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Porsche announce all-electric sports car: the Mission E 0

Another new rival for the Tesla Model S, the all-electric Porsche Mission E has officially been given the green light for production, and will be with us by the end of the decade… although probably not with that name. The sports car concept was first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September and it’s likely(…)

Google’s new patent helps autonomous car-to-pedestrian communication 0

Constantly reinventing the auto game, Google has done it again. The multinational tech company has been granted a patent for a technology that allows its self-driving vehicles to inform pedestrians of its “intentions”. With over one million miles driven between them, Google’s autonomous fleet continues along the road to fully self-driving vehicles with a new(…)

Peugeot Citroen to publish real-world fuel economy data 0

Yes, it’s a positive step in the currently clouded car industry, but is it also a downright crazy one? PSA Peugeot Citroen has revealed they will be releasing ‘real world’ fuel economy data by spring 2016. The move comes after the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal, which has made buyers wary of carmakers’ official figures. Dieselgate(…)

Uber’s new UberPool: “why bother to own a car?” 0

On Friday Uber launched its newest service: UberPool, a car-pooling service that allows customers a 25% discount on their fare by sharing their ride with strangers. If having the Black Cab drivers of London angry at the American company wasn’t enough, Uber also made a not-so-subtle dig at the car industry and its consumers. The(…)

Nissan clashes with France over Renault alliance power 0

Nissan and its Japanese union have deemed the French government “unacceptable” after their move to obtain double voting rights in French carmaker Renault, Nissan’s alliance partner. After over fifteen years as the Renault-Nissan alliance, the two carmakers are at a standstill over the French government’s ploy to gain more power in Renault’s stakes. Nissan and(…)

Volvo accept liability for future autonomous cars 0

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson announced this week that his company will take full responsibility in the event that one of its cars crashes whilst in full autonomous mode. The Swedish company has become a leader in autonomous technology, with its new XC90 and future S90 models both featuring semi-autonomous features like adaptive cruise control with(…)

Tesla recalls all 90,000 of its Model S electric cars 0

Tesla has sent out recall notifications for all Model S cars over a faulty seatbelt connection. There are currently 90,000 Model S vehicles on the roads, which makes this the biggest recall Tesla has ever done. In the emails sent to Model S owners, Tesla said: “Tesla recently found a Model S in Europe with a(…)

Car tax evasion soars after end of paper discs 0

The number of cars evading tax has grown more than double since the scrapping of paper tax discs in October last year, with the government now losing around £80 million in revenue. The Department for Transport estimates the number of untaxed cars on the roads has hit 560,000. That’s more than double the 210,000 in(…)

The all-new Skoda Superb Estate: space for style 0

If you’re looking for space without compromising style, comfort or safety, then Skoda have you covered. The new third-gen Superb Estate brings you the space of a luxury car, with the price of a decent-spec family vehicle. Since 2001, the Czech brand’s Superb has been the flagship vehicle, and everyone can see why. The Superb offers(…)

Should the government introduce a diesel scrappage scheme? 0

In the wake of the highly-publicised Volkswagen emissions scandal, MPs say the UK government should introduce a diesel scrappage scheme to help tackle the NOx (NO2) pollution problem. The Environmental Audit Committee has devised the plan, hoping it will be brought up at Wednesday’s Autumn Statement. A scrappage scheme similar to the proposed one has worked(…)