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Continued growth for EV market in April 2016

Sales of plug-in car grant eligible vehicles are now well established at 1.4 per cent of the overall market as registration figures released by industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) prove. April's statistics show the market...

Green cars star at London Motor Show

The London Motor Show has opened its doors to the public today with some high-profile names joining a wide range of cars on show. Speakers including Sir Stirling Moss, Nigel Mansell, Tiff Needell, and Ben Collins are attending the event, which was opened...

Industry bodies call for low carbon transport experts

Time is running out to get your nomination in for the LowCVP 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards. The event, run by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), looks to recognise those those that have made a real difference in the low carbon road transport...

Germany finally launches purchase scheme for electric vehicles

Until now, the only incentive for electric vehicles in Germany has been exemption from the German equivalent of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). This week, however, the German government announced a new purchase incentive scheme worth €1 billion (£790 million)....

New BMW i3 gets 195 mile range

A new version of BMW’s i3 has been announced, improving the range of the electric supermini to 195 miles. The i3 94Ah model will replace the current 60Ah version this summer with a battery capacity of 33 kWh. As Nissan has done with its Leaf 24 and...

VW and Shell failing 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...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:27th Apr 2016