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Industry responds to air quality ruling

The UK Supreme Court has quashed the Government’s ineffective plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution in Britain and ordered it to deliver new ones by the end of the year. The historic ruling is the culmination of a five year legal battle fought by...

Olympian puts Outlander PHEV to the test

An Olympic medal-winning athlete is putting a Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) to the test as he trains for Rio 2016. Anthony Betts Mitsubishi in Hemel Hempstead has lent British Olympian Alan Campbell an Outlander PHEV to use...

Avis adds over 400 Nissan EVs to fleet

Nissan and AVIS Denmark have signed a deal to create the largest fleet of Nissan electric vehicles anywhere in Europe, with a new order of 401 Nissan e-NV200 vans and a further 60 Nissan LEAFs. In 2014 AVIS ordered 400 Nissan LEAF electric cars and...

Volvo unveils XC90 PHEV improvements

Volvo has unveiled improvements to its new plug-in hybrid, the XC90. According to the official test results, the XC90 now has CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. The improvement over the earlier announced figures were achieved thanks to the continuous innovation...

First Toyota Mirai arrives in the UK

The first Toyota Mirai has arrived in the UK in pre-production form. The model is finished in dark blue metallic and has taken up temporary residence at Toyota HQ. At 4.7 metres long, the Mirai is the same length as a Toyota Avensis but appears larger...

eCall delayed till spring 2018

Emergency call devices that automatically alert rescue services to car crashes (eCall) will have to be fitted to all new models of cars and light vans by 31 March 2018 under rules voted by European Parliament on Tuesday. The new technology is predicted...

Are new car CO2 emissions falling or not?

The UK has once again beaten CO2 emissions targets, with the average new car in 2014 posting CO2 emissions 4.2% below this year’s EU-wide target of 130 g/km, according to a Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) report published today. The...

Land Rover introduces new Ingenium engine

Following its highly successful launch in September 2014, Land Rover has announced its innovative Ingenium diesel engine will be introduced to the Discovery Sport. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is designed to deliver class-leading...

New Honda HR-V to be among most efficient in class

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 summer. As well as dynamic styling, class-leading...

EVs could help reduce driving stress

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 in an electric vehicle – renowned for the quietness...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:22nd Apr 2015