Bentley commits to EV future

Luxury car maker Bentley Motors is to accelerate its Beyond100 strategy, committing to the launch of five new electric models, at a rate of one a year from 2025. The company has also released details of a £2.5bn (US$3.5bn) investment in EV production, with the new models to be built at its headquarters in Crewe, […]
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Porsche provides overview of EV battery state of play

Battery performance is still a limiting factor to the widespread adoption of EVs by the buying public, with range anxiety rightly or wrongly an issue. This applies whether one is building an EV Super Mini or a sportscar such as the Porsche Taycan. The manufacturer of the latter has recently released a summary of its […]
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Analysis predicts continued decline for diesel in 2020

According to its Global Powertrain Outlook, 2020 report, market analysis specialists Frost & Sullivan expects global automotive sales to decline by more than 14.2% due to Covid-19 by the end of 2020 as manufacturing facilities and supply chains are affected by worldwide lockdowns. However, it finds this slowdown is not expected to have an impact […]
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UK engine production down 75% in May

UK engine production down 75% in May

Despite a resurgence from the depths of the Covid-19 shutdowns in April, UK automotive engine production is still well down on normal levels, according to the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Through April, production of engines across the UK fell to just 853, with most factories shut, but in May, this rebounded to […]
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Volkswagen set to lead the EV market?

Volkswagen set to lead the EV market?

Volkswagen is going all out to become the world’s number one maker of electric vehicles, the German car giant announcing plans to invest €1bn (US$1.1bn) in the tech, including acquiring a 50% stake of JAG, the parent company of its partner JAC as well as actually increasing the stake in JAC Volkswagen from 50 to […]
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