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Details revealed for Citroen C4 Picasso range

Prices and specifications for Citroen's C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso MPVs have been announced, with the refreshed range available to buy from next week. The class leading family cars are some of the few MPVs that offer models emitting less than 100 g/km...

Company car drivers push plug-in sales forward

Just over a quarter of new plug-in cars are registered by private buyers, with sales of electric vehicles being driven forward by fleets according to new statistics. Fleet News reports that 72 per cent of plug-in car sales were registered to businesses rather...

Ultimate luxury EV - Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept revealed

Mercedes has unveiled a new concept car, designed to represent a flagship model for its company - and it's electric. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a luxurious 2+2 coupe which brings the Maybach name back into the limelight, with its official debut planned...

Volvo and Uber partner up to develop driverless cars

Volvo has teamed up with ride-sharing service Uber to jointly develop the next generation of autonomous cars. The two firms have signed an agreement that will develop a base vehicle able to incorporate the latest self-driving technologies, including those...

EVs meet requirements of 90% of drivers' needs

Electric vehicles are able replace nearly 90 per cent of cars currently on the road according to research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT. Current models have are able to meet the vast majority of driver's needs says the American report. The...

New Audi's to 'talk' to traffic lights

Audi is launching its Traffic Technology Services (TTS) in America - the first vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) system made available to the public. The system communicates with traffic lights in real-time for advanced traffic management. Due to be rolled...

Ford plans fully autonomous ride sharing production model by 2021

Ford has announced that it is aiming to create a production-ready, high volume, fully autonomous vehicle by 2021 for use as part of a ride sharing service. The American giant is investing heavily in mobility services as it is expected that the current...

'#WarOnDiesel' declared in London

A new campaign has been launched in London which aims to tackle the capital's air pollution problems. Huge billboards call on people to '# Go Electric' and declare '# War On Diesel'. Run by the Clean Air Now campaign, the project brings together 18-35...

Porsche aims for EV rapid charging breakthrough

Porsche is developing new EV charging technology that would see rapid charging for around 250 miles (400km) available in less than 20 minutes. This infrastructure is considered essential for long-range EV use, and with the Porsche Mission E due in the next...

Company car tax changes could penalise short-range PHEVs

Short range PHEVs could be made to pay more in company car tax if the UK Government decides to make changes to the BIK (Benefit in Kind) rates from 2020 onwards. The move has been suggested as part of a consultation document released by HM Treasury as it...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:2nd Aug 2016