China has "too many" EV manufacturers; minimum production capacity utilisation limit considered – paultan.org

China has “too many” electric vehicle makers, and the government will encourage consolidation, said its minister of industry and information technology Xiao Yaqing, reported Automotive News Europe. “The [electric car makers] are small and scattered. The role of the market should be fully utilised and we encourage merger and restructuring

Mercedes-Benz has ended plug-in hybrid development, focus now on producing electric vehicles – report – paultan.org

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance was the sole PHEV to debut in Munich Plug-in hybrids are often seen as a stopgap between internal combustion engines and full electric vehicles, combining the best of both worlds without the range anxiety induced by the latter. But as with all stopgaps,

Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Has EPA-Official 70 MPGe, 314-Mile Range

The launch of the eagerly awaited electric Rivian R1T pickup truck slowly edges closer. The California-based startup originally announced the intention to deliver the R1T to customers in July, but that date was pushed to September as the company ironed out the final kinks. Well, September is here, and now

Hakkinen: Bottas has been 'first-class' team-mate

Valtteri Bottas has been a “first-class team-mate” to Lewis Hamilton during his time at Mercedes, says Mika Hakkinen. Bottas confirmed earlier this week that 2021 would be his last season with Mercedes, the nine-time grand prix winner heading to Alfa Romeo. Bottas’ future has, for almost two years already, been

Max Verstappen Has F1 Dutch Grand Prix Fans Seeing Orange in Zandvoort Win

Max Verstappen’s fans got exactly what they wanted. On Sunday Verstappen became the first Dutch Formula 1 driver to win on home soil, controlling proceedings at Zandvoort, the picturesque rollercoaster circuit adjacent to the North Sea. The win was the 17th of Verstappen’s blossoming Formula 1 career and no other

Lando Norris has enormous accident in Spa qualifying

Lando Norris has crashed out of qualifying after an enormous impact at the top of Raidillon. The McLaren driver had been running close to the top of the timesheets throughout qualifying, but an extra rain shower prior to the start of Q3 forced the drivers back onto wet tyres. Norris

Mercedes USA Has Binned Almost All Its 2022 Model Year V8s

The incoming four-cylinder C63 proves that the days of Mercedes-AMG’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 are already numbered. To make matters worse, the remaining time to buy a car with this magnificent eight-banger just shrunk further for US customers. As first revealed via a leaked dealer memo on Reddit, Mercedes USA is

€2.5m damage has Mattia Binotto questioning budget cap | Planet F1

With Ferrari racking up €2.5m worth of damage this year, Mattia Binotto is starting to feel such costs should be left out of the budget cap. All teams on the grid are limited to spending a total of $145m this season, with that cap only going to get lower in the

Ford Has a New Cabin Air Filter to Help You Breath Easier

There’s no question climate change is a hot topic globally and our air quality is arguably one of the hottest elements of the topic. Automakers are coming up with ideas to combat it and not just by building EVs, but Polestar’s effort to build a carbon neutral car and Porsche

Hill: 'The tide has turned a bit against Mercedes'

With five losses on the trot for the first time in the hybrid era, Damon Hill says the “tide has turned a bit against Mercedes” with Silverstone set to be crucial in Lewis Hamilton’s title quest. Mercedes last won a grand prix in early May with Lewis Hamilton taking the