The West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has confirmed that it is in advanced discussions with several leading Asian battery manufacturers about future investment at the Coventry site.
The West Midlands Gigafactory’s Coventry location is the only available site in the UK with planning permission in place for a large-scale battery production facility with capacity for up to 60GWh per annum – enough to power 600,000 electric vehicles.
Honda’s Civic e:HEV has been named ‘Best Hybrid’ in the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2024.
The Carbuyer Awards have been independently rating cars in the areas that matter the most to new car buyers since 2011, with hundreds of new cars driven to select and celebrate the very best in areas like practicality, running costs, performance, in-car tech and for value.
It was rated the best in 2022 and a year later the NX 450h+ luxury SUV is still the pick of the UK’s large plug-in hybrid electric cars, winning the Carbuyer Best Car Awards category for a second time.
The honour reflects how Lexus’s long-established expertise in vehicle electrification technologies delivers more efficient performance than the NX’s class rivals.
Hyundai has underlined its commitment to used car buyers with an improved Hyundai Promise Approved Used Cars programme, featuring an industry-leading warranty of up to five years.
The new five-year warranty is offered on petrol or diesel cars up to 42 months old that have covered less than 60,000 miles, or EV/PHEV/Hybrid vehicles up to 36 months old with a maximum of up to 60,000 miles.
Skoda will begin deleting satnav as a standard feature in its models starting with next year’s model deliveries.
Buyers will have to pay to have systems instead as the car maker moves to more cloud services on-line.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service says it expects response times to be slower due to the default 20mph limit being enforced.
While emergency vehicles are allowed to exceed speed limits with care, the real issue is expected to be around congestion on roads caused by motorists travelling at not more than 20mph.
Bridgestone has issued a huge show of support towards a fully electrified transport sector, after confirming that all its newly engineered tyres will be ‘EV-ready’ across its entire product portfolio in the future.
Enabled by its ENLITEN tyre technology platform, the company is manufacturing every future product to meet both general performance demands and the specific requirements of electric vehicles by improving energy efficiency, maximising battery range, and accommodating the increased weight and torque of EVs.
Brits spend an average of £595.34 on fast food every year, new Group1 Automotive study reveals.
Britain’s first drive-through opened in Manchester in 1986 and there are now over 2,200 scattered across the UK, led by McDonalds, with nearly half of them.
Volvo drivers were said to be the best and most courteous on the road in a poll for Moneybarn.
Van drivers were said to be the worst.