A new British sports car manufacturer claims their 6.6 litre V8 two-seater sports car can achieve 70mpg at a consistent 56mph - and they are intending to prove it by driving 1000 miles from Norwich to Monaco on one tank of fuel.
The all-new Peugeot 908 HDi FAP won its first race at Monza, Round 1 of Le Mans Series, on the 15th April. A second car also took third place slowed by a gearbox problem.
Nissan and NEC are to mass-produce lithium-ion batteries, to be ready for wide-scale automotive application by 2009.
Research by the Energy Saving Trust has concluded that graduated VED (car tax) may be more effective at influencing a shift to lower CO2 cars than previously thought.
The 1,000th Citroën Berlingo 600 LX 1.4i van has just been converted for dual fuel (petrol/LPG) operation by Nicholson McLaren Engines (NME).
The Toyota Prius is the top-ranked individual model together with the Lexus IS - in the 2007 J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction study.
Figures from the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that consumers are starting to prioritise lower CO2 emissions when buying new cars.
Audi is set to introduce a low CO2 A3 in September. The 1.9 TDIe features a reworked version of the current 1.9 litre engine, producing 105 bhp. In order to maximise fuel efficiency 3rd, 4th and 5th gear ratios have been extended whilst a gear change indicator systems prompts drivers to drive efficiently.
Information from the recent 'Low Emission Vehicles in London' event
A new technology has been launched that calculates the true emissions of a moving vehicle, reporting the level and composition of its pollutants.