Julian Rendell Industry editor

The man with the legendary contacts book. Once went 'under the wire' to scoop a secret Honda; also navigated a Fiat 127 in a road rally. Says the latter was only marginally more risky.
Range Rover Sport Coupé

2017 Range Rover Sport Coupé could go electric

Jaguar Land Rover will enter the SUV-coupé marketplace with its first ever road-biased model; electrification looks likely

21 July 2016
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Renault Zoe plug

Standardised EV fast chargers to be dropped after Brexit

'Irrelevant' charger design was to be used for all EV fast chargers across the EU, but the UK will now be free to adopt a more market-friendly design

6 July 2016
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Price of diesel to rise in wake of Brexit

Sterling’s drop in value is driving up oil prices; one supermarket is rumoured to be considering an eight pence rise

4 July 2016
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Ed Welburn

Retiring GM design chief Ed Welburn on his greatest achievements

The man responsible for the Chevrolet Corvette and recently revealed Vauxhall GT concept will retire after 44 years at General Motors

29 June 2016
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Brexit car demand

Post-Brexit decline in British car sales predicted

Market analyst IHS Global predicts a slump in car sales of around 10% following the recent vote to leave the European Union

29 June 2016
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Honda production

Brexit: UK government to push for tariff-free car trade with EU

Business secretary Sajid Javid says the government will fight against the introduction of a 10% tariff on imported, EU-built new cars

29 June 2016
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VW EV future

Volkswagen boss: 180-mile range is tipping point for EV boom

VW predicts that electric models will soon make up the largest portion of its sales figures, but diesel to remain the choice for long-distance drivers

29 June 2016
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Toyota Auris at Burnaston

Brexit: "acute concern" for the UK's car industry

Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota bosses confirm commitment to UK investment in the face of last week's EU referendum vote

29 June 2016
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Vauxhall GT concept

Vauxhall GT concept could still make production

Source suggests a production GT could be engineered around the rear-diff and suspension of the all-wheel drive Mokka

27 June 2016
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EU referendum

Brexit versus Remain: should we stay or leave?

The EU referendum debate will reach its climax this Thursday when the British public votes on whether to remain part of the EU

22 June 2016
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