The fastest accelerating cars in the world 2019

0-60mph (and 0-62mph) times have been dropping like stones. Here are today's fastest accelerating cars, as claimed by the manufacturers

What are the fastest accelerating cars in the world? In theory, a quick glance at a vehicle’s ‘nought to sixty’ time should give you a fair idea of where it stands in the pecking order, but the reality is that true performance is much harder to gauge.

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Ben Comments On Confirmed Job Losses At Honda

Carol Keller, communications director at Ben – the charity and support service for the automotive sector states:
Political and economic unpredictability and accelerating advances in automotive technology make for a less certain future, creating an increasingly pressured environment for people working in the automotive industry – with today’s announcement from Honda only testament to this.

In a challenging world, the lifeblood of the industry – its people – Continue reading “Ben Comments On Confirmed Job Losses At Honda”

Audi adds Black Edition and Vorsprung trim packages to its UK range

The new trim levels add a range of exterior and interior updates, including larger wheels and improved infotainment systems

Audi has added two new option packages to its UK range. Called Black Edition and Vorsprung respectively, the trim levels are available for most of the cars in the firm’s range, with prices starting from £26,845 for the A3 Black Edition.

Audi’s new Black Edition trim level is available for the A3, S3, A4, A5, Q2, Q5, Q7 and TT. For the A5, Q2 and Q5, the package Continue reading “Audi adds Black Edition and Vorsprung trim packages to its UK range”

Used Fiat Grande Punto review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Fiat Grande Punto covering the Grande Punto Mk1 (2006-2018)VerdictThe Punto is an old design and was built to a price, so it may not be immediately appealing – but don’t be too dismissive. While it’s no class leader, you get a stylish supermini with a surprisingly roomy cabin and reasonable kit if you avoid entry-level models. It’s also quite a lot of fun to drive, especially in Abarth spec. So if you’re after a cheap runabout or a first car, a Punto Continue reading “Used Fiat Grande Punto review”

Used Fiat Grande Punto review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Fiat Grande Punto covering the Grande Punto Mk1 (2006-2018)VerdictThe Punto is an old design and was built to a price, so it may not be immediately appealing – but don’t be too dismissive. While it’s no class leader, you get a stylish supermini with a surprisingly roomy cabin and reasonable kit if you avoid entry-level models. It’s also quite a lot of fun to drive, especially in Abarth spec. So if you’re after a cheap runabout or a first car, a Punto Continue reading “Used Fiat Grande Punto review”

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today’s Car News

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighs in on electric cars. General Motors launches a pair of compact electric-bikes. Ford prices its 2020 Explorer Hybrid—high. And our latest Twitter poll asks about wireless charging. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Ford released pricing for the 2020 Explorer, including a top-of-the-line-only Explorer hybrid for $52,780. That’s $3,555 more than the most expensive gas Explorer Limited.

Bill Gates, the former Continue reading “2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today’s Car News”

Do you look forward to wireless charging at home? Take our Twitter poll

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

Last week, news came that could make finally help bring wireless charging to more electric-car drivers.

Qualcomm, one of the biggest players sold its Halo wireless charging business to one of its biggest rivals, WiTricity.

Not unlike DC fast charging, one of the biggest problems bringing the new technology into widespread use was competing standards.

DON’T MISS: Qualcomm sells wireless charging patents to WiTricity

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Bill Gates calls Tesla “an amazing product,” doesn’t see electric trucks working quite yet

Bill Gates

Electric cars may be seen by some as part of a seemingly unstoppable, powerful technological wave that will disrupt not just the auto industry but most other forms of transportation.

Don’t count on Bill Gates as one of those bright-eyed EV cheerleaders; on the other hand, don’t dismiss him as someone who doesn’t want to see transportation remade in a dramatically carbon-reduced form.

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Best hatchbacks to buy now 2019

We’ve selected our top ten best family hatchbacks from the seemingly endless range of models on offer so you don’t have to.

Of all the cars on the road, family hatchbacks have one of the hardest jobs. They have to be reliable, spacious enough for a family, easy to park, cheap to run and buy, and have a great safety rating.

Yet, the best hatchbacks also need to cater for a range of drivers, often coming in a wide range of formats, including automatic, manual, petrol, diesel and, more Continue reading “Best hatchbacks to buy now 2019”