Could retro French headlights solve a glaring issue?

This post was originally published on Autocar Yellow-tinted light is easier on eyes than pure white Prior develops and French-inspired a solution to headlight glare and believes EV tax breaks are a bad idea I’m pleased to see the government is to look into the issue of headlight brightness and glare – let’s hope they… Continue reading Could retro French headlights solve a glaring issue?

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GM leaves silos behind in HQ move

This post was originally published on Autonews General Motors in 2025 will leave the towering but isolated Renaissance Center complex for smaller space in a newly constructed building.

NBA playoffs live stream 2024: Watch every game

If you’re someone who agrees that there are few things better in sports than postseason basketball, then you’re going to enjoy the next two months. The regular season is over, and now we’re on to the NBA playoffs, which offer an entirely different breed of physical, highly-intense, must-watch basketball. Every game of the postseason will […]

Biden unveils winners of $2 billion in green tax credits

This post was originally published on Autonews Battery-material maker Novonix, electric vehicle charger manufacturer Wallbox and rare earth producer MP Materials Corp. were among about 35 recipients of clean energy tax credits totaling nearly $2 billion that were announced Friday by the Biden administration.

Government rules out return of grants for electric cars

This post was originally published on Autocar Response to House of Lords report disagrees with incentives including discounts on cars and reduced VAT on charging The UK government has rejected calls from the automotive industry to reintroduce the electric car grant as a means of boosting EV uptake. Responding to a plethora of recommendations outlined… Continue reading Government rules out return of grants for electric cars

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Tesla cuts Supercharger membership cost for other EVs

This post was originally published on Autocar Supercharger members generally save around 10p per kWh Drivers of electric cars other than Teslas now pay £2 less per month to access cheaper charging rates Tesla has lowered the cost of its membership scheme that gives drivers of other electric vehicles discounted access to the Supercharger network.… Continue reading Tesla cuts Supercharger membership cost for other EVs

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Audi Q6 e-tron: in the design team's own words

This post was originally published on Autocar The Audi Q6 e-tron takes Audi’s Vorsprung durch Technik design language to the next level The team that shaped Audi’s all-new all-electric SUV explain its game-changing style, and how it uses technology to transform your driving experience “Good design is about creating a dialogue between the past and… Continue reading Audi Q6 e-tron: in the design team's own words

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Fiat primes new Panda-inspired family but 500 “will never die”

This post was originally published on Autocar Next-generation Fiat Panda will look almost nothing like its 500 sibling Fiat design chief explains how spirit of Panda – and Centoventi concept – can live on alongside 500 Fiat is working towards offering two distinct families of cars – one inspired by today’s 500 and the other… Continue reading Fiat primes new Panda-inspired family but 500 “will never die”

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Car firms defend PHEVs amid evidence of high CO2 output

This post was originally published on Autocar Recent advances in battery capacity and efficiency give PHEVs great potential to reduce emissions, manufacturers argue Car makers and their suppliers have defended plug-in hybrid technology after data extracted from cars on the road by the European authorities showed that models on average were emitting more than three… Continue reading Car firms defend PHEVs amid evidence of high CO2 output

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Morgan Plus Six

This post was originally published on Autocar Traditional looks and contemporary tech combine in updated six-cylinder roadster All is not as it seems at the Morgan Motor Company.This quintessentially English car maker is largely owned by an Italian firm and has an Italian CEO, its cars are powered by German engines and the ash wood… Continue reading Morgan Plus Six

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Aston Martin boss: “our share price is hugely undervalued”

This post was originally published on Autocar Chairman believes the future is bright for the brand, especially with new CEO Adrian Hallmark on the way An audience with Aston Martin executive chairman Lawrence Stroll is always a memorable occasion. Most will know the Canadian from Netflix’s Drive to Survive series, in which he’s straight-talking and has… Continue reading Aston Martin boss: “our share price is hugely undervalued”

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Mercedes-Benz CLE

This post was originally published on Autocar Merc’s amalgamated mid-sized coupé puts richness and refinement ahead of any dynamic cutting edge Picturing a mid-sized Mercedes luxury coupé like the new Mercedes-Benz CLE may not feel like an especially modern thing to do, two-door coupés being a relatively niche offering these days – mostly the preserve… Continue reading Mercedes-Benz CLE

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Next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe priced from £46,775 in UK

