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Alex Grant

Foundations for growth: plans for the Source London charging network

2 years ago / 0 comments

The challenge: Bolloré Group took control of the former Plugged-in Places scheme, Source London, in September 2014. Notoriously unreliable, this included 835 charging points spread … Read More »

VW to show Juke rival and refreshed up! at Geneva

2 years ago / 0 comments

The compact SUV could be positioned below the Tiguan in Volkswagen’s line-up, a new and potentially very high volume segment for the brand which would contest … Read More »

First-ever Maserati SUV goes for global volume

2 years ago / 0 comments

Due for a world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Levante brings the Italian carmaker’s range to five models and follows the Ghibli, … Read More »

Renault previews new Scenic and Megane Sport Tourer

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Scenic arrives 20 years after the first-generation model, continuing a family of compact MPVs which has sold around five million units worldwide. Previewed by … Read More »

Toyota's compact hybrid crossover to debut at Geneva

2 years ago / 0 comments

Previewed by the C-HR concept car last year (pictured), Toyota says this will be a coupe-SUV crossover, smaller than the RAV4 and designed to be fun … Read More »

Restyled Ford Kuga adds tech, cuts CO2 to 115g/km

2 years ago / 0 comments

Revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the refreshed styling brings it in line with the updated Ecosport and the forthcoming Edge large SUV, as … Read More »

Diesels less efficient than petrols at curbing climate change, study shows

2 years ago / 0 comments

The results of the study, conducted by Dr Eckard Helmers at Trier University with Michel Cames of the University of Luxembourg, were presented to the European … Read More »

Kia Optima PHEV on track for 37g/km CO2 emissions

2 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the Chicago Motor Show last week, the European-market version will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March, alongside the first ever Optima … Read More »

Volvo unveils V70 and XC70 replacement

2 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the S90 saloon, it’s likely that the V90 will be the bigger-selling version in Europe, targeting conquest customers from Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, … Read More »

Kia Optima Sportswagon revealed

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Optima Sportswagon breaks cover a year after the Sportspace concept, which previewed it, was unveiled in Geneva. It will be available with the same engines … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Sportage

2 years ago / 1 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £17,995–£31,645 Fuel: 37.2–61.4mpg CO2: 119–177g/km Kia reckons there’s even more volume to come from the Sportage and, considering its role in the … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda3 1.5 SKYACTIV-D

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £18,895–£23,145 Fuel: 64.2­–74.3mpg CO2: 99–114g/km It’s been inevitable for at least a year. The Mazda3’s large diesel engine has curbed its … Read More »

Kia debuts Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago Auto Show

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Optima plug-in hybrid will launch this summer, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motor, the latter supplied by a 9.8kWh mains-rechargeable battery pack … Read More »

GM to launch 300-mile Ampera-e EV in Europe next year

2 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, the Bolt features a 60kWh battery – twice the capacity of the latest … Read More »

Tesla to unveil Model 3 on 31 March

2 years ago / 0 comments

Confirmed as part of the company’s Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results, the Model 3 will be roughly the same size as the Audi A4, BMW 3 … Read More »

The power of choice: Ford of Britain's Andy Barratt on the brand's growth plans

2 years ago / 0 comments

Only halfway through his first year as Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, Andy Barratt, may have taken on the role in one of the … Read More »

Mobility matters: the challenges ahead for fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

The increasing role of air quality: Reignited by the Volkswagen NOx emissions scandal, air quality is firmly on the agenda and confirmation of Low Emission … Read More »

Road Test: Subaru Outback 2.0d SE Premium

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £30,995 Fuel: 50.4mpg CO2: 145g/km Part estate car, part SUV, Subaru has offered four previous generations of Outback in the UK … Read More »

Road Test: Mazda MX-5 1.5i Sport Nav

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Roadster Price: £22,445 Fuel: 47.1mpg CO2: 139g/km Mazda’s recent product revival has finally come full circle with the new MX-5. Having spent the last … Read More »

UK’s first ‘Go Ultra Low Cities’ revealed

2 years ago / 2 comments

Eight cities have been named as ‘Go Ultra Low Cities’ and will share £40m funding to promote electric vehicle take-up.

Chargemaster plans for London-wide rapid charging network

2 years ago / 0 comments

Chief executive David Martell said London is “crying out” for rapid chargers, but the Capital’s network has so far focused on slower units. To date, there … Read More »

Road Test: Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 4×4 Laurin & Klement Estate

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £35,040 Fuel: 55.4mpg CO2: 135g/km Excellent new Skodas are par for the course these days, and it’s been that way for … Read More »

DS aiming for the premium brands with new dealer training scheme

2 years ago / 0 comments

The DS Academy will train dedicated sales staff from the newly-established DS Salon and larger DS Store stores, now totalling over 200 sites worldwide, including not … Read More »

Road Test: Infiniti Q70 Sport 2.2d

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Executive Price: £36,600 Fuel: 57.6mpg CO2: 128g/km Infiniti might be shifting a fraction of the volumes of the German premium brands, but there are … Read More »

Fleets urged to consider life-saving technologies as research reveals safest cars

2 years ago / 0 comments

Independent automotive research centre and vehicle safety organisation, Thatcham Research is urging fleets to fit cars with life-saving technologies as it reveals the winners of the … Read More »

Hyundai reveals details of first electric car

2 years ago / 0 comments

Due to be launched this summer, the Ioniq is the first car to be available with a choice of alternative drivetrains and no conventional petrol or … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot 208 GT Line PureTech 110

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £16,695 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 99g/km As much as Peugeot’s 200-series cars have spawned some excellent GTIs, there’s been an equally noteworthy set … Read More »

Audi showcases latest fuel cell technology

2 years ago / 0 comments

The h-tron quattro concept is a large SUV similar to the e-tron quattro shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, the latter was said … Read More »

Land Rover Defender – A farewell to arms

2 years ago / 0 comments

It began, as the best ideas tend to, with a personal need. Maurice Wilks, an engineer at Rover and brother of managing director Spencer Wilks, had … Read More »

New E-Class revealed with class-leading 102g/km CO2

2 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show today, the E-Class is larger than its predecessor but makes widespread use of aluminium and ultra-high strength steel to reduce … Read More »


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