Paul Myles

Europe Correspondent

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


U.K. Car Buyers Seek Friendsʼ, Relativesʼ Input
A survey by Cooper Solutions, a dealer management-services specialist, indicates 89% of new-car buyers admit their choice is heavily influenced by the reaction from their peers.
Trucking Groups Decry London Emissions Penalties
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has decided to move up by 17 months the effective date of a regulation imposing daily fines of £100 on owners of commercial diesel vehicles that fail to meet the latest Euro VI emissions standards.
Electric Taxis Undergoing Final Testing in London
Having been put through rigorous testing, including extreme weather conditions in the Arctic and Death Valley, the EVs now face the final challenge as six of them are tested on the streets of London.
U.K. Motorists Shoot First, File Claims Later
A study by Accident Exchange, an accident-vehicle-replacement company, shows the use of dashboard-camera footage following car accidents has risen 285% since 2015.
EV Charging Infrastructure Chaotic, U.K. Group Says
“Almost every day companies are announcing their latest foray into the electric car market, but the charging network threatens to be the weak link,” says Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation.
Ford EcoSport SUV Production Expands to Europe
Vehicles began rolling off the assembly plant in Craiova, Romania, after the automaker decided to add European capacity rather than continue importing from its main EcoSport production plant in Chennai, India.
Nissan Stretches e-NV200 Electric Van’s Range 60%
“With its longer range and excellent cargo capacity, the new e-NV200 is the perfect last-mile delivery solution for urban deliveries and collections,” says Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director-Nissan Europe.
Nissan Vehicle-to-Grid Program Spreading in Europe
The scheme, announced at the Nissan Futures event in Norway, has been tested in Denmark and is to begin its European rollout next year. The trial involving a fleet of e-NV200 vans resulted in weekly revenue of €40 per vehicle for their owners.
Alfa Romeo Model Sets Nurburgring SUV Speed Record
Alfa Romeo says the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, its first production SUV, combines lightweight with premium materials, such as a carbon-fiber driveshaft, to deliver segment-leading torsional rigidity, direct steering and 50/50 weight distribution.
Most Automakers Seen Missing 2021 EU Emissions Goals
PA Consulting Group claims only Volvo, Toyota, Renault-Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover will meet the new emissions targets while BMW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai-Kia, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Volkswagen will miss theirs.
Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid Service Launches in U.K.
V2G charging is meant to let EV owners provide energy from their vehicle batteries to the grid at peak times, with the owners receiving rewards based on the provision of grid services and energy-trading revenue.
Design Student Floats Contest-Winning Mobility Idea 1
Yuchen Cai, 23, a graduate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, created The Float as her vision of a car that will provide mobility while helping drivers be more open and social toward the outside world as autonomy becomes popular.
U.K. Motorists Send Mixed Car-Technology Messages
A survey for Continental Tires reveals more than 60% of drivers say they would be happy to see other motorists – not them – have the compulsory technology that prevents dangerous driving.
Electric Vehicles Spark Interest Among U.K. Drivers
Sainsbury’s Bank Loans’ latest Car Buying Index suggests recent U.K. government announcements designed to boost the switch to zero-emissions vehicles are convincing large numbers of motorists their future is electric.
European Suppliers’ Input Key to Chery SUV Concept 1
Chery says it has commissioned some of Europe’s top suppliers in the development of its SUV which will be the first to bear a new hood badge for global markets.