Mercedes-Benz EQC (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

Daimler stops developing internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars

After reigning in the auto industry as the powertrain of choice for a century, the internal combustion engine is finally dying. Now even Daimler says that it is stopping development of new internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars. The German automaker whose namesake, Gottlieb Daimler, is credited for having invented the prototype of

Mercedes-Benz EQC (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

Has the country that invented the car fallen behind on tech?

The relief was palpable from Berlin to Munich when Germany – announced its latest GDP figures. After months of gloom, modest growth of 0.4pc in the first quarter was heralded as a sign Europe’s largest economy might weather the global slowdown better than most experts predict. For the first time in six months, Germany is

Peugeot e-208 (Image: Peugeot)

More new models, tougher CO2 rules poised to boost EVs, plug-in hybrids

A lack of choice has been one reason that buyers in Europe have not fully embraced full-electric and electrified plug-in hybrid cars. But that is quickly changing as automakers prepare to launch more models to prepare for tougher CO2 emissions regulations that start to take effect in 2020. The number of EVs on sale in

VW e-Golf (Image: Volkswagen.co.uk)

All about that bass: carmakers seek electric car sounds for post-petrol era

GENEVA (Reuters) – Carmakers are dreaming up futuristic electric car engine sounds to ensure that pedestrians can hear vehicles that lack audible cues like high-revving, howling combustion engines, senior executives at the Geneva car show said. As BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mini and VW prepare to launch battery-driven vehicles, carmakers are searching for a new way

Jaguar I-PACE Electric Car (Image: T. Larkum)

Will SUVs Breathe New Life Into The Electric Car Market?

After decades of ups and downs, electricity is finally emerging as the fuel that will propel the planet into the future as more governments look to address their pollution problems by phasing out vehicles that run on fossil fuels. As a result, automakers are scampering to flood the market with electric cars, trucks and, especially,