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EV sales break records in 2019

The UK electric car market finished 2019 on a high, with the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing records broken and growth well above the industry as a whole. Registrations of pure-electric cars almost...

UK's first zero-emission street to trial in London

London will open the UK's first zero-emission street, as Barbican Estate's Beech Street is set to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. The City of London Corporation is working on Transport for London plans for no environmental disruption from vehicles, cyclists,...

New VW Golf launched with two PHEV options

Volkswagen has launched its new Golf, the eighth generation of the best-selling hatchback. The new line-up will feature five electrified powertrains, though no pure-electric e-Golf, as VW promises a model bristling with tech. The reason for no e-Golf...

WLTP Challenge showcases vehicle efficiency

Results from the inaugural WLTP Challenge have come in, with the overall figures showing that the new WLTP test cycle is largely reflective of real-world fuel economy. Completed over a day's driving, the 220 mile route included a variety of types of...

Honda to remove diesel in Europe by 2021

Honda will phase out all diesel cars from its line-up by 2021, replacing them with electric and electrified powertrains. Reports from Reuters say that the Japanese firm is ditching diesel power as Honda moves to electrify all of its European models...

Hyundai reveals new Ioniq Electric pricing

Hyundai has announced pricing details for its updated Ioniq range and new Kona Hybrid, with the longer-range Ioniq Electric starting from £29,450 (inc. Plug-in Car Grant). The price gets customers an Ioniq Electric with an increased range of 184 miles...

Kia recalls Niro models

Kia is recalling more than 5,000 Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid models, over concerns about the safety of an electric relay. The voluntary recall is a precautionary one, since Kia says that the relay has the potential to overheat. There have been...

Hyundai updates Ioniq range

Hyundai has launched an updated version of its Ioniq, with improvements across the Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid, and Electric models - in particular the latter. The Ioniq Electric now features a significantly larger battery capacity, up to 38.3 kWh from the...

Ultra Low Emission Zone now operational in London

From today, 8th April 2019, drivers of the most polluting cars and vans entering central London will have to pay £12.50 per day to drive within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in addition to the Congestion Charge where it applies. The ULEZ charge,...

Geneva Motor Show 2019 round-up

This year's Geneva Motor Show has been one of the best for many years, despite a number of key manufacturers not having stands there. Here we round up all the key green models currently on display in Geneva - and there are a great deal of them. Take a look...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Jan 2020