Despite the muscular performance on offer, the 308 GTI makes a fairly sensible purchase, reckons Alex Grant.
It follows a research programme by Renault Engineering which began last July, seeking to close the gap between laboratory-derived NOx (nitrogen oxide) emissions and performance under varied real-world driving. This was accelerated last December by … Read More »
The £136m scheme, completed in 2013, monitors traffic levels and displays variable speed limits on gantry signs to keep vehicles moving, as well as feeding 24-hour CCTV footage back to Highways England’s regional control … Read More »
ITM’s technology uses surplus renewable energy to separate hydrogen from water via electrolysis, producing the fuel on-site and removing the need to have regular deliveries. The company has a station operating in Rotherham and … Read More »
Beneath the lairy exterior and lunatic pace, the Type R makes a great day-to-day car, reckons Alex Grant.
The figures are to be published in an academic report due out this week. Commissioned by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and authored by Professor Jim Saker of Loughborough University, the report … Read More »
Active noise cancellation is the latest tool in the car industry’s quest to improve refinement and make cars less stressful places to be for company car drivers. It works on a similar principle to … Read More »
A vital part of Europe’s automotive industry since 1969, insurance owned independent organisation Thatcham has played a huge role in reducing running costs for fleets. Alex Grant finds out how.
The force has implemented seven Nissan LEAFs, which will be charged at points installed at its own stations – three will be marked cars for urban use while the other four will be unmarked … Read More »
What is it? A new quattro four-wheel drive system for Audis with longitudinally-mounted engines – so the A4 and larger vehicles – targeting fuel economy and CO2 emissions close to a two-wheel drive version. … Read More »
Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show yesterday, it’s the second generation of the Prius to be available with a plug-in hybrid drive. Its predecessor, launched in 2012, had a much lower … Read More »
Toyota’s hybrid figurehead offers frugality as extraordinary as its styling, says Alex Grant.
The XC90 T8 has the same advantages, and limitations, as other large plug-ins, explains Alex Grant.
Currently set at £6.60 for passenger cars, £13.20 for light commercial vehicles and £19.80 for heavy goods vehicles, the tolls have increased by a third in the last ten years. Halving the tolls … Read More »
Following the Autumn Statement’s extension of the 3% Benefit in Kind levy for diesel vehicles in the wake of the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal, there had been concerns that the Government would change its … Read More »