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Opel confirms Ampera-e plans

General Motors' European arm Opel has announced that the Chevrolet Bolt will be coming to the continent in the shape of the all-electric Ampera-e. The compact family electric vehicle (EV) marks the beginning of significant change for the company with 29...

BMW launches tech-led efficiency revolution

Next Green Car was recently invited down to BMW's UK headquarters to see what the company has lined-up for the next few months. Here we were given the chance to test some of the latest models launched by BMW and Mini, and learn about the roll-out of connected...

Pole position for Porsche in VW's EV development

Porsche is pushing ahead with its plug-in car plans after Chairman of the Executive Board Dr Oliver Blume confirmed electric vehicle (EV) targets for the firm include electric powertrains to be rolled out across the range. Dr Blume was interviewed by...

Rush of orders expected before plug-in grant changes

Vehicle leasing providers are encouraging those looking at plug-in hybrid vehicles to place their order as soon as possible to make the most of the current UK Government Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) scheme. With the grant system set for a shake-up from...

Bosch develops MPG-improving active throttle pedal

Technology giant Bosch has developed a throttle pedal that it claims can improve fuel consumption by seven per cent. The Active Gas Pedal uses feedback to improve owners' driving styles in regards to efficiency, linking to other car systems to increase fuel...

Low emission Peugeot 208 arrives in UK

A new version of Peugeot's 208 has arrived in the UK with emissions as low as 79 g/km CO2 - the lowest non-hybrid on the market. The compact Peugeot makes good use of a new variant of the company's 1.6 litre BlueHDi diesel unit with class leading emissions...

VW rolls out European emissions recall plans

It has been a busy few days for the Volkswagen Group as it attempts to fix various problems exposed in the emissions scandal. This week has seen technical fixes begin on passenger cars fitted with the EA189 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine in Europe. Meanwhile,...

Strong start to 2016 for green car sales

Sales of vehicles eligible for the UK Government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiGC) have started the year strongly, taking 1.3 per cent of the overall market - the joint second highest market share ever. This is according to figures released by the Society of Motor...

Jaguar Land Rover set for intelligent vehicle push

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is helping set up a new "living laboratory" for connected and autonomous vehicle technologies in the UK. This will see a fleet of 100 vehicles, made up of JLR models and those from other manufacturers, tested along a 41 mile route...

EU votes to progress with Real-Driving Emissions tests

Proposals to proceed with the introduction of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests have been approved by the European Parliament, despite objections that the new testing regime will permit real-world nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to be more than twice the...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:10th Feb 2016