Volkswagen appoints supply chain watchdog to ensure ethical battery supply


Volkswagen has today announced that it has partnered with an agency to ensure that the materials used in its EVs are responsibly sourced.
Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs

Environmental concerns mount use of nickel in EVs


In the environmental debate around EVs, cobalt is often bought up as one of their pitfalls. However, concern is rising over the use of nickel.
Tesla supplier creating nickel and cobalt-free battery

Tesla supplier creating nickel-free battery


CATL, a Chinese company that supplies to the likes of Tesla, has announced it is working on a battery free of nickel and cobalt.
2020 Tesla Model Y: prices, range, specs and release date

Tesla ‘hybrid battery’ allows 20% more range


A team of researchers working with Tesla have devised technology to boost electric car range without increasing the size of the battery pack.
The best new car tech reveals at CES 2020

The best car tech reveals at CES 2020


From new advancements in existing tech to wild concept cars, CES 2020 features plenty of interesting motoring ideas.
How to store a classic car for winter

How to store a classic car for winter


It’s called cuffing season. When the temperature drops and single folk seek out a snuggle buddy to help get them through the long, dark nights...
Phone battery pack review

Best portable chargers and powerbanks reviewed


Portable chargers, capable of topping up phones, tablets, even laptops, remain essential for busy users on the move.
How to change a car battery

Haynes How-To: change a car battery


All cars have batteries. The ones in petrol and diesel cars are used to run the 12V electrical system (lights, stereo, heating, etc.) and...
Reader Letters: Electric car questions, flat batteries, road tax vigilantes and are parking brakes on automatics necessary?

Reader Letters: Electric car and tax vigilantes


"The government’s plan to ban the sale of pure diesel and petrol cars from 2040 sounds ambitious to me. Will there be sufficient power..."
Car Clinic: Will connecting my car's 12v battery to a charger while I'm away damage the electrics?

Car Clinic: Will battery charger damage electrics?


Will the electrics in my Ford Focus be harmed if I connect the battery to a charger when we go away this winter?
Car Clinic: My Honda Jazz's battery goes flat if left for four weeks. Why?

My Honda Jazz's car battery goes flat if left for four...


If we leave our 09-plate Honda Jazz 1.4 for four weeks the battery goes flat. Why is this?
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Bright sparks devise cheaper battery for electric cars


A small British company claims to have cracked a problem that has stumped some of the world’s biggest car makers: how to make efficient batteries...