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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 dont already know, despite being a firm advocate of electric vehicles I dont 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 transports 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 brands 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 »

January 2015

LPG supplier Autogas rebrands30.01.2015

Augtogas is hoping drivers looking for a cheaper and cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel will be tempted back to LPG following a major rebranding exercise. The new brand identity is to be rolled out more »

Toyota tests efficient hybrid tech30.01.2015

Toyota is testing new technology that could make hybrids and other vehicles with electric powertrains even more efficient. The year-long trial in Japan will evaluate the performance of new power semi-cond more »

Hyundai ramps up new i30 production29.01.2015

Hyundai has begun production of the latest version of the New i30, at its European production facility in Nošovice, Czech Republic. The new i30 follows the companys strategy to create cars that are tail more »

Co-wheels invests in new Toyotas28.01.2015

Co-wheels car club is taking delivery of 80 new Toyotas, a mix of plug-in hybrids, hybrids and city cars as it expands its national fleet. The business operates a car club in more than 40 UK locations and more »

Mitsubishi reveals PHEV concept27.01.2015

"A future-oriented attitude: powerful, fast and dynamic." This is the theme of the 85th International Geneva Motor Show official poster in perfect synergy with Mitsubishi Motors Corporations presence this yea more »

Ricardo to develop air quality platform26.01.2015

Ricardo-AEA will be responsible for reviewing Member States existing air quality information systems and proposing a harmonised air quality index for all of Europe, including a prototype data platform to ensu more »

Vauxhall Viva to debut in Geneva23.01.2015

Vauxhalls 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 Vauxhalls small car 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 Nissans 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 High 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 public 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 Volkswagens 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 Hondas next zero emiss 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 2014s 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 categories 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 Silicon 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 companys Automobile Resource Regenerat 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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