Is Alfa’s first SUV a brand extension too far? Alex Grant doesn’t think so.
Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in 2020.
Groupe PSA has appointed Stephen Norman as managing director of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland, effective from 1 February.
The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.
Europcar Group has appointed Luc Peligry, as chief financial officer, supporting ongoing growth of the company.
Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of Norway’s new car market during 2017, while petrol and diesel volumes were outpaced by plug-ins for the first time.
Honda will unveil a prototype of the next Insight hybrid at the Detroit Motor Show, featuring a new two-motor hybrid system aimed at rivalling the economy of the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq.
Volkswagen Group subsidiary, Electrify America, is to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging points in 17 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States during the next 18 months.
Automotive parts and technology company, Denso, has acquired American company InfiniteKey, with a view to developing systems enabling smartphones to be used instead of vehicle keys.
Manufacturers could soon face strict targets for electric and ultra-low emission vehicles as a share of their overall sales, as part of measures to phase out CO2-emitting models by 2035, following a report adopted …
The Polo does so much, so well, that it could tempt buyers out of the Golf, reckons Alex Grant.
Nearly half of consumers (49%) of consumers do not own and do not plan to own connected cars in the future as cybersecurity concerns impact on buying decisions.
Porsche is deploying a six-month trial of a fleet of plug-in hybrid chauffeur cars in London as part of research into transport solutions.
Four of Europe’s largest forecourt operators have signed up to host ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points under strategic partnerships with the manufacturer-backed pan-European Ionity network, securing half of the 400 sites planned by 2020.
Smart’s first four-seat EV is clever, but compromised, says Alex Grant.
The Scout is a fantastic all-rounder, but with a looming threat, explains Alex Grant.
Vehicles re-tested under the new WLTP fuel economy cycle are recording “greater than expected” CO2 emissions when figures are converted back to NEDC, JATO Dynamics has warned, resulting in possible increases in fleet taxation.
The Mazda6 will get updated styling, premium interior upgrades and new technology as part of a heavy upgrade due next year.
Mazda is targeting a combustion engine with lower well-to-wheel CO2 emissions than an electric vehicle, as part of a suite of fuel-saving solutions to cater for varying global market needs.
Utility company, Eon, has launched a Europe-wide electric mobility initiative, including ultra-fast workplace charging points and a network enabling EV drivers to get from the UK to Romania by 2020.
Audi’s lifestyle estate has never made more sense for fleets, reckons Alex Grant.
Italian utility company, Enel, has acquired charging point manufacturer eMotorWerks, with a view to incorporate its vehicle-to-grid technology platform as part of its global product offer.
Clean energy consultancy company, Voltia, has launched a free online tool aimed at helping businesses find electric light commercial vehicles to suit their fleet.
Citroën will launch a heavily updated version of the C4 Cactus early next year, with toned down styling and a step up in refinement and comfort aimed at broadening its appeal.
Lexus has revealed a concept version of the next LS luxury saloon at the Tokyo Motor Show, confirming that the production version will debut fully automated highway driving as soon as 2020.
Toyota is sticking with hydrogen fuel cell technology despite pressing ahead with research into longer-range solid-state batteries, revealing two concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show to showcase the technology.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has revived its Evolution high-performance line with a fully-electric crossover, revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Mazda has previewed its next-generation 3 and 6 models, outlining a product strategy which will combine more efficient combustion engines with electrification technology.
Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has revealed the first of a new generation of gasoline and diesel engines, claiming conventional powertrains will still have a strong market presence in 2025.