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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 »

August 2014

Govt launches EV Homecharge Scheme29.08.2014

1st September marks the launch of EV Homecharge Scheme, the next phase of the UK Govt's support for domestic charging points, which replaces the previous Domestic Chargepoint Grant launched in February 2013. more »

Vauxhall reveals new Corsa spec29.08.2014

Vauxhall has announced further technical details including CO2 emission and MPG of its all-new Corsa ahead of its world premiere at next month’s 2014 Paris Motor Show (4th – 19th October). One of the more »

Lexus reveals NX300h safety features29.08.2014

Lexus has taken its advanced safety technology a step further with the new NX 300, which will be its first UK model to be fitted as standard with radar-controlled systems to help prevent an accident happening. more »

Scottish Government considering LEZs28.08.2014

The Scotsman has reported that the Scottish Government is considering implementing Low Emission Zones (LEZs) to meet European Union targets on air quality. Glasgow and Edinburgh are both expected to miss their more »

Details of new Skoda Fabia revealed27.08.2014

The new Škoda Fabia is now cleverer and more practical than ever before with a total of 17 ‘Simply Clever’ features, nine of which are new. “The new Fabia is a real champion in terms of practicalit more »

Details of new Volvo XC90 revealed26.08.2014

Months of speculation have ended after Volvo fully revealed the all-new Volvo XC90, delivering a visually striking, premium seven-seat SUV with advance safety features, new powertrain technologies including a more »

X-Perience pricing and spec revealed26.08.2014

Seat has confirmed pricing and specification for the latest addition to the Leon line-up. Called the Seat Leon X-Perience, the new estate with permanent four-wheel-drive and off-roader looks starts from more »

Toyota powers plant with solar22.08.2014

A large-scale embedded solar array has been switched on at Toyota’s UK engine production centre at Deeside in North Wales. Almost 13,000 solar panels will provide up to 10% of all the electricity requir more »

New Lexus NX reshapes SUV design22.08.2014

Lexus is reshaping SUV design with styling for its new NX that owes more to sportscars than 4x4s. The model that marks the company’s entry into the mid-size luxury SUV market makes a big visual stateme more »

EVs set to compete in MPG Marathon21.08.2014

Electric vehicles are set to feature for the first time in this year’s MPG Marathon. However, to finish first in their class, drivers will need to plan their recharging points carefully. Battery electr more »

Outlander PHEV completes Asia rally20.08.2014

A Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric four-wheel drive SUV, entered and managed by the Two & Four Motor Sports rally team supported by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, successfully completed the FIA-cer more »

New Twingo spec and pricing revealed19.08.2014

Renault has revealed UK pricing and specifications for the new Twingo, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March and goes on sale from late September. Prices start at less than £9,500 for the more »

Tax discs to be abolished in October18.08.2014

While the tax disc has been a familiar sight on the windscreens of cars since first introduced in January 1921, from the 1st October 2014, the tricky task of trying to remove the circular car tax disc from its more »

London air pollution levels revealed15.08.2014

Clean Air in London (CAL) has obtained from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) modelled annual mean concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and dangerous airborne particles (PM2.5 a more »

Mitsubishi starts Company Car charter14.08.2014

Mitsubishi's new Company Car Tax Specialist network is a collection of dealers that have been specifically trained to aid and guide company car drivers when enquiring about and choosing a Mitsubishi as their c more »

XC90 first on new scalable architecture 13.08.2014

The new Volvo XC90, due be launched in just under two weeks’ time in Stockholm will be the first car in its range to be built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular chassis technology developed more »

VW Group targets 95 gCO2/km12.08.2014

Prof Ulrich Hackenburg, board member for technical development at Audi has said that the Volkswagen Group will achieve average CO2 emission levels of 95 g/km across its range of vehicles by 2020. One of more »

Hyundai unveils new i2011.08.2014

The first images of the next generation i20 have been unveiled by Hyundai ahead of its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. With the launch of its latest model, Hyundai is continuing its presence in more »

Sun starts diesel scrappage campaign08.08.2014

The Sun, backed by the RAC, the AA and the Road Haulage Association has launched a campaign for compensation for the millions of drivers it says were seduced into buying diesel cars and who now face large fine more »

Mini to integrate JustPark App07.08.2014

JustPark, the online service that helps you find and book a parking space has revealed that MINI will be the first car brand in the world to allow drivers to reserve parking directly from their dashboards. more »

UK electric fleet passes 13,000 mark06.08.2014

With the recent announcement from OLEV that 11,260 claims have been made through the Plug-in Car Grant scheme, the total number of electric cars and vans in the UK now exceeds 13,000 vehicles for the first tim more »

