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Petrol and diesel cars to be banned from East London roads

Hackney and Islington have announced that from 3rd September this year, only electric and plug-in hybrid cars will be permitted to uses some roads in the two London boroughs during peak-times. In a new measure, which if successful is likely to be replicated...

City of London introduces emissions-linked parking fees

New emissions-based on-street parking charges have been announced by the City of London Corporation for drivers parking in the Square Mile, starting on Monday 20th August. The new parking charges will target higher-polluting vehicles with increased...

EVs set to get Advisory Fuel Rate

The UK Government is set to introduce an Advisory Fuel Rate (AFR) for electric vehicles at 4p per mile from 1st September 2018, removing some of the uncertainty around EVs used as company cars. Due to be termed an Advisory Electricity Rate, the new...

Toyota to showcase green models at Tokyo Olympics

Toyota has revealed its plans for supporting mobility at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, with many of its advanced technologies set to be put to good use. With two years to go, Toyota has based its plans around three main ideas: Mobility for all, Sustainability...

UK Road to Zero strategy announced

The UK Government has announced its Road to Zero strategy, the measures it will implement to achieve aims of becoming a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and using zero-emission vehicles. That includes aims of seeing at least 50% - and an aim...

C-Charge changes set to focus on EVs from next year

Transport for London is considering making only electric vehicles exempt from paying the Congestion Charge from April next year, tightening regulations that currently allow a small number of hybrid models to be driven in the zone without charge. A consultation...

Hybrid Toyota Camry set for the UK

Toyota has announced that the Camry is set to return to the UK, after an absence of 14 years, and will feature a hybrid powertrain. The Camry will replace the outgoing Avensis, which is one of the few models offered by Toyota that isn't currently available...

Plug-in sales show strong growth in May

Electric car sales have seen significant - and continued - growth in May, after the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that EV registrations have increased by more than 60% compared to last year. With more...

Maserati to lead Fiat Chrysler Group's electrification plans

Maserati is set to put its stunning Alfieri concept into production - and it is taking aim squarely at the likes of Porsche and Tesla by confirming the sleek coupe will be electric. Announced as part of the Fiat Chrysler Group's five-year plan, the...

Volvo range first to comply with WLTP tests

Volvo has announced that it has homologated its entire model line-up to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) - the first manufacturer in the UK to do so. All Volvo petrol, diesel, and hybrid models comply with the Euro 6d-temp...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:19th Oct 2018