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Company car drivers could save thousands by switching to electric

Research by Go Ultra Low shows that company car drivers could save more than £7,000 by picking an electric vehicle over a diesel. New tax regulations will see yearly savings increase as of April next year too. Go Ultra Low's calculations have seen...

Volvo starts public autonomous driving trials

Members of the public will start testing autonomous cars from today, with Volvo providing cars to two Swedish families in the first phase of the project. Both families will use a Volvo XC90 to support the Drive Me programme, with three more families...

EU to tighten type approval rules to prevent another dieselgate

Vehicle testing rules in Europe have been tightened in an attempt to prevent another diesel scandal, after EU regulators have agreed to an overhauled type approval framework. Each member state will be required to check cars circulating on their roads...

PSA Group reveals EU-LIVE research vehicle

The PSA Group has designed a compact range-extended electric vehicle designed for urban travel. The electric light vehicle features a four-wheel tricycle-inspired design, and a driving range of around 185 miles. Requiring a standard driving licence...

EV registrations take record market share in November

The electric car market continues to go from strength to strength, taking a new record market share in November 2017 as diesel sales slump. Plug-in cars made up 2.4% of total UK registrations in last month, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and...

New electric Black Cab ready for fares

The new LEVC TX electric taxi has been fully certified for use by fare-paying passengers, with the new model celebrating at an event at Battersea Power Station on the 65th anniversary of the Great London Smog. The TX has been put through the most rigorous...

Next Green Car Awards 2017 winners revealed

The Next Green Car Awards 2017 winners have been revealed, recognising the UK’s best new green cars. Covering eight different categories, the winners have been carefully selected from a shortlist of 32 different models across 18 manufacturers. Winning...

New £80 million UK battery development facility confirmed

A new advanced battery development facility will be created in the Midlands as part of plans to help the UK be a market leader in electric vehicles. Set to be sited in the UK's automotive heartland, the new National Battery Manufacturing Development...

New BMW i8 Roadster launched

BMW has launched the i8 Roadster at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the new convertible joined by an updated coupe at the same time. Both the new i8 Roadster and i8 Coupe get a larger capacity battery - up from 7.1 kWh to 11.6 kWh - brought about by...

BMW electric range to top 430 miles with next-gen battery

BMW has announced that 200 million euros is set to be invested in advanced battery technology, dramatically increasing range available from its plug-in models. Due to open in early 2019 in Munich, the BMW Group has made the commitment invest in a Battery...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Nov 2017