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Fleet drivers unaware of BIK-CO2 link23.10.2014

A new survey by Lex Autolease has found that 50% of company car drivers don’t know their benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax bill is linked to the CO2 emissions of the vehicle they run. Around 45% also incorrectl more »

Green Car of the Year finalists revealed22.10.2014

The US based Green Car Journal has announced its five finalists for the magazine's 2015 Green Car of the Year awards. The 2015 models include the Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit more »

Hyundai delivers first hydrogen ix35s21.10.2014

The first ix35 Fuel Cell customer vehicles have arrived in the UK, continuing Hyundai’s global roll-out of one of the first series-production hydrogen-fuelled cars. Hyundai is the first car manufacturer more »

Ford continues new engine investment20.10.2014

Ford is investing an additional £190 million, including £8.9 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund at its Dagenham London site to produce its new 2.0-litre diesel engine featuring improved MPG more »

Vauxhall warehouse now landfill-free20.10.2014

Vauxhall’s Luton parts warehouse has joined GM’s portfolio of facilities that have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Euro more »

Honda Civic Tourer wins MPG Marathon16.10.2014

Honda has claimed victory in the MPG Marathon achieving 97.92mpg in a Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC over 318 miles. In the rigorous two day test over a specially-designated 330 miles of UK road, Swindon-based H more »

Carol Vorderman supports Go Ultra Low15.10.2014

Carol Vorderman has become the latest ambassador to trial the Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle, in support of the Go Ultra Low campaign. Go Ultra Low, a ground-breaking partnership between more »

New Mazda2 is Japan Car of the Year15.10.2014

The all-new Mazda2 (Mazda Demio in Japan) has been named the Car of the Year in Japan. Mazda’s next-generation supermini is thereby the second Mazda to capture the coveted award in three years after the Mazd more »

Toyota records 7 million hybrid sales14.10.2014

Toyota's global hybrid vehicle sales continue to accelerate with a million units registered in the last 9 months, bringing the total over the 7 million mark. The Japanese manufacturer now boasts a hybrid more »

Driverless Audi to race at 150mph13.10.2014

A driverless Audi RS 7 Sportback will tackle Germany’s Hockenheim circuit at race speed next week to underscore the potential of piloted driving technology. With the latest Audi developments on board, t more »

Next Green Car finishes MPG Marathon10.10.2014

Next Green Car has completed day 2 of the 14th Fleet World MPG Marathon. The team, consisting of Peter Thomas, Content and Data Manager at Next Green Car and Rhys Harry, ProFleet2 Development Consultant more »

£11m hydrogen support fund announced10.10.2014

In a major step to diversify the range of low emission vehicles available, an £11 million investment has been announced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) towards the development of a hydrogen fue more »

Prius+ adds new features for 201510.10.2014

Prius+, the seven-seat hybrid MPV, is being re-groomed for 2015 with new styling details, equipment features and colour choices. The first major changes for Prius+ since launch in 2012 give the car a stronger more »

Next Green Car starts MPG Marathon08.10.2014

Next Green Car has successfully completed day one of the 14th Fleet World MPG Marathon. The team, consisting of Peter Thomas, Content and Data Manager at Next Green Car and Rhys Harrhy, ProFleet2 Develo more »

Tesla guarantees resale value of Model S08.10.2014

Tesla motors has introduced a new scheme that will allow private owners to sell their Model S back to Tesla at a guaranteed price after three years of their hire purchase. Through Tesla's hire purchase pr more »

Beware the danger of downsizing07.10.2014

The old adage that good things come in small packages is not necessarily true in the automotive sector, at least not when it comes to engine size. Looking at the data in the table below, based on real-wor more »

September car market continues to rise06.10.2014

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that 425,861 new cars were registered in September. Not only does this make it the second-largest month of the year in terms ca more »

NGC competes in MPG Marathon03.10.2014

Next Green Car, the UK’s leading green car website and ALD Automotive, one of the UK’s largest vehicle leasing and fleet management companies, are demonstrating the capability of electric vehicles (EVs) by more »

