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Diesel drivers could be targeted by new pollution charges

Diesel drivers could be targeted by new pollution charges

Diesel car drivers could soon face paying additional charges and taxes as part of measures to cut urban air pollution. With the UK currently in court over its failure to meet EU nitrogen dioxide emissions, the country is preparing to drastic new measures to improve its air quality, according to Th[...]

Jaguar prepares its most fuel efficient model yet; the 75mpg+ XE

Jaguar prepares its most fuel efficient model yet; the 75mpg+ XE

Jaguar is releasing its most fuel efficient model yet with the launch of the new XE. Set to make its world debut in London on September 8, 2014, the new model promises to deliver over 75mpg on an EU combined cycle and emit less than 100g/km CO2. Known for its fuel hungry luxury cars, Jaguar ha[...]

Which is better for fuel economy, windows open or AC on?

Which is better for fuel economy, windows open or AC on?

Tuesday 29 July, 2014. The Green Piece Column. It’s hot, it’s sticky as you head home from work in your trusty car, so what do you do? Open the windows or turn on the air con? It’s a question that many drivers have pondered over the years and as many of you may already be aware there is a magic [...]

Bentley plant scoops environmental award

Bentley plant scoops environmental award

Bentley may not be the first name you associate with environmental consideration, but the British brand has become the first car manufacturer to be awarded the triple Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water and waste reduction at its headquarters in Cheshire. The certification has verified Bentle[...]

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid available from under £30,000

Audi’s first plug-in hybrid available from under £30,000

Audi has revealed the pricing and specification for its forthcoming A3 Sportback e-tron – the brand’s first plug-in hybrid car. With order books in the UK due to open next month, prices for the new Sportback e-tron have been announced as starting from £29,950 (after a government grant worth £5,000[...]

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[...]

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