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New VW Golf range features ultra-frugal petrol engine

UK order books are now open for a raft of new ultra-frugal petrol models in the Golf hatchback, Estate and SV with first deliveries of these cars due in September this year. Powered by a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre 115 PS turbocharged petrol engine,...

Major Fiat Chrysler recall following wireless Jeep hack

Advocates of the connected car have suffered a significant set-back following the successful hacking of a Chrysler Jeep in the US by security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek. In a demonstration for WIRED magazine, the two independent researchers...

Cheshire East to trial electric vehicles

Cheshire East Council staff will be trialling electric vehicles in an attempt to significantly reduce their fleet's CO2 emissions and promote green transport. Councillor Les Gilbert, Cabinet member for communities, has authorised officers to apply for...

Boost for eight cities shortlisted in plug-in taxi bid

Eight cities have received a huge boost in their bid to win part of a £20 million fund to increase the number of plug-in taxis. The shortlist of 8 potential winning schemes will each receive a government-backed study into providing more environmentally-friendly...

Honda confirms pricing for all-new Jazz

Honda UK has announced that the all-new Honda Jazz subcompact hatchback will be priced from £13,495 on-the-road for the entry-level S model, rising to £17,425 for the flagship EX Navi CVT model. The all-new Jazz builds on the strong reputation of...

Survey reveals importance of public EV charging network

Next Green Car today announces the first results from the latest EV survey conducted in partnership with KiWi Power, Carbon Trust and the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) who are working with InnovateUK to investigate viable ways of...

Diesel cheaper than petrol for first time in 14 years

For the first time in more than a decade, diesel prices have dropped below petrol prices at selected Morrisions, Tesco and Sainsburys stores, due to increased supply from refineries outside the UK. According to analysis by Experian Catalyst, the last...

Renault restructures ZOE and Twizy EV line-ups

Renault has updated the trim levels of two of its three electric vehicles on sale in the UK – the ZOE supermini and urban Twizy – to bring them into line with the company’s combustion-engined vehicles and create a more uniform grading structure across...

Volvo XC90 Twin Engine eligible for Plug-In Car Grant

Volvo’s first ever petrol plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, has received approval for the UK Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) scheme from the Office of Low Emissions (OLEV). The award-winning XC90 is the first car to be built on Volvo’s...

UK electric fleet set to pass 40,000 vehicles

New industry figures just released show that UK electric car registrations have already surpassed their year-long 2014 total in just 6 months. The data also shows that UK EV registrations now number around 40,000 vehicles. Between January and June this...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:27th Jul 2015