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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

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

What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do?
What is Alexa and what can Amazon Echo do? By Britta O'Boyle

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 for the XC90, which it plans to launch in 2021. Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained... 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 sports cars.  Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan 25 of the most incredibly... 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 exclusively by Auto Express.  Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still... 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 makes up end up spending thousands of pounds more than the car's value.  See all our Jaguar news... 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 to lively young horse, fitting, seeing as a prancing horse has featured in the company's emblem... 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 in a car.There's whole range of options available: from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... Read more

The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7
The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7 By Dan Grabham

It may be a couple of inches shorter than the Audi Q7, but the incoming Audi Q8 sure has presence, with a more sculpted, coupe-style roofline. It's around 2 months since we went to Ingolstadt in Germany to see this thing in the flesh and it certainly... Read more

Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022
Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022 By Max Langridge

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has announced at parent company FCA's five-year plan investors' day, that the SUV specialist will offer 10 hybrid and four fully-electric vehicles by 2022. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads... Read more

Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors
Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors By Max Langridge

Audi has released a few more snippets of information regarding its e-tron electric SUV, which is due to launch in August. The German car manufacturer has revealed how the car has been made to be as aerodynamic as possible in an effort to increase the... Read more

Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer
Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer By Rik Henderson

If you've got your eye or money down on a Tesla Model 3 and live in Europe or Asia, you're going to have to wait a while for delivery. And, if you're in the UK, you could be waiting more than a year.Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that left-hand drive... Read more

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

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