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170mph and 70mpg

170mph and 70mpg

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.

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Peugeot’s Diesel Racing Car Wins Its First Race

Peugeot’s Diesel Racing Car Wins Its First Race

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.

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New electric car battery technology from Nissan

New electric car battery technology from Nissan

Nissan and NEC are to mass-produce lithium-ion batteries, to be ready for wide-scale automotive application by 2009.

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Low CO2 cars have better residuals

Low CO2 cars have better residuals

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.

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1,000th Citroën Berlingo Dual Fuel Conversion

1,000th Citroën Berlingo Dual Fuel Conversion

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).

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Toyota Prius wins JD Power Award; Lexus wins overall for 7th Time

Toyota Prius wins JD Power Award; Lexus wins overall for 7th Time

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.

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UK car buyers are going green

UK car buyers are going green

Figures from the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that consumers are starting to prioritise lower CO2 emissions when buying new cars.

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Audi A3 to go sub 120g/km

Audi A3 to go sub 120g/km

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.

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Green Cars & London

Green Cars & London

Information from the recent 'Low Emission Vehicles in London' event

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New technology to Monitor Vehicle Emissions on the move

New technology to Monitor Vehicle Emissions on the move

A new technology has been launched that calculates the true emissions of a moving vehicle, reporting the level and composition of its pollutants.

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