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Alex Grant

Emissions: the importance of being idle

5 years ago / 0 comments

Claiming pollution from idling contributes to the 4,300 premature deaths in London each year, the capital’s Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed plans to increase the penalties levied against drivers who leave their engines ticking … Read More »

Fleet cars of 2012: The hot ones

5 years ago / 0 comments

Citroen DS5 Having taken a Germanic approach to established rivals with the C5, the DS5 introduces a welcome dose of French design flair into the D-segment. Part luxury estate and part coupe, it has … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower Medium  PRICE From £29,995 – £33,995*  FUEL 235.4mpg  CO2 29g/km It may have been launched, launched, and launched again, but Ampera is finally in the UK, which means a chance to see how the … Read More »

Nissan is on a steep learning curve

5 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan broke new ground last year when it brought its first electric vehicle, the LEAF, to the UK. Though rivals were already offering electric cars, the LEAF’s blend of practicality and unchallenging ownership experience … Read More »

Diesel-rivalling GS hybrid coming next year 

5 years ago / 0 comments

The model will launch as part of plans to grow GS sales to 2,500 units in 2014, of which 60% are predicted to be conquest buyers, according to Toyota GB president and managing director Jon … Read More »

Chevrolet Volt

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Executive EV  PRICE £29,995 (with £5,000 grant)  FUEL 235mpg  CO2 27g/km   We’ve driven the Ampera quite a few times already, but amid the hype, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the Chevrolet Volt … Read More »

Kia cee’d

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE From £13,995 (est.)  FUEL From 78mpg (est.)  CO2 From 97g/km At a time when many motor manufacturers are still struggling to shake off the tough economic conditions of the last … Read More »

Toyota GT86

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Coupe  PRICE £24,995 – £26,495  FUEL 36.2 – 39.8mpg  CO2 164 – 181g/km Although GT86 isn’t a core fleet proposition for Toyota, it has a vital role to play by spearheading a return … Read More »

Hyundai iX35 Hydrogen FCEV

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Crossover  PRICE Not on sale  FUEL 28.8 miles per kg (hydrogen)  CO2 0g/km Depending upon your propensity to visit continental motor shows, you may or may not be familiar with the concept of … Read More »

Audi A3

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Premium lower medium  PRICE From £19,205  FUEL From 50.3 – 68.9mpg  CO2 106 – 130g/km There’s a temptation to view the launch of the new A3 hatchback as something of an appetiser before the … Read More »

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Supermini  PRICE £14,995 – £16,995  FUEL 76.3 – 80.7mpg  CO2 79 – 85g/km It’s difficult to imagine hybrid technology without Toyota – the brand that brought hybrids to Europe. While others have since … Read More »

First Drive: Hyundai i40 Tourer

6 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper medium Price: £18,395-£25,895 Fuel: 39.2-65.7mpg CO2: 113-169g/km The Koreans, it seems, are on a roll. From being creators of reliable but bland “white good” cars, the last few years have brought a … Read More »

High Court judgment said to mark return to sanity

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the current scheme introduced by the previous government, motorists or defendants are not always able to get their legal costs reimbursed in full after a successful court case – where they are acquitted, ... Read More »


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