Krueger will oversee the development of Dyson's new manufacturing base in Singapore
The Dyson car project is to be led by former BMW and Infiniti boss Roland Krueger, the company has announced.
Krueger, whose most recent position has been president of Infiniti and senior vice-president of Nissan, will be based at Dyson’s expanding facilities in Singapore, allowing him to oversee the construction and development of the company’s manufacturing base in the country. His departure Continue reading “Former BMW and Infiniti boss Roland Krueger to lead Dyson EV project”
Official government data names best and worst models and brands for passing MoT tests
MoT test data has been released by the Government which reveals the cars most – and least – likely to pass an MoT exam.
Taking the top spot for the model most likely to make the grade is the humble Honda Jazz (96.32 per cent pass rate), followed by the desirable Porsche 911 (95.93 per cent), with the diminutive Toyota iQ (94.49 per cent) snatching bronze. The Mazda MX-5 and Porsche Boxster round out Continue reading “MoT data reveals best and worst cars for pass rates”
Renault’s city car has received a fresh face, new powertrains and more customisation options, but it won’t make it to UK shores
This is the facelifted Renault Twingo, featuring a revised engine range, more customisation options and infotainment updates. However, due to the city car’s poor performance in the UK market, this reworked model won’t be sold in the UK.
Renault has confirmed that the second generation Twingo will be removed from UK showrooms once the remaining stock has Continue reading “Renault facelifts the Twingo but axes it from UK line-up”
The next-generation Audi A6 Allroad has been spied during its winter testing programme, ahead of its official launch
The new Audi A6 Allroad has been caught on camera again, this time in an environment more suited to its pseudo-SUV credentials. Spied here during its winter testing programme, it’ll rival the Volvo V90 Cross Country and replace the current A6 Allroad when it launches early in 2019.
This latest test mule gives us a much better idea of how the showroom model will look; only Continue reading “New 2019 Audi A6 Allroad caught on camera again”
Restricted to 150 units, the limited-edition Levante Vulcano features an exclusive matte paint-job and a red leather interior
Maserati has announced the new Levante Vulcano. This special edition model will be limited to the European and Asian markets in a production run of 150 units. Prices start at £85,425, with deliveries expected to commence later this year.
The special edition model features an exclusive “Grigio Lava” matte grey paint-job, LED headlights, a set of red six-pot Continue reading “Limited-edition Maserati Levante Vulcano released”
The AA has condemned the Workplace Parking Levy as a “poll tax on wheels” as several local authorities plan to implement the scheme
Councils across the UK are planning on implementing a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) that could see drivers charged up to £1,000 to park at work.
The charge would be paid by businesses with more than 10 parking spaces, but the AA believes the fee would be passed on to employees who drive to work.
• Councils slash road budgets despite £165m increase Continue reading “Councils plan to charge drivers up to £1,000 a year to park at work”
Hyundai multi-collision airbag system
Air bags save lives and protect automobile occupants from injury, but they don’t always go off. Hyundai wants to protect drivers in the event of a secondary collision when other airbags might not work. The Korean brand introduced the first multi-collision airbag system on Saturday.
Unlike standard airbags, Hyundai’s system is capable of protecting drivers and passengers in a secondary collision. For example, after a vehicle strikes another Continue reading “New Hyundai airbag system will protect you in secondary collisions when others won’t”
The Roads Can Be Dangerous, But They Don’t Have To Be
There are some pretty interesting security gadgets out there which can help keep your vehicle safe, but there’s little more effective in terms of protection than defensive driving strategies supported by proper insurance. These kinds of tactics won’t come to you initially; there will be some level of attention required for you to master them.
If you want your body and mind to be at their best, you need to enable Continue reading “Security Tips To Guarantee Your Safety While Driving”
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland [image: Brian Ro]
Maryland plans to deploy a new tool in the race to get automakers to sell more electric cars in states outside California: The state plans to install 5,000 electric-car chargers across the tiny state.
Last week, the state’s public utilities commission approved a proposal by four of its largest utilities to install the 5,000 chargers in an effort to sell 300,000 electric cars in the state by 2025 and Continue reading “If you can charge them, they will come; Maryland plans 5,000 EV chargers”
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
To stand out, or not to stand out. That is the question many electric automakers are asking as electric cars transition from being something new and different to being just another drive system for all types of cars.
Among the most recognizable electric-car designs are those that stand out from the crowd: The original Nissan Leaf, the Toyota Prius Prime, the BMW i3.
CHECK OUT: 2019 BMW i3 to get bigger battery with 153-mile Continue reading “BMW plans to tone down styling of its electric cars”