March 30, 2015

Audi planning their own version of the electric VW e-Up

Photo of Audi A2 EV

-+*It’s reported by the German motoring press that Audi are working on their own version of the electric e-Up city car for launch in 2015. Audi has played endlessly with their e-tron range of electric cars and range-extenders in recent years, but precious little has seemed even close to production. Perhaps the most promising EVs from Audi […]

Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive gets wheel hub electric motors

Ford Fiesta eWheelDrive

-+*Ford has partnered with German specialist Schaeffler to build the Fiesta eWheelDrive EV with electric motors in the rear wheel hubs as a research vehicle. Car makers haven’t entirely given up on the idea of the electric car, although they do seem to be starting to move to the point where the EV is seen as an urban […]

Tesla Model S outselling Chevrolet Volt & Nissan LEAF

Photo of black Tesla Model S on road

-+*It seems Elon Musk has a real success on his hands with the Tesla Model S, with reports claiming it outsold both the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF in the first quarter of 2013. Tesla never managed to make any money out of their electric Lotus – the Tesla Roadster – but it does look […]

Range Rover Sport 2014 Product Video arrives

2014 Range Rover Sport in deserted B-road

-+*Land Rover has released a new product video for the 2014 Range Rover Sport which manages to convey what the Sport has on offer very well. There seems to have been almost endless news on the 2014 Range Rover Sport in the last month, as Land Rover’s first really credible on-road Sport (it was always credible off-road) bears the fruit […]

Hyundai Suicide ‘Advert’ causes a rumpus

Hyundai Suicide Advert

-+*An advert for the Hyundai ix35 FCEV showing a man failing to commit suicide because the FCEV emits only water has created a storm of condemnation for Hyundai. It’s not easy advertising your wares and finding the right balance between mainstream and innovative to capture attention, as Hyundai has found out to their cost with an ‘advert’ […]

Fiat 500XL spied undisguised – it’s not a looker

Fiat 500XL spied undisguised in Fiat factory

-+*We have a Spy photo of an undisguised Fiat 500XL – big brother to the 500L – with 7 seats and a design that only its mother could love. The Fiat 500 range has already expanded from the very successful recreation of the original 500 in to something bigger and more family friendly with the […]

Volvo Flywheel KERS Hybrid cuts fuel consumption by 25%

Illustration of how the Volvo Flywheel KERS system works

-+*After two years of testing a hybrid Flywheel KERS system for road cars, Volvo has revealed their energy recovery system cuts fuel consumption by as much as 25 per cent. Two years ago we reported that Volvo were testing a clever hybrid Flywheel KERS system for road cars and hoped it would prove to be […]

2014 Range Rover Sport UK price & specifications confirmed

2014 Range Rover Sport driving on road

-+*Land Rover has confirmed the 2014 Range Rover Sport will start at £51,550 with a choice of four trim levels and three engines. UK public debut in May. When Land Rover revealed the 2014 Range Rover Sport, we extensively covered exactly what was on offer, from price to engines by way of trim levels and equipment. But […]

Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept is a completely bonkers EV

Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept

-+*The Reanult Twizy Electric car has been turned in to an F1 inspired pocket rocket in the Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept that can get to 62mph in 6 seconds. We’ve long been of the opinion that the only future for electric cars is as small commuter vehicles, local delivery vans or as performance toys. The new Twizy […]

Audi TT ultra quattro concept sheds 300kg & heads for Worthersee

Audi TT ultra quattro concept

-+*The Audi TT ultra quattro concept is a lightweight TT, based on the TT RS, that manages to shed almost 300kg in weight. Will debut at Worthersee 2013. With every car maker on the planet trying to improve their average economy and emissions to deliver tax savings for buyers and keep legislators happy, one good […]