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Apple Project Titan: What's the story so far?
Apple Project Titan: What's the story so far? By Maggie Tillman

You've heard the rumours by now: Apple is trying to revolutionise the car, or at least that's what all the leaks and rumours indicate.Several reports from the past few years have claimed the company is not only poaching former Tesla employees and hiring... Read more

Apple Car project could be go, go, go again
Apple Car project could be go, go, go again By Rik Henderson

Considering we haven't heard much on Project Titan for a while, you can be forgiven for thinking Apple had given up on plans to make its own car. However, a new development now suggests otherwise.It seemed as if Apple had shelved or scaled back the project,... Read more

iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours
Why Elon Musk is really thinking about taking Tesla private
Why Elon Musk is really thinking about taking Tesla private By Maggie Tillman

Elon Musk has a new idea.He just shocked investors by indicating he wants Tesla to become a private company. Tesla, which is currently a public company, has faced a lot of criticism in recent months for searing through cash and struggling to produce the... Read more

Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range
Seat starts to roll out Amazon Alexa to its UK car range By Dan Grabham

Volkswagen-owned Seat is beginning the rollout of Amazon Alexa to its vehicles so drivers can be every bit as frustrated with Alexa in the car as they are when asking for a pancake recipe in the kitchen (we jest, of course).There is one caveat though;... Read more

Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV
Audi e-tron: Design, battery range, price and everything you need to know about the all-electric SUV By Chris Hall

The e-tron name isn't new to Audi. It was granted to the A3 and then the Q7, as Audi dabbled in plug-in hybrids. At the same time, Audi was producing e-tron concepts as it aligned the compass on an electric future, led by the Audi e-tron Quattro concept... Read more

Audi e-tron all-electric SUV will finally debut in September, with pre-orders opening and price revealed
Audi e-tron all-electric SUV will finally debut in September, with pre-orders opening and price revealed By Rik Henderson

Audi has been detailing aspects of its first all-electric vehicle for more than three years, but the Audi e-tron is finally ready. To pre-order, at least.On 17 September, the full, consumer model of the Audi e-tron will be unveiled, showing the final... Read more

From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars
From Pokémon to Porsche: How augmented reality is helping to build better cars By Chris Pickering

You’re unlikely to find any rosy-cheeked millennials scampering around Porsche’s Leipzig factory in search of Pokémon. But there’s more than a hint of the hugely successful augmented reality (AR) game in some of the cutting-edge techniques that... Read more

What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing
What is Formula E? Venues, races, teams and tech – everything you need to know about the future of racing By Joe Simpson

Formula E is billed as the electric future of car racing. Ten teams, each with two drivers, compete in identically set-up, electric battery-powered race cars.Formula E kicked off its first seen in September 2014, and the last race of season four – which... Read more

BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year
BlackFly will be the first flying car you'll buy, maybe even next year By Rik Henderson

Californian company Opener has unveiled what it believes is the first flying car you'll want. The BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) that doesn't require a pilot's licence to drive.Opener claims that you don't even need special skills... Read more

UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes
UK government to put EV charge points in new lampposts and homes By Rik Henderson

As part of its The Road to Zero Strategy, the UK government has outlined plans to see at least half of new cars sold be ultra low emission by 2030. It also commits to greatly increasing charging points for electric vehicles across the width and breadth... Read more

Why the Land Rover Discovery makes an outstanding adventure vehicle
Why the Land Rover Discovery makes an outstanding adventure vehicle By Chris Hall

Team Pocket-lint has just completed the Three Peaks in the UK, which involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.The challenge comes in many forms, often with teams setting their own objectives,... Read more

Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US
Kroger is launching driverless grocery deliveries in the US By Maggie Tillman

Kroger plans to deploy a fully driverless delivery service.Kroger is one of the largest supermarket chains in the US, and it has announced that it is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-old company founded by former members of Google’s self-driving car... Read more

BP commits to ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure with Chargemaster acquisition
BP commits to ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure with Chargemaster acquisition By Max Langridge

BP has announced it has successfully acquired Chargemaster, the largest EV charging company in the UK, with over 6,500 charging stations across the country.  The best electric cars: Top battery-powered vehicles available on UK roads today Future electric... Read more

Volvo planning XC90 with Level 4 autonomy by 2021
Volvo planning XC90 with Level 4 autonomy by 2021 By Max Langridge

Volvo's Senior VP of Research and Development Henrik Green has told Jalopnik that the company is currently developing a Level 4 autonomous driving system for the XC90, which it plans to launch in 2021. Self-driving cars: Autonomous driving levels explained... Read more

Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development
Porsche buys 10 per cent stake in Rimac to speed up its EV development By Max Langridge

Porsche has bought a 10 per cent stake in Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobil, in a bid to speed up the development of its own electric sports cars.  Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan 25 of the most incredibly... Read more

Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years By Max Langridge

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around... Read more

Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020
Nissan Qashqai to get facelift and new hybrid powertrains in 2020 By Max Langridge

Nissan is expected to give its incredibly popular Qashqai SUV a new design and two new hybrid powertrain options in 2020, according to information obtained exclusively by Auto Express.  Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still... Read more

Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month
Carpe lets you lease a Jaguar or Land Rover from £945 a month By Max Langridge

If you can't afford to buy a new car outright, the next best option is to lease one through a dealer, although this option comes with added interest that makes up end up spending thousands of pounds more than the car's value.  See all our Jaguar news... Read more

Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan
Porsche's first all-electric car gets official name: Taycan By Max Langridge

After going under the Mission E concept name, Porsche has finally given its first all-electric sports car an official name: Taycan. The name roughly translates to lively young horse, fitting, seeing as a prancing horse has featured in the company's emblem... Read more

Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options
Audi MMI: Exploring Audi's in-car infotainment and tech options By Chris Hall

Of all the car brands out there, Audi is known for offering one of the most expansive and integrated information and entertainment systems you'll find in a car.There's whole range of options available: from Wi-Fi hotspots, to live traffic, there's Virtual... Read more

The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7
The Audi Q8 is here, a sportier, racy version of the sensible Q7 By Dan Grabham

It may be a couple of inches shorter than the Audi Q7, but the incoming Audi Q8 sure has presence, with a more sculpted, coupe-style roofline. It's around 2 months since we went to Ingolstadt in Germany to see this thing in the flesh and it certainly... Read more

Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022
Jeep to launch 10 hybrid and 4 EV models by 2022 By Max Langridge

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has announced at parent company FCA's five-year plan investors' day, that the SUV specialist will offer 10 hybrid and four fully-electric vehicles by 2022. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads... Read more

Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors
Audi e-tron will be super-streamlined and have world's first 'virtual' door mirrors By Max Langridge

Audi has released a few more snippets of information regarding its e-tron electric SUV, which is due to launch in August. The German car manufacturer has revealed how the car has been made to be as aerodynamic as possible in an effort to increase the... Read more

Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer
Tesla Model 3 not rolling out internationally until 2019, UK even longer By Rik Henderson

If you've got your eye or money down on a Tesla Model 3 and live in Europe or Asia, you're going to have to wait a while for delivery. And, if you're in the UK, you could be waiting more than a year.Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter that left-hand drive... Read more

Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
Tesla Model 3 Performance model announced, 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds By Max Langridge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced a new Performance version of the Model 3, along with an AWD option, both of which significantly improve the base model's speed and range. AWD refers to Tesla's dual motor drivetrain, which sees one motor at the front... Read more

Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform
Ford adds Waze navigation to Sync 3 platform By Max Langridge

After announcing earlier this year that it would eventually become a feature in its cars, Ford has officially announced that that the popular navigation app Waze will be added to its Sync 3 platform. Ford updates Ford Sync 3 to add Apple CarPlay and... Read more

Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019
Mercedes Benz EQ C all-electric SUV on track to launch in 2019 By Max Langridge

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its EQ C SUV is on target to enter full production in 2019. Future electric cars: The battery powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years The Stuttgart-based manufacturer has released some images... Read more

UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year
UPS will test these futuristic electric trucks in London this year By Elyse Betters

UPS has come with an innovative EV truck design that it'll pilot soon.Last year, the shipping company began testing a delivery van that spits out parcel-carrying drones, which can autonomously finish the delivery route and return to the van without... Read more

Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant
Future Volvos will be voice controlled through Google Assistant By Max Langridge

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has today come through on its promise to embed Android within its next generation Sensus infotainment system. The new version of Sensus will have Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store all embedded within... Read more

Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them
Lyft rolled out 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas and anyone can hail them By Elyse Betters

Next time in you're in Vegas, fire up the Lyft app and you may be able to catch a ride in a self-driving vehicle.Lyft has announced that it's rolling out 30 autonomous vehicles in Sin City. The ride-hailing company has been testing self-driving, ride-sharing... Read more

UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040
UK might ban sale of new cars that can't travel 50 miles on electricity from 2040 By Elyse Betters

The UK government could soon impose a new type of car ban in order to encourage the production and sale of purely electric vehicles.According to Autocar, the UK, as part of its Road to Zero plan, will "ban the sale of new cars that can travel less than... Read more

Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November
Souped-up Teslas to compete in Electric GT racing series beginning in November By Max Langridge

