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UK Govt announces £6.6m hydrogen investment30.03.2015

The Government has announced a £6.6 million investment in hydrogen infrastructure, representing a significant step in enabling the use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the UK. The package of measures w more »

Greening taxis gets £45m boost27.03.2015

A £20 million fund will be made available to local authorities to support the rollout of ultra-low emission taxis across the UK. The money will be available to reduce the upfront cost of purpose built taxis more »

£80m boost for greener vehicles27.03.2015

Projects that will bring fuel cells into van fleets, develop high efficiency transmissions and create the next generation of electric and hybrid buses are among the latest to receive money from the joint £1 b more »

London ULEZ will launch in 202026.03.2015

Following a public consultation, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London from 7 September 2020. It is hoped, that the planned UL more »

Connected cars to deliver UK economy boost26.03.2015

New research commissioned by SMMT has found the development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK, delivering huge benefits to society and the economy. In the ana more »

Plug-in van grant extended25.03.2015

British businesses will be able to continue saving money and cutting their carbon footprint as the government announced that the ultra-low emission plug-in van grant will be extended. Transport Minister B more »

Concept PHEV SUV tyre unveiled25.03.2015

A novel tyre that features different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty handling and efficiency for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) SUVs. To date, engineers have more »

ZOE takes top places in ZENN Rally24.03.2015

Following its victory last year, Renault ZOE has put in yet another remarkable performance at the 2015 ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally with four ZOE models taking the top four places. In its second appearance in more »

New tech automatically prevents speeding24.03.2015

Breaking the speed limit can be costly in terms of fines, and driving bans, as well as playing a significant role in many road accidents. In response, Ford is launching a new technology that could help prevent more »

Google launches Android Auto20.03.2015

Automotive apps are the next big thing in car infotainment systems, and the battle for the dashboard is heating up between the two main players Apple and Google. Both Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android more »

TomTom offers predictive driving advice20.03.2015

TomTom Telematics has launched its next generation of WEBFLEET OptiDrive, incorporating predictive real-time driving advice to empower drivers to drive in a greener, safer style. TomTom Telematics was the more »

Dundee electric taxi fleet enters service19.03.2015

One of the UK’s largest electric taxi fleets has entered service for the first time in Dundee. The fleet of 30 electric Nissan LEAFs operated by 203020 Electric – part of the Tele Taxis Group – is now in more »

Emissions reducing asphalt under development18.03.2015

Asphalt that cuts the fuel consumption of the vehicles that drive on it is a cutting edge technology under development in France, according to New Civil Engineer. Colas engineers are investigating the inf more »

Budget 2015 live: New car and fuel tax rates18.03.2015

Next Green Car provides an in-depth summary of the Chancellor's Budget 2015 as it affects vehicle tax, fuel duty, BIK rates and other motoring taxes. Now that the Chancellor has delivered his assessment more »

Leicester Council unveils air quality plan18.03.2015

People in Leicester are being asked for their views on an ambitious ten-year plan to improve the cities air quality after the Council published its draft air quality action plan for public consultation. C more »

ULEVs line up for Silverstone Fleet Show17.03.2015

Fleet decision-makers will have the opportunity to evaluate some of the latest Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) at this year’s Fleet Show at Silverstone in May, which is being sponsored by Barclaycard Fue more »

High performance fuel cell unveiled16.03.2015

Intelligent Energy has unveiled an innovative 100kW automotive fuel cell, providing vehicle manufacturers with a new high performance option for their next generation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). more »

April 2015 govt grant revisions for EVs13.03.2015

April will host a refresh of the electric car grant guidelines from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles. The Government has pledged to continue its support of plug-in vehicles and their integration into more »

12 cities shortlisted for ULEV funding11.03.2015

Today, government announced details of 12 UK cities shortlisted to share £35 million of funding to promote ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Bidding to be the UK’s first ‘Go Ultra Low Cities’, the sh more »

