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World record for largest EV parade29.05.2015

A record-breaking 577 electric vehicles (EVs) took to the Tempelhof track in Berlin at the Formula E event to establish be crowned the world's largest electric vehicle parade. The total easily surpassed the pr more »

Honda to attempt MPG record28.05.2015

Honda will put the real-world fuel economy of its 1.6 i-DTEC engine to the ultimate test in an 8,500 mile drive across all 24 contiguous EU countries, with the aim of setting a new Guinness World Records title more »

Hyundai delivers ix35 to Anglo American27.05.2015

Hyundai has officially handed over an example of the world's first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), the ix35 Fuel Cell, to global mining business Anglo American. The handover took place at more »

Addison Lee acquires Climate Cars26.05.2015

Premium car service Addison Lee has added more than 100 low emission vehicles to its fleet after acquiring London-based eco-friendly passenger car service Climate Cars for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2 more »

Audi unveils lower emission A322.05.2015

The ‘ultra’ badge which already marks out the model offering the highest fuel economy and the lowest emissions in five Audi ranges has now reached the A3 compact hatchback. The new A3 and A3 Sportback more »

New London Car Club Coalition formed22.05.2015

A new multi-stakeholder Car Club Coalition has been formed in the capital to drive the growth of car club members in London. The Coalition, which includes Transport for London (TfL), London Councils, the more »

100-day Euro 6 countdown begins21.05.2015

This weekend begins the 100-day countdown to the official launch of the strictest-ever European vehicle emissions regulation, Euro 6. From 1 September 2015, all new car models sold in the EU must meet this low more »

EVs could save 65% off fuel bills20.05.2015

Families could cut as much as 65 percent off monthly fuel bills by making the switch to an electric car according to a recent study by Nissan. This equates to a saving of £22 each month, for the average more »

Toyota fuel cell research at nano-particle level20.05.2015

When it comes to securing the best performance from its hydrogen fuel cell technology, Toyota's scrutiny is reaching unprecedented levels with a new monitoring system that plots the behaviour of nanometre-size more »

Twingo wins Design of the Year Award 201519.05.2015

The Renault Twingo has been awarded the title of ‘Design of the Year’ in the 2015 Fleet World Honours at a ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club in London. The all-new Twingo was launched in the more »

Electric car club launches in Harbury18.05.2015

An electric car club has been launched by Harbury Energy Initiative in association with E-Car Club, the UK's first pay-per-hour entirely electric car club business. The club is the culmination of nine mon more »

VW unveils Golf GTE Sport concept15.05.2015

Volkswagen has unveiled a new concept car at Lake Worthersee in Austria. The Golf GTE Sport has carbon body, completely new cockpit design, an “electric propshaft” and a 400 PS plug-in hybrid drivetrain de more »

Is stop-start technology beneficial?14.05.2015

The principle behind stop-start technology makes sense. Turn off your engine whilst it is not needed, for instance at red traffic lights, and you will improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. However, more »

Students learn about Outlander PHEV14.05.2015

The Dealer Principal of award-winning Mitsubishi dealership Firs Garage in Hook Norton is lending his former school a top-selling plug-in hybrid SUV so that students can learn about its game-changing technolog more »

Car manufacturers seek to delay WLTP test13.05.2015

European carmakers are pushing to delay by three years new rules that would strengthen the ways car fuel economy and emissions are measured. The European Commission plans to introduce a new test cycle in more »

Eco-unfriendly driving costs £700m a year12.05.2015

Research released today by Barclaycard Fuel+ has found that British motorists are wasting £700 million on their fuel bills every year because they aren't using eco-friendly driving techniques. On avera more »

Point Four chooses Auris hybrid for fleet12.05.2015

Electronic point-of-sale specialist Point Four has turned to Toyota hybrid power to realise cost, quality and environmental benefits in its vehicle fleet. The Nottingham-based company has taken delivery o more »

Audi unveils high efficiency petrol engine11.05.2015

Audi is constantly pursuing a better balance between performance and economy across its engine range, and the latest evidence of this is a new 190PS 2.0-litre TFSI notable as the most efficient petrol-powered more »

BMW 3 Series specification revealed08.05.2015

The BMW 3 Series has been a sales phenomenon, with 14 million cars sold since production began with the E21 model in 1975. During that time the model has defined the premium sports saloon segment with today ar more »

