Volvo Begins Autonomous Driving Trials in Sweden

Volvo Begins Autonomous Driving Trials in Sweden

Volvo has began testing autonomous cars with two Swedish families being provided with the auto manufacturer’s XC90 models. The testing is part of Volvo’s Drive Me project and will take place in Gothenburg, with further testing in London scheduled for 2018. The families taking part in the trial will provide feedback to Volvo’s engineers, who…

Sales of Combustion Engine Cars to be Banned in Paris by 2030

Sales of Combustion Engine Cars to be Banned in Paris by 2030

Earlier this year it was announced that France plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Following on from this announcement, Paris plans to implement this ban on combustion engine cars a whole decade earlier, in 2030. This follows a trend with many European cities who are trying to push electric…

UK Clean Growth Strategy Provides Major Funding for Uptake of EVs

UK Clean Growth Strategy Provides Major Funding for Uptake of EVs

The UK Government is to invest a major sum of money into its Clean Growth Strategy, with £1 billion of its overall £2.5 billion investment to be spent on supporting the uptake of green vehicles. Low emission vehicles have grown in popularity considerably over the last few years but many people are still hesitant to…

What Does The Electrification of Cars Really Mean?

What Does The Electrification of Cars Really Mean?

While the buzzword at the current Frankfurt Motor Show appears to be ‘electrification’ and the claims and statements made by various manufacturers sound unexpectedly bold, there may be reason to stop and think about how far advanced the technology really is. While it is clear hybrid tech is having a big impact on the industry…

Electric Cars Dominate Frankfurt’s International Motor Show

Electric Cars Dominate Frankfurt’s International Motor Show

With both the UK and France recently pledging to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 and with manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo both working towards electrifying future models, there may be a sea change occurring in the car industry. The current Frankfurt Motor Show, now open to…

Mercedes-Benz Invest in Revolutionary Electric Car Battery Technology

Mercedes-Benz Invest in Revolutionary Electric Car Battery Technology

As part of the €10 billion Mercedes-Benz are investing into electric car technology, they have recently invested into an Israeli start-up who are working on an electric battery that could change the face of the car manufacturing industry. The new technology would enable the battery to be recharged within only five minutes, which would provide…