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Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

Toyota details its new Dynamic Force engine

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The Japanese OEM has revealed its all-new powertrain system which is set to be installed in 80% of Toyota vehicles by 2023. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the technology will feature a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-liter hybridized engine unit.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


Volkswagen CEO says Europe needs to lead on electric mobility

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller has told a gathering of EU parliamentarians in Brussels that Europe needs to lead on electric mobility.

Müller (above) said that the region should be setting the course on infrastructure and getting the right legislative framework in place: “We must not leave this playing field to Silicon Valley”.

Müller also said that the Volkswagen Group wants policymakers and auto manufacturers to work more closely together: “The efforts of our industry alone won’t be enough. We need to work together to make sure that Europe remains innovative and competitive as an industrial location in a rapidly changing world. A true breakthrough for electric mobility will only be achieved if politics, society and authorities work together more closely.”

The VW CEO promised that the OEM would concentrate on sustainability “more than ever before”, including the company’s products, strategy and management, and he will present the company’s new strategy for 2025 this summer.

January 27, 2016

27 January 2016


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