New Ford Mondeo Hybrid Estate spied testing

Hybrid version of the Ford Mondeo Estate has been caught testing, due to go on sale in 2019

Following the recent speculations that the Ford Mondeo would be axed from Ford’s line-up, the latest version of the company’s genre-defining estate has been caught on camera during winter testing in Europe.

Initial impressions show that little has changed on the new Mondeo’s exterior; the camouflage only masks the front bumper and rear tailgate, so we expect those to be the only updated panels Continue reading “New Ford Mondeo Hybrid Estate spied testing”

Winter driving tips 2018

Top tips for winter driving, plus the do's and don'ts for handling snow and ice

Winter driving skills are often relied upon when the coldest weather bites in the UK, so it’s especially important to be aware of tried and tested tips to help keep everyone safe on the roads. Adapting your driving style depending on the weather, whether you are driving in snow, ice or freezing conditions, can make a huge different during winter. Also preparing your car for winter by checking Continue reading “Winter driving tips 2018”

Camaro chief engineer reassigned to work on electric cars

Al Oppenheiser

The man behind the modern Chevrolet Camaro has a new job at General Motors.

Al Oppenheiser, lead Camaro engineer for the fifth- and sixth-generation cars, will now lead GM’s newly created electric-vehicle group, Car and Driver reported Friday. GM spokesman Michael Albano told the publication that the automaker wants to move some of its best talent to electric cars as it focuses on zero-emission vehicles.

“We have launched the final variant of this generation of Camaro, Continue reading “Camaro chief engineer reassigned to work on electric cars”

New Porsche Macan S priced from £48,750

New Porsche Macan S SUV arrives with a more powerful engine and tuned chassis

Porsche has launched a new version of the Macan S. It’s available to order now, with prices starting at £48,750.

Powered by a newly-developed turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine, the Macan S produces 349bhp and 480Nm of torque – 14bhp and 20Nm more than the model it replaces. When equipped with the optional Sport Chrono package, the new Macan S will accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, and will top out at Continue reading “New Porsche Macan S priced from £48,750”

New 2020 Automobili Pininfarina Battista to make Geneva debut

Automobili Pininfarina reveals that its new hypercar will take the name of its founder – Battista “Pinin” Farina

Pininfarina has confirmed that its new electric hypercar will take the name of the company’s founder, Battista Farina. Due to be revealed in March 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Automobili Pininfarina Battista will be the most powerful car ever produced developing 1,900bhp and 2,300Nm of torque.

Supposedly, the Battista will cover the 0-62mph sprint in less than two Continue reading “New 2020 Automobili Pininfarina Battista to make Geneva debut”

Ghosn charged, more ultra-fast chargers, EPA rollbacks: Today’s Car News

Electrify America chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets

As world leaders gather at a climate conference in Poland, the U.S. EPA proposes new looser standards for coal plants. A VW executive says electric cars could spell the end of front-wheel drive. And Electrify America opens its first two 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers a few miles from the Tesla factory. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Prosecutors in Japan filed formal charges against former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, the Continue reading “Ghosn charged, more ultra-fast chargers, EPA rollbacks: Today’s Car News”

Japanese prosecutors charge former Nissan chairman Ghosn, automaker itself

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese prosecutors charged former Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn on Monday with underreporting his income for eight years.

He was arrested Nov. 19 and has been held in a Tokyo jail since, but has not been formally charged until now.

Ghosn is known as the father of the Nissan Leaf electric car, after committing the company publicly to the project in 2008 and bringing the car to market in late 2010. He’s also presided over Continue reading “Japanese prosecutors charge former Nissan chairman Ghosn, automaker itself”

Electrify America turns on first 350-kw fast charger in California

Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, California

Electrify America installed its first 350-kilowatt fast chargers next to a Tesla Supercharging station at an outlet mall outside San Francisco last week.

The two new 350-kw chargers are among the fastest publicly available units in the U.S., capable of recharging certain cars at up to 20 miles per minute of charging—even though the first of those cars, likely the Porsche Taycan, won’t go on sale Continue reading “Electrify America turns on first 350-kw fast charger in California”