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Mercedes expands EV factory options

Mercedes Benz will build its EQ electric vehicles in at least three plants, after a new announcement confirmed that its factory in Rastatt will join Bremen and Sindelfingen as EV 'centres of competence'. The announcement also paves the way for further...

Election 2017: Motoring manifesto commitments compared

With the General Election fast approaching, Next Green Car compares the key motoring elements of each of the main parties' manifestos. In our policy comparison, we focus on green vehicle issues and advances in autonomous and connected technologies;...

Renault develops wireless dynamic EV charging prototype

Renault has developed a new prototype vehicle that is able to charge wirelessly on the move. The dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system would remove the need for EV drivers to have to stop and plug-in to recharge the batteries. Using...

EU starts legal case against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions

The European Union has started legal proceedings against Italian authorities, accusing them of failing to respond properly to allegations that the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group has cheated emissions tests. The claims were made in the fallout from...

Volvo to scrap new diesel engine development

Volvo is set to stop developing new diesel engines as the costs involved in reaching increasingly stringent emissions regulations are becoming too high. Reported by Reuters, Volvo chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said: "From today's perspective, we...

Diesel nitrogen oxide emissions 50% worse than test results

A new study has found that diesel cars are producing 50% more nitrogen oxide emissions under real-world driving conditions, than compared to the official results. Work carried out by the International Council on Clean Transportation and the University...

All-electric NIO EP9 sets new Nurburgring lap record

The NIO EP9 has set a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6m 45.900s - making the all-electric model the fastest production car to lap the challenging circuit ever. Of course, as the fastest production car round the 12.9 mile...

Renault EV plans ahead of schedule

Development of Renault's electric models has been faster than expected, and the French firm is expecting to see EVs cost around the same as comparably sized petrol or diesel cars within the next three years. Speaking at the Financial Times Car of the...

BMW reveals electric plans

BMW has confirmed that its advanced iNext is on track to arrive in 2021, but before that model an all-electric Mini and BMW X3 will arrive in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Another model in BMW's burgeoning plug-in line up will be the i8 Roadster - due...

Mitsubishi promotes plug-in vehicle technician skills

Mitsubishi has revealed that technicians across its dealer network are set to receive IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) qualifications in electric and hybrid vehicles. The move reflects both the importance of Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV to the firm,...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:19th May 2017