Company car drivers are positively doing their bit for the environment according to new figures released by Lex, the UKs leading contract hire and leasing company.
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.
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 FIAs Alternative Energies Commission in Paris last week.
In the wake of Gwyneth Dunwoodys 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.
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.
Lex is warning fleets who buy new generation diesel engines with Exhaust Particulate Filters (EPFs) that they risk reliability problems if they dont heed manufacturer operating recommendations.
Leading international environmental figures from government, business and education have signed up to oversee Land Rovers industry leading carbon dioxide offset programme.
Small car owners lost the least amount of money in terms of depreciation in 2006, according to the latest research from Parkers 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.
Until Land Rover bring out their planned hybrid models, the company arent 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.
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).