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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[...]

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[...]

Suzuki reveals new Vitara compact SUV

Suzuki reveals new Vitara compact SUV

Suzuki’s new Vitara will be one of the highlights of the fast approaching Paris Motor Show this October. The new compact SUV is based on the iV-4 concept first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is set to launch in the UK next spring. When it does arrive it will be available with optional Al[...]

Nissan LEAF arrives in Puerto Rico for first time

Nissan LEAF arrives in Puerto Rico for first time

The LEAF has been a global success for Nissan and is currently the best-selling electric car around the world – but there are still parts of the world this EV is only just reaching. One of them is Puerto Rico – where Nissan has made the first two deliveries of its LEAF to the Caribbean island. [...]

Ford plans new Prius-rival hybrid

Ford plans new Prius-rival hybrid

Ford is to introduce its first dedicated hybrid model in 2018 according to the news agency, Reuters. Expected to compete against industry-leading rival, the Toyota Prius, the new Ford model will be a hybrid model alone, rather than a hybrid adapted from an existing combustion model, according to t[...]

Nissan reveals new Pathfinder hybrid

Nissan reveals new Pathfinder hybrid

Nissan has unveiled its new Pathfinder at the Moscow Motor Show, including a new hybrid model. The new hybrid model will become the first petrol-electric model to go into mass production in Russia, where Nissan is expanding its investment. Alongside the new Pathfinder at the show is the new Se[...]

Powered by newspapers: the next fuel source for your car?

Powered by newspapers: the next fuel source for your car?

As a website we are pleased that we can bring the latest news to you waste-free. But for those who still prefer a printed paper to get their daily dose of news, there is at least something positive to print at last – old newspapers could be the next source in sustainable fuel for cars. According[...]

BYD shares recover after mid-year blip

BYD shares recover after mid-year blip

Chinese electric car maker BYD saw shares drop 8% this week after posting worse than expected mid-year earnings. The Shenzhen-based company announced that net profit for the six months to June fell by 15.5% to $58.6m (£35.3m). Despite the 8% decrease, shares later recovered to close up by 2.24%. [...]

UK electric car charging network welcomes 3,000 user

UK electric car charging network welcomes 3,000 user

The UK’s largest public network of charging points for electric cars has just passed a major milestone – welcoming its 3,000 user. Recently applications to the pay-as-you-go network have topped more than 20 per day, as more and more electric car owners look to make use of the 1,600 Charge Your Car [...]

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