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Green Car Guide Highlights of 2012


These are the top Green Car Guide highlights of 2012 , ranging from testing the all-electric Nissan LEAF Nismo racing car against the GT-R and JUKE-R, to giving passenger rides in a Caterham for children with leukaemia around the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power circuit

08 March 2012

Green Cars at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show


These are the
top green cars at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show
: if you’re looking for a more economical car, then these are the cars that you need to know about.

03 April 2012

Electric Vehicle test drives – video

electric-vehicle-test-000.jpg was involved in an
Electric Vehicle test drive event in London
on 30 March 2012, organised by the London Borough of Camden – watch the
here and see people’s views about
electric cars

09 April 2012

Renault Twizy


Renault Twizy
, which is essentially an electric four-wheeled scooter, felt so much like a go-kart on its launch in Ibiza that it inspired us to take it for a
test around an actual go-kart circuit

20 April 2012



is a
racing version of the all-electric
Nissan LEAF; it may be more exciting to drive than a standard LEAF, but is it fair to view it in comparison to the Nissan GT-R and Nissan JUKE-R?

24 April 2010

BMW wins Greenest Manufacturer of the Year Award 2012

Green-Car-Guide_BMW_Award.jpg, the UK’s original green car news website, has announced BMW Group as the winner of its
Greenest Manufacturer of the Year Award 2012

24 April 2012

Peugeot 508 RXH diesel-hybrid versus racehorse


To test its ‘low emission 4×4’ credentials, we pitched the new
Peugeot 508 RXH
diesel-hybrid against the racehorse of
footballer Michael Owen
– so which one won?

30 May 2012

Caterham at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power press day 2012 – video


To put our
Caterham Roadsport 125
test car through its paces we took it around the
Cholmondeley Pageant of Power race circuit

watch the video

Prior to this, we drove the Caterham from the BBC’s Media City to Cholmondeley with a collection of exotic machinery such as Ferraris and Bentleys, a McLaren, a Lancia Delta Integrale rally car, and the BAC Mono
. This drive included a detour through the tunnels underneath Manchester Airport’s runway
watch the video

01 July 2012

Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost and the 2012 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power


After a week of testing the new
Ford Focus 1-litre EcoBoost
on the road, we also had the chance to see how it performed around the
Cholmondeley Pageant of Power circuit

02 July 2012

Electric Infiniti EMERG-E at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed


The electric range-extended
Infiniti EMERG-E
Concept was on show at the
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
, and a ‘production-ready’ version with a revised exterior and a new interior even drove up the hill.

03 July 2012

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed


We drove the
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
up the hill at the
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
– so we were very smug at the wheel of an all-wheel drive Volvo estate with an official economy figure of 150mpg and acceleration from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.

10 September 2012

Cenex LCV2012 event review


Cenex LCV2012
event showcased the latest low carbon vehicles currently in development including the
TSB REEVolution Project’s electric range-extender Infiniti EMERG-E, Lotus Evora 414e, and 87mpg Jaguar XJ_e

19 October 2012

Toyota GT86 green car review


The Toyota GT86 may not be an obvious
green car
, but it’s
one of the best driver’s cars currently on sale
, it’s a fraction of the cost of many sports cars, and we managed to get 50mpg out of it – so it gets a 10 out of 10 rating.

20 October 2012

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid driven


It sounds like the green car dream – a mid-engined
Lotus Evora
with 1000 Nm of torque, a 0-60mph time of 4 seconds, and emissions of just 55g/km CO2.

05 November 2012 achieves 103mpg in RAC Future Car Challenge in BMW 116d ED

RAC-FCC-2012-001a.JPG drove a BMW 116d EfficientDynamics in the RAC Future Car Challenge 2012 and achieved 103mpg over the 64-mile Brighton to London route, winning the Internal Combustion Engine class.

03 December 2012

BMW 330d Touring – back-to-back test with Subaru BRZ


The Subaru BRZ (or Toyota GT86) is quite simply one of the best driver’s cars on sale today – so what happens when it’s pitched head-to-head with our
BMW 330d Touring
on some of the best roads in North Wales…?

17 December 2012

Green Car Guide Cars of the Year 2012


Green Car Guide has one clear aim – to seek out cars that offer motorists the best combination of economy and driver appeal – and based on this criteria we’re delighted to award our
Cars of the Year 2012 title to the BMW 330d Touring and the Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ

Green car highlights of 2011


These are the Green-Car-Guide highlights of 2011, ranging from driving up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner in an Infiniti M35 hybrid, to seeing if a 50 mpg Range Rover Evoque can still get up a mountain