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Toyota gains Carbon Trust certification19.12.2014

Toyota GB’s programme to lower carbon emissions at its headquarters building has gained official recognition from the Carbon Trust. Through the re-certification process, Toyota GB achieved an assessment more »

C&C Taxis adds e-NV200 Combi to fleet18.12.2014

A Cornwall taxi company has taken delivery of one of the first all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi models to arrive in the UK. St Austell-based C&C Taxis has added the award-winning electric van to its six- more »

Michael Vaughan chooses Ampera18.12.2014

Former England cricket captain, Michael Vaughan OBE, has taken the delivery of a new Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle. Michael, who led the England cricket team to their outstanding 2005 As more »

Auto industry urges London ULEZ rethink 16.12.2014

Welcoming plans for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London by 2020, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today said London should set the benchmark for the world’s great cities by imple more »

Survey highlights interest in new Mondeo16.12.2014

According to a recent survey, over half of UK executives in one of the largest "user chooser" market segments are eager for the all-new Ford Mondeo’s arrival. Sewells Intelligence questioned over 2,200 more »

Hyundai recognised in Ward's awards 15.12.2014

Hyundai Motor's zero-emission fuel cell engine, which debuted on the ix35 Fuel Cell, has been recognised as the first engine of its kind in the annual Ward's 10 Best Engines. The WardsAuto World editors more »

Renault reveals future mobility ideas12.12.2014

Renault has revealed two innovations based on its EOLAB prototype, both of which are scheduled to appear in production cars in 2015. At the same time the company has revealed three longer-term approaches to lo more »

LEAF owners shun petrol and diesel cars11.12.2014

In a brand new study, over 6,500 Nissan LEAF owners across the UK were able to feedback on their electric vehicle experiences. The results were extremely positive with the majority of LEAF drivers saying they more »

£25m competition for biofuel fuel plants11.12.2014

The UK green fuels industry will, according to the Government, take a significant step forward with the launch of a £25 million competition to build advanced biofuel plants. The Department for Transport more »

Volvo XC90 order books open10.12.2014

Volvo has opened the order books for the all-new Volvo XC90, the first vehicle to be built on its brand new in-house designed and built chassis, using its own in-house designed and built engines. Amongst more »

Celerio pricing and spec announced10.12.2014

The Celerio, Suzuki’s all-new global compact City car will go on sale in the UK from February next year and is priced at just £7,999 for the SZ3 model and £8,999 for the SZ4. Suzuki is well known as b more »

Salary sacrifice drivers want ULEVs09.12.2014

A survey of over 600 drivers by Zenith Leasedrive Group has revealed that over 61 per cent are interested in ordering an electric or hybrid car through a salary sacrifice car scheme. Of these, 12 per cent more »

BMW makes plug-in hybrid commitment08.12.2014

The BMW Group is preparing to follow up its BMW i models with plug-in hybrid versions of the core-brand models. In Miramas, France, it will present a BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype and a new gener more »

Paris Mayor plans diesel ban by 202008.12.2014

The mayor of Paris has laid out a plan for diesel cars to be banned from the French capital by 2020 to reduce air pollution. A partial ban was imposed in March 2014 after the capital’s air quality was more »

Electric B-Class now available to order05.12.2014

The first volume production electric car by Mercedes-Benz – the B-Class Electric Drive – is now available to order. Split into two model lines – Sport and Electric Art – the B-Class Electric Drive more »

New car market grows in November04.12.2014

The new car market continues to exceed expectations amid rising consumer confidence. Registrations grew for the 33rd consecutive month in November, up 8.0% to 172,327 units. In total, 2,310,237 cars regi more »

Motorway fuel price signs on M504.12.2014

The government has announced it will press ahead with plans to introduce signs on motorways that display the price of fuel at service stations, to help promote competition and lower fuel prices. The annou more »

Driverless cars fund winner announced04.12.2014

Innovate UK has announced that ‘UK Autodrive’, a consortium of local authorities, UK technology and automotive businesses and academic institutions, has won the UK Government’s £10m ‘Introducing Drive more »

Chancellor confirms fuel duty freeze03.12.2014

In his Autumn Statement 2014, the Chancellor George Osborne today confirmed the continued freeze on fuel duty despite the recent reduction in the price of oil. Taken together with the announcements in Bud more »

NGC analysis of £15bn road investment03.12.2014

An ambitious £15 billion plan to triple levels of spending by the end of the decade to increase the capacity and condition of England’s roads, has been announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin an more »

EU rules that UK must act on air pollution02.12.2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK Government must put actions in place to clean up its air quality, which could mean further restrictions for diesel and heavy goods vehicles in city cen more »

Nissan - ULEV manufacturer of the year01.12.2014

Nissan has been named Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Manufacturer of the Year at the Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Hero Awards. The brand picked up the honour for its ongoing leadership of the ULEV sec more »

November 2014

Proposed NEDC changes assessed28.11.2014

Emissions Analytics’ data resource, from tests on more than 800 vehicles, is transforming the economics of obtaining emissions data for Manufacturers who are tasked with understanding and acting upon the pro more »

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 »

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