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Continued growth for alternatively fuelled car market

Sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) were up last month by more than 50 per cent versus August last year. The figures from industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), show that the strong performance of AFVs helped the...

BMW expands eDrive options to 3 Series and 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW has revealed details of its next two models to get the eDrive treatment. Underlining its status as one of the world's top manufacturers when it comes to powertrain electrification, the German marque has announced that the 225xe and 330e will both offer...

New Fiat 500 launched

The new Fiat 500 has gone on sale in the UK, with a number of styling and equipment changes. Following on from the best-selling previous 500, Fiat has stuck to a proven way of working and subtly tweaked all aspects of the car, rather than making wholesale...

High Euro NCAP scores for new PHEV models

Volvo's XC90 and the Audi Q7 have both been awarded the top five star rating by safety experts EuroNCAP in the latest round of crash tests. The two models are some of the most important new cars of this year and both feature, or are soon to feature,...

Tesla's EV home charging point wins prestigious award

Tesla's Powerwall has won the INDEX:Award 2015 Home prize. The prestigious award earns Tesla 100,000 Euros (around £72,736) in prize money to invest on further development of its invention. The Powerwall was announced as the top home innovation...

Toyota Mirai celebrates new registration with tour of London

To mark it's UK debut, Toyota drove its new Mirai through London today (Tuesday 1st September). The Toyota, the first fuel cell saloon to enter production, has now officially gone on sale and the sight-seeing trip coincided with the arrival of the new...

Baleno to feature Suzuki's new hybrid system

Suzuki has confirmed that its new Baleno will feature a number of new and efficient technologies from the Japanese company. The headline features come under the bonnet, with Suzuki stating that the company's new BoosterJet engine and SHVS (Smart Hybrid...

Clean engines and crossover model part of DS 4 update

DS Automobiles has revealed details of its new DS 4 - with a new model joining the range in the shape of the DS 4 Crossback. DS – Citroen’s premium arm – has upgraded its family-sized hatchback with revised styling, a strong engine range and improved...

Peugeot's Fractal amplifies new technology

Peugeot has revealed details of a new electric concept car - the Fractal - set to be officially unveiled at this month's Frankfurt Motor Show. The distinctive Fractal showcases a number of new technologies from the company which are expected to filter...

MPG Marathon includes search for most frugal fleet driver

Fleet World, organisers of this year's MPG Marathon, have announced that they are searching for the country's "most efficient fleet driver" at this year's event. Organisers have revealed there will be ten places in the eco-driving skills challenge available...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:2nd Sep 2015