Month: April 2018

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29th April 2018

Could Bosch’s remarkable breakthrough put diesel back on the table?

Two and a half years ago, diesel emissions spiralled into the news and dominated not just motoring and consumer columns but also main headlines1. Since then, various cities across Europe and the UK have mooted plans to ban certain diesel vehicles from their streets. The media has regularly featured stories over the popular fuel’s contribution… Read more

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30th April 2018

Trak Global Group named one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies

The Financial Times has named Trak Global Group one of the 1,000 fastest-growing companies in Europe. Trak Global is ranked 212 in the FT 1000 table, joining the likes of Deliveroo, Carwow and GoCardless. According to the Financial Times, “The FT 1000 lists the companies in 31 European countries that have achieved the highest compound… Read more

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20th April 2018

Solid-state batteries plus earning money for generating domestic electricity boost electric cars’ appeal

Over the last few days, the UK firm OVO Energy1 unveiled a bi-directional vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric vehicle charging point that it firmly believes will contribute towards revolutionising not just motoring but also communities and the environment. Motivated by the way in which more than 90% of cars are parked at any one time, which for… Read more

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9th April 2018

What’s new in the world of big data? We round up some remarkable developments

Away from recent negative headlines surrounding how a small number of companies may have used the world’s largest social media platform to influence elections, ‘big data’ continues to be harnessed in a wide variety of very positive ways. Big data converted into sound One of the most remarkable latest developments is the sonification of big… Read more

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3rd April 2018

How is the new WLTP emissions test already having an impact on fleets?

Over the last few decades, it’s fair to say that very few private and at-work motorists will have seen their vehicles achieve or exceed the ‘MPG’ figures cited in manufacturers’ marketing and other material. Why this traditional disparity between published and real-world MPG and CO2 figures? Putting individuals’ driving styles to one side, a significant… Read more