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Low emission Peugeot 208 arrives in UK

A new version of Peugeot's 208 has arrived in the UK with emissions as low as 79 g/km CO2 - the lowest non-hybrid on the market. The compact Peugeot makes good use of a new variant of the company's 1.6 litre BlueHDi diesel unit with class leading emissions...

VW rolls out European emissions recall plans

It has been a busy few days for the Volkswagen Group as it attempts to fix various problems exposed in the emissions scandal. This week has seen technical fixes begin on passenger cars fitted with the EA189 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine in Europe. Meanwhile,...

Strong start to 2016 for green car sales

Sales of vehicles eligible for the UK Government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiGC) have started the year strongly, taking 1.3 per cent of the overall market - the joint second highest market share ever. This is according to figures released by the Society of Motor...

Jaguar Land Rover set for intelligent vehicle push

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is helping set up a new "living laboratory" for connected and autonomous vehicle technologies in the UK. This will see a fleet of 100 vehicles, made up of JLR models and those from other manufacturers, tested along a 41 mile route...

EU votes to progress with Real-Driving Emissions tests

Proposals to proceed with the introduction of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests have been approved by the European Parliament, despite objections that the new testing regime will permit real-world nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to be more than twice the...

SMMT launches recycling scheme

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a new recycling scheme to make sure all vehicles are dealt with as environmentally as possible once they reach the end of their useful life. There is a Europe-wide End of Life Vehicles...

Fiat-Chrysler group models given emissions all-clear

As the VW emissions scandal rolls on, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group has stated that its cars do not use defeat devices, confirming that its vehicles are not able to differentiate between testing cycles and normal driving. The software used...

£20 million funding to develop next generation of autonomous vehicles

Eight new projects have been awarded £20 million in funding to research and develop enhanced communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure or urban information systems, including new ‘talking car technologies’, Business Secretary Sajid...

Subaru's EyeSight technology reduces collisions by more than 60%

Subaru has released data from a survey of traffic accidents involving Subaru vehicles in Japan which reveals a 61% reduction in all types of collisions for vehicles equipped with the company’s advanced EyeSight collision avoidance technology. Subaru...

VW's reshuffle gives EVs a boost

Volkswagen has started the new year by giving the company's structure a complete overhaul in readiness for a significant focus on electric vehicles (EVs). After promises to make changes after the emissions scandal broke last year, the first steps are now...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:2nd Feb 2016