Ford is launching its own carsharing service in London called GoDrive to test out new ideas in the industry. It mixes a fleet of Ford Focus Electric and Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost vehicles, and the service allows people to take one-day drives with guaranteed parking at the end.
Volvo has partnered with a UK advertising agency and the company Albedo 100 to create LifePaint. It's a reflective spray designed for bicyclists that makes them shine when hit with light at night. The company is handing out 2,000 cans in hopes of keeping cyclists safe.
Three years since it showcased the concept, Land Rover has confirmed that it is proceeding with plans to build the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. And to prove how serious it is, it drove a prototype through a tunnel.
The charity Greenpower Education Trust is looking for 10 local schools to build electric racecars to compete as a support race for the final Formula E rounds of the inaugural season there in June. The students will race around the same Battersea Park circuit as the faster vehicles.
Pavegen Tiles Would Even Generate Electricity From Walkers
The design firm Gensler won an award for its proposal called the Underline to convert unused rail tunnels underneath London into routes for pedestrians and cyclists. The pathways would generate some of their own electricity from special tiles that collect the kinetic energy from people walking on them.
James May is getting a chance to prove his love for the mechanical nature of the automobile by curating an exhibit for the London Classic Auto Show. Called The Cars That Changed The World, he is displaying 13 vehicles that illustrate the motorization of the world over the last century. They aren't all the obvious choices, either. One group is composed of the misunderstood oddballs of auto history that May wants to give more recognition.
Paramount Pictures has been working for two years on plans to open a theme park about 45 minutes outside of London, called, would you believe, Paramount London. The corporate entity behind the project, London Resort Company Holdings, has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide that will allow the park to incorporate "famous BBC programs and characters." That means parkgoers might be able to enjoy a Star Trek adventure alongside one from Sherlock and Dr. Who with their Jurassic World dinosaurs.
It seems that reports of Ferrari's relocation to London have been somewhat exaggerated. The past few days have seen more than a few stories on the legendary Italian brand's decision to move its tax base out of Italy, and now Fiat Chrysler is speaking out against the scuttlebutt.
The world's auto show circuit could be about to welcome back a member to the premier ranks occupied by Geneva, Detroit, Shanghai and others, as Prince Michael of Kent has announced that the London Motor Show will be held in 2016, marking the first time the UK has hosted a major auto show since 2008.
Remember about a year and a half ago when a rare, classic Lamborghini Miura SV went up in flames in London? Its owner sure does. And he's not willing to write it off, pointing fingers squarely at the Lamborghini dealership in London for causing the fire.