Engine Mapping Obsolete as EVs Emerge

It wasn’t that long ago that car performance enthusiasts couldn’t stop talking about engine mapping. No matter where you went, drivers bent on increasing the performance of their BMWs and Audis couldn’t stop talking about the various techniques for remapping a car engine. Since the start of 2018 however, all that talk has faded away. Engine mapping is being made obsolete by the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs). Continue reading

Why Smart Car Dealers May Have an Advantage Beginning in 2019

When Smart officials announced in late 2017 their plans to ditch internal combustion engines in favour of electric-only models beginning in 2019, they raised some eyebrows. Now it turns out they may be on to something. A recent survey conducted by AA suggests that the manufacturer and its European Smart car dealers may actually have a bit of an advantage once the transition is complete. Continue reading

Volkswagen Announces Fully Electric Beetle for 2019

Volkswagen service will take on a whole new dimension in 2019 once the German carmaker introduces its new line of fully electric vehicles under the ID nameplate. Among the cars to be produced under the nameplate is a reimagined Volkswagen Beetle, a car that appears poised to combine some elements of its 1950s predecessor with the electric technology of the future. Continue reading

Why Don’t Dogs Like Smart Cars?

If you are a dog owner thinking about buying a new car, you probably shouldn’t even consider a new or used Smart car. At least that would seem to be the case if you read a new report from What Car? describing the best cars for dog owners. The 7th June report lists more than half-a-dozen car choices, none of them coming from Smart. Continue reading