Mild hybrids to replace diesels as fuel-saving choice

January 31, 2017

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, diesel cars have had an image problem, and air pollution pressures have gathered pace. However, internal combustion engine technologies will have to endure, and continue to innovate, until longer-range electric cars are affordable, or hydrogen technologies gather pace...

Major hydrogen investment mooted as OEMs and energy companies form Hydrogen Council

January 20, 2017

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, carmakers and energy companies have announced the foundation of the Hydrogen Council to lay the foundations for major investment in hydrogen. Bringing together oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total and car manufacturers such as Toyota, Daimler, BMW and Hyundai with combined revenues of $1.14 trillion (€1.07 trillion) and 1.72 million employees, the global initiative is the first of its kind...

Survey respondents are positive about the outlook for Germany’s used car market in 2017

January 19, 2017

Although growth in the volume of used car transactions in Germany slowed to just 1.0% in 2016 according to data released by the German federal transport agency Kraftfahrt Bundesamt (KBA), a survey conducted by Automobilwoche reveals a broadly optimistic outlook for Germany’s used car market in 2017...

Toyota’s hybrid focus rewarded with major PHEV sales jump

January 04, 2017

Toyota’s long-term focus on hybrids looks to be giving it a major advantage post the emissions-fixing scandal, with its European sales of PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) increasing by 40% year-on-year...

Emissions scandal aftermath: EU criticises delays to new tests, blames financial crisis

December 21, 2016

As the emissions scandal legal action in the US comes to a close, the EU has published its own draft conclusions over the scandal. It has laid the blame both at several EU countries, as well as at the Commission itself...

Diesel sales to face global crash within 10 years

December 13, 2016

Diesel is set to ‘almost disappear’ across the global car market within the next 10 years as it suffers a ‘perfect storm’, according to a UBS report. Diesel will be hit hardest in its traditional heartland of Europe, where sales will collapse from 50% to just 10%...

Nissan reveals €17 trillion benefit of autonomous cars

December 05, 2016

France nears the end of diesel dominance

December 02, 2016