Michelin develops Tall and Narrow tyre03.10.2014

Michelin has developed new tyres that save energy while continuing to deliver excellent performance in terms of grip, longevity and driving enjoyment. The words “Tall & Narrow” perfectly describe the more »

SMMT Innovation Award shortlist 201402.10.2014

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Award for Automotive Innovation, with contenders ranging from Formula 1-inspired energy recovery systems to advanc more »

Paris Motor Show 2014 highlights01.10.2014

As the 2014 Paris Motor Show (Mondial De L’Automobile) is about to get under way in Paris, most manufacturers are preparing their stands to show off their latest offerings and green technologies, hoping to w more »

Car tax disc abolished from today01.10.2014

The paper car tax disc has come to the end of its life after 90 years. From today, those circular bits of paper have officially been replaced by an electronic register. Vehicles owners will still need to more »

September 2014

POD Point conducts EV charge survey30.09.2014

POD Point are currently conducting a survey with electric car drivers in order to understand their charging needs better, and to improve the UK’s public charging network. Everyone who enters will have more »

New VW Passat pricing announced30.09.2014

Prospective owners can now place orders for the eighth generation Passat saloon and Estate models, ahead of the first UK deliveries expected in January. According to Volkswagen the new Passat, which will more »

Nissan highlights London air pollution29.09.2014

Nissan is highlighting London's battle with air quality by using the electric Nissan LEAF to power a striking piece of street art in Waterloo, London that depicts the Capital's iconic skyline. The car man more »

Volvo V40 X-Country gets new engine29.09.2014

The successful Drive-E powertrain with a 245 hp petrol turbo T5 engine that was made available earlier this year for the V40 is now being introduced for the V40 Cross Country ­­– with the added capability more »

Outlander PHEV wins towcar award26.09.2014

The Caravan Club, formed in 1907 and now representing over 375,000 members, has honoured Mitsubishi Motors with its ‘Award for Innovation’ for the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The awar more »

New Ingenium engine for Jaguar XE25.09.2014

The new Jaguar XE will be the most fuel-efficient Jaguar yet, powered with the new Ingenium engines with CO2 emissions from just 99g/km. The Ingenium range is produced at the new £500 million, 100,000m2 more »

Renault Espace reinvented for Paris25.09.2014

Renault will take the wraps off the new Espace at this years Paris Motor Show. This large crossover is based largely upon the concept car that was revealed a year ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Like pre more »

Further new Ford Mondeo spec revealed24.09.2014

Ford has announced that the new Mondeo will be its first car globally to offer a new pedestrian detection technology that could help reduce the severity of accidents or help drivers avoid them altogether. Addi more »

Nissan e-NV200 VIP concept revealed24.09.2014

Fresh from launching the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 compact van, Nissan has created a new zero emission concept for VIP transportation - the Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept. Designers have upgraded the elect more »

MINI launches new MINI 5-Door Hatch23.09.2014

Just six months after introducing the new MINI 3-Door Hatch to the UK, the much-loved British brand is launching another exciting model; the all-new MINI 5-Door Hatch. An entirely new body style for the r more »

Dacia Duster styling and trim upgrades22.09.2014

The Dacia Duster is set to benefit from a package of styling and trim upgrades for the 2015 Model Year, but with no increase in the pricing. The line-up continues to consist of two and four-wheel drive mo more »

Peugeot Quartz PHEV to debut in Paris19.09.2014

Peugeot will display their new plug-in hybrid crossover concept vehicle, the Quartz, at the Paris Motor Show next month (4th -19th October) The Quartz plug-in hybrid concept mixes elements of a crossover more »

Renault outlines EOLAB hybrid concept18.09.2014

Renault has announced that it will unveil the EOLAB, a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concept vehicle, at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, scheduled to take place from the 2nd – 19th October. The concept featu more »

