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What can we expect for the future of ULEZ?

What can we expect for the future of ULEZ?
The concept of the electric car is gradually growing as the UK government plans to eliminate diesel and petrol-powered cars by 2040. However, before that is the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London. Here, alongside Lookers, who offer a variety of cars such as the used Ford Fiesta, we look at what ULEZ is and what it means to motorists. After all, the world is constantly changing – and the world of driving is no different!
15th November 2019

The evolution of the commercial vehicle

The evolution of the commercial vehicle
Commercial vehicles have long been thought of as ‘white van’ jobs or huge vehicles that are taking up space on our roads due to the sheer volume of them. It’s also been said that HGVs were among the main sources of pollution in urban areas. However, that simply isn’t the case. Here, we will look at how commercial vehicles have improved over the years and how some have even been transformed to become an entrepreneur’s dream business space.
14th November 2019

SGS to certify personal electric mobility devices in Singapore

SGS to certify personal electric mobility devices in Singapore
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has accepted SGS as a Nationally Recognised Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co Shenzhen Branch Testing Center to provide testing and certification services for electric personal mobility devices to UL 2272.
11th November 2019


Methanol fuel cell vehicles to reach commercialisation

Methanol fuel cell vehicles to reach commercialisation
AIWAYS has signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Blue World Technologies, a Danish developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cell components and systems for the automotive industry. The companies will collaborate on new energy vehicle development and explore ways to deploy methanol fuel cell technologies in production AIWAYS vehicles.
11th November 2019

Europe frontrunner in automotive thermostat market

Europe frontrunner in automotive thermostat market
According to recent published study, the global automotive thermostat market is expected to value at ~$2.2bn by 2019-end, and is estimated to increase at a CAGR of ~3.0% during 2019-2029. The report covers macroeconomics factors, latest trends, influencing factors, key information, forecast factors, and key success factors that are anticipated to drive the growth of the global automotive thermostat market.
7th November 2019

Solar cars – it’s just the beginning

Solar cars – it’s just the beginning
Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180-page IDTechEx report, ‘Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030’ explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars set to reach $15bn by 2030, which will just be the beginning. The focus is mainly road vehicles - solar already provides significant car traction power. 
7th November 2019

Is Mercedes leading the way where car technology is concerned?

Is Mercedes leading the way where car technology is concerned?
One of the true marques of the automotive industry, without a shadow of a doubt, is Mercedes. The German manufacturer combines lavish luxury with sheer uncontrolled strength and savagery. A premium brand with connotations of the pinnacle of engineering, it should come as no surprise that the automotive company from Stuttgart lays claim to some of the world’s greatest models of four wheeled vehicles.
7th November 2019

Automotive repair and maintenance market to flourish

Automotive repair and maintenance market to flourish
A new market intelligence report outlines the growth trails of the automotive repair and maintenance services market which is estimated to reach a value of ~$530bn in 2019. The demand for automotive repair and maintenance services has been gaining a boost from increasing vehicle age and poor quality of road infrastructure, especially in low- and mid-income countries.
6th November 2019

Stress is biggest issue for automotive industry people

Stress is biggest issue for automotive industry people
Today, on National Stress Awareness Day, Ben is revealing the results from its most recent business survey, in which automotive industry employers identified stress as a major issue affecting employees. A total of 70% of respondents to the employer survey said stress had most affected their employees’ health & well-being - particularly those in the manufacturing and retail sectors.
6th November 2019

DART-ing ahead on the race track

DART-ing ahead on the race track
Thirty-five Technical University Darmstadt students from various disciplines, including computer science and mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, worked together to form the impressive TU Darmstadt Racing Team e.V. Their goal? To build a formula racing car that not only emits a low carbon footprint but also outraces the competition. 
5th November 2019


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