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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 realist 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 »

March 2015

Cenex programme cuts fleet CO2 by 15%31.03.2015

Cenex has announced robust results for its Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme (LCVPPP), which delivered a CO2 cut of 15% in vehicles across 77 public sector fleets. The LCVPPP was conducted b more »

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 »

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