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First Mondeo Hybrid leaves assembly line27.11.2014

Ford has started production of its all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid – the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe and the winner of Next Green Car's Large Family Award earlier this year. Th more »

Renault & Nissan sell 200,000th EV27.11.2014

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 200,000th electric vehicle and has a leading 58% market share for zero-emission cars. Together, Renault and Nissan EVs have saved approximately 200 million litres more »

Winners of Car Club fund announced25.11.2014

Car club schemes across England received a huge boost today (25 November 2014) as Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced the winning bidders for a share of £500,000 government funding. Over 50 new more »

Nissan e-NV200 proves it's top banana25.11.2014

A London fruit delivery firm has proved to fleet operators and business van users just how much juice they can expect to squeeze from Nissan’s 100% electric e-NV200 in the freshest instalment of Nissan’s more »

eConnect Cars wins gold driver award25.11.2014

London’s first all-electric taxi fleet has won the Environmental Gold award at the prestigious Professional Driver QSi (Quality Service and Innovation) Awards, the only national awards for the growing privat more »

Free advice to help tackle grey fleet24.11.2014

Employees driving their own cars for business reasons (‘grey fleet’) comes with a high price tag and a risk for businesses that can escape undetected as often no one is directly responsible for managing it more »

Audi A3 e-tron drives off production line21.11.2014

The first plug-in hybrid Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has driven off the assembly line at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt. According to Audi production capacity of the A3 e-tron is approximately 50 cars every da more »

Audi reveals A7 h-tron fuel cell vehicle20.11.2014

Revealed at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro uses an electric drivetrain with a fuel cell as its energy source, in combination with a hybrid battery and an additional electric motor more »

VW reveals Fuel Cell Golf20.11.2014

Volkswagen has presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show the world premiere of the Golf SportWagen HyMotion – a progressive research vehicle with a fuel cell drive. In the fuel cell, hydrogen and oxygen ar more »

T&E report analyses real-world MPG19.11.2014

If your new car using more fuel than the brochure promised? The good news is that it's probably not due to your heavy-footed driving. The bad news is that it's probably that the company making the car is manip more »

NGC announces 2014 Award winners18.11.2014

Next Green Car, the UK’s no. 1 green car website, today announces the winners of the Next Green Car Awards 2014, highlighting this year’s best green cars to come onto the market. Now in its seventh ye more »

Honda reveals FCV concept18.11.2014

Honda has unveiled, a concept fuel-cell vehicle, the Honda FCV Concept. The FCV production model that will be based on this concept is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by the end of March 2016 and subsequently more »

Toyota's FCV to be called 'Mirai'17.11.2014

Akio Toyoda announces the official name of Toyota's Fuel Cell Saloon in Web Video, and it’s called “Mirai”. According to Toyota Mirai, which means future in Japanese, represents a turning point for more »

Suzuki Celerio on sale from Feb 201514.11.2014

Following its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Celerio, Suzuki’s new compact City car, will go on sale in the UK from February 2015. Official CO2 emissions of 99 g/km and fuel more »

VW reveals CO2 and connectivity tech13.11.2014

The hunt for every gram of CO2, every drop of fuel, every kilowatt of power that can be saved is one of the key challenges faced by the automotive industry. The objective is to drive into the future more susta more »

GKN produces first two speed eAXLE12.11.2014

GKN, a supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, has produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. The technology has entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. GKN Auto more »

Kia Soul EV now on sale in UK11.11.2014

With the arrival of the Soul EV, Kia becomes one of only a handful of manufacturers offering a battery-electric car for sale in the UK. Priced at £24,995 after the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant. more »

NGC announces Awards 2014 shortlists10.11.2014

Welcome to the Next Green Car Awards 2014, from the UK’s No.1 green car website and highlighting this year’s best green cars. Thirty-six of the UK’s greenest new cars of 2014 have been selected for more »

October car market continues to rise07.11.2014

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that new car registrations passed two million in October, marking the 32nd consecutive month of growth. October’s p more »

Cable opens Cleaner Vehicles Centre07.11.2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced further funding of £32 million for two new projects to research electric motors manufacturing technology for electric vehicles and develop cleaner internal combust more »

Slough Council receives 15th LEAF06.11.2014

Slough Borough Council’s 'green' credentials are motoring ahead as Fleetdrive deliver to them their 15th electric car, a Nissan Leaf. Following a sustainable fleet analysis with Fleetdrive’s team of e more »

Tesla Model S gets 5-star Euro NCAP05.11.2014

Tesla has announced that following testing, the Model S has received a maximum-possible 5-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). According to Tesla, the Model S is on more »

Microcab to demonstrate hydrogen van05.11.2014

A hydrogen fuel cell van will be showcased by Coventry University and its spin-off firm Microcab at the Advanced Engineering UK show in Birmingham next week, as both organisations exhibit their zero-emission v more »

UK’s first solar hydrogen station opens04.11.2014

A consortium of businesses including BOC and Honda joined the Swindon, Mayor, Cllr Teresa Page, and other dignitaries at a ceremony to mark the official launch of the UK’s first commercial scale solar-powere more »

OECD calls for BIK rate rise04.11.2014

New research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommends company cars and diesel should be taxed more heavily to reduce carbon emissions, traffic congestion and air pollutio more »

La Poste & Renault enter partnership03.11.2014

Philippe Wahl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Poste group, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault group, have signed into a partnership to pursue and strengthen their more »

October 2014

Vauxhall puts Halloween on the map31.10.2014

Did you ever realise that Loughborough hid the jagged tooth of a giant, fearsome pumpkin? Or that London’s Paddington is the start of a 1,420-mile long spider’s web, its strands dissecting the M25? And who more »

NGC finds out about Liftshare30.10.2014

We're always interested in finding out about novel and alternative ways of reducing travel emissions at Next Green Car. That's why Content and Data Manager, Peter Thomas jumped at the opportunity to discuss th more »

Hybrid MPG put to the test30.10.2014

Despite common perception, the advantage of hybrids over frugal diesels is often illusory, if judged solely on fuel economy (MPG). Having tested over 30 hybrids in the UK and US, Emissions Analytics has been a more »

London ULEZ consultation opens29.10.2014

Boris Johnson’s and Transport for London (TfL) plans for an ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) in central London have now gone out to consultation. The ULEZ would require all vehicles driving in central L more »

Next Green Car to manage NCR28.10.2014

Next Green Car is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to take over management of the National Charge Point Registry (NCR) on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office fo more »

Detroit Electric reveals SP:01 design27.10.2014

The final exterior design of Detroit Electric’s all-new, pure electric two-seater sports car, the SP:01, is revealed today as the company gears up for production. The lightweight, limited-edition SP:01 more »

Newcastle Mayor leads way with LEAF27.10.2014

The Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is blazing a trail for elected officials everywhere after taking delivery of his new 100% electric Nissan LEAF mayoral limousine. The transport minister Baroness Kram more »

Audi launches new lower emissions A6 24.10.2014

Audi engineers have developed a more frugal version of the A6 ultra executive saloon in the new range that is now available for UK ordering. Priced from £31,955 OTR in Saloon form or £33,955 as an Avant, the more »

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 »

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