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Paris plans to ban combustion engine cars by 2030

Emboldened by the French government's plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040, Paris is set to implement such as policy a decade earlier in 2030. The announcement marks an acceleration in the electrification of mobility in France...

Diesel cars may produce more (not less) CO2 than petrol models

New research published by Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that the average diesel car may produce more CO2 over its lifetime than a comparable petrol-engined vehicle, reversing the accepted position of emissions analysts. The new results take...

Honda to electrify every new model launched in Europe

Honda has committed to offering an electrified version of every new model launched in Europe going forwards. Announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the statement was backed up by debuts given to a CR-V Hybrid, and Honda Power Manager energy transfer system,...

JLR to electrify all new models from 2020

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that every model launched from 2020 onwards will be electrified. Revealed at the company's inaugural Tech Fest event, the news follows the likes of Volvo in committing to electrification across its range. The announcement...

Tougher emissions tests come into force from today

Stricter testing procedures are set to provide UK car buyers with more accurate fuel economy and emissions information from today (01 September). Two new test regimes come into force - WLTP and RDE - with both providing more accurate data than the existing...

VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, and Renault launch scrappage schemes

Although not government backed, the UK effectively has a diesel scrappage scheme now, after VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat, and Renault joined the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, Ford, and Vauxhall in offering discounts to new car buyers. The best of these...

Honda to showcase electric future at Frankfurt

Honda has announced that it will launch a number of electrified models at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The Japanese manufacturer will showcase pure-EV and hybrid models in Germany from 12th September. Details are scarce, but Honda's Urban EV...

Hyundai introduces scrappage scheme

Hyundai is the latest manufacturer to offer a scrappage scheme, with the manufacturer aiming to reduce on-road emissions by allowing drivers of old cars to trade-them in with money off a new model. Drivers of Euro 4 or older models, from any brand,...

Audi setting up for electric future

Audi is pushing forward with plans to focus on electric vehicles, with new technology and naming systems announced this week. The more controversial piece of news is a change to Audi's badging process, with the traditional engine specification replaced...

Ariel set to make range extended EV HIPERCAR

Ariel has announced that it is developing a new, ultra-high performance model - the HIPERCAR - which uses series hybrid EV technology to produce 1,180bhp (880kW). Set for full release in 2019, and production in 2020, the HIPERCAR will be the Somerset...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Oct 2017