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Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point' of mass adoption

3 days ago   |   The Guardian

Sales increase 43% globally in 2020 as plunging battery costs mean the cars will soon be the cheapest vehicles to buy Electric vehicles are close to the “tipping point” of...
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Nissan will build batteries in UK to sustain Sunderland plant

Nissan will build batteries in UK to sustain Sunderland plant

4 days ago   |   Autocar

Localised battery production means Leaf can continue to be built in UK without incurring tariffs at export Nissan will build EV batteries in the UK in order to comply with the...
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Researchers find way to produce lithium for electric car batteries in the UK

4 days ago   |   Sunday Times Driving

BRITISH researchers working on ways to source lithium, a critical component of the batteries used in electric vehicles, have produced a chemical known as lithium carbonate from...
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Electric car batteries race ahead with five-minute charging times

7 days ago   |   The Guardian

Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been...
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Used car buying guide: Porsche Cayenne

Used car buying guide: Porsche Cayenne

8 days ago   |   Autocar

The second Porsche Cayenne was more sophisticated than the original and ace to drive. Now you can buy one for the price of a new Ford Fiesta You might very well turn your nose...
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Want Dolby Atmos in your car? Panasonic and Klipsch has you covered

Want Dolby Atmos in your car? Panasonic and Klipsch has you covered

12 days ago   |   Pocket-lint

Dolby Atmos - the three-dimensional surround sound format - seems to be absolutely everywhere. And now, thanks to a proof of concept by Klipsch and Panasonic, it could be...
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Wildlife rangers in UK: Jobs offer, no bison experience required

12 days ago   |   The Guardian

Wilder Blean project advertises two roles in readiness for introduction next year of four European bison to ancient woodland Can you handle a beast as heavy as a small car...
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Audi A6 review

Audi A6 review

12 days ago   |   Auto Express

The Audi A6 offers a masterclass in the art of the executive saloon. Its elegant, sophisticated styling carries just the right amount of gravitas without being austere, while...
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Pure-electric Sony Vision S begins road testing programme

Pure-electric Sony Vision S begins road testing programme

12 days ago   |   Auto Express   |   3 articles

Sony has completed the first working Vision S prototype and is currently pushing the EV through a public road testing programme in Austria, to test the limits of its autonomous...
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'Welcome to Brexit': Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches from British drivers - video

13 days ago   |   The Guardian

Dutch TV news has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK under post- Brexit rules banning personal imports of...
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New Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid 2021 review

New Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid 2021 review

Verdict From a technological point of view, the RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid is an impressive achievement. This is a comfortable and refined plug-in hybrid SUV - as long as you keep... Read more ...

Toyota RAV4 PHEV 2021 UK review

Toyota RAV4 PHEV 2021 UK review

Plug-in hybrid version of Toyota's likeable RAV4 touches down in the UK with a claimed 46-mile electric range. We put this 302bhp SUV to the test Plug-in hybrids such as this... Read more ...

Lotus Type 131 production confirmed for this year

Lotus Type 131 production confirmed for this year

Lotus has confirmed that its first all-new sports car in over a decade will commence production this year in its renovated Norfolk base. The new model, currently tagged Type... Read more ...

Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS: history, specs and buying guide

Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS: history, specs and buying guide

In the early days, Enzo Ferrari often declared that his road cars would only ever have 12-cylinder engines. That was why, when the company first started producing models with... Read more ...

Lotus confirms new sports car, end of Elise, Exige and Evora in 2021

Lotus confirms new sports car, end of Elise, Exige and Evora in 2021

Ageing trio will bow out to make way for lightweight V6 hybrid, while a new "family" of models is on the way Lotus will this year end production of the Elise , Exige and Evora... Read more ...

Katie Price reveals son Harvey, 18, once broke a car windscreen with his...

Katie Price reveals son Harvey, 18, once broke a car windscreen with his bare handsy 

Katie Price has detailed a terrifying incident with her son Harvey, 18, when the teen smashed a car windscreen. Read more ...

Ogier storms to Monte Carlo World Rally win

Ogier storms to Monte Carlo World Rally win

Frenchman secures a record-breaking eighth win at the Monte Carlo rally Sebastian Ogier emerged victorious from the treacherous conditions on the Rallye Monte Carlo, getting... Read more ...

‘Magical' debut run for Armstrong with Ferrari

‘Magical' debut run for Armstrong with Ferrari

Marcus Armstrong says his first-ever run in a Formula 1 car, and a Ferrari at that, was “unforgettable” as he put in the laps at the Fiorano circuit. The New Zealander was one... Read more ...

Future of fuelling: we visit the UK's first all-electric forecourt for...

Future of fuelling: we visit the UK's first all-electric forecourt for electric cars

Green, clean and quiet. A glimpse of the post-petrol station world. Read more ...

Hero mum dies as she throws herself in front of car to save son, 2, and husband

Hero mum dies as she throws herself in front of car to save son, 2, and husband

Anastasia Lyakhanova, 26, and husband Dmitry were taking their son to nursery school when a driver lost control on a snow-covered road in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Read more ...