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Lex company car drivers reduce annual carbon emissions faster than retail motorists

Lex company car drivers reduce annual carbon emissions faster than retail motorists

Company car drivers are positively doing their bit for the environment according to new figures released by Lex, the UK’s leading contract hire and leasing company.

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European Commission publish proposals for limiting car emissions

European Commission publish proposals for limiting car emissions

The European Commission has announced its proposals for limiting average new car CO2 emissions to 130 grams per km by 2012. ‘Complementary measures’ - including biofuels, improved tyres and air conditioning systems - will be expected to contribute a further emissions cut of up to 10g/km.

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FIA responds positively to the EEMS-supported Oaktec hybrid rally car project

FIA responds positively to the EEMS-supported Oaktec hybrid rally car project

Paul Andrews and Bill Meeson, partners in the EEMS-supported Oaktec Honda Insight E85 hybrid rally car project, were delighted with the positive response and possibility of future co-operation when they presented their project to the FIA’s Alternative Energies Commission in Paris last week.

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Time for the DfT to be pro-transport rather than anti-car

Time for the DfT to be pro-transport rather than anti-car

In the wake of Gwyneth Dunwoody’s savaging of the Department for Transport (DfT) as ‘a terrible picture of failure’, the Association of British Drivers (ABD) believes the department needs to change its priorities.

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Honda commits to hybrid future with new concept

Honda commits to hybrid future with new concept

Honda will unveil a hybrid sports car at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and an increase in the supply of Civic Hybrids to the UK.

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Dangers of exhaust particulate filters clogging up

Dangers of exhaust particulate filters clogging up

Lex is warning fleets who buy new generation diesel engines with Exhaust Particulate Filters (EPFs) that they risk reliability problems if they don’t heed manufacturer operating recommendations.

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Environmentalists oversee Land Rover CO2 Offset Programme

Environmentalists oversee Land Rover CO2 Offset Programme

Leading international environmental figures from government, business and education have signed up to oversee Land Rover’s industry leading carbon dioxide offset programme.

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Small cars deliver big savings

Small cars deliver big savings

Small car owners lost the least amount of money in terms of depreciation in 2006, according to the latest research from Parker’s Car Guides. Nine out of the top 10 cars that saved their owners the most cash in over a year of ownership were small hatchbacks.

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Wild Photography in Land Rover Competition

Wild Photography in Land Rover Competition

Until Land Rover bring out their planned hybrid models, the company aren’t likely to feature heavily on www.Green-Car-Guide.com, which is a shame, as the company produces some excellent vehicles – just not particularly economical ones.

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Return your vehicle to its maker – free

Return your vehicle to its maker – free

Government regulations which came into effect on 1st January 2007 mean that car owners are entitled to “free take-back” of their old vehicles, known as End of Life Vehicles (ELVs).

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