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

How long do electric car batteries last?

The battery is a crucial part of your electric car and an expensive one.

5 benefits of owning an electric car

We know electric cars are environmentally friendly, but there are other advantages to enjoy when you make the switch

Apple CarPlay Review: user guide and everything you need to know

Apple CarPlay got a major boost in 2019, as the tech giant upgraded to iOS 13 and brought in significant new features for iPhone...

No bum steer: The importance of steering feel

  With the rise of electric steering, a lack of steering feel has become a common gripe. But what is actually meant by this, and...

Why four-valve cylinders are better than two

For engines, air equals power, and extra valves suck more into cylinders. Petrolheads generally accept that four valves per cylinder – usually opened by twin...

What is WLTP emissions testing?

WLTP is a new testing procedure aimed at producing more real-world figures for fuel consumption and emissions than the outgoing one, NEDC (New European...

Storing a car: how to lay up a car for the long term

With Australia's work from home direction now in full swing there is no sign life will be returning to normal any time soon. Although...

How to remove car paint scratches

If you use your car on a regular basis, it's regrettably a near-certainty that its paintwork will get damaged in some way. Whether it's a...

How to change a car tyre

Formula One has gone a long way to glamourising the process of tyre changing, with whole teams of technicians being deployed to swap wheels...

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Opinion: Profit not volume should be the priority

Mercedes is making the right moves in trimming its whopping 36 model lines. It's just a shame that the cost is the manual gearbox. Mercedes-Benz...

Lifted Porsche 911 spy pics hint at rally variant

Mystery spy shots of jacked-up 911 support suggestions of a limited-run 'crossover' version of sports car. An unusual high-riding Porsche 911 prototype has been seen...

Hands-off driving will “put lives at risk”

Thatcham Research claims current systems’ capabilities are too limited to be safely introduced next year. Government plans to legalise the use of hands-free automated lane...

Tesla releases early ‘Full Self-Driving’ mode with strict warning

First ‘beta’ version of advanced autonomy mode “may do the wrong thing at the worst time”