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Peugeot to reveal new 208 HYbrid Air

Peugeot to reveal new 208 HYbrid Air

Peugeot will be showing off its new 208 HYbrid Air 2L concept car at next month’s Paris Motor Show. The 2L part of its name refers to its impressive economy, using just two litres of fuel per 100km – equivalent to 141mpg. Based on the production 208 1.2 litre PureTech 82hp hatchback, the new h[...]

Formula E all-electric racing championship starts this weekend

Formula E all-electric racing championship starts this weekend

It is finally here! The long-awaited Formula E electric car racing championship gets underway this weekend, kicking off in Beijing. The new FIA-approved racing championship will race in ten locations over its first season, in each location racing on temporary street tracks, based in the heart of t[...]

The horrible reality of battery degradation

The horrible reality of battery degradation

Before I became an electric car driver, I was an avid classic car driver. In fact, my two previous rides before my first electric car were a 1965 Morris Minor two door saloon, and a 1962 Morris Minor Traveller. Despite totalling more than 80 years between them, my two little cars were (mostly) cap[...]

Vauxhall reveals new Viva city car

Vauxhall reveals new Viva city car

Vauxhall has released a teaser image of a new small hatchback model called Viva, which will launch next summer. The new model which will join Vauxhall’s existing small car range, along with the Corsa and Adam, and will debut at the Paris Motor Show next month. The five door model will be avail[...]

LowCVP 2014 Low Carbon Champions award winners revealed

LowCVP 2014 Low Carbon Champions award winners revealed

Winners of the annual LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards were announced last night at a packed gala dinner hosted by Cenex LCV in Milton Keynes. Lucky winners this year include BMW, BYD, Gasrec Ltd, Eco Travel Network (ETN) and Transport & Environment (T&E). Hosted by our columnist, EV[...]

Suzuki undercuts 100g/km with new Swift 1.2 petrol engine

Suzuki undercuts 100g/km with new Swift 1.2 petrol engine

Suzuki has added a new engine choice to its popular Swift which will allow the model to cut under the 100g/km C02 mark for the first time. The new 1.2 Dualjet petrol unit offers a 9.2mpg improvement in fuel economy over the current petrol engine – an improvement of 16 per cent, bringing the offici[...]

Leading carmakers unite for new UK EV charging network

Leading carmakers unite for new UK EV charging network

Leading electric carmakers are to come together to develop a multi-standard and inter-operable charging network throughout the UK and Ireland. As part of the EU’s Ten-T programme, a partnership which includes Renault, Nissan BMW and Volkswagen will work to develop a UK Rapid Charge Network (RCN) w[...]

Daimler and BYD’s Denza electric car rolls off the production line

Daimler and BYD’s Denza electric car rolls off the production line

Daimler’s new ‘made in China, for China’ electric car has begun rolling off the production line in Shenzhen. Produced through a joint venture with native carmaker, BYD, the new Denza electric car is a five seat saloon inspired by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, yet much longer and wider. Fitted wit[...]

Bollore teams with Renault to expand electric car club service

Bollore teams with Renault to expand electric car club service

Electric carmaker, Bollore has commissioned Renault to takeover the assembly of its Bluecar mini EV, as part of a wider partnership between the two firms. Bollore is best known for its operation of Paris’ Autolib electric car club, which uses the four seat Bluecars as hire vehicles, available acro[...]

First drive: SEAT Ibiza SC FR Edition ACT

First drive: SEAT Ibiza SC FR Edition ACT

‘Warm’ hatches probably aren’t the sort of thing you expect to read about here on TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk, but it’s just such a review that you’re reading right now. It isn’t even like the SEAT Ibiza SC FR Edition is a car we’ve shoehorned into the site to keep the manufacturer happy or because we[...]

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