Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850k cars

Audi is offering a free software upgrade for 850,000 diesel cars to improve their emissions performance. The carmaker said the retrofit programme is for cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines in Europe and other markets outside the US and Canada. The upgrade is expected to “further improve their emissions in real driving conditions beyond […]

Car manufacturers join forces for ultra-fast EV charge network

BMW Group, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen are some of the car firms that have teamed up to accelerate the deployment of a charging network for electric vehicles (EVs). Porsche, Audi and Daimler AG are also part of project that will cover long-distance travel routes in Europe. They aim to roll out around 400 charging stations across […]

Pricey Porsche hybrid due to go on sale

Porsche is known for its luxury motors – and its recent entry into the hybrid car market has no less eyebrow-raising a price tag. The German car maker’s Panamera S E-Hybrid has a top track speed of 167 mph and can hit up to 84 mph in all-electric operation. With a cool price tag of […]

Porsche founder heads UK hydrogen car maker

A founder of the Porsche company and former boss of Volkswagen has been appointed chairman of a UK company developing hydrogen fuel cell cars. Sebastian Piech takes over at Riversimple from John Constable, who died last month after a short illness. Riversimple hopes to have60 cars involved in trials in two regions of the UK […]