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Audi cuts new A1 emissions down as low as 92g/km CO2
Audi is to add new fuel efficiency stars to its new A1 range, with fuel economy now rated as high as 80.7mpg. The new refreshed models, due to go on sale later this month, will be offered with the highly frugal 1.6 TDI engine which will emit as little as 92g/km CO2 and achieve up to 80.7mpg, compa[...]
Toyota officially unveils the new Mirai hydrogen car
Toyota has officially unveiled its new Mirai car – its first full production hydrogen car. Set to launch next year, the new Mirai is the final production model based on the FCV we first saw at the Geneva Motor Show back in March. Long rumoured that the final model would be called Mirai – which[...]
Kia Soul EV arrives in the UK
Kia’s new electric Soul has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £24,995 after a government grant of £5,000. That places it £3,445 above the price of the range-topping model of the existing combustion Soul range, with the Soul 1.6 CRDi Maxx priced at £21,550. Despite being one of the least aero[...]
Could BMW be phasing out the combustion engine?
BMW could be planning to phase out the combustion engine over the next ten years according to one well-known fund manager. Speaking to CNBC, Ron Baron of Baron Capital says he imagines a future where we are all driving electric vehicles. An investor in Tesla, this attitude may not be surprisin[...]
Ford dealerships to go green with wind and solar
Ford is greening up some of its dealerships in the US, installing wind and solar systems to generate clean electricity to keep the lights on and power electric car charging points. Now with a range of two plug-in hybrids and one fully electric car, the firm is exploring green electricity too, to e[...]
Daimler shamed for fuel economy faking
Cars made by Daimler have the biggest gap between their official fuel economy figure and real-road results, according to environmental NGO, Transport & Environment (T&E). According to T&E’s analysis, Daimler real world fuel economy gap is in excess of 30 per cent; as does BMW and Ford, [...]
BMW develops street lights that charge your car
BMW has developed street lights that double up as electric car chargers according to the news agency, Reuters. The German carmaker is to run a pilot project in Munich next year, using existing street light networks to prove that chargers can be seamlessly integrated into existing street facilities[...]
New £1 billion centre opens to develop cleaner cars
A new £1 billion centre to research the development of new, cleaner cars has been opened this week by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable. Opening the new Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) at the University of Warwick, Cable also announced a fund of a further £32 million would be given for two new p[...]
Tesla opens new Birmingham store
Tesla has opened its fourth store and third service centre in the UK, this time arriving in Birmingham. The new Birmingham store - located at 149-159 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0JU - joins an existing portfolio of London-centric stores which are already open; one near Gatwick, one in the Westfield S[...]
Electric car travels over 400 miles on a single charge
Travelling 736km (457 miles) on a single charge is something that sounds far out of the range of even a Tesla Model S - but that's exactly what one firm has achieved with its converted-to-electric-power Mazda 5. Developed by the Institute Metron, a specialist in electric car conversions based in Sl[...]
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Electric cars were once expected to be the ultimate travelling option of the 21st Century only to be maligned when initial efforts such as the Ford Think failed to earn a sizeable share of the UK market. However, with further technological advancements, electric cars are once again emerging as a viable alternative to the fuel guzzling and polluting vehicles that most of us drive today.
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The number of hybrid cars available in the UK is on the increase. Here is a list of some of the hybrid cars currently available in the UK (excluding plug-in hybrids and range-extended models), click on the links to find out more:
To find out more about how hybrid cars work and to find out about exciting new hybrid concepts and forthcoming models, read out Hybrid Cars guide.