The VW ID.5 is available for preorder (and it ain’t cheap!)

Guess what, you can now buy yet another electric SUV with a hefty price tag. It’s the brand-new ID.5 – the latest (and largest) addition to the available range of electric VWs (all of which are built on the same modular platform, btw). The car is available for preorder as we speak, with three engine … More The VW ID.5 is available for preorder (and it ain’t cheap!)

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Designed by Pininfarina, built by Gaussin, powered by hydrogen

The one thing you can say about an electric truck is that it is faster than a petrol- or diesel-powered truck. This is the H2 RACING TRUCK, developed by Gaussin and designed by Pininfarina. And it looks good, imho. Gaussin says this is “the most powerful 100% hydrogen and electric racing truck ever built”, set … More Designed by Pininfarina, built by Gaussin, powered by hydrogen

In 1996, Mercedes invented a system that automatically applied the brakes for you

The BAS could be considered the cousin of the ABS and the grandfather of modern automatic emergency braking systems. It was invented by Mercedes in 1996, after around 5 years of research and studies. In the early 1990s, Mercedes began conducting some tests and found out that in an emergency situation, drivers tend to step … More In 1996, Mercedes invented a system that automatically applied the brakes for you

Volvo’s RECHARGE concept is made from recycled stuff, and that’s pretty cool

Having spent the last 10-odd years obsessing over what powers the car, automakers are finally investing time, energy and money into something a little less disruptive and just as ‘green’: they want to use recycled stuff to build cars. Volvo says it wants to reduce the carbon footprint for every car they build by 80% … More Volvo’s RECHARGE concept is made from recycled stuff, and that’s pretty cool

Will Hyundai power your house as well as your Ioniq 5…?

This is a huge conversation, likely to get HUGERERER in the next few years: where are we going to get the energy to power our cars? Among other things, automakers are working on solar panels to power your car. And your home appliances. Hyundai is working on a similar type of technology and it has … More Will Hyundai power your house as well as your Ioniq 5…?

Mercedes and Dolby team up for the coolest sound system ever

Have you ever tried listening to a song in 8D? It’s a relatively old technology but it only became popular in recent times. Try it out, with headphones. It’s astonishing. Sound quality is hugely important for automakers, especially those who cater to high-spending customers, which explains this new collaboration between Dolby Atmos – Dolby’s subsidiary … More Mercedes and Dolby team up for the coolest sound system ever

Tesla will now sell electricity, not just cars

The Public Utility Commission in Texas has given Tesla Energy Ventures’ – a subsidiary of Tesla – permission to operate in the Lone Star state as a REP, which stands for Retail Electric Provider. The Automaker wants to build 100 megawatt batteries to supplement the power grid in Texas through another one of its subsidiary, … More Tesla will now sell electricity, not just cars

With hindsight, the Tesla Model S is still the best EV in the world

In factual terms, the Tesla Model S P100D is one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world. In Ludicrous+ mode (yes, that’s the actual name), it does 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and that’s Bugatti Veyron SS territory. I know, I know what people say. Porsche people are making it very clear these days that … More With hindsight, the Tesla Model S is still the best EV in the world