A brand new racing series starring souped-up Tesla Model S cars is set to take off in November this year. Electric GT will see 20 race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D cars race against each other around various racetracks around the world, including Silverstone... Read more

BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020
BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020 By Max Langridge

After teasing its announcement earlier this week, BMW has taken the wraps off the Concept iX3, its first fully-electric SUV. The Concept iX3 is, as the name suggests, based on the current X3 SUV and so keeps a very similar design. However it does have... Read more

Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first
Audi e-tron battery revealed: 400km range, 150kW super-fast charging, but designed for safety first By Chris Hall

Audi has revealed all the details about the battery for its forthcoming Audi e-tron, its first pure electric car. Based on the Audi e-tron prototype, the production version of the car is due to be fully revealed later in 2018 for delivery in Europe before... Read more

Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety
Audi e-tron Charging Service aims to remove electric car charging anxiety By Chris Hall

As is often the way with emerging technologies, electric car charging is currently a fragmented experience for those wanting to charge away from home. There are multiple providers, multiple standards of sockets, multiple charging rates and much more to... Read more

OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free
OVO Energy's V2G charger could let you drive an EV for free By Max Langridge

British energy company OVO Energy has used a recent press event in London to unveil some new intelligent home electric vehicle chargers, including the world's first domestically available vehicle to grid charger, that could allow EV owners to "never pay... Read more

VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019
VW will install fast chargers for EVs at 100 US Walmart stores by 2019 By Elyse Betters

Next year, when you need to charge your EV, go to Walmart.The big-box retailer probably wouldn't be your first choice, but VW's subsidiary, Electrify America, has announced it is installing (PDF) electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores... Read more

London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair
London's new black taxi: A thoroughly modern electric affair By Chris Hall

Think of London and you'll think of the black taxi, an icon of the city's congested streets, weaving between the red buses, splashing through puddles under grey skies, confidently driven by cabbies armed with the Knowledge.For many years The London Taxi... Read more

Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with?
Is Audi’s new A6 Avant the exec estate to reckon with? By Dan Grabham

Going up against the Mercedes E-Class estate and BMW 5-Series Touring is this, the brand new Audi A6 Avant estate. Estates are often maligned as boring, but this is anything but. Do you really need an SUV?  Also consider the best SUVs: from crossover... Read more

Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road?
Best SUVs 2018: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road? By Joe Simpson

You'll have noticed them on your street, down at the supermarket or parked outside your office. There might even be one on your driveway. The SUV - or crossover - has become one of the UK's favourite types of vehicle.Thousands are replacing their old... Read more

Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs
Waymo partners with Jaguar to deliver a fleet of self-driving I-Pace SUVs By Max Langridge

Waymo, the self-driving car company headed up by Google parent company Alphabet, has agreed a deal with Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover that will see the latter provide some 20,000 electric I-Pace SUVs to the former, to help create a fleet of self-driving... Read more

Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai
Nissan's ProPILOT autonomous technology arrives on the Qashqai By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced that its ProPILOT autonomous driving technology is now available for the Qashqai crossover in the UK as a £795 option. ProPILOT isn't fully autonomous, as it can only work in single lane traffic, but it can automatically keep the... Read more

Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian
Uber stops self-driving tests after its autonomous vehicle kills pedestrian By Elyse Betters

One of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a female pedestrian in Arizona.According to ABC 15, the crash occurred early Monday morning near Mill Avenue and Curry Road in Tempe, Arizona. The Uber vehicle was headed northbound when a woman... Read more

Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way
Nissan Juke gets 2018 update; facelift and new tech options rule the way By Mike Lowe

The Nissan Juke was always a trailblazer. Whether you loved or loathed this quirky crossover when it first appeared on the streets years back, it set the bar for what brands could achieve in terms of being different; in making standout design.For 2018,... Read more

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is an all-electric Porsche estate By Max Langridge

Porsche has unveiled a brand new electric car concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Called the Mission E Cross Turismo, the electrified car is essentially an elongated version of the Mission E, which is due to go on sale next year.  Future electric cars:... Read more

Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future
Nissan iMX Kuro concept reveals our electric crossover future By Mike Lowe

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, Nissan's electric crossover concept of the future, the iMX Kuro, was revealed for the first time.Look familiar? That's because this is the evolved version of the iMX concept that was revealed at the Tokyo Moto Show... Read more

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order
Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV now available to order By Joe Simpson

We've driven it under camouflage, on ice in northern Sweden, and swooned at it in concept form in LA, but today Jaguar unveiled the production I-Pace - its electric SUV, that you can order from today.Remarkably, it looks the twin of the concept car first... Read more