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Vauxhall Viva to debut in Geneva23.01.2015

Vauxhall’s new five-door entry-level model VIVA is to world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show (5th – 15th March). Arriving in summer 2015, the VIVA will be the latest addition to Vauxhall’s sma more »

Toyota to increase Mirai production23.01.2015

Toyota announced today it is to increase production of its Mirai fuel cell car. The hydrogen-powered saloon was launched in Japan on 15 December last year and will be introduced in the UK and other selected Eu more »

Toyota RND concept announced22.01.2015

First details of new model released ahead of world debut next week Toyota is breaking with motor industry convention by revealing a new product outside the familiar surroundings of an international motor more »

Higher spec Outlander PHEV revealed21.01.2015

Mitsubishi has revealed a premium version of its popular Outlander PHEV. Currently the only plug-in hybrid SUV on the market, the Outlander has achieved impressive sales figures. This latest version is likely more »

Prince of Wales visits LEAF plant21.01.2015

HRH The Prince of Wales visited Nissan’s Sunderland plant today to see production of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF and to learn about the Nissan Skills Foundation, a job-creation programme. His Royal Hi more »

​Islington approves diesel surcharge20.01.2015

Islington Council in north London has approved a yearly £96 diesel surcharge on resident parking permits to help improve air quality in the borough. The charge will begin in April. Islington Council arg more »

MPs unprepared for driverless cars19.01.2015

MPs are yet to grasp the impact of modern vehicle technology on the motor industry says Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). The comments came after a Dods Polling survey into MPs attitudes to driverle more »

Hyundai secures 'blue light' contract16.01.2015

Hyundai has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services (CSS) Vehicle Purchase Framework enabling continued supply to the 'blue light' sector – the emergency services – and to a whole range of pu more »

Mirai orders exceed Toyota expectations16.01.2015

The hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai production car, has amassed 1,500 orders in its first month on sale in Japan. Due for introduction in the UK later this year, the saloon has far exceeded expectations: T more »

Bristol Airport plugs in with electric van15.01.2015

Bristol Airport has taken delivery of a new electric vehicle for use by its in-house Information Technology (IT) team. The Nissan e-NV200 is the first 100 per cent electric powered vehicle on the 176 hec more »

£5m public fleet ULEV scheme begins14.01.2015

Up to 35 public sector organisations are being asked to bid for funding from a £5 million scheme to support ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV), Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced. Organisations more »

New VW Golf GTE now on sale in the UK14.01.2015

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is now available to order in the UK, priced at £28,035 (including the government's £5000 plug-in car grant). Unlike Volkswagen’s other electric vehicles (the e-up! and e-Golf more »

Honda FCV makes N.American debut14.01.2015

The next-generation Honda FCV Concept makes its North American debut at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. The Honda FCV Concept showcases the exterior and interior styling evolution of Honda’s next zero emi more »

Millions miss out on cheaper motoring14.01.2015

Millions of drivers could be missing out on savings of around £860 per year in fuel and tax because myths still exist about running electric and plug-in hybrid cars. The findings are the result of new re more »

White paper: Innovative on-street EV charging solutions13.01.2015

While around 70% of UK households have access to an off-street location which can potentially be used for charging an EV, around 30% of UK households (40% in London) do not have a suitable location for home-ba more »

Mercedes-Benz reveals C 350 PHEV13.01.2015

Following its premiere in the S-Class, Mercedes-Benz is now offering its hybrid technology in the C-Class and, for the first time, also in an Estate model. With a range of 19 miles in purely electric mod more »

UK electric fleet passes 24,500 mark12.01.2015

With the recent announcement from Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) that 23,083 claims have been made through the Plug-in Car Grant scheme, the total number of electric cars and vans in the UK is about t more »

Nissan and Nasa enter partnership12.01.2015

Nissan and NASA are entering a five-year research and development partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare for commercial application of the technology. Researchers from Nissan's U. more »

Low emission car sales up significantly09.01.2015

Sales of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) are booming thanks in part to greater model choice and increased efficiency. According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader more »

Automotive 2015: The year ahead08.01.2015

anuary The start of a fresh new year heralds the arrival of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), casually known as the Detroit motor show, which opens on 12th January. With it comes the rev more »

Euro NCAP reveals best of 201408.01.2015

Listed below are 2014’s five star cars according to Euro NCAP. These are the vehicles that achieved the highest overall scores in their respective categories. The best performers in their size categori more »

Fleetdrive Electric offer flexi EV lease07.01.2015

Sustainable car and van leasing specialists, Fleetdrive Electric, have extended their product range to include an electric vehicle flexi-lease. Fleet operators looking to explore how electric vehicles ca more »

NGC range test the Kia Soul EV06.01.2015

Since the Kia Soul EV's UK launch in October 2014, its official range of 132 miles has been a positive talking point as it brings a new benchmark to its class. To prove that the Kia really is capable of 1 more »

Driverless Audi A7 arrives at CES 201506.01.2015

Audi, are hoping to really raise eyebrows after completing a journey of more than 550 miles in “Jack”, their adapted Audi A7. Beginning Sunday and arriving Monday, “Jack” drove itself safely from more »

Toyota releases fuel cell patents06.01.2015

Toyota is opening the door to what it hopes is the hydrogen future, by making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty free. Announced at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, this Toyota more »

Kia ahead of new recycling regulations05.01.2015

Kia is ahead of new regulations which require 95 per cent of a vehicle to be recyclable when it reaches the end of its useful life thanks to techniques developed at the company’s Automobile Resource Regener more »

Audi to launch new BEVs by 201802.01.2015

Audi has confirmed that it has committed to developing two new 100% battery-electric vehicles, with the view to launching them by 2018. The announcement was made by Audi CEO Ruper Stadler in an interview more »

Top 10 green cars to watch in 201501.01.2015

Next Green Car looks ahead to the greenest and most innovative cars due for launch in 2015. The year 2015 will see the strengthening of the market for electric vehicles (EVs); both pure electric and plug more »

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