Honda’s direct-injected 1.5L turbo 4-cyl. Earth Dreams engine is creating a nightmare for the company as it tries to resolve a severe gasoline oil-dilution problem it says is caused by cold-weather operation.
Driven by tightening CO2 emissions rules and the rapid retreat from diesel technology, the consultancy LMC Automotive forecasts 48V technology’s use in Europe will grow to 33.0% of light vehicles in 2030 from 0.4% in 2018.
With the German automaker’s e-tron branding now reserved exclusively for its battery-electric models, Audi is billing the new TSFI e models as the first in a new generation of plug-in hybrids. They are to debut at the upcoming Geneva auto show.
The tiny 2-seater has been developed as an answer to increasing traffic congestion and increasingly stringent emission regulations, says SEAT. The automaker unveiled the Minimó at the 2019 Mobile World Congress and plans to display it at this week...
Despite suggesting the Polestar 2 is the first EV to challenge the Model 3 in the marketplace, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says: “We are not saying it’s a Tesla killer. We are here to vividly compete with them.”
After suggesting earlier in the week that Macan eventually would be electric-only, Porsche now says the current gasoline-powered Macan will continue production alongside new all-electric second-generation model.
Purchases of electric cars and LCVs will be subsidized with government payouts of €5,000 ($5,670), while automakers, importers or dealers must also grant a minimum discount of €1,000 ($1,130) on each vehicle.