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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,...

Emissions recall for 44,000 Jaguar Land Rover models

More than 44,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars are being recalled, after they have been found to produce excessive CO2 emissions compared with the certified figures. A total of 10 different models are affected, split evenly between the two brands, and the...

JLR provides cars for independent AIR Index tests

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed that it has started making its new cars available for testing on the AIR Index - the first manufacturer to do so. All of the newly tested models - Jaguar's E-Pace and the Land Rovers Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque,...

Peugeot e-208 EV to launch in Geneva

Peugeot has revealed that the new 208 range will get its world premier at the Geneva Motor Show next week, including the pure-electric e-208 variant. Set to feature a 50 kWh battery and 100 kW electric motor, the e-208 will offer a range of 211 miles...

EV sales oppose declining UK car market

Sales of electric cars in the UK continue to outperform the market as a whole, with January's registrations published today (Tuesday 5th January) by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Plug-in cars saw registrations increase more than...

Car CO2 emissions limits agreed

Car manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 37.5% in 2030, compared to levels in 2021, after the EU announced a staged process to reduce carbon emissions. Van manufacturers have a target of a 31% reduction in the same time frame, and there...

EV market grows 30% despite cuts to grants

Electric vehicles registrations increased 30% in November 2018 compared with last year, despite changes in the Plug-in Car Grant - which came into force mid-October 2018 - reducing funding for pure-EVs by £1,000, and removing support for available PHEVs...

VW to launch last generation of petrol and diesel models in 2026

Volkswagen will develop its last generation of vehicles using petrol or diesel engines in 2026, and phase out internal combustion models before then, as it commits to electric vehicle production. Reports from the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit in Wolfsburg...

New Evoque to offer electric option in 2020

Range Rover has announced the launch of the second generation Evoque, the highly successful compact SUV that has sold more than 700,000 vehicles world-wide. In addition to petrol and diesel options which will be available from April 2019, the model...

EVs continue growth as 2017's total is passed in October

The UK's plug-in car market continues to buck the market trend, with growth of 32% reported for October's registrations by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) against an industry total of -3%. The relatively strong electric vehicle...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019