Low carbon cars could cut CO2 by 47%10.03.2015

The cost of motoring will fall in Britain as a result of efforts to tackle carbon emissions and clean up urban air pollution, according to a new study by Cambridge Econometrics. In 2014, the average motor more »

Goodyear unveils future tyre technology09.03.2015

Two concept tyres have been unveiled by Goodyear at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show which could radically change the role of car tyres in the future. Though the two tyres are concept products, th more »

Source London repair deal reached06.03.2015

Bluepoint London, the operator of Source London since September 2014, has announced that it has finalised an agreement with Transport for London (“TfL”), the London Borough of Sutton and the London Borough more »

BYD unveils battery electric coach06.03.2015

BYD Motors has officially unveiled the world's first long range, 100% battery electric coach. This first electric coach, named the BYD C9, is a two-axle, 4 foot coach with the seating capacity to carry 47 peop more »

Follow Budget 2015 with Next Green Car04.03.2015

Follow Budget 2015 live on Wed 18th March with Next Green Car as the Chancellor announces future levels of fuel duty and company car tax rates. On the day, Next Green Car will be following events live and more »

Top 10 green cars at Geneva04.03.2015

The 85th Geneva Motor Show is officially under way and manufacturers have begun to show off their latest offerings and green technologies, hoping to wow the press and public. Next Green Car has provided a more »

Comment: Why it's time to go electric03.03.2015

Last month we took a look at some of the barriers still preventing many of us from buying an electric car. While we know there are still some serious hurdles to ownership such as concerns over charging fa more »

Nissan launches seven seat e-NV20003.03.2015

Thanks to growing requests from companies and fleets alike, Nissan has announced it is bringing forward the introduction of the latest iteration in its electric vehicle line-up – a seven seat version of the more »

MEPs impose food-based biofuel limits02.03.2015

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment Committee have voted to limit at 6% the use of land-based biofuels that can count toward the 10% renewable energy target in transport by 2020. MEPs also ap more »

February 2015

Nissan LEAF taxis arrive in Blackpool27.02.2015

A new fleet of 100% electric Nissan LEAF taxis has gone into service in Blackpool 130 years after the tourist resort introduced one of the world’s first electric tramways. The 12-strong fleet of LEAFs h more »

£43m plug-in vehicle funding announced26.02.2015

A wave of charge points to support the fast-growing popularity of plug-in vehicles will be installed across the UK after the government set out £32 million of infrastructure support up to 2020. Homes, ho more »

Toyota i-Road enters car club service26.02.2015

The Toyota i-Road is entering service in a new car club programme in central Tokyo in April. The ultra-compact, electric three-wheeled vehicle has already proved its value as part of a co-ordinated public tran more »

Zap-Map launches app for EV drivers25.02.2015

Next Green Car today announces the launch of the Zap-Map App, which enables EV drivers to locate publically available EV charging points across the UK. The Zap-Map App is designed to improve the electric more »

E-Car Club quadruples EV fleet24.02.2015

Electric vehicle car club, E-Car Club, will have soon quadrupled its fleet from 15 to 60 vehicles in less than a year, while also reducing costs, with the help of business mobility specialist Alphabet. 3 more »

New Toyota Auris to debut in Geneva23.02.2015

Toyota will reveal its new Auris at the 2015 Geneva motor show, the British-built hatchback and Touring Sports wagon versions making their debut alongside new Avensis. New Auris enjoys a refreshed design more »

Schools invited to be part of Formula E20.02.2015

Sustainable engineering charity, Greenpower Education Trust, is inviting schools from London to bid for a chance to compete on one of the biggest motorsport stages of 2015 - the London round of the FIA Formula more »

Ford expands Mondeo line up19.02.2015

Ford has further expanded the number of powertrain combinations that are available to order for the all-new Ford Mondeo to provide the widest ever choice to customers in Europe. Production has now started more »

New manufacturers join Go Ultra Low18.02.2015

Three new car manufacturers have joined Go Ultra Low, the campaign to increase awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) among British car buyers. Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen have joined BMW, more »

