1960s farming
American farmers stalled in their willingness to adopt new technologies
Electric vehicles

History shows appetite can return for electric cars

The stalling point for EV adoption in the UK could have been predicted in the 1960s - by American farmers

23 February 2024
Autocar Business
History shows appetite can return for electric cars
New cars

Will phone payments make car park machines obsolete?

Prior discusses Autocar's research that found that 83% of motorists would use a machine over apps

17 February 2024
Will phone payments make car park machines obsolete?
ac q4etron charging sportback
New laws are forcing car makers to sell more EVs from this year
Electric vehicles

Car makers are hitting back at 'vocal anti-EV campaign' with facts

Major manufacturers remain buoyed as House of Lords report highlights 'misleading' articles from mainstream media

16 February 2024
Autocar Business
Car makers are hitting back at 'vocal anti-EV campaign' with facts
Matt Prior opinion
Mantara, RV8, Griffith: early ’90s was a great time for simple thrills
New cars

Not all cars were better "back in the day"

Prior talks about how we don't have to tolerate badly performing cars anymore, but basic thrills are still available

10 February 2024
Not all cars were better "back in the day"
Electric vehicles

UK electric car goals unachievable without purchase incentives

Lobby groups, car makers and even the House of Lords have called for incentives to spur private market demand

9 February 2024
Autocar Business
UK electric car goals unachievable without purchase incentives
Matt prior
MIRA’s Tom Lee shows Prior the future of engineering
New cars

Why simulators are the future of engineering

Prior talks about how car development is hastened when virtual, and why that's good news today

3 February 2024
Why simulators are the future of engineering
Mercedes A200 2023 front cornering
A-Class drove much of Mercedes' volume growth over the past decade
Electric vehicles

Editor’s letter: No more A-Class, no more 'naked Mercedes'

German giant to focus on profitability rather than volume following strategic about-turn

2 February 2024
Autocar Business
Editor’s letter: No more A-Class, no more 'naked Mercedes'
Matt Prior opinion
Do small cars driving slowly bring out the worst in you?
New cars

Do small car drivers have an unfair reputation?

Prior riffs on how automotive prejudice can affect us all and why being in a posh car pays dividends

27 January 2024
Do small car drivers have an unfair reputation?
Matt Prior opinion
Many supercar drivers also own a Toyota hatch for everyday duties
New cars

The brilliance of the Toyota GR Yaris and why 'hooning' is allowed

Prior talks with the chief engineer of the GR Yaris, and riffs on Australia's 'moron tourism'

20 January 2024
The brilliance of the Toyota GR Yaris and why 'hooning' is allowed
Tech, development and manufacturing

Are solid-state batteries the next autonomous cars?

Car makers signpost 2028 as the starting date for mass production, but it's definitely not a given

19 January 2024
Autocar Business
Are solid-state batteries the next autonomous cars?
Matt prior
Car makers like Audi are exploring the potential of electric off-roaders
New cars

Why electric SUVs will rewrite the off-road rulebook

Drivetrain difference makes EVs very different animals to combustion cars when the going gets rough

13 January 2024
Why electric SUVs will rewrite the off-road rulebook
Car sales

Breaking down the stories from 2023's UK car sales numbers

As ever, last year’s figures didn’t disappoint. This week's Editor's Letter takes a closer look at what they show

12 January 2024
Autocar Business
Breaking down the stories from 2023's UK car sales numbers

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New car news

Evo38 side 2
The Kimera Evo38 has been created as a “what would have been” if the 037’s lineage had continued
New cars

Kimera Evo38 is Lancia 037 reborn with 600bhp, four-wheel drive

22 February 2024
Kimera Evo38 is Lancia 037 reborn with 600bhp, four-wheel drive