Tech

How it works - green electricity
​As we've pointed out previously, the benefits of electric power for transport hinges significantly on how green the electricity is when vehicles are charged
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Peugeot offers 3D Printed Accessories
​Peugeot is breathing new life into its car accessories range, thanks to 3D printing technology. Now available in the Peugeot Lifestyle online store, the range kicks off for the 308 with add-ons include a sunglasses holder, phone, card and drinks holder.
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Ford tests smart traffic lights
​Ford is testing connected traffic light technology that could turn green for ambulances
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Revolutionising in-car sound
​Brit firm Warwick Acoustics is aiming to disrupt the £6 billion in-car audio market with innovative Electro Acoustic Panels, based on its patented Electrostatic Loudspeaker technology
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Lotus unveils 592bhp Eletre SUV
​Lotus has embarked on a new era with the launch of the Eletre all-electric ‘Hyper-SUV’, which is the first car in a new line-up
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Nissan parks EURO 7 in favour of electrification
​Nissan has confirmed it will not invest in passenger cars to meet the Euro 7 emissions standards, with no new purely combustion engine-powered models arriving in Europe from 2023 onwards.
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Ageing of the electric vehicle
​Most readers will be aware of the degradation effects of ageing in electric vehicles with lithium-ion batteries, which are primarily related to the crystal structure and chemistry of the electrodes
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Setting the Alfa Romeo’s new Tonale
So we’ve finally seen Alfa Romeo’s new Tonale in the flesh and had a good prod around it. What do we make of it?
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Could LPG make a comeback in new improved ‘bio’ form?
​Fifteen years ago or so, a mate of mine used to work for the Co-Op. And into his shop, one day, sauntered a reasonably well known former rock star
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BMW i7 testing
Development of the forthcoming BMW i7 continues with focus now turning to acoustic testing. BMW has been refining the acoustics of the car with the aim of ensuring disturbing noises are kept away from occupants.
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Oxford pilots zero emission zone
​A pilot scheme to charge non-zero emissions vehicles in Oxford city centre began on 28 February, following an announcement by Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.
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Porsche launches My Porsche app
​The ‘one-stop-shop’ digital tool is an improved prospect for both Apple and Android smartphones
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Digital key now available for Android
​The BMW Digital Key is now available for smartphones using the Android operating system
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Stuff we love: Fabsil Gold
Isn’t it great when a product does exactly what it says on the tin? ‘Fabsil Gold is a concentrated highly-effective silicone-based water repellent treatment for all kinds of outdoor kit.
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Icon reborn new-generation R232 Mercedes SL roadster developed entirely by AMG
​AMG has earned the honour of developing the brand new R232 SL from scratch – find out how Mercedes’ performance division has broken new ground with the automotive icon using a range of technological advancements.
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F1 to switch to sustainable fuels
​2025 changeover could safeguard our classics
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Fuel for thought - Could it be too much?
​I'm still slowly digesting the data supplied in the launch announcement for the significant new BMW EV, the i4. The sporty M50 variant apparently weighs 2.3 tonnes unloaded, and its electric motor delivers 537bhp
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The solid-state electric vehicle battery - how it works
​Current lithium-ion (Li-ion) electric vehicle battery technology and production is continually being refined, and has progressively reduced battery costs over recent years, but rising raw material costs now threaten that progress
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