Paul Myles

Europe Correspondent

Based in the U.K., Paul covers news on technology, manufacturing and the environment.


Jaguar Offers Look at Upcoming Sports Station Wagon 1
The car marks Jaguar’s return to producing a sports station wagon since the demise in 2009 of the Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon, a model of which Queen Elizabeth II was pictured driving back from church early this month.
Electric Vehicle Claims Nurburgring 1-Lap Record
Setting a lap time of just 6 minutes and 45.9 seconds, the NIO EP9 becomes the fastest EV to take on the former Formula One circuit in Germany dubbed “The Green Hell.”
Cabby-Favorite Prius U.K.’s Fastest-Selling Used Car
A report from The Work Foundation at Lancaster University points out some 3 million U.K. workers work part-time driving cabs such as the Toyota Prius PHEV.
U.K. Diesel-Emissions Plan Praised, Denounced
Road-safety charity Brake questions the effectiveness of the government’s draft proposals in reducing the 40,000 deaths annually that the Royal College of Physicians blames on poor air quality.
Real-World Emissions Controls in Peugeot 308 Engines
The French automaker claims it’s the first to come up with engines that meet the Euro 6.c standard expected after real-driving-emissions controls take effect in September.
New MG SUV Aimed at Nissan’s Juke
Few technical details have been released on the new MG XS, although auto pundits believe the new SUV initially will be offered with two gasoline engine choices a turbocharged 1.0L and a naturally aspirated 1.5L.
U.K. Research Center Bankrolling Seven Green Projects
This sixth round of APC funding since 2013 is forecast to create or preserve 2,370 jobs and keep the APC ahead of its target to save 50 million metric tons of carbon by 2023.
Kona to Play Key Role in Hyundai’s European Quest
Hyundai sees the new Kona, with optional all-wheel drive, as being the next step to becoming the leading Asian automotive brand in Europe by 2021.
European Automakers to Mull EU Future Without U.K.
ACEA, the European automobile manufacturers’ group cites concern over the potential damage Brexit could do to the competitiveness of its industry, which represents 6.5% of the EU’s GDP and employs some 12.2 million Europeans.
Research Indicates Pollution Threat in Low-Cost Cars 1
The U.K.’s Emissions Analytics testing firm shows in some vehicles, the level of noxious air being breathed in the cabin can be up to 10 times higher than air-pollution figures recorded on the sidewalk as polluted air is driven toward car occupants by the vehicles’ ventilation systems.
New Jaguar Makes Mark on Center Court at Wimbledon
“With XF Sportbrake we’ve created a silhouette which sweeps towards the rear, almost into the distance and really gives the car a sense of speed and sportiness,” Jaguar design chief Ian Callum says as Wimbledon staff transform the venue’s famous white lines.
Civic Type R Turns Record FWD Lap at Nurburgring
The 10th-generation Type R lapped the 12.9-mile northern loop of the German racetrack dubbed the ‟Green Hell” in just 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds, seven seconds better than its predecessor.
Eco-Warriors Lying Low in Today’s U.K. Car Market
A survey by online motor retailer shows three times as many people rate high-speed performance more important than a car’s green credentials.
Ford Money Banks on Convenience for U.K. Consumers
Ford Money services are available online and by telephone, and include savings products focused on customers’ long-term interests. Ford says customers can open an account online in less than 10 minutes and deposit savings immediately.
Fledgling Chinese EV Maker Unveils 7-Passenger SUV 1
The NIO ES8 is a fullsize SUV with a 2-3-2 seating arrangement. It’s built with an all-aluminum body and chassis, front and rear motors with electric all-wheel drive, and active air suspension.