5 Tips for Choosing the Right Headlights for Your Car

If you’re thinking of upgrading your car or simply want to get the best headlights for it, there are several ways to go about making the final decision. With the large number of choices on hand, it could be challenging to decide upon one option or the other.

Halogen bulbs might be a popular and traditional option, but they’re also available in a wide range of choices. Then again, LED bulbs stand to replace halogen options in several areas of the lighting sector.

Are you Continue reading “5 Tips for Choosing the Right Headlights for Your Car”

Best car shampoo 2019

Top formulas foam up to shift grime, and leave a dry finish. We test the best car shampoo to buy

Any car spring clean has to start with ridding the bodywork of the winter grime that builds up after even the shortest journey on a wet road.

Unless you have professional kit, you’ll have to touch the car at some point to remove the final layer of dirt, but you can make life easier for yourself and the car’s paintwork by using a pre-wash. These are usually snow foams that go on via a Continue reading “Best car shampoo 2019”

Used Honda HR-V review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Honda HR-V covering the HR-V Mk2 (2015-date)VerdictThe Mexican-built Honda HR-V has a surprisingly low profile, largely because it’s overshadowed so much by its bigger and better-established brother, the CR-V. But this smart little SUV deserves a closer look, thanks to its spacious cabin, big boot and, less predictably, its towing abilities; it scooped the ‘up to 1,400kg’ crown in the 2016 Tow Car of the Year awards. Honda claims that the initials HR-V Continue reading “Used Honda HR-V review”

Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi

Tesla Model 3 dashboard in Autopilot testing with IIHS [CREDIT: IIHS]

A preliminary report released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an important piece of information in the fatal crash involving a 2018 Tesla Model 3 earlier this year: Autopilot was engaged.

On March 1, the Model 3 was traveling southbound on U.S. 441—a divided highway—in Delray Beach, Florida. A semi tractor-trailer was crossing those lanes to turn northbound, but slowed before Continue reading “Report: Autopilot was engaged when Tesla Model 3 crashed into semi”

Mercedes’ carbon-neutral future, Volvo’s battery suppliers, Honda’s EV: Today’s Car News

Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz plans to go all-renewable—globally. Honda names its electric city car that’s bound for Europe. And Volvo names its battery suppliers. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Volvo took an unusual step in naming its official battery suppliers for its upcoming electric vehicles, like the Polestar 2 and the upcoming all-electric version of the XC40. According to the company’s statement, it assures some Continue reading “Mercedes’ carbon-neutral future, Volvo’s battery suppliers, Honda’s EV: Today’s Car News”

Volkswagen says EV batteries to last “the life of the car”

Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much life it expects them to retain.

Frank Blome, the head of VW’s Center of Excellence in Battery Cells, said in an outward facing internal marketing interview that the company expects the battery packs in its upcoming line of ID cars to last “the life of the cars,” he said.

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Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

Mercedes-Benz’s CEO-apparent Ola Källenius laid out a plan Monday, just after the Norway launch of its EQC electric SUV, that outlines the development of an entire “carbon-neutral” passenger-car fleet.

Källenius, currently the head of product development at Mercedes, has been named future Chairman of the Board of management of Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz starting later this year.

Part of the plan, called Vision 2039, calls to make Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future”

Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar

Polestar 2

Volvo, one of the first automakers to announce it would add electric power to its whole lineup, on Wednesday took the unusual step of formally announcing who will supply the batteries for all those electric cars.

The company stated that it will source $1 billion worth of lithium-ion batteries from two suppliers, LG Chem and Contemporary Amex Technology (CATL).

READ MORE: Polestar will qualify for $7,500 electric-car credit separately from Volvo

While the supply Continue reading “Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar”

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Seeks Info On Entrepreneurs

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has set the wheels in motion on a ground-breaking study seeking to explore the entrepreneurial genetic profile of the nation, taking one of the deepest dives yet to discover the role that DNA can play in entrepreneurship.

The brand is calling on the entrepreneurs and leaders behind thousands of SME businesses in the UK to participate in the Entrepreneur Gene Project, a genetics study which seeks to spark a wider debate about what makes UK business, and the environment Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Seeks Info On Entrepreneurs”

We Should All Help To Reduce Motorcycle Casualties

92731470 – red motorbike with rider, in upper coquetdale, northumberland on a sunny day

GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the current peak riding season. Central to this, according to GEM, should be a focus for riders on boosting their skill and knowing your limits. At the same time GEM is urging other road users to improve their observation in an attempt to reduce the number of motorcycle collisions.

There were 347 motorcycle fatalities in 2017 (the Continue reading “We Should All Help To Reduce Motorcycle Casualties”