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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,...

New Volvo XC60 set for Geneva launch

Volvo has confirmed that it will reveal its new XC60 at the Geneva Motor Show next week, with advanced active and autonomous safety features, and plug-in powertrains due. The Swedish firm has only released teaser images so far, but the XC60 wil sit...

London Toxicity Charge to start in Autumn

The Mayor of London has confirmed that the "Toxicity Charge" will be introduced on Monday 23rd October. The introduction of the T-Charge will see motorists of older and more heavily polluting vehicles need to pay £10 to enter central London. With the...

Official vs actual MPG gap increases in 2016

The difference between official and real-world fuel economy is getting wider according to research by Emissions Analytics, with the variance for 2016 standing at 26% on average. With an official average fuel economy figure of 60.7 MPG the largest seen...

VW reaches $4.3 billion US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a settlement with the US Government to pay $4.3 billion (£3.5 billion) in fines and penalties relating to its part in the Emissions Scandal. The group has confirmed that it will plead guilty to criminal misconduct under US law....

British drivers seek compensation for VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen is facing legal action in the UK after a law firm has applied for a group litigation order, to represent British drivers affected by the Emissions Scandal. The move would see compensation sought for British drivers of VW Group models involved...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:28th Apr 2017