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New VW Polo offers more space and technology

Volkswagen has launched its new MkVI Polo at an event in Berlin, with the popular supermini drawing on a number of features from the recently revised Golf. The Polo is longer and wider than before, will come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, and...

Strong EV sales see plug-in cars pass key milestone

Electric car registrations dramatically increased in May - officially passing the 100,000 unit threshold - as diesel sales saw a significant slump. According to SMMT figures, with more than 3,000 plug-in car sales, the recent changes in car tax look to be...

Election 2017: Motoring manifesto commitments compared

With the General Election fast approaching, Next Green Car compares the key motoring elements of each of the main parties' manifestos. In our policy comparison, we focus on green vehicle issues and advances in autonomous and connected technologies;...

Volvo to scrap new diesel engine development

Volvo is set to stop developing new diesel engines as the costs involved in reaching increasingly stringent emissions regulations are becoming too high. Reported by Reuters, Volvo chief executive Hakan Samuelsson said: "From today's perspective, we...

VW Group to invest billions in efficient vehicle tech

The VW Group will invest billions of euros in electric models and efficiency programmes over the next five years, as it prepares for tighter emissions regulations in important markets. This is on top of its multi-billion euro Strategy 2025 which will see...

Car Tax 2017 rates added to Car Tax Calculator

Next Green Car has updated its Car Tax Calculator to include the new VED system set to come into force on the 1st April 2017. The new calculator allows users to both check new car tax costs and those of used cars which come under previous VED rules. Full...

Renewable energy guarantee for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that 100% of the electricity is uses will come from renewable sources. In a deal agreed with energy provider EDF Energy, the agreement will extend until at least March 2020. Revealed as part of the company's sustainability...

New Volvo XC60 stars at Geneva

Volvo has given its new XC60 its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Among the rather more attainable stars - as opposed to concepts or new cars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren - the new XC60 will be available with petrol, diesel, or PHEV...

Peugeot-Citro├źn buys Vauxhall and Opel from GM

Groupe PSA, the owner of Peugeot and Citroën has agreed a deal with General Motors to buy its European car brands Vauxhall and Opel for €2.2 billion. With Brexit likely to impact on all the countries concerned, the announcement will create yet more...

Car CO2 emissions at record low, but SMMT urges caution

Average CO2 emissions for new cars sold in the UK have fallen for a 19th consecutive year, with 2016's figure of 120.1 g/km CO2 improving on 2015's record by 1.1%, and down a third compared to levels in 2000. The reduction has come from two main areas,...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th May 2017