Paul Myles

Europe Correspondent

Based in the U.K., Paul covers news on technology, manufacturing and the environment.

Nissan Stretches e-NV200 Electric Van’s Range 60%
“With its longer range and excellent cargo capacity, the new e-NV200 is the perfect last-mile delivery solution for urban deliveries and collections,” says Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director-Nissan Europe.
Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid Program Spreading in Europe
The scheme, announced at the Nissan Futures event in Norway, has been tested in Denmark and is to begin its European rollout next year. The trial involving a fleet of e-NV200 vans resulted in weekly revenue of €40 per vehicle for their owners.
Alfa Romeo Model Sets Nurburgring SUV Speed Record
Alfa Romeo says the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, its first production SUV, combines lightweight with premium materials, such as a carbon-fiber driveshaft, to deliver segment-leading torsional rigidity, direct steering and 50/50 weight distribution.
Most Automakers Seen Missing 2021 EU Emissions Goals
PA Consulting Group claims only Volvo, Toyota, Renault-Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover will meet the new emissions targets while BMW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai-Kia, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Volkswagen will miss theirs.
Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid Service Launches in U.K.
V2G charging is meant to let EV owners provide energy from their vehicle batteries to the grid at peak times, with the owners receiving rewards based on the provision of grid services and energy-trading revenue.
Design Student Floats Contest-Winning Mobility Idea 1
Yuchen Cai, 23, a graduate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, created The Float as her vision of a car that will provide mobility while helping drivers be more open and social toward the outside world as autonomy becomes popular.
U.K. Motorists Send Mixed Car-Technology Messages
A survey for Continental Tires reveals more than 60% of drivers say they would be happy to see other motorists – not them – have the compulsory technology that prevents dangerous driving.
Electric Vehicles Spark Interest Among U.K. Drivers
Sainsbury’s Bank Loans’ latest Car Buying Index suggests recent U.K. government announcements designed to boost the switch to zero-emissions vehicles are convincing large numbers of motorists their future is electric.
European Suppliers’ Input Key to Chery SUV Concept 1
Chery says it has commissioned some of Europe’s top suppliers in the development of its SUV which will be the first to bear a new hood badge for global markets.
London Police Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Scooters
Beyond environmental benefits, the Burgmans could represent ideal pursuit vehicles to stem the flood of robberies, smash-and-grab-raids, vehicle theft and acid attacks being carried out by scooter-riding criminal gangs plaguing the city.
JLR Says All Models to Have Electric Variant By 2020
“Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020, giving our customers even more choice,” CEO Ralf Speth says. “We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid vehicles.”
Alcraft Turns to Crowd-Funding for High-Output EV
The Alcraft GT is promised to be a practical sports car boasting a 2+2 shooting-brake body style with 17.7 cu.-ft. of luggage space and a 300-mile (483-km) range between charges.
Aston Martin Strengthening Trade Ties With Japan
“As the world’s second-largest luxury-car market, Japan is key to our future plans as we completely revitalize and expand our product portfolio under our Second Century plan,” Aston Martin President and CEO Andy Palmer says.
Honda to Fit Electric Strategies to Varying Markets 2
The Tokyo government is demanding Honda and other Japanese automakers provide battery technology alongside hydrogen as a mass energy-storage solution.
Kia Teases Ceeʼd Premium Fastback-Hatchback Concept
The concept’s elongated coupe styling clearly aims at bringing a sporting edge to the C-segment car and probably targets younger, aspirational consumers.


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