New car market continues to grow06.08.2014

Figures released from the SMMT reveal there were 172,927 new cars registered in July, a rise of 6.6% and the 29th consecutive month of growth. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, "July saw the new car more »

Germany plans to charge foreign drivers05.08.2014

Plans to tax foreign motorists who use German roads, including the Autobahn from 2016 have been announced by Germany’s Transport Minister in a new scheme to help fund the country’s transport infrastructure more »

Kia show off interior of new Sorento05.08.2014

According to Kia its latest SUV, the new Sorento will feature dramatic quality improvements at its launch next year. The third generation Kia Sorento’s cabin will raise the bar in luxury thanks to a mod more »

30% of business drivers uninsured04.08.2014

Britain has been revealed as a nation of hidden business fleets, with a third of British drivers who drive as part of their job uninsured for business miles and 70% receiving no formalised training or risk man more »

Ford tests automatic braking in Paris01.08.2014

Ford has put its automatic braking technology, Active City Stop, to the test in some of Europe’s toughest driving conditions. The streets of Paris provided the ultimate challenge, with the French capital car more »

July 2014

Real World MPG league table published31.07.2014

Emissions Analytics have examined their fuel economy data in more detail, to particularly look at how different manufacturers perform. Of the 459 vehicles included in the study, spread across 26 manufactu more »

Driverless cars to drive on UK roads31.07.2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced 2 new measures that give the green light for driverless cars to take to UK roads from January 2015. UK cities can now bid for a share of a £10 million competi more »

MPG Marathon champions to defend title30.07.2014

MPG Marathon champions, Nick Chapman and Rosemary Homer from Leicestershire County Council, have confirmed they are to defend the crown they won in last year’s eco-driving event. Chapman and Homer, who more »

RAC urges crack down on car tax evaders29.07.2014

The RAC is calling on the Government to urgently create a database of non-UK-registered cars as they enter and leave the UK, amidst concerns that millions of pounds of revenue are going uncollected due to unta more »

Finns add 60% tax to price of a Discovery29.07.2014

In the UK you might expect to pay around £50,000 for a Discovery 3.0 TDV6 SE on top of which there would be a first-year VED charge of £620 followed by an ongoing VED figure of £280. That’s because more »

New Volvo XC90 PHEV hits 5% BIK rate29.07.2014

Company Car Tax payers across the country are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Volvos new XC90. With CO2 emissions of around 60 g/km the luxury SUV easily achieves the 5% benefit in kind (BIK) rate of 75g/km. more »

Diesel drivers to face extra London fees29.07.2014

According to the Times, drivers of diesel cars will face extra penalties and restrictions to combat the growing threat posed by air pollution in cities. The additional £10 fee is likely to affect most di more »

Car Clubs to receive cash boost29.07.2014

Whilst visiting the Norfolk Car Club, Baroness Kramer announced a new car club development fund to be administered by Carplus to help expand access to car club in England. The £500,000 boost is aimed at more »

Bentley awarded Carbon Trust Standard29.07.2014

Bentley has been awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction; importantly, they are the first automotive manufacturer to achieve this feat. Certified by the Carbon Trust more »

New Audi A3 e-tron PHEV arriving soon28.07.2014

Next month will see the new A3 Sportback e-tron become the first plug-in hybrid to join the Audi range. Priced from £34,950 OTR (excluding any government incentives), the five-door compact hatchback com more »

Warwick University to host APC Hub25.07.2014

The University of Warwick has been selected by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) as its Hub location to support the ten year, £1 billion industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon more »

Ford Fiesta UK's best ever selling car24.07.2014

The Ford Fiesta has officially overtaken the Ford escort to become the bestselling car of all time in the UK. Launched in 1976, the Fiesta has led the UK’s small car segment for 27 of the 37 years it h more »

Toyota DARV showcases latest safety tech24.07.2014

In the past, there was little to draw a car driver’s attention away from the road beyond the windows, mirrors and speedometer. Today, even a regular mid-market car can feature a plethora of displays, control more »

Skoda reveals new Fabia23.07.2014

Skoda has unveiled the first design sketch of the new Fabia that shows a young, crisp, urban small car with typical Skoda genes and lots of character. This is the first time in a series production vehicl more »

Mazda unveils new Mazda 223.07.2014

Mazda has revealed its next-generation supermini, the all-new Mazda2 at its Hofu plant south-east of Hiroshima. The fourth member of Mazda's current model generation features the full range of SKYACTIV T more »

Hackers gain access to Tesla Model S22.07.2014

A group of hackers in China claim to have discovered a flaw with the Tesla Model S, which allowed them access to the electric cars internal computers. The news emerged via a social media post from Quihoo more »

