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Kia's green model offensive starts with Niro

Kia has headed to the Chicago Auto Show with all guns blazing in terms of green models, showing off three new hybrids - one of which is a plug-in model. Unveiled in Chicago were the new Kia Optima hybrid, Niro hybrid, and Optima plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The...

Seat breaks new ground with Ateca

Seat has taken its first steps into the crossover market with the Ateca - a new SUV based on the same platform as the forthcoming VW Tiguan. A range of engines will be available under the bonnet, including the VW Group's efficient little 1.0 litre TSI turbo-charged...

Driverless cars could stop 95% of accidents according to report

The addition of autonomous technology to vehicles in the UK could prevent up to 95 per cent of all traffic accidents, according to a report by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. The body is calling on the government and industry to quickly look...

Tesla plans huge expansion with Model 3

Tesla has confirmed that the highly-anticipated Model 3 compact executive saloon will be revealed on March 31st and is currently on schedule, with production and deliveries set to start in late 2017. The new model will see Tesla enter the competitive...

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...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:10th Feb 2016