Are we seeing a green gas revolution?07.05.2015

The use of biomethane as a vehicle fuel has grown significantly, with evidence from the Gas Vehicle Hub demonstrating that the number of UK gas refuelling points which supply biomethane content has risen with more »

CCR Mitsubishi helps WellChild06.05.2015

A Mitsubishi dealership group is helping a children’s charity to go green and save money by lending it two plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. CCR Mitsubishi, which has nine dealerships across the south, more »

VW Group publishes sustainability report06.05.2015

The Volkswagen Group has published its new sustainability report, which includes, for the first time, essays by Board of Management members on economically, environmentally and socially responsible conduct as more »

Hyundai announces ix35 fuel cell pricing05.05.2015

Hyundai has announced that the official public pricing for the zero-emission, hydrogen-powered ix35 will start from £53,105 OTR after part-funding from the HyFive project, saving customers nearly £15,000 off more »

Peugeot 208 achieves MPG record05.05.2015

A Peugeot 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC. An impressive 1,337.19 miles were covered on 9.45 gallons of Diesel, with an average fuel consumption of 14 more »

Industry responds to air quality ruling01.05.2015

The UK Supreme Court has quashed the Government’s ineffective plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution in Britain and ordered it to deliver new ones by the end of the year. The historic ruling is the cul more »

Olympian puts Outlander PHEV to the test01.05.2015

An Olympic medal-winning athlete is putting a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) to the test as he trains for Rio 2016. Anthony Betts Mitsubishi in Hemel Hempstead has lent British Oly more »

April 2015

Avis adds over 400 Nissan EVs to fleet30.04.2015

Nissan and AVIS Denmark have signed a deal to create the largest fleet of Nissan electric vehicles anywhere in Europe, with a new order of 401 Nissan e-NV200 vans and a further 60 Nissan LEAFs. In 2014 AV more »

Volvo unveils XC90 PHEV improvements30.04.2015

Volvo has unveiled improvements to its new plug-in hybrid, the XC90. According to the official test results, the XC90 now has CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. The improvement over the earlier announced figures more »

First Toyota Mirai arrives in the UK29.04.2015

The first Toyota Mirai has arrived in the UK in pre-production form. The model is finished in dark blue metallic and has taken up temporary residence at Toyota HQ. At 4.7 metres long, the Mirai is the sa more »

eCall delayed till spring 201829.04.2015

Emergency call devices that automatically alert rescue services to car crashes (eCall) will have to be fitted to all new models of cars and light vans by 31 March 2018 under rules voted by European Parliament more »

Are new car CO2 emissions falling or not?28.04.2015

The UK has once again beaten CO2 emissions targets, with the average new car in 2014 posting CO2 emissions 4.2% below this year’s EU-wide target of 130 g/km, according to a Society of Motor Manufacturers and more »

Land Rover introduces new Ingenium engine27.04.2015

Following its highly successful launch in September 2014, Land Rover has announced its innovative Ingenium diesel engine will be introduced to the Discovery Sport. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium di more »

New Honda HR-V to be among most efficient in class24.04.2015

The all-new Honda HR-V will be one of the most efficient cars in its class and according to Honda boast an unmatched combination of sought-after attributes when it arrives in showrooms across the UK this summe more »

EVs could help reduce driving stress24.04.2015

According to new research, 70% of motorists believe that a quieter cabin would help improve their mood and reduce stress during the time they spend in the car. The findings suggest that making journeys i more »

Audi produces synthetic diesel23.04.2015

Audi has taken another big step in the development of new, CO2-neutral fuels: a pilot plant in Dresden, Germany, has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e-diesel. After a commissioning phase of more »

Which? calls for more realistic MPG testing23.04.2015

Which? is calling for more realistic car fuel economy testing after finding 98% of the cars they tested couldn't match or beat official miles per gallon (MPG) claims. According to Which? the cost of fuel more »

GKN wins PACE award for eAXLE22.04.2015

GKN Automotive has been honoured with an Automotive News PACE award for its two-speed eAxle technology, showcased on the class-redefining BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar. The Automotive News PACE award, be more »

