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A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and Start-Stop, have benefited from […]

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available in Chinese dealerships. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city vehicle was presented to the Chinese public. “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany,” said […]

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Many new vehicles now come wih automatic transmissions  known as CVT. This is even more true in hybrid vehicles where they are the dominant transmission choice. But what is a CVT? A continuously variable transmission (CVT) works without any fixed shifting point resulting in a smooth drive at constant traction and engine speed. “With its […]

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Research by Bosch has shown that while motorists are aware of the benefits of driver assistance systems, many of them are not available on most cars, but they would be of interest – providing they were standard. Current fitment rates for many driver assistance systems are not especially high. Only ten percent of drivers surveyed […]

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Yesterday Bosch Automotive Service Solutions introduced Power Max, the automotive industry’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station with a price point of less than $450. According to Bosch, the Power Max will retail for roughly half the cost of current EV charging stations, offering 240-volt charging, and reducing charging time by half while helping customers […]

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