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Mercedes reveals Intelligent Hybrid system

Mercedes reveals Intelligent Hybrid system

Mercedes has revealed more details about its Intelligent Hybrid system which is designed to boost the efficiency of first hybrid models including the S-Class and new C-Class. In developing its hybrid models, the carmaker worked with its Formula 1 racing team which also makes use of hybrid engines [...]

Electric car offers hope of cheaper transport for disabled drivers

Electric car offers hope of cheaper transport for disabled drivers

A new electric car, designed especially for wheelchair users is to launch in the US this year. Developed by Hungarian inventor, Istvan Kissaroslaki, the Kenguru is a compact, rear-entry electric car which enables wheelchair users to wheel straight into it and take control of the vehicle, with no a[...]

MG reveals first electric car concept

MG reveals first electric car concept

As MG celebrates its 90th anniversary, the brand reveals a new electric concept as part of its birthday celebrations. On display at the SMMT headquarters in Westminster, London, is the new Dynamo EV is revealed in the company of the brand’s two existing production models, the MG6 and MG3. Base[...]

Electric cars could replace New York’s famous horse carriages

Electric cars could replace New York’s famous horse carriages

Vintage-style electric cars could replace horse-drawn carriages in the city of New York, as concerns about the welfare of the animals continue to grow. Commissioned by the anti-horse carriage group, NYClass, the new vintage replica electric cars will be unveiled at the New York International Auto [...]

Toyota to bring hydrogen car to market in 2015

Toyota to bring hydrogen car to market in 2015

Toyota has announced that it will introduce a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car to the market next year. Hydrogen will make its mass-market debut in a new model, which will take ‘clear hints’ from the FCV saloon concept, which was exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. With delivery [...]

Global electric car numbers double in one year

Global electric car numbers double in one year

There are now more than 400,000 electric vehicles on the roads around the world according to the latest estimates, with the growth of all types of EV (fully electric, plug-in hybrid and range-extended) quadrupling in the last three years. While the total number of all electrified vehicle remains a[...]

Toyota develops new heat efficient engines

Toyota develops new heat efficient engines

Toyota has developed a new range of efficient engines which boast outstanding thermal efficiency to achieve better fuel economy, boosted by up to 10 per cent over its current engine range. The carmaker will begin using the new engines in refreshed models in the near future, starting in its native [...]

Mini reveals new Countryman

Mini reveals new Countryman

A new version of Mini’s Countryman will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show later this week. First launched in 2010, the compact SUV style Countryman became the brand’s first four door, five seat model available with optional all-wheel drive. An instant hit with consumers who ad[...]

Motorists warned of fuel economy folly when buying a car

Motorists warned of fuel economy folly when buying a car

Drivers are wasting millions by focusing on fuel economy when choosing their next car, ignoring the real killer to their wallet’s state of health – vehicle depreciation. That’s according to leading residual values firm, CAP Automotive, which reports that depreciation could be costing motorists thr[...]

Nissan LEAF sets to work with rising fleet sales

Nissan LEAF sets to work with rising fleet sales

Nissan’s fully electric Nissan LEAF isn’t just loved by its private owners, apparently the family hatch is also becoming increasingly a darling of the fleet sector. Sales of the LEAF have leapt 132 per cent in the last financial year, according to the carmaker, helped by an increasing number of co[...]

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