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BMW announces partnership with National Parks UK to improve EV access and boost nature restoration
​BMW UK and National Parks UK have announced a new three-year partnership, called Recharge in Nature, that will help to make the 15 National Parks even more accessible for electric cars
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Highest score from Euro NCAP: Five stars for the new BMW X1 U11 and the new BMW 2 Series Active Tour
​The independent safety experts at the European consumer protection institute Euro NCAP awarded both the X1 Sports Activity Vehicle and the 2 Series Active Tourer
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How to turn Rolls-Royce electric
First things first. Isn’t this just a more expensive BMW i7? Rolls and BMW both say no. They concede that there is sharing of knowledge between Goodwood and Munich
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Hydrogen 2023 BMW X5 G05 enters production
​BMW is continuing to test hydrogen as an option for electric drivetrains, now the iX5 Hydrogen has entered small series production.
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Adapt to survive, says report
​A report commissioned by a leading specialist insurer, looking at the future of the UK’s historic vehicle movement, has concluded that the key to securing the classic vehicle industry is to make “sustainable solutions and technologies accessible”
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HCVA confirms support for development of new synthetic fuels
​The Historic & Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA), a not-for-profit organisation created to support the historic vehicle sector, has joined forces with industry specialists involved in the development of synthetic fuels.
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New BMW development site
​BMW has offered a first proper glimpse of its new development site in Sokolov, in the Czech Republic.
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The X-Tra one 2023 BMW X1 U11
​More tech, more space and an all-electric twin for third-gen BMW X1 U11
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Pininfarina wind tunnel turns 50
​Pininfarina is marking the 50th anniversary of its pioneering wind tunnel. Inaugurated by chairman Sergio Pininfarina in Grugliasco,
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HCVA supports development of synthetic new fuels for classics
​Classic-supporting organisation gets behind research into future synthetic fuels, citing them as the most effective way for the historic vehicle sector to achieve ‘net zero’ target
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‘Urbanfilter’ designed to stop microplastics in their tracks
​The Audi Environmental Foundation has developed filters to help prevent tyre wear particles and environmentally harmful substances from being washed into sewers and water courses
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Mercedes-Benz to accept liability for level 3 accidents
​Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will accept legal responsibility for collisions that occur in cars fitted with its upcoming Level 3 Automated Lane Keeping System, dubbed ‘Drive Pilot’.
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VW ID software update: faster charging and new features
​Volkswagen has launched a software update for its all-electric ID. models, improving charging speeds and ushering in new driver assistance features.
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EV drivers now face an eco-backlash
Call me naïve but an ongoing story in the national press has left me feeling not so pumped
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AMG’s new generation turbo changes the game with Formula 1 technology
​Turbochargers have come a long way since 1962 when an Oldsmobile arrived on the market with a forced induction engine dubbed JetFire
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JLR’s technology push
​Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new strategy to accelerate next-generation technology and sustainability to support its ‘Modern Luxury’ vision for the business
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Tyre safety warning
​Following recent proposals to change the annual MoT to a two-yearly test, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of defective tyres is asking the government to reconsider the idea.
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New 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic most powerful 992 manual available
​The second of four new limited-run Porsches to be released under the manufacturer’s Heritage Design banner, the new 992 Sport Classic takes heavy influence from the Carrera RS 2.7 and the more recent 997 Sport Classic
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