31 July 2020
31 July 2020
Honda e and Fireblade take centre stage at Red Dot Museum

Honda e and Fireblade take centre stage at Red Dot Museum

Honda's next-generation electric car, the Honda e, and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP superbike have been inducted into the historic Red Dot Design Museum, one of the world's most significant exhibitions of contemporary design. The Honda e also takes centre stage in the special "Milestones in Contemporary Design" exhibition, as one of the 76 best products of 2020 and a current marker in international product design.

Continental makes special tyres for electric cars, buses and trucks

Continental makes special tyres for electric cars, buses and trucks

Vehicles with electric and hybrid drive are heavier than their conventional counterparts, they put more torque onto the road when moving off, and they should ideally be barely audible for the occupants. Then, of course, there are the properties traditionally expected of tyres: safety on wet and dry roads, precision steering, short braking distances, aquaplaning prevention, maximum mileage and, particularly important for electric cars, very low rolling resistance. The tyres developers at Continental in Hanover have squared up to the challenge and designed tyres specifically for electric cars, buses and trucks.

Britishvolt announces collaboration with Pininfarina

Britishvolt announces collaboration with Pininfarina

Manufacturer Britishvolt has announced a collaboration with renowned Italian design house Pininfarina, to build the UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant at the former RAF base of Bro Tathan, Wales.

Thierry Bolloré named the new CEO of Jaguar Land Rover

Thierry Bolloré named the new CEO of Jaguar Land Rover

Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover plc announced that Mr Thierry Bolloré has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, effective 10 September 2020.

Mercedes-Benz teases its compact city van, the T-Class

Mercedes-Benz teases its compact city van, the T-Class

Mercedes-Benz Vans is provider of vehicles in the small-, mid- and large-size van segments, fulfilling all customer requirements for a spacious space. Now, a small van platform will be used to create a new vehicle which is tailored to the needs of families whilst also being a suitable companion for active leisure enthusiasts.

Ford experiments with four-legged robots to scout factories

Ford experiments with four-legged robots to scout factories

Ford is tapping four-legged robots at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design which is used when getting ready to retool plants.

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