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Driverless cars: Connected chaos or green dream?

With the most extensive UK trials of driverless cars already underway, it is worth pausing to ask what autonomous vehicles will really mean for our roads, our lives and for the green transport agenda. While it is highly likely that driverless car technology...

Falling battery prices boost outlook for EVs

The cost of batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) has been falling fast and is almost certainly well below the estimates made by many analysts in the past decade according to research by the Stockholm Environment Institute. The research suggests...

Record number of UK car buyers choose ULEVs

A record number of UK car buyers are opting to reduce their fuel bills by choosing ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), according to research by Go Ultra Low. The latest registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)...

Ford unveils production Vignale Mondeo

Ford Motor Company today unveiled the production version of the Ford Vignale Mondeo – the first vehicle to be introduced as part of Ford’s new Vignale brand. Each Vignale model is hand-finished in a special Centre at Ford’s manufacturing facility...

LowCVP awards nomination call

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced a call for nominations from organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. There are seven Award categories, covering areas ranging from cars to innovation,...

E-Car Club launches in Scotland

The University of St Andrews, together with Transport Scotland and E-Car Club have launched Scotland’s largest all electric, community car club. St Andrews now has a fleet of 10 electric vehicles (8x Renault ZOE hatchbacks and 2x Renault Kangoo vans)...

EU agrees to phase out land-based biofuels

The use of land-based biofuels as part of EU plans for the decarbonisation of transport will be restricted under a proposal endorsed by the European Parliament’s environment committee. Transport & Environment cautiously welcomed the decision, which...

Fleet Operators miss out on £2.6bn fuel savings

New research from Go Ultra Low has shown that commercial vehicle operators and fleet managers are missing out on a share of more than £2.6 billion potential fuel savings, accessible by opting for an ultra-low emission van. Compared with the cost of...

Motorists caught out by tax disc changes

Thousands of motorists are having their cars towed and are being charged fines after falling foul of new car tax rules introduced by the DVLA. Figures obtained by the Guardian revealed that clamping of vehicles by the DVLA have risen dramatically since...

Citroën reveals Aircross PHEV concept

Citroën has unveiled its Aircross plug-in hybrid concept ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. The brand said the model confirms its ability to develop its new positioning and illustrates its international ambitions, drawing on the product...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:20th Apr 2015