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Daimler prepares Smart to become all-electric brand

Image: Smart As part of Daimler’s plan to transform its Smart brand into an urban electric car company, it was announced on Tuesday that CEO Annette Winkler is to step down at the end of September. Daimler’s CEO, Dieter Zetsche, said: “Annette Winkler has...

Apple and VW reportedly sign deal to make driverless cars

The New York Times reported yesterday that Apple and Volkswagen AG have signed a deal to create self-driving vehicles. The article traces back from Apple’s original ambition to lead the development of autonomous electric cars and explains how this became...

Electric vehicles to emit ‘white noise’ as safety measure

Electric vehicles are almost silent to pedestrians or cyclists when travelling under 20mph. Although this was initially thought of as a step forward in terms of noise pollution, there are now concerns over the safety hazard this presents. Quiet electric...

Vauxhall to reduce dealer network by a third

Following falling sales figures, Vauxhall is planning a reshuffle of its dealer network which will involve reducing the number of dealerships from 326 to around 200 in the UK. Vauxhall was bought by PSA, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, last...

World’s first electrified road charges vehicles on the go

About two kilometres of electrified road which charges vehicles as they drive opened earlier this week in Sweden. The project, known as eRoadArlanda, is said to be both cost-effective and sustainable and can charge commercial and passenger vehicles.

As Brexit countdown starts, automotive sector sets out priorities

As the transition period for Brexit has now been agreed, the automotive industry must look to the future to ensure that it remains a competitive entity in the sector globally. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released a statement last...

Calls to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2030

MPs have declared that the government’s ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 “lacks sufficient ambition”. Think tank Green Alliance has said that a deadline of 2030 would help the UK get closer to its climate targets and cut oil imports by...

A first look at the taxis of the future

Image: Kitty Hawk One of the founders of Google’s autonomous car project is now looking to the skies for the next advancement in transport technology. The next generation of taxis could transport their passengers 3,000 feet off the ground and drive...

Women: A celebration of their contribution to the motor industry

As it’s International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’ve decided to celebrate women in the automotive industry. In a male dominated world, there have been many women throughout history, and up to the present day, who have made great strides forward in the automotive...

Diesel ban for German cities

The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig, Germany has ruled that German cities can ban older diesel vehicles from areas worst affected by pollution. The decision came after appeals against bans in Stuttgart and Dusseldorf. Analysts have said...

Breakthrough in energy storage for electric vehicles

Image: Tesla Press Research carried out by Bristol University, Surrey University and Superdielectrics Ltd could provide a breakthrough that would allow electric cars to recharge in just 10 minutes rather than the hours it currently takes. The range of...

Brexit: A death of a thousand cuts?

In June 2016, the Brexit result undeniably shocked the nation. 18 months on, and with just over a year until we officially leave the European Union (EU,) the automotive sector has already been one of the most affected industries within the UK. The leave vote led to...

Our most loved cars as seen on screen

In honour of Valentines Day, the team at Inautomotive have compiled a list of their most loved cars from the small and big screen. Just for fun, see how many you recognise. There's bonus points available for serious tv and film buffs! 1. __________________ Following 4...

13 ways not to lose your staff

While there’s a number of ways to recruit new staff, the cheapest and easiest option is to not lose them in the first place. Yes, we’re talking about staff retention. The National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) discovered that there is an annual sales...

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