washing machine By Dan Grabham

Skoda's Karoq Velo is a concept car with a difference - it's been inspired by cyclists. It's pretty much a complete service vehicle and, while it won't... Read more

BMW teases next-gen i8 through Vision M Next abstract images
BMW teases next-gen i8 through Vision M Next abstract images By Mike Lowe

Is this a glimpse of the next-generation BMW i8's details and colour work? The Vision M Next will be revealed in full late June 2019...... Read more

McLaren Shadow again searches for a next-generation F1 champion
McLaren Shadow again searches for a next-generation F1 champion By Dan Grabham

McLaren has announced a second season of the McLaren Shadow Project, searching for the next big name in motor-based eSports - and, potentially, a next-generation... Read more

Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready
Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready By Rik Henderson

Uber and Volvo have unveiled their first self-driving production vehicle: an adapted version of the Volvo XC90 SUV.... Read more

The best of CES Asia 2019: Cars rule at China's tech show
The best of CES Asia 2019: Cars rule at China's tech show By Mike Lowe

The 5th CES Asia expo took place in Shanghai, China, from 11-13 June 2019. Automotive tech ruled the show floor. Here are our trends and takeaways.... Read more

Alexa is now available in recent BMW and Mini cars
Alexa is now available in recent BMW and Mini cars By Chris Hall

Amazon Alexa is now available as one of the connected services that's available to BMW and Mini owners... Read more

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