The rapid growth in EV charging is supported by figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which show the number of plug-in cars registered in the U.K. quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 last year....More
A transportation group promoting sustainable development claims the difference between real-world fuel consumption and automakers’ claims widened from 8% in 2001 to 31% in 2013 and without action is likely to exceed 50% by 2020....More
Industry expert David Bailey credits the EC with “quite a clever move,” noting its new emissions rules apply not only to European automakers but also to U.S. or Chinese manufacturers looking to sell within the trade bloc....More
Ford of Britain Chairman and Managing Director Mark Ovenden says the automaker is building strong sales momentum heading into September, when demand significantly increases due to the biannual registration-plate change....More
The country is enjoying an export surge, largely attributable to higher manufacturing volumes and the shift toward building higher-quality models that’s doubled the average wholesale value of a car from £10,200 to £20,640 over the past decade....More
Bosch U.K. says the past decade has seen increasing numbers of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and stop/start, that have significantly lowered both emissions and operating costs....More
The funding for additional charging points is accompanied by a campaign by the government and automakers to debunk common myths and misconceptions that dissuade drivers from switching to electric or hybrid cars....More
For the 23rd year in a row, top powertrain engineers from around the world gathered to celebrate the winners of the Wards 10 Best Engines competition. Trophies were awarded at a ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.