Autohorn adds Toyota hybrids to fleet22.04.2015

Vehicle rental and leasing specialist Autohorn has strengthened its customer fleet with an order for more than 60 new Toyotas. The York-based business, a well-established Toyota customer, is taking delive more »

JLR wins sustainable development award21.04.2015

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has received a 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, for reducing the environmental impact of its products and its operations. This is the 14th Queen’s more »

Driverless cars: Connected chaos or green dream?20.04.2015

With the most extensive UK trials of driverless cars already underway, it is worth pausing to ask what autonomous vehicles will really mean for our roads, our lives and for the green transport agenda. Whi more »

Falling battery prices boost outlook for EVs20.04.2015

The cost of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) has been falling fast and is almost certainly well below the estimates made by many analysts in the past decade according to research by the Stockholm Envi more »

Record number of UK car buyers choose ULEVs20.04.2015

A record number of UK car buyers are opting to reduce their fuel bills by choosing ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), according to research by Go Ultra Low. The latest registration figures from the Soc more »

Ford unveils production Vignale Mondeo17.04.2015

Ford Motor Company today unveiled the production version of the Ford Vignale Mondeo – the first vehicle to be introduced as part of Ford’s new Vignale brand. Each Vignale model is hand-finished in a s more »

LowCVP awards nomination call 16.04.2015

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced a call for nominations from organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. There are seven Award catego more »

E-Car Club launches in Scotland15.04.2015

The University of St Andrews, together with Transport Scotland and E-Car Club have launched Scotland’s largest all electric, community car club. St Andrews now has a fleet of 10 electric vehicles (8x R more »

EU agrees to phase out land-based biofuels14.04.2015

The use of land-based biofuels as part of EU plans for the decarbonisation of transport will be restricted under a proposal endorsed by the European Parliament’s environment committee. Transport & Envir more »

Fleet Operators miss out on £2.6bn fuel savings13.04.2015

New research from Go Ultra Low has shown that commercial vehicle operators and fleet managers are missing out on a share of more than £2.6 billion potential fuel savings, accessible by opting for an ultra-low more »

Motorists caught out by tax disc changes13.04.2015

Thousands of motorists are having their cars towed and are being charged fines after falling foul of new car tax rules introduced by the DVLA. Figures obtained by the Guardian revealed that clamping of v more »

Citroën reveals Aircross PHEV concept10.04.2015

Citroën has unveiled its Aircross plug-in hybrid concept ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. The brand said the model confirms its ability to develop its new positioning and illustrates its i more »

UK electric fleet passes 32,500 mark09.04.2015

Combining figures from the Department for Transport with new data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals that the total number of electric cars and vans registered in the UK now exc more »

Shell collaborate on new compact city car09.04.2015

Shell, in collaboration with the race and road car designer Professor Gordon Murray and engine specialist Osamu Goto, will co-engineer an ultra-compact, efficient car for city use based around the internal com more »

US team announces fast-charging aluminium-ion battery08.04.2015

Scientists at Stanford University have announced the development of a new high-performance aluminium battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. According to the researcher team, the alum more »

Difference between official and real MPG continues to grow08.04.2015

Evidence from Emission Analytics large-scale test programme of passenger cars in Europe has revealed the difference between the official fuel economy figures for new cars and their Real MPG results is continui more »

Toyota RAV4 hybrid debuts in New York07.04.2015

Toyota has unveiled the all-new RAV4 hybrid at the New York International Auto Show, 20 years after the first RAV4 pioneered today’s valuable and highly popular compact SUV market. Its smooth and effic more »

EV battery degradation concerns overstated02.04.2015

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that electric vehicles (EVs) will meet the daily travel needs of drivers longer than commonly assumed. more »

City Car Club acquired by Enterprise01.04.2015

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced the acquisition of City Car Club, reinforcing Enterprise as one of the UK’s major providers of mobility solutions to individuals and businesses that require a vehicle for more »

Queen takes delivery of Nissan LEAF01.04.2015

As the electric vehicle market grows and strengthens seemingly day by day, it was almost inevitable that EVs would at some point break into the upper echelons and become popular with trend setters and celebrit more »

Glass's to revisit LEAF residual values01.04.2015

Used vehicle valuation experts, Glass's has announced plans to revisit its residual value forecasts for the Nissan LEAF following the news that battery failure rates are much lower than many industry analysts more »

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