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...

BMW Designworks: The unlikely BMW-designed projects

BMW’s Designworks spends 50% of its time working for non-BMW brands. We see how such designs feed back into the car side You’ve probably heard...

Volkswagen: Combustion engine has life in it yet

  Volkswagen technical chief Matthias Rabe believes combustion engines still have a long future in the car industry despite increasing restrictions on CO2 emissions –...

Mercedes EQS: electric luxury limo to spawn AMG version

All-electric EQS flagship to get 450kW-plus AMG-developed drivetrain; due in 2022 after standard Jaguar XJ rival launches. Mercedes-Benz will launch its most ambitious electric model...

Under the skin: The world’s most power-dense EV motor

3D-printing allows an intricate cooling channel to be created inside the motor. UK firm Equipmake has used 3D-printing to create a super-cool EV motor that...

McLaren Elva: 600kW roadster now limited to 249 examples

McLaren has announced that it will produce just 249 examples of the ultra-exclusive Elva speedster, down from a planned 399 units.  The decision, confirmed by...

Silverstone could host multiple 2020 Formula 1 races

The home of the British GP could fill in for various cancelled grands prix in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. British GP host circuit...

Analysis: Aston Martin is not out of the woods yet

Despite a big cash injection from Lawrence Stroll, the British luxury marque faces a tough future It’s an old political cliché that a week is...

Mercedes-Benz: organic batteries a ‘very promising’ technology

Mercedes is working to improve the efficiency of lithium ion batteries – Hinnentach estimates that range could still be boosted by up to 25% – while...

New Hyundai Prophecy concept hints at future flagship sedan

This is the Hyundai Prophecy. It’s a new, all-electric concept car which showcases a potential range-topping sedan for Hyundai which, if realised, would give...

Carmakers push to change CO2 targets

A number of car makers have written to the European Commission asking if “certain rules” can be changed due to difficulties related to the...

Q&A: Mercedes CEO on EV strategy, F1, Smart and more

In the absence of the Geneva motor show, Steve Cropley got on the phone to Mercedes-Benz boss Ola Källenius for an update on what...

New 2022 Aston Martin Valhalla: engine details confirmed

New information has been released about the engine in the Aston Marting Valhalla supercar. Called TM01 (named in honour of famous Aston Martin engineer...

Mercedes F1 aids breathing aid development

The Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team’s powertrain division has teamed up with leading London-based university UCL to develop and build a breathing aid designed to...

Volvo engineers team up for ‘Hack the Crisis’

Volvo’s ‘Hack the Crisis’ hackathon will bring around 200 global Volvo developers and engineers together to help save lives and businesses Volvo will join the...

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