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Making a trip by electric car this summer? Flexibility is your key to success

Making a trip by electric car this summer? Flexibility is your key to success

It’s that time of year when many of us will turn our attention to going on weekend breaks away, a week-long holiday with the kids, or perhaps just a nice evening drive. With the weather fine, the evenings long and workload traditionally low, there’s never a better time for it. If you’re planning a[...]

Tesla opens second UK store

Tesla opens second UK store

Tesla has opened its second store in the UK, as the carmaker expands its presence in the country to support sales of the newly launched Model S electric car. The new store located in West London includes a design studio, seven-bay service area and a purpose-built two-bay delivery centre. Opening o[...]

Japan prepares subsidies for first fuel cell cars

Japan prepares subsidies for first fuel cell cars

Japan is to boost its subsidies for green vehicles – including fuel cell models – in a bid to advance the market. The subsidies could be the largest yet seen by any government, as the country prepares to support its native carmakers as they begin production of some of the world’s first fuel cell c[...]

UK will miss nitrogen dioxide deadline by 20 years

UK will miss nitrogen dioxide deadline by 20 years

The UK will not hit EU limits for nitrogen dioxide limits until after 2030 in London, Birmingham and Leeds, the government has admitted. That means that the UK will be 20 years behind the original target and five years later than it has previously admitted.  In a case before the European co[...]

Tetrahedrite-based tech could save waste heat from cars

Tetrahedrite-based tech could save waste heat from cars

Whenever you run a car, a lot of the energy in the fuel you used is lost as waste heat. The result is that combustion cars are typically no more than 38 per cent efficient in their fuel use when you combine energy losses through heat and friction. With the growth of hybrid vehicles it was though[...]

Tesla: A 500 mile range electric car ‘will soon be possible’

Tesla: A 500 mile range electric car ‘will soon be possible’

A fully electric car with a 500 mile range might sound like a pipedream, but according to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk it would be possible for the near future. Tesla already has the highest density batteries in the world, developed with its battery partner, Panasonic, which have twice the capacity of mod[...]

Nottingham taxi firm goes electric with Nissan

Nottingham taxi firm goes electric with Nissan

A Nottingham taxi firm is the latest to make the switch to electric power, with a new fleet of six Nissan LEAF cars. DG Cars showed off its new fleet yesterday, to local journalists as the company readies its fleet to start taking its first fares. According to the Nottingham Post, the cars beg[...]

Volkswagen: diesel tech key to meeting 95g/km CO2

Volkswagen: diesel tech key to meeting 95g/km CO2

Volkswagen will hit the the EU’s target for a fleet average of 95g/km CO2 by 2020, Prof Dr Ulrich Hackenburg, board member for technical development Audi, confirmed. Speaking to news agency, Headlineauto.co.uk, Hackenburg said one of the main ways which the group will achieve this will be through [...]

Could Vauxhall drop the Ampera?

Could Vauxhall drop the Ampera?

The Vauxhall/Opel Ampera could be discontinued next year due to low sales it is being rumoured. Automotive News Europe is speculating that the model could be canned after the redesigned 2016 model Chevrolet Volt, on which the Ampera based, is released. Last year, sales of the Ampera dropped 40[...]

Greener cars mean tax worries for government

Greener cars mean tax worries for government

Lower emission cars are now beginning to hit government coffers, as almost 1.4 million new cars registered in Great Britain last year, were eligible to dodge VED in the first year. That’s almost two-thirds (63%) of the 2.2 million new cars registered in the country in 2013. Any cars below 131g/[...]

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