Some good news for diesel cars – a Peugeot 1.6-litre BlueHDi 75 Active 5-door hatchback has taken overall victory in this year’s MPG Marathon, achieving average fuel economy of 104.5mpg in real-world driving conditions over 385 miles.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that Volkswagen had installed illegal software – a device designed to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) – to cheat emission tests, allowing its diesel cars to produce up to 40 times more pollution than allowed.
Porsche says that the all-electric, four-door and four-seat Mission E Concept is what the Porsche of tomorrow might look like.
The Nissan Gripz Concept is equipped with an EV technology-based series hybrid system known as ‘Pure Drive e-Power’, which incorporates an efficient petrol engine and the electric motor from the Nissan LEAF.
The all-electric Audi e-tron quattro concept, with a driving range of 310 miles, previews an electric SUV that Audi will launch in 2018.
An updated Nissan LEAF 30 kWh now delivers a 25% increase in driving range, translating to an official NEDC range of 155 miles on a single charge.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced the Low Carbon Champions for 2014-15 at a packed gala dinner held in association with Cenex in Milton Keynes. The Champions Awards celebrate achievement and innovation in low carbon road transport.
My Electric Avenue shows some local electricity networks require upgrades to cope with electric vehiclesSeptember 15, 2015
My Electric Avenue, the pioneering Ofgem-funded project, has been examining the impact of electric vehicles on the local electricity network, and has released its main findings at the Cenex LCV2015 event.
A LowCVP exhibition has showcased the economic and technical prospects for smaller ‘L-Category’ vehicles in the UK and the potential for their growth to 2020. The exhibition is one element of the LowCVP’s ‘Bigger Thinking on Greener Vehicles’ theme, as the Partnership introduces its work plans for 2015-16.
A three-year project to turn a 40-year-old electric city car into a Tesla-beating dragster has climaxed with TV presenter Jonny Smith’s Flux Capacitor becoming Europe’s quickest street legal electric car.