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Self-parking cars could be on roads as early as 2021

Most of us are familiar with the drudgery that comes from trying to park in a busy town centre; to delicately position your vehicle in a space that seems to shrink as you attempt to eek your way into it. Imagine then,  how nice it would be if your car parked itself for you… That(…)

No UK car manufacturers Brexit ready, industry warns

The British motor industry has issued a warning that of all the UK car manufacturers, “no one would confess to being Brexit ready”. The chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Mike Hawes has gone on record to say that his members are “increasingly concerned” about the UK leaving the EU(…)

Scalextric-style roads could be used to wirelessly charge electric vehicles

‘Power-up’ strips could be used on UK roads to wirelessly charge electric vehicles in the future. The strips, similar in appearance to the Scalextric racing toys, are currently being developed by several companies, BMW amongst them. The UK government has invested £40 million into the research aimed at finding a viable method of charging whilst(…)

BMW reveal electric Mini design

The basic design for the new electric Mini has been revealed by BMW. The car, which will be built at the firm’s plant at Cowley in Oxfordshire, is set to go into production in 2019. It will be three door and fully electric. A Mini E electric car was first launched in 2008 for a(…)

BMW to build electric Mini in UK

In good news for the UK car industry, BMW has stated that it intends to build the electric version of the Mini in the country, despite the company initially warning that Brexit could potentially see them up sticks and move production to the EU. The Mini’s batteries and motors will still be manufactured at the(…)

2018 BMW X7 – first glimpse of Range Rover rival

First sightings of the forthcoming BMW X7 have been trickling in as the prototype vehicles begins road testing in Germany. Despite the model being put through its paces being heavily disguised, the scale and design of the SUV are apparent for the first time. The X7 is aimed as being a rival for the Mercedes(…)

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