The BMW Group will launch its first vehicles featuring completely vegan interiors in 2023.
This is being made possible primarily through the development of innovative materials with leather-like properties for steering wheel surfaces, which must fulfil demanding criteria when it comes to feel, premium appearance and wear resistance.
October’s fuel cap price increase – if implemented – would result in a safety risk for motorists as around one in five say they plan to cut back on car maintenance to cover rises.
September’s Startline Used Car Tracker shows that 77% believe the rise in gas and electricity prices would impact on whether they can afford their car with 18% putting off replacing tyres and 22% delaying having their vehicle serviced.
Buying a cut price new or used car may be an offer too good to be true, say Vouchers.co.uk.
Criminals are using social media to advertise cars for sale and then saying they need to have holding deposits, but often the cars are not theirs, or for sale, or mayn’t even exist and once the money is paid the car disappears from social media along with the ‘deposit’.
Kia Europe has confirmed plans to re-use former electric vehicle (EV) batteries in ’Second Life’ battery energy storage systems as part of its global strategic focus on sustainability.
For this purpose, the mobility brand is partnering with encore, a corporate start-up from Deutsche Bahn (DB Bahnbau Gruppe), which receives EV battery packs from across Europe to build and distribute second life battery energy storage systems.
As enthusiasts are well aware, 2022 is the 60th anniversary of Britain’s favourite sports car, the MGB.
The model’s longevity is a tribute to its no-nonsense design and robust mechanicals, but also the fact that British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been actively supporting it since 1975, by providing replacement body panels and shells built to the original specification on the very same tools that brought the cars into being all those years ago.
Leading automotive electrification specialist Equipmake today launches the Ampere-220 e-axle: a compact, lightweight, high-power electric drive system for manufacturers of high-performance electric vehicles.
Debuted at LCV-Cenex, it combines one of the most advanced 3D-printed electric motors in the world with all power electronics, including the company’s own silicon carbide inverter, and an integrated transmission system in a compact unit that directly powers the vehicle’s axle, bringing a step change in off-the-shelf performance for electric sports cars and supercars.
Car dealers, petrol retailers and the logistics industry have welcomed the Government’s announcement to support their operations and trim costs for the next six months.
But they have also expressed the wish for the support to continue beyond February 2023 as a recession could force many busineses to close when income decreases and costs rise.
August was a record breaking month for Eurotunnel with the largest number of pet crossings to date – a total of 54,501.
This takes the total volume of pets carried on Le Shuttle to over 3.7 million since 2000 and summer 2022 was a record breaker for pet travel as a whole, with over 98,000 journeys across the summer holidays in July and August.