Ford reveals details of new C-MAX17.09.2014

Ford motors has revealed details of the new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX ahead of their official European launch in early 2015. The new 5-seat C-MAX and 7-seat Grand C-MAX, Ford claims, offer improvements in fue more »

Nevs unveils new Saab EV16.09.2014

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) has revealed a new prototype Saab electric vehicle, after announcing cash flow problems earlier in the year. Two years ago, Nevs acquired Saab Automobile's bankrupt more »

Toyota to unveil new crossover concept15.09.2014

Toyota has announced it will unveil a new C-HR crossover concept vehicle at the Paris motor show (2 – 19 October) The C-HR concept will take centre stage on the Toyota stand in hall 4 at the show. It wi more »

EPSRC funds £6m low carbon car R&D12.09.2014

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced this week, at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) event in Milton Kenynes, that it will channel £6m of funding into a new research proje more »

Peugeot to unveil hybrid 208 in Paris12.09.2014

Peugeot will reveal the new 208 Hybrid 2L Demonstrator at next month’s Paris Motor Show, which is slated to deliver 141mpg. The new hybrid vehicle is based on a production version of the Peugeot 208 1.2 more »

LowCVP award winners announced11.09.2014

The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards winners were announced last night at a packed gala dinner hosted by Cenex-LCV in Milton Keynes. Top honours went to the BMW Group, who claimed the ‘Grand Prix’ more »

New Peugeot 508 details revealed10.09.2014

According to Peugeot, the new 508 has been significantly updated to keep it at the cutting edge of the executive car segment. Featuring major changes in exterior and interior styling, the latest state-of-the-a more »

Renault and Bolloré form EV partnership09.09.2014

Renault and Bolloré are joining forces to promote electric vehicles (EVs) as part of three agreements relating to industrial cooperation, the founding of a joint-venture to sell EV car sharing solutions and a more »

S-Class PHEV pricing announced09.09.2014

Mercedes has announced pricing for an S-Class that can return up to 100.9 mpg, emits 65 g/km of CO2 and can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 5.2-seconds before reaching a limited 155 mph. Despite this, i more »

New Focus improves fuel efficiency08.09.2014

The new Focus will be the first in Europe to offer the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and will also be available for the first time with the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine. As Next Green Car reported more »

LA vehicle fleet to become greener08.09.2014

Over 1,000 local authority vehicles from buses to fire engines will be cleaner and greener after Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced successful bidders for the £5 million Clean Vehicle Technology Fun more »

New car market continues to rise05.09.2014

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) indicate that new car cars sales are continuing to rise, up by 9.4 per cent compared with August 2013. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Exec more »

Hyundai reveals i20 interior04.09.2014

Hyundai has released the first interior images of the new i20. The images follow the recent unveiling of the cars exterior. The interior uses contemporary colour blocks that, according to Hyundai heighten more »

Mitsubishi reveals Outlander PHEV-S04.09.2014

These are the first images of what Mitsubishi has dubbed the Outlander PHEV-S. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has chosen the Paris Motor show to unveil the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, two years after the pre more »

LowCVP Awards shortlist announced03.09.2014

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has today revealed the shortlist for the 2014 Low Carbon Champions Awards. The Awards will be presented at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event’s sell-out gala more »

Ford recruits for new Diesel engine03.09.2014

Ford is recruiting 250 new employees as production operators for a new diesel engine production line being installed in the Ford Dagenham Engine Plant. This next-generation, low-CO2, 2.0-litre diesel engi more »

Latest Ford Focus priced from £13,99502.09.2014

The new Ford Focus, due to arrive in dealerships this November will be priced from £13,995, the same as the current Focus. With, top of the range Titanium and Titanium X versions costing £100 less than their more »

Toyota FCV passes important stage01.09.2014

Toyota has reached an important production stage in its programme to launch its first fuel cell vehicle, gaining government-approved status to build and inspect high-pressure hydrogen tanks. As Next Green more »

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