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Councils get legal risk warning over ‘glacial’ progress on air pollution

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Local authorities in England and Wales have received a written warning of the legal risk of inaction on air pollution after missing government deadlines to produce … Read More »

Keyless theft risks highlighted in new Thatcham ratings

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More than half of the new cars launched so far this year have potential keyless entry/start vulnerabilities that could leave them vulnerable to relay attack.

Future Volvos to monitor and stop drunk or distracted drivers

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Volvo is to use in-car cameras and autonomous driving features in future models to help detect drunk or distracted drivers and take action as necessary.

Toyota to build Suzuki-badged Corolla estate in UK

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Toyota and Suzuki are to collaborate on technological development and production in a move to gear up for wider use of hybrid technologies.

LeasePlan mulls options for CarNext platform

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LeasePlan has said it’s conducting a review of strategic alternatives for its CarNext.com business, which allows drivers to buy, lease or finance its ex-fleet cars.

Government review to open up low-carbon mobility options in UK

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The Government has opened a review into urban mobility that will explore regulation around new transport modes – including electric scooters – and invest £90m in … Read More »

Kia Ceed crossover to bring rival to VW T-Roc

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Kia is to add a new crossover variant to its Ceed line-up, bringing a rival to the Volkswagen T-Roc.

First Drive: Volvo V60 Cross Country D4

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Martyn Collins finds the V60 Cross Country could be all the off-roader business drivers ever need.

TomTom Telematics sale to Bridgestone gets shareholder approval

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Shareholders at TomTom have given the green light to the sale of the firm’s telematics business to Bridgestone Europe.

Ford confirms cutbacks in Germany and UK

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Ford is pushing ahead with voluntary redundancy programmes in Germany and the UK as part of comprehensive restructuring plans.

Jaguar Land Rover to recall 44,000 cars over CO2

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Jaguar Land Rover is recalling around 44,000 cars in the UK over issues with incorrectly stated CO2 emissions.

Government greenlights Birmingham clean air zone plans

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Plans to deploy a charging clean air zone in Birmingham, including for cars, have secured approval and funding from the Government.

e-Niro building strong EV customer base for Kia

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Kia’s e-Niro electric SUV is still proving popular with potential customers and helping to build the brand’s EV presence despite having sold out of this year’s … Read More »

Government indecision driving employees out of company cars

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The Government has come under fire from the ICFM and BVRLA after yesterday’s Spring Statement failed to provide much-needed clarity on future company car tax (CCT) … Read More »

Government shelves WLTP tax decision

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The Government has failed to shed any light over future company car tax (CCT) rates, including any action to mitigate the effects of WLTP, in today’s … Read More »

New car imports to face 10% tariffs under no-deal Brexit

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New cars imported into the UK will be subject to a 10% tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit, helping to protect the UK’s car … Read More »

Infiniti to end UK production as it pulls out of Western Europe

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Infiniti is to withdraw from Western Europe as part of a restructuring plan that will also see UK production of Infiniti models cease by the middle … Read More »

Volkswagen Group accelerates electric car offensive

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The Volkswagen Group has ramped up its plans for electric cars with a new strategy to launch almost 70 new models in the next 10 years … Read More »

Connected Cars: The next steps

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What started back in the 1990s with notifications of crashes to emergency responders, locating the vehicle and roadside assistance, has now grown to involve full 4G LTE data … Read More »

Health chiefs call for more clean air zones to cut pollution threat