RoSPA’s Road Safety Conference Returns In 2019

Policies and practical initiatives to protect Britain’s most vulnerable road users will be the theme for RoSPA’s annual Road Safety Conference, held on Wednesday, February 13 2019.

Despite Britain having some of the safest roads in the world, every year, thousands of road users are killed or injured whilst going about their daily lives. This conference looks at emerging issues, national strategies and practical initiatives aimed at individuals and local communities.

The conference Continue reading “RoSPA’s Road Safety Conference Returns In 2019”

Fun revival: Electric dune buggy could join VW I.D. line

Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

What’s old is new, and what’s new is old.

As if a Volkswagen revival of the classic Microbus—complete with a cargo-van version—weren’t enough, the company revealed to British Autocar magazine that one of the next models in its upcoming electric I.D. lineup may be a revival of the off-road Meyers Manx dune buggy.

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VW never built the Manx. The iconic, fiberglass-bodied dune buggies, Continue reading “Fun revival: Electric dune buggy could join VW I.D. line”

Faster fast chargers, Hyundai fuel cells, Prius and e-tron drives: The Week in Reverse

2019 Audi e-tron first drive – Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Which company’s promised new diesel SUV won’t be coming to America after all?

What technology did Green Car Reports find we were happy won’t make it to America in an electric car?

This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Dec. 14, 2018.

News this week centered around the arrival of new faster chargers, more climate news, fuel cells from Korea, and a couple of Continue reading “Faster fast chargers, Hyundai fuel cells, Prius and e-tron drives: The Week in Reverse”

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 #001 headed to auction for charity

Teaser for 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 due in 2019

Following the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford will use the potent pony car to give back for charity.

Ford announced on Friday that the first production Shelby GT500 will be auctioned off for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (Arizona) auction in January. Specifically, all proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help fund Continue reading “2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 #001 headed to auction for charity”

Aston Martin Valkyrie V-12, McLaren 720S Spider, 2019 BMW 3-Series: This Week’s Top Photos

Aston Martin Valkyrie’s 6.5-liter V-12

Behold the most powerful naturally aspirated production engine ever produced. The 6.5-liter V-12 is a bespoke unit developed by Cosworth, and it’s bound for Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar due on the road next year. The engine generates 1,000 horsepower and willingly revs to more than 11,000 rpm, and best of all it sounds like an old-school Formula 1 unit.

McLaren 720S Spider

McLaren now offers an open-top Spider version of its 720S. The Continue reading “Aston Martin Valkyrie V-12, McLaren 720S Spider, 2019 BMW 3-Series: This Week’s Top Photos”

Gift The Chance To Win A Very Special Lotus

The Jim Clark Trust has the perfect gift for any motor racing or sports car fan wrapped up this Christmas, with a new gift option for its competition to win the 100,000th Lotus, a unique Jim Clark Evora GT410 Sport.

For just £20 you can gift a friend or loved one the chance to win the amazing Jim Clark special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport, and support the charity as it builds a new museum dedicated to the legendary racing driver in his home town of Duns, Scotland.

Available Continue reading “Gift The Chance To Win A Very Special Lotus”

Microwave-pulse ignition, backed by ex-Porsche CEO, claims lower emissions

Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

A German startup claims it has the technology to help keep internal-combustion engines on the road for decades to come.

MWI Microwave Ignition believes it can cut gasoline and diesel fuel usage by 30 percent and reduce emissions from a typical engine by 80 percent, according to a Thursday Automotive News (subscription required) report. And the company has a few prominent backers, too. One is Continue reading “Microwave-pulse ignition, backed by ex-Porsche CEO, claims lower emissions”

Audi working on faster e-tron electric SUV

2019 Audi e-tron first drive – Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Audi’s first electric SUV, the 2019 e-tron, has yet to launch, but the company’s performance arm, Audi Sport, is hard at work on a faster, performance-oriented model that could arrive as soon as late next year.

The original e-tron quattro concept showed off a three-motor electric powertrain back in 2015, and it’s likely Audi Sport engineers, the folks who bring us the RS and R8 models, are the ones adapting the layout to a Continue reading “Audi working on faster e-tron electric SUV”

Would You Risk Your Life With Part Worn Tyres?

Investigations by TyreSafe during Tyre Safety Month this October revealed a shocking 99% of part worn tyre retailers were selling illegal and dangerous tyres. In total, 18 investigations were carried out across England and Scotland involving 68 part worn traders, all bar one of whom were supplying tyres which contravened the legislation governing their sale. Even more concerning, of the 129 tyres inspected, 75% were unsafe.

TyreSafe has been working in partnership with Trading Standards Continue reading “Would You Risk Your Life With Part Worn Tyres?”

Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today’s Car News

Waymo self-driving car

Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who’s really funding the campaign to unwind fuel-economy and emissions rules. And we check out the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for the end of 2018. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Citing consumers’ rejection of diesels following the VW emissions cheating scandal, Hyundai scrapped plans to sell Continue reading “Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today’s Car News”