Mcity: the Ann Arbor site has 40 building facades, angled junctions, a roundabout, a bridge, a tunnel, gravel roads and plenty of obstructed views. Photograph: University of Michigan  M City at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, a purpose-built test town for  driverless vehicles.

A simulated city opened in the US this week, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, to see if self-driving cars can operate without(...)

Leaf update will uprate 24kWh battery to a 30kWh unit

Nissan will give the current Leaf electric car a major midlife update in the coming months, and will increase its potential single-charge range to ab(...)

Big and imposing: the Renault Talisman is the successor to the long-defunct Laguna

Renault has unveiled the successor to the long-defunct Laguna saloon and estate and it’s called the Talisman. Based on the same CMF-CD (common (...)

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate

Hyundai is the surprise sales leader in the first 10 days of the new 152 registration plate. Provisional figures show 15,203 new cars have been regis(...)

For advertisers, time is money in a quite fundamental way. Brands buy time from broadcast and online media owners, and they do so in standardised chunks

The concept of finite time is something with which we all must grapple in life, whether you’re stuck in a sealed editing suite whittling down the worl(...)

Renault-Nissan has announced that it has passed a significant milestone - the group as a whole has sold 250,000 electric cars

While we await the final coming of the electric car revolution (praise be to Saint Elon) Renault-Nissan has announced that it has passed a significan(...)

Ford’s SUV sales rose 10 per cent but car sales fell 3.5 per cent in June. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Strong demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks in June helped General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co offset slowing demand for sedans by allowing th(...)

Hyundai had a strong June, keeping ix35 sales on the boil.

For the first time in 2015, car sales dropped in June compared to the same month last year. The fall was relatively slight, from 1,684 cars in June 20(...)

Volkswagen Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn said Bugatti would have both petrol- and hybrid-powered versions of its next horizon chaser and also confirmed Volkswagen would deliver a budget brand to rival Nissan’s Datsun and Renault’s Dacia.

The head of the Volkswagen Group has confirmed that the replacement for Bugatti’s Veyron will use hybrid power to breach the outgoing car’s astonishin(...)

Porsche has topped the JD Power quality survey, ending years of Japanese domination

In a dramatic turnaround, European and Korean car-makers have topped the latest JD Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) report, which tallies car buy(...)