If an extended road test in Jaguar’s swish, visually striking F-PACE has revealed one overriding fact, it’s the timeliness of the Evening Standard’s Plug It In campaign, which sets out the road to an e-car future. It is a plug-in hybrid, so propelled by the combination of a potent 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a powerful electric motor. Unlike a self-charging hybrid - think Toyota Prius - the clue to the difference with plug-in hybrids is in the name; to harness the benefits they must be charged up by cable, as self-charging is only minimal.
The Covid pandemic is responsible for many things, not many of them good. But one positive seems to be an increase in the popularity of modifying cars. Whether it’s companies supplying parts to tweak them mechanically and style-wise, insurance to cover those that have been expensively modified, or events to celebrate the scene around them, all are booming.
Mass shootings have derailed other countries’ tourist industries.
The disruption of Taiwan’s chip industry would affect everyone.
It’s a complicated and growing grey area of the law.
Some cars are unfairly overshadowed by their more flamboyant brethren, such as the Morris Mini-Minor and the motorsport-linked Cooper S. The same applies to the Triumph 1500 compared with its sportier Dolomite stablemate. Yet, the former once occupied a niche for motorists who wished to combine tradition with BMW aspirations and an East Cheam income.
It can be difficult to know what the most environmentally friendly car option is, so we asked an expert for advice.
Tesla will open its North American electric vehicle charging network to cars from rival General Motors beginning in 2024, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and GM Chief Mary Barra announced Thursday.The Tesla network will initially require an adaptor for GM cars in 2024.
Shares of Thai auto parts companies fell sharply on Thursday following reports that Japanese automaker Isuzu Motors would relocate its factory in Thailand to Indonesia, before recovering slightly after the auto maker denied any such move. Indonesian Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita had said on Wednesday that Isuzu could start production in Indonesia as early as next year. But Isuzu on Thursday denied any such plans.
The Scottish economist dedicated his life’s work to understanding the consequences – moral, social and political – of capitalism. Both neoliberals and leftwingers claim his legacy.
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The UK could learn a lot from developing economies about using digital payments to boost financial inclusion.
Planning one of our frequent road trips, my father and I are searching for a suitable venue when we ponder how many more such adventures we’ll enjoy as age and the gradual erosion of personal liberty exemplified by the private car take their toll.
Rishi Sunak is pitching the UK as a hub for AI regulation, but some experts doubt its appeal.
MILAN (Reuters) -Volvo Cars launched its EX30 fully-electric small SUV on Wednesday with two battery options and a starting price of around 36,000 euros ($38,500), as carmakers compete with Tesla to make electric vehicles (EVs) more affordable. "It's a small SUV doing Volvo things," CEO Jim Rowan said during the car's launch event in Milan, Italy.
New data reveals electric cars have lost an average of one third of their value in the past six months compared to just 0.5% for petrol vehicles. But why?
Many multi-storey car parks designed for cars of 1960s and 1970s
I’ve always fancied a campervan. Not a motorhome – those behemoths are too bulky and awkward for my liking. But campervans seem to be the sweet spot, with all the comforts that you miss when camping in a tent: proper chairs, a table that doesn’t fall over in a strong breeze, heating, a fridge and a proper bed. Something that you can park easily in a normal car park yet also use as everyday transport.
To win back the trust of its members, policymakers and the public, the CBI must change its culture and governance. But this is a very difficult undertaking.
Cars and vans pollute our cities with toxic fumes. We can argue – endlessly – about how much of the dirty air in British towns comes from vehicle exhausts, the extent to which these chemicals and particulates are causing respiratory diseases and how much responsibility for this lies with individuals. But, in general, it’s fair to say that driving petrol and diesel cars in towns is contributing to pollution, which is making people ill.
Making sure you have enough set aside for a long retirement has become more difficult over the past 25 years.
If anyone ever read this stuff, they wouldn’t have time to do anything else.
You may recall that, two years ago, Mercedes-Benz launched the EQS – to all intents and purposes an electric alternative to its all-conquering S-Class saloon.
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New car registrations on longest run of continuous growth since 2015.