What is Audi’s Virtual Cockpit?

We give you the lowdown on Audi's hi-tech dashboard display screen, the Virtual Cockpit

Top 10 ways to improve your electric car’s range

From route planning to regenerative breaking, these are our tips for getting the most out of your EV

Analysis: How coconut shells improve car suspension

Activated carbon can adsorb six times more air than its own volume, transforming the ride of premium cars. Ingenious ideas come in many shapes and...

How traction control helps keep cars safe

Both two- and four-wheel drive cars benefit from traction control, which sometimes involves several different electronic systems. Traction control is pretty common these days. In...

Manual vs automatic – which should you choose?

The pros and cons of changing gears yourself, or letting the car do it for you

Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars: What’s best?

Should you buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car? We examine the pros and cons of today’s electrified powertrains.

Guide to towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid

Is an EV, hybrid or plug-in hybrid a good tow car? Read our guide on towing a caravan or trailer with a hybrid or...

Ford’s new 7.3-litre Godzilla V8 explained

Ford claims that its new 7.3-litre V8 has the largest displacement of any petrol engine in its class. Following last week's explanation of V8 engines,...

Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment explained

What is MBUX, how does MBUX work and is it better than the competition? We explain Mercedes-Benz's MBUX system. MBUX is a term you may...

What is Bluetooth in-car connectivity?

In-car connectivity tech explained

The hidden costs of EV range explained

Buyers want long-range EVs, but bigger batteries offset the environmental benefits. Despite the vast advances in electric car technology in recent years, range anxiety remains...

How a flat-plane crank V8 engine works

Most V8s have cylinder banks arranged at 90 degrees, but some are set at 60deg at the expense of some smoothness. Like the straight-six engine,...

How Rolls-Royce suspended animation

Unique Planar Suspension of the Rolls-Royce Ghost integrates perfectly with its electronic surface-reading Flagbearer system. A 1959 advert for the new Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II...

Amazon Echo Auto Review

Amazon Echo Auto, the voice assistant you can add to any car. For those of us who find Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant an essential tool...

Stop-start systems: is there a long-term impact on my car’s engine?

Stop-start systems are particularly effective in urban driving conditions

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How the Bugatti Chiron became the first 480km/h + road car

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Extreme E will begin a new era for motorsport in 2021

Electric off-road series is attracting top names. Former DTM and WRX champ Mattias Ekström tells us why he's signed up