The technical innovations needed to deliver ambitious plans for future low carbon vehicles were revealed in a new Automotive Technology Roadmap Report.
Published by the Advanced Propulsion Centre on behalf of the UK’s Automotive Council, the report draws on the expertise of 139 organisations from vehicle manufacturers and technology suppliers to consultants and academics, who conclude there is not one clear future technology but several will be needed up to 2040, including internal combustion engines.
Hundreds of driving test candidates are thought to be affected by an IT issue and the DVSA.
Anyone using a gmail account to register for a test may not have received the confirmation and the DVSA is advising candidates to access and check appointments with a non-gmail account.
Twenty-eight EU countries and 12 from around the world have objected to the proposed US trade tariffs.
The World Trade Organisation has also warned US duty hikes would probably lead to matching retaliation from the affected countries which would harm American business, jobs and interests, particularly in the automotive sector, and BMW has said this week it would cut US jobs if orders fell in its American plant.
A more restricted exhaust has been necessary to meet the latest fuel emissions tests on the VW Golf R.
It has cut power from 306 to 296bhp and will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, while the manual gearbox is dropped and so is the three-door shape.
Honda Motorcycles has joined forces with Datatool in the first partnership of its kind to offer tracking equipment fitted free-of-charge to riders of every single on-road Honda motorcycle.
Honda is also offering existing owners a discount on purchase and installation costs.
Brits are very confused over the mechanics and practicality of electric cars, says Go Ultra Low.
The environmental group found some motorists believed electric cars could not go through a car wash and others would struggle to describe how they worked.
Hutchinson Ports, which run Felixstowe container services, has been criticized by the Road Haulage Association for introducing a new IT system which led to extensive shipment delays.
The RHA says the fiasco is a foretaste of what to expect when Britain leaves the EU and shipments face holdups due to IT inadequacies.