Nissan teams up with Aston University18.02.2015

Nissan has teamed up with a leading University to challenge budding business and engineering design students to present their ideas on the future of electric vehicles. In partnership with Aston University more »

Lower emission Audi A1 joins line up17.02.2015

Weighing up the pros and cons of petrol and diesel power has become a little harder for Audi A1 customers now that a new 97gCO2/km TFSI version of the three or five-door supermini has gone on sale in the UK. more »

2015 Geneva Motor Show highlights16.02.2015

As the 85th Geneva Motor Show is about to get under way, most manufacturers are preparing their stands to show off their latest offerings and green technologies, hoping to wow the press and public. The sh more »

OLEV to increase plug-in car grant to 35%16.02.2015

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced changes to the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). From 1st April 2015, buyers of eligible electric cars will be able to claim 35% of the vehicle's OTR price as more »

VW Group acquires fuel cell patents13.02.2015

The Volkswagen Group has acquired a portfolio of patents from fuel cell provider Ballard for approximately £32m marking a strong indication of the growing importance of this zero-emission power source to the more »

Comment: Can’t go or won’t go electric?12.02.2015

I have a confession to make, to those you don't already know, despite being a firm advocate of electric vehicles - I don't actually own one myself. There are many others too - who in principle like the i more »

Nissan showcase glow-in-the-dark LEAF12.02.2015

Nissan has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to showcase how its all-electric LEAF is helping more and more people convert to solar energy at home. The manufacturer worked more »

Range extended black cab launched12.02.2015

Frazer-Nash Research and Ecotive, have launched a new range extender Metrocab, becoming the first zero-emission-capable taxi to be licensed by Transport for London to operate on a trial basis as a London Hackn more »

Online comp car tax system launched11.02.2015

An online trial has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), allowing company car drivers to make changes to car and fuel benefits that will affect their tax codes. This means that Pay As You Earn more »

Driverless car trials begin across UK11.02.2015

The scope for testing driverless cars that have the potential to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, accidents and makie traffic flow more smoothly has been limited, but industry has now been given the green l more »

Nissan LEAF most popular EV in UK10.02.2015

Figures recently released show that the Nissan LEAF maintains its position as the most popular electric car or van in the UK, with at least 5,838 vehicles registered by the third quarter of 2014, representing more »

CDP ranks manufactures on emissions10.02.2015

A new report from CDP highlights which of the world's largest auto companies are best positioned to benefit from regulatory change and those that will struggle without adapting their business models. In more »

Toyota extends hybrid battery recovery09.02.2015

The hybrid batteries used in Toyota and Lexus models can last longer than the vehicles themselves, so often they are only recovered when the cars reach the end of their useful life, or if they have been involv more »

Low CO2 linked to strong tax policy06.02.2015

Countries with the lowest CO2 emissions from new cars usually have registration and company car taxes which are strongly graduated according to CO2 emissions and have the greatest influence on car buyers' choi more »

Transport likely to miss climate target05.02.2015

Progress in reducing emissions from transport is too slow for the EU to meet its long-term goal on cutting transport's contribution to climate change. That is the conclusion from new research by the Europ more »

Study compares council EV ownership05.02.2015

A new study conducted by Intelligent Car Leasing comparing local authorities in the UK according to their ownership of electric vehicles has been released. In the last quarter of 2014, a total of 433 ind more »

Renault-Nissan Alliance sales grow04.02.2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold a record 8,470,610 vehicles in 2014 amid rising sales in the United States and Western Europe. Sales rose for the fifth straight year, up 2.5 percent compared with the pre more »

Renault reveals new Kadjar crossover03.02.2015

Buoyed by the success of Captur, Renault is continuing its offensive in the world of crossovers with the launch of Kadjar, the brand's first C-segment crossover. Available with either four- or two-wheel-d more »

ICCT low carbon transport summary02.02.2015

A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) summarises advances in national and international regulations intended to reduce energy use, mitigate climate change, and control air more »

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