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Refreshed Renault Zoe sports 390km range

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Renault has made significant improvements to its popular Zoe electric car, with increased range and power options, as well as a restyled look and new DC charging option.

5-minute EV recharge time proven in first-ever demo

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Israeli tech company StoreDot has verified claims that its ultra-fast charging lithium-ion battery can recharge in five minutes through an inaugural demonstration.

Details emerge on Honda’s first electric car

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Details of Honda’s forthcoming first electric car, the Honda e, have been revealed including battery capacity and charge rate.

Latest allroad is the fourth generation off-road Audi A6 Avant

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20 years after the debut of the original, the fourth generation Audi A6 Avant allroad has made its debut.

Mazda Skyactiv-X economy figures announced

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Mazda has released key economy information on its long-awaited Skyactiv-X engine – that benefits from diesel-like compression ignition in a petrol engine, leading to reduced fuel consumption and low CO2.

Reservations now open for all-new electric Opel Corsa-e

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The 205-mile range new electric Opel Corsa-e is now available for pre-order, priced from €29,900.

Ford’s Bridgend engine plant to close in 2020

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Ford has begun a consultation on the closure of its Bridgend engine plant in Wales, which could close by September 2020, risking the loss of 1,700 jobs.

BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover collaborate on electrification

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Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed a collaboration between the two companies to deveop the next generation of electric drive units (EDU).

Kia XCeed teased ahead of imminent unveil

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Kia has teased a first image of its forthcoming XCeed ‘urban crossover’, due to be revealed in full on 26 June.

Volvo joins safety data sharing pilot project

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In the interest of safer roads for all, Volvo Cars has joined forces with other car makers, service providers and national governments in a ground-breaking, pan-European pilot project to share traffic safety data generated …

SEAT kickstarts electric offensive with Mii electric, drops petrol

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SEAT’s electric offensive has begun with the Mii electric – a Volkswagen e-up! based car – with a WLTP stated range of 260km per charge.

ALD appoints new chairman of the board

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In line with previous announcements made on 28 March 2019, ALD has confirmed changes to its board of directors following resolutions approved at its shareholder meeting held on 22 May 2019.

Ionity installs 100th 350kW rapid charger in Europe

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The Ionity network – backed by Volkswagen Group, BMW, Daimler and Ford – has installed its 100th high-power charging site in Rygge, Norway.

Mobica strengthens leadership team with three strategic appointments

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Global software services company, Mobica has strengthened its leadership team with three key appointments.

BMW announces facelifted X1 models

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New tech and an incoming plug-in hybrid model are the highlights of the facelifted BMW X1 range.

Road Test: Jaguar XE

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Jonathan Musk drives the refreshed XE – can it still cut it in the cut-throat compact executive market?

Alphabet appoints new CEO, Marco Lessacher

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Alphabet International has appointed a new chief executive officer, Marco Lessacher, to take up the role from 1 July 2019.

Europcar Mobility Group appoints Xavier Corouge as MD for Urban Mobility

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Europcar Mobility Group has appointed Xavier Corouge, as managing director of the Business Unit, member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

FCA proposes 50/50 merger with Groupe Renault

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Groupe Renault has confirmed it has received a proposal from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) regarding a potential 50/50 merger.

New BMW 1 Series spec reveals front-wheel drive

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New third generation 1 Series brings front-wheel drive for the first time, increased efficiency and greater interior occupant space.

Road Test: Lexus UX 250h

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A C-segment luxury SUV that doesn’t break the bank? Lexus thinks it has the answer, discovers Jonathan Musk.

Honda confirms UK plant to close in 2021

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Honda has confirmed its Swindon manufacturing facility – where 3,500 employees build the Civic and certain engine lines – will close, following plans made in February.

New data shows low uptake for EVs in lower-income EU countries

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New data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) highlights the correlation between the affordability of electric cars and their market uptake.

Mel Dawson steps down as MD at ALD Automotive UK

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Mel Dawson, managing director, of ALD Automotive UK is stepping down in June, following 22 years at the company.

Toyota creates $100m investment pot for autonomous tech startups

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Toyota AI Ventures (TAIV), the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, has announced a new $100m (€88.8m) fund dedicated to investment in early-stage start-ups developing disruptive business models in the autonomous mobility and robotics markets, …

Toyota Financial Services invests in car pool pioneering Faxi

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has taken a majority stake in London-based Faxi, to capitalise on the firm’s ‘incentivised carpooling’ to reduce single occupancy vehicles, congestion and emissions.

Karhoo Announces Eastern European Expansion

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Karhoo has announced its expansion into Eastern Europe with the launch of its new office in Krakow, Poland.

Tesla and Dacia attract brand loyalty in the German market

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At first glance, Tesla and Dacia could not be more different, yet they have one thing in common: extreme customer loyalty.

Audi’s electric city car concept delivers next-level autonomous technology

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Named the Audi AI:ME, the electric city car concept demonstrates level 4 autonomous driving technology, that allows its occupants to spend time doing other tasks while the car drives.

New Mercedes-Benz GLS aims to ruffle Range Rover feathers

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Introducing new levels of luxury, the new GLS raises the bar to compete with Range Rover and the BMW X7, coming to Western Europe in the third quarter of 2019.