New XC90 to be one of the safest cars22.07.2014

The new Volvo XC90 – which will be fully revealed in August – will offer one of the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety packages available in the automotive industry. more »

New Fiat Panda Cross details released21.07.2014

In 2006 SUVs accounted for around seven percent of the total car market in Europe whereas today they account for approximately 20 percent, and yet despite the proliferation of models in the past decade the new more »

Govt fleets funded to introduce EVs18.07.2014

Transport minister Baroness Kramer has announced that all of the government’s fleets will be supplied with funding to introduce electric vehicles into their ranks. The £5 million 'Ultra Low Emission V more »

Tesla announces new Model 317.07.2014

Tesla Motors will take on the compact executive market, directly challenging the BMW 3 series, with their next electric car: the Model 3. The Tesla Model 3, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk has confirmed, wi more »

Toyota Prius Plug-in sets new MPG record16.07.2014

In a real world test at the Nürburgring, designed to demonstrate the Toyota Prius Plug-in’s fuel economy, the plug-in hybrid accomplished a record-winning 698mpg lap of the infamous Nordschliefe. For more »

EV battery leasing in demand from dealers15.07.2014

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions has voiced concerns over the lack of battery leasing options for electric vehicles (EVs), maintaining that the uptake of EVs would be greatly accelerated if more hire schemes were ava more »

New Citroën C1 launched in the UK14.07.2014

The latest edition of the popular Citroën C1 is now available in the UK, with prices starting at £8,245 OTR. The C1 has racked up more than 780,000 sales worldwide since its initial launch in 2005, maki more »

Hydrogen Hyundai ix35 makes record trip11.07.2014

Hyundai Motor's ix35 Fuel Cell has driven a record distance for a hydrogen-powered production car on a single tank, covering 700 kilometres across three countries. The economy drive was conducted by independen more »

Oldham Council to get new EVs10.07.2014

Oldham Council is taking delivery of seven new electric vehicles in collaborating with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Police. The local authority has underlined its gree more »

Tweakker App to accelerate connected car09.07.2014

Billions of dollars are being invested in what is seen as the next big digital playground - the 'connected vehicle'. Central to the mass roll-out of new and subsequently used connected cars and trucks is more »

Wireless charging the future for EVs09.07.2014

BMW group and Daimler have announced a joint venture to develop a standardised form of inductive charging, ultimately enabling electric vehicle drivers to recharge their cars wirelessly. Both manufactur more »

Entries open for 2014 MPG Marathon09.07.2014

This year’s eco-driving extravaganza, the MPG Marathon, is now open for entries. In previous years, the lean-driving challenge has attracted celebrities, motoring journalists, academics and senior figur more »

New Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid08.07.2014

Volvo new XC90 will offer a combination of power and clean operation when it is launched later this year. The all-wheel drive seven-seater offers drivers up to 400 horsepower with official carbon dio more »

Audi smartphone integration due in 201507.07.2014

Audi has announced that, starting in 2015, the Google Auto and Apple CarPlay software platforms will be integrated into the Audi Multi Media Interface (MMI). Audi intends to begin integrating smartphone more »

Volkswagen reveals new Passat models07.07.2014

Volkswagen has unveiled the eighth-generation Passat at a ceremony at the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, Germany. Everything in this car is new: its design, technologies and engines. The Passat s more »

UK pricing revealed for Nissan Pulsar04.07.2014

Nissan has revealed that prices for the new Pulsar will start at £15,995 OTR and will be available in the UK this autumn. The new Nissan Pulsar is an exciting addition to an already expansive range of v more »

New Volkswagen Golf Match announced04.07.2014

Volkswagen is ensuring that the Golf hatchback remains a hot seller with the introduction of the new Golf Match, which comes out of the box with even more specification than the SE model it replaces at no extr more »

Connected vehicles key to fleets' future03.07.2014

According to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), connected and more integrated smartphone systems will have a huge impact on the way fleets choose, operate and manage their vehicles. more »

Toyota reveals new Yaris spec and prices02.07.2014

Toyota has revealed new specification and pricing for the Yaris, which is hopes, will help broaden the appeal of the model to a more diverse customer base. The Yaris line-up now offers more choice, mor more »

Real vs test MPG gap continues to grow01.07.2014

The gap between official miles per gallon and real world mpg has grown to 22% according to Emissions Analytics. Up 5% since they first started testing fuel economy almost three years ago. The average offi more »

Android Auto launched by Google01.07.2014

Google has launched Android Auto, its new connected car platform at the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco. The "glanceable", interface designed especially for drivers is a simplified versio more »

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