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A new electric for under €8,000?! Only in Rotterdam

A new electric for under €8,000?! Only in Rotterdam

The Dutch city of Rotterdam is offering incentives to scrap older vehicles, which will help the latest zero-emission vehicles sell for a fraction of their original cost. According to Nissan, for its newly-launched e-NV200 electric van, that means a price tag of under €5,000 for business buyers – l[...]

GM employees take to bicycles for cleaner transport

GM employees take to bicycles for cleaner transport

General Motors (GM) might be best know for its production of four-wheeled mode of transport, but it seems the car giant is also switched-on to pedal-power too. The carmaker has become the first car company in the US to implement a bicycle sharing program; which it will use to allow employees at it[...]

Green Hero: Johnson Controls

Green Hero: Johnson Controls

Anyone who has ever been involved in the automotive industry will know all about its unsung heroes. Behind every successful brand and vehicle manufacturer sits a team of suppliers rich in expertise designing and building the parts that drive these motoring success stories. Now, for our latest Green[...]

Lexus steps up safety with new NX 300h hybrid

Lexus steps up safety with new NX 300h hybrid

Lexus’ new NX 300h hybrid will become the carmaker’s first model to be fitted as standard with radar-controlled safety systems. The new NX will also be the brand’s first compact crossover and will come equipped as standard with Pre-Crash Safety system and Adaptive Cruise Control to help keep all o[...]

Government approval keeps Toyota hydrogen vehicle plans on track

Government approval keeps Toyota hydrogen vehicle plans on track

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) plans have received a boost as the company has been granted Japanese government-approved status to build and inspect high-pressure hydrogen tanks. By Japanese law, all pressurised gas containers must be type-certified and available for official safety check[...]

The emergency trip: How to be prepared as an electric car driver for when that phone call comes

The emergency trip: How to be prepared as an electric car driver for when that phone call comes

As a happy EV owner of many years, I’ve never really worried about having an EV with a range of less than 100 miles. After all, my Nissan LEAF — now with 60,000 miles on the clock — can quite happily manage any trip in the UK with enough time and a few stops a CHAdeMO DC quick charging stations alon[...]

Electric cars and home solar could replace power plants, say analysts

Electric cars and home solar could replace power plants, say analysts

Increasing home energy production, cheaper electric cars and improved battery technology could see large-scale power stations become redundant over the next 10-20 years according to market analysts at UBS. In a new briefing paper sent to investors this week, the world’s largest private bank says i[...]

Electric car fleet joins UEFA Champions League

Electric car fleet joins UEFA Champions League

Nissan has electrified the UEFA Champions League this year by introducing its fully electric LEAF hatchback and e-NV200 electric van to the official championship fleet. As the championship’s official vehicle sponsor, the carmaker brought a fleet of these electric vehicles (EVs) to Monaco for yeste[...]

London to trial wireless recharging plug-in hybrid buses

London to trial wireless recharging plug-in hybrid buses

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a new trial of plug-in hybrid buses which will see them wirelessly recharged while they wait at bus stands. Four range-extended diesel electric buses are set to take part in the trial which will launch next year in east London. The specially-built double-[...]

Revealed: new Vauxhall Corsa

Revealed: new Vauxhall Corsa

Vauxhall has revealed the first pictures of its new fourth-generation Corsa model. The new model looks quite different, with a new smoother, rounder looking profile inspired by the Adam model, although Vauxhall says it is almost identical in proportions to the outgoing model. Vauxhall also promi[...]

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