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Record breaking hybrid sales for Toyota

Toyota has announced that almost a third of its 2016 European sales have been hybrid models, with the hybrid sales almost doubling when compared to the same time last year. A significant reason for this dramatic increase - up 45 per cent for January-August...

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft to develop connencted car systems

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft have gone into partnership to develop connected car technology. The agreement will see both companies work together to create next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft's Azure intelligent cloud...

HERE to roll out connected car programme

Automotive mapping expert HERE is set to start collecting real-time information from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes models to allow its new Open Location Platform to provide a safer and simpler driving experience for users. The connected car programme will...

BMW to enter Formula E

BMW has announced that it will be teaming up with the Andretti Formula E team as part of a new overall motorsport strategy which sees a significant focus on sustainability. The news sees BMW as the latest major manufacturer to commit to the all-electric...

Soul EV benefits from Kia range update

The Kia Soul EV is set to get a mid-life refresh, along with the rest of the Soul range, with updated styling and equipment available. The all-electric crossover will benefit from sharper looks, new safety features and increased connectivity capability. Because...

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...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:23rd Sep 2016