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What’s it like to drive a hydrogen car?

What’s it like to drive a hydrogen car?

Sustainable mobility; it’s like the Holy Grail for car manufacturers. From low-emitting conventional petrol and diesel cars to full blown electric cars, every avenue is being explored to optimise powertrains with a view to minimising the environmental impact of automobiles. The fact that lower em[...]

Public consultation opens for new Ultra Low Emission Zone

Public consultation opens for new Ultra Low Emission Zone

Transport for London (TfL) has opened a public consultation into its new plans to create an Ultra Low Emission Zone in the capital. Between now and the new year, the members of the public will be asked to give their views on plans to introduce fines for vehicles travelling through central London w[...]

Hydrogen car to take on rally championship for first time

Hydrogen car to take on rally championship for first time

Hydrogen fuel cell cars might still be mostly just concept vehicles at the moment, but for Toyota, its new soon-to-launch FCV is about to do the carmaker proud on the race course. Toyota intends for its new FCV model to compete in the final instalment of the Japanese Rally Championship; the 285 km[...]

Running on LPG: What’s it really like?

Running on LPG: What’s it really like?

In recent years, LPG has been a bit of a side-show in the field of alternative fuel vehicles, and unjustifiably so, when you actually consider its eco-credentials. So we were delighted to get the chance to drive our first LPG-converted vehicle; after all it has to be one of the most affordable ways[...]

Engineering firm puts Nissan e-NV200 through its paces

Engineering firm puts Nissan e-NV200 through its paces

A building engineering group based in Dartford, Kent, is the latest to take on Nissan’s £2 challenge; to see just how much work it can get out of a new e-NV200 electric van on just a single charge. Taking on the challenge on behalf of the Ergro Group was engineer Charlie Morgan, who drove a fully l[...]

First drive: Skoda Fabia 2015

First drive: Skoda Fabia 2015

With the second-generation Skoda Fabia getting long in the tooth, it’s no surprise that January will see a new Fabia come into the market. This is that car, and it’s promising more practicality, a fresh look and, crucially, reduced running costs. Crash diet To build the new car, Skoda has been bus[...]

Next generation Chevrolet Volt will deliver better EV range

Next generation Chevrolet Volt will deliver better EV range

It won’t be coming to the UK, but when the next generation Chevrolet Volt appears at the Detroit Auto Show in January, it will show-off a new version of its range-extended propulsion system. That will mean a more fuel efficient drive and greater EV range than the current generation model. In the[...]

Tesla’s Model S gets new taxi job role in Amsterdam

Tesla’s Model S gets new taxi job role in Amsterdam

At around £50,000, a Tesla Model S is a desireable car, but hardly the sort of vehicle to bring electric driving to the masses. As a result there are probably hundreds if not thousands of wannabe Telsa owners in the country. But one company is giving commuters to get a chance to experience the M[...]

First hydrogen fuel station to open at Sainsbury’s branch

First hydrogen fuel station to open at Sainsbury’s branch

Sainsbury’s is to become the first supermarket to offer a hydrogen fuel dispenser alongside its usual petrol and diesel fuel pumps. Located at its Hendon store in north west London, the new hydrogen fuel pump is expected to be in place by the end of the year and will be available to the general pu[...]

Is London’s EV charging network really in such a state?

Is London’s EV charging network really in such a state?

London’s charging network is a jumble of broken and neglected chargers according to a new article in The Telegraph today. While at first we suspected that there might be an element of hyperbole in the claim, a quick glance at the Source London map quickly confirms a shocking number of charging loca[...]

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