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VW and Shell fail to grasp potential of electric vehicles

A new report commissioned by a coalition of automotive companies and fuel suppliers claims not only that the age of the internal combustion engine (ICE) is far from over, but the biofuels used in ICEs, together with fuel efficiency improvements, will play...

Jaguar recycling project saves 50k tonnes of aluminium

Jaguar's Realcar recycling scheme has reclaimed more than 50,000 tonnes of aluminium in 12 months. The British manufacturer has calculated that this is the equivalent of preventing over 500,000 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted during the same period. The...

VW emissions repairs behind schedule

VW chief Matthias Müller has admitted that repairs for cars affected by the emissions scandal are currently behind schedule in a speech at the group's annual media and investor press conference. However, he also promises a strong future for the company...

Volvo set to run UK's largest autonomous driving trial

Volvo has announced that it will launch the UK's largest autonomous driving trial, beginning early next year. Called Drive Me London, the trial will involve members of the public piloting autonomous driving vehicles in the capital. Participants in the...

Half a million drivers ready to go electric

Half a million new electric cars could be on UK roads if motorists already suited to plug-in vehicles made the switch, according to research by Go Ultra Low. The campaign, backed by government and industry, promotes the uptake of plug-in cars and has...

VW unveils plug-in flagship SUV

Volkswagen has taken the covers off a new plug-in concept at the Beijing Motor Show today (Monday 25th April). Called the T-Prime Concept GTE, it previews a new flagship SUV from the company and is expected to be the basis for the Touareg's replacement. Featuring...

Demand drives up used values of plug-in vehicles

The increased popularity of plug-in vehicles is having a substantial effect on used car values, with the average prices continuing to increase in the first quarter of 2016. According to figures from Auto Trader's Retail Price Index, values of alternative...

Fresh round of emissions recalls ordered in Germany

More than 600,000 cars in Germany from Audi, Mercedes, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen will be recalled after they have been found to dramatically exceed NOx emissions standards. As part of a joint UK/Germany investigation into real-world NOx emissions...

Emissions scandal costs VW £13 billion

Volkswagen have posted loses of €4.1 billion - around £3.2 billion - for 2015, with the emissions scandal having cost the company almost €16.9 billion (£13.2 billion). The VW Group made €12.7 billion (£9.9 billion) profit the previous year and was...

UK tests show huge gap between real world and lab NOx emissions

The latest diesel cars are emitting more than six times the official Euro 6 NOx limits on average, according to the results of a UK Government investigation, while the worst models are more than 12 times over the legal requirements. Prompted by the...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:27th Apr 2016