This post was originally published on Autocar The Santa Fe has been totally revamped for its new generation Dramatic styling overhaul reflects SUV’s billing as a family hauler with off-road ‘lifestyle’ capabilities Hyundai has revealed pricing and specifications for the new Santa Fe, the brand’s most flexible family SUV to date, adopting a boxy design aimed at the off-road ‘lifestyle’… Continue reading Next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe priced from £46,775 in UK

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Aion Hyper SSR is Chinese electric hypercar with 1208bhp

This post was originally published on Autocar The Hyper SSR features 1208bhp and 8851lb ft of torque First outing in Europe for tri-motor Super Sport Race EV from GAC, which can do 0-62mph in just 1.9sec Chinese manufacturer GAC has presented the Aion Hyper SSR electric hypercar to Europeans for the first time in Milan. The… Continue reading Aion Hyper SSR is Chinese electric hypercar with 1208bhp

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New Mazda CX-80: plush seven-seater tops line-up

This post was originally published on Autocar The CX-80 is underpinned by Mazda’s Large Product Group platform Volvo XC90 rival gets heightened practicality, class-leading towing capacity and a sportier chassis Mazda is returning to the seven-seater market after a six-year absence with the CX-80, a luxurious new flagship SUV. Closely related to the CX-60, the CX-80 is… Continue reading New Mazda CX-80: plush seven-seater tops line-up

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Arcfox to Zeekr: Every new car at the 2024 Beijing motor show

This post was originally published on Autocar The electric Mercedes G-Class, BYD’s first pick-up and Ora’s 395bhp sports saloon are among the headliners The Beijing motor show returns next week for the first time since 2019, bringing an array of unveilings from both domestic and global manufacturers. Taking place from Wednesday, 24 April to Saturday, 4 May, one… Continue reading Arcfox to Zeekr: Every new car at the 2024 Beijing motor show

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Electric Land Rover Defender has in-wheel motors and 320bhp

This post was originally published on Autocar The Defender gets a 75kWh battery that’s claimed to achieve a range of 153 miles British firm Bedeo puts an electric motor on each of the classic 4×4’s wheels to claim 1916lb ft of torque British engineering firm Bedeo has launched an electric conversion of the Land Rover Defender… Continue reading Electric Land Rover Defender has in-wheel motors and 320bhp

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Citroen C3 Aircross reinvented as blocky seven-seater with EV

This post was originally published on Autocar At 4390mm, the new C3 Aircross is considerably longer than before New second-generation family crossover is larger and more practical than before; electric version to come Citroën has continued its radical range overhaul with the new C3 Aircross, which will arrive later this year with a fresh design and… Continue reading Citroen C3 Aircross reinvented as blocky seven-seater with EV

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From the archive: driving the world's most magnificent car

This post was originally published on Autocar Like our test car, this 1935 J12 is a Vanvooren cabrio We drove the effortless, V12-powered Hispano-Suiza J12 – a car unlike anything we had ever tested “The mere mention of the name Hispano-Suiza suggests a car of the highest quality. Thus, when it is announced that this… Continue reading From the archive: driving the world's most magnificent car

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Audi Q6 e-tron: 6 big things you need to know

This post was originally published on Autocar The Audi Q6 e-tron marks a major leap forward for Audi’s all-electric design and technology There’s a lot to love about the new Audi Q6 e-tron, so we’ve highlighted just some of the features that prove it’s an electric game-changer Every story of technological progress has a pivot… Continue reading Audi Q6 e-tron: 6 big things you need to know

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UK is most suited country in Europe to mass EV adoption, data shows

This post was originally published on Autocar Key to the claim by analytics firm Geotab is the low average daily mileage driven by UK fleets The UK is the most suited market in Europe to the mass-adoption of EVs, especially fleets, according to new data that analysed 1.3 million vehicles across seven countries. In its… Continue reading UK is most suited country in Europe to mass EV adoption, data shows

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Alfa Romeo to politicians: forget about names and save the industry

This post was originally published on Autocar The Milano’s name change to Junior was also to avoid being drawn into a political row Boss speaks out after brand changes name of new crossover due to criticism from Italian industry minister Alfa Romeo boss Jean-Philippe Imparato has urged European politicians to focus on protecting jobs in the… Continue reading Alfa Romeo to politicians: forget about names and save the industry

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Autocar magazine 17 April: on sale now

This post was originally published on Autocar This week in Autocar… Alfa Romeo’s M3-beater detailed, Skoda’s Swiss army knife driven, and Jeep’s global success story detailed This week in Autocar, we detail Alfa Romeo’s new BMW M3-beater, drive Skoda’s Swiss army knife, and find out why the boss of Jeep is bullish about the company’s future.… Continue reading Autocar magazine 17 April: on sale now

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Ford Mustang marks 60th birthday with 800-car party in UK

This post was originally published on Autocar Whichever kind of Mustang lights your fire, it was on show Hundreds of Mustangs lined up at the British Motor Museum to celebrate the everyman sports car’s 60th birthday Every country has its car: Mini, Volkswagen Beetle, Fiat 500, Renault 5 – each bound up intrinsically with the… Continue reading Ford Mustang marks 60th birthday with 800-car party in UK

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My Week In Cars: New Steve Cropley/Matt Prior podcast (ep. 84)

This post was originally published on Autocar This week we have a wide-ranging interview about Matt Becker and JLR’s current and future work This week Steve and Matt speak from the offices of JLR, where they meet Matt Becker, a chief JLR engineer Episode 84 of the Autocar podcast My Week In Cars finds our resident car… Continue reading My Week In Cars: New Steve Cropley/Matt Prior podcast (ep. 84)

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Audi A3 facelift brings new interior and kit for £32,035

This post was originally published on Autocar The A3 will once again be offered in both Sportback and saloon forms in the UK Audi’s hatch and saloon get targeted revisions, with a powerful 329bhp S3 to follow Pricing and specification details have been revealed for the new Audi A3, which gains a wide-reaching overhaul for… Continue reading Audi A3 facelift brings new interior and kit for £32,035

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New £46,925 Audi S3 gets performance boost and RS technology

This post was originally published on Autocar S3 Sportback and S3 Saloon now make 329bhp and 310lb ft Power boost and torque splitter upgrade for Audi’s hot hatchback and saloon pair Pricing and specification details have been revealed for the new Audi A3 and Audi S3, which both gain a wide-reaching overhaul for 2024 in… Continue reading New £46,925 Audi S3 gets performance boost and RS technology

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Delayed Maserati Quattroporte set to swap to Granturismo platform

This post was originally published on Autocar The Quattroporte’s chief engineer highlighted issues with the pre-delay car’s range and weight Electric luxury saloon, previously thought to use STLA Large, was recently postponed by three years Maserati is deciding whether the next-generation Quattroporte will use an extended version of the Granturismo‘s bespoke platform, its chief engineer… Continue reading Delayed Maserati Quattroporte set to swap to Granturismo platform

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Taxi maker LEVC reveals interior of eight-seat luxury MPV

This post was originally published on Autocar LEVC L380 is based on LEVC’s new Space Oriented Architecture for MPVs and vans Chinese-made LEVC L380 EV – named after the world’s largest airliner – will be launched here by 2026 LEVC, the maker of the London taxi, has revealed the interior design of its upcoming luxurious,… Continue reading Taxi maker LEVC reveals interior of eight-seat luxury MPV

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Delays expected as M25 to close for second time on 10-13 May

This post was originally published on Autocar The closure will last a full weekend from junction 9 (A243 Leatherhead) to junction 10 (A3 Wisley) National Highways has warned drivers to expect heavier delays than during the previous closure National Highways has detailed the second M25 closure of the year, as the government organisation continues work… Continue reading Delays expected as M25 to close for second time on 10-13 May

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Can ammonia be used as a substitute for fossil fuel?

This post was originally published on Autocar The household cleaning can be used for propulsion as well as making an engine more efficient In July last year, Chinese manufacturer GAC announced it had been working with Toyota on using ammonia as a substitute for fossil fuel and had successfully run a combustion engine on the… Continue reading Can ammonia be used as a substitute for fossil fuel?

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Mercedes-Benz abandons range-extender EV trials

This post was originally published on Autocar EQS test cars used a 1.0 petrol engine to charge the battery German brand pulls plug despite a well-established development programme to focus on ‘simpler’ EV tech Mercedes-Benz has pulled the plug on tests exploring range-extender drivetrains as a potential way to bolster the utility and appeal of… Continue reading Mercedes-Benz abandons range-extender EV trials

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Blackstone to buy Britishvolt battery factory site for huge data centre

This post was originally published on Autocar Britishvolt aimed to secure funding for battery R&D and manufacturing businesses in the UK Major private equity firm Blackstone picks UK site to build one of the largest data centres in Europe Plans initially set out by failed start-up Britishvolt to build a £3.8 billion electric car battery… Continue reading Blackstone to buy Britishvolt battery factory site for huge data centre

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Electric Vehicle FAQs

We answer your questions about charging, which EVs have the most range, cost of operation, tax credits, and every electric vehicle model currently on the market.

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Which snow foam lances are best?

This post was originally published on Autocar Snow foam is one of the most satisfying and effective car cleaning products you can use, but there’s a bewildering variety of different snow foam guns to consider across a broad price range. We put them to the test We’re testing the snow foam lances here, rather than… Continue reading Which snow foam lances are best?

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Reports: Tesla to lay off over 10% of global workforce

This post was originally published on Autocar The layoffs equate to around 14,000 jobs and come following a drop in car deliveries Tesla will lay off 10% of its global workforce – equivalent to around 14,000 jobs – after the company suffered a fall in deliveries for the first time in almost four years. According… Continue reading Reports: Tesla to lay off over 10% of global workforce

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Maserati Grancabrio Folgore arrives as 751bhp drop-top EV

This post was originally published on Autocar The drop-top EV gets 751bhp and 996lb ft from three electric motors Grancabrio EV is a “status product” for its maker and will hit the UK this year priced at around £185,000 Maserati has lifted the veil on the new Grancabrio Folgore, a soft-roofed electric GT promising to… Continue reading Maserati Grancabrio Folgore arrives as 751bhp drop-top EV

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Aston Martin DB12 Coupe and Volante

This post was originally published on Autocar Replacement for the DB11 grand tourer packs a 671bhp V8 and has the Bentley Continental GT and Ferrari Roma in its sights Might this be the most significant facelift that any grand-touring sports car has ever had? The Aston Martin DB12, which we first sampled in France in July 2023, isn’t quite… Continue reading Aston Martin DB12 Coupe and Volante

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From the archive: looking ahead to our atomic future

This post was originally published on Autocar Optimism of ‘atomic age’ inspired a whole new school of design Radiation was being considered for use in medicine and even drinking water, but could there have been a nuclear car? “CITY OF 300,000 VANISHED IN VAST BALL OF FIRE. Bomber crew in black spectacles. Heat felt 10… Continue reading From the archive: looking ahead to our atomic future

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BMW X3 prototype drive

This post was originally published on Autocar Major overhaul in every department for Munich’s best-selling model BMW’s recent unveiling of the Neue Klasse X concept showed us how the BMW iX3 is set to radically progress in 2025. The heavy focus on the electric SUV doesn’t mean Munich is abandoning the combustion-engined BMW X3 any… Continue reading BMW X3 prototype drive

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Abarth reveals retro sports coupe based on Alfa Romeo 4C

This post was originally published on Autocar Limited-run two-seater pays tribute to one of the Italian brand’s most successful racers Abarth has revealed a retro two-seat sports coupé to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Called the Abarth Classiche 1300 OT, it’s based on the Alfa Romeo 4C and is described as a ‘modern reinterpretation’ of the… Continue reading Abarth reveals retro sports coupe based on Alfa Romeo 4C

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Best of a dying breed: Ford, Lexus and Jaguar V8 showdown

This post was originally published on Autocar The LC and F-Type’s retirement leaves the Mustang as the last V8 bruiser standing. But is it the best? The walkers, cyclists and assorted day-tripping visitors of the Peak District should have no trouble hearing us coming. It’s an early July day in the middle of the working… Continue reading Best of a dying breed: Ford, Lexus and Jaguar V8 showdown

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Best Hybrid Vehicles of 2024 and 2025

Hybrids and plug-in hybrids combine gasoline and electric power to improve fuel economy, and these are the top hybrid cars, SUVs, and trucks to consider.

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Best Off-Road Pickup Trucks for 2024

Whether you’re looking for a compact, mid-size, or full-size pickup for off-roading, here are a dozen of the finest factory specials for rolling in the dirt.

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Kia EV9 named World Car of the Year 2024

This post was originally published on autoexpress.co.uk It was more Korean success in the World Car of the Year awards this time, both Kia and Hyundai claimed wins alongside BMW, Volvo and Toyota.

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