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Autopilot improved as Tesla updates vehicle software

Tesla has launched the latest update for its operating system, with version 8.0 rolled out over the air for Model S and Model X customers. The new v8.0 software incorporates upgrades to Tesla's Autopilot, and improved media and navigation functions. The...

Smart launches electric drive across the line-up

The Smart electric drive range is set to launch at the Paris Motor Show with three new models confirmed to make their debuts. The fortwo and fortwo cabrio return for the new model with an electric powertrain, but the forfour will also be part of the electric...

McLaren deny Apple investment talks

McLaren has moved quickly to dampen down rumours of potential investment from Apple, despite reports from the Financial Times yesterday (Wednesday 22nd September) saying that the electronics giant was looking to potentially buy the British sports car manufacturer...

Half of all new cars will be autonomous in 25 years says Kia

Autonomous cars will make up half of all new car sales in 25 years' time, according to a new report from Kia. With the company celebrating its 25th anniversary in the UK, Kia commissioned a report to look at what the next 25 years will hold for the industry. According...

Spotlight on electric models for Mercedes at Paris

Mercedes will focus on electric cars at the Paris Motor Show later this month, with world debuts for the EV versions of the Smart fortwo, fortwo cabrio, and for the first time, forfour. A new concept showing a 'concrete vision' of a new generation of EVs...

Electric cars preferred for millennial buyers

More than three quarters of millennials see using a green car as the single biggest action to reduce their environmental impact according to a new survey from Nissan. Results said that 76 per cent of the generation group - aged 18 to 34 - saw eco-friendly...

Euro 6 diesels break emissions laws - but VW performs best

A new study published by Transport & Environment (T&E) shows that every major manufacturer in Europe is selling cars with NOx emissions levels well above the legal limit. However, the most surprising news is that, of all the companies looked at, the VW Group...

VW concept EV presents company's most important model

VW has released some teaser images for a new concept that 'signals the Volkswagen brand's entry into a new era'. The electric vehicle will form the basis for one of the most important cars in the company's history as it looks to shake up the plug-in market. Volkswagen...

EV travel for Three Peaks Zero challenge

Five teams are set to take on a new EV challenge next month as the Three Peaks Zero begins. Based on the classic Three Peaks Challenge, the difference with the addition of the 'Zero' part of the name is that it must be completed in a zero-tailpipe emission...

Electric Nation smart charging project launched

Electric Nation has been launched at Cenex LCV 2016, with the project looking to sign-up 500-700 EV drivers to be part of the world's largest electric grid trial. Buyers of new electric vehicles - both plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and pure electric (EVs)...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:23rd Sep 2016