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UK Road to Zero strategy announced

The UK Government has announced its Road to Zero strategy, the measures it will implement to achieve aims of becoming a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and using zero-emission vehicles. That includes aims of seeing at least 50% - and an aim...

C-Charge changes set to focus on EVs from next year

Transport for London is considering making only electric vehicles exempt from paying the Congestion Charge from April next year, tightening regulations that currently allow a small number of hybrid models to be driven in the zone without charge. A consultation...

Hybrid Toyota Camry set for the UK

Toyota has announced that the Camry is set to return to the UK, after an absence of 14 years, and will feature a hybrid powertrain. The Camry will replace the outgoing Avensis, which is one of the few models offered by Toyota that isn't currently available...

Plug-in sales show strong growth in May

Electric car sales have seen significant - and continued - growth in May, after the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that EV registrations have increased by more than 60% compared to last year. With more...

Maserati to lead Fiat Chrysler Group's electrification plans

Maserati is set to put its stunning Alfieri concept into production - and it is taking aim squarely at the likes of Porsche and Tesla by confirming the sleek coupe will be electric. Announced as part of the Fiat Chrysler Group's five-year plan, the...

Volvo range first to comply with WLTP tests

Volvo has announced that it has homologated its entire model line-up to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) - the first manufacturer in the UK to do so. All Volvo petrol, diesel, and hybrid models comply with the Euro 6d-temp...

No new diesel models from Volvo

Volvo has announced that it no new models will be launched with a diesel engine, as the Swedish firm continues to focus in its electrification efforts. The new S60 will be the first model for many years to not be offered with a diesel option. The company's...

Nissan moves away from diesel

Nissan is set to ditch diesel power in Europe, with the Japanese manufacturer planning to phase out the fuel choice by not offering it on new models. According to reports from German newspaper Handelsblatt, a Nissan spokesperson confirmed rumours that...

EV registrations up more than 40% in April 2018

The UK's electric vehicle market continued its now familiar growth in April, with more than 3,800 plug-in cars registered in April 2018 - representing 2.3% of the total UK car market. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT),...

Lexus to bring new hybrid ES to UK

Lexus has announced that its new ES will come to the UK for the first time, fitted with the premium manufacturer's latest hybrid powertrain. Although unfamiliar to British buyers, the ES badge has been fitted to six previous iterations of the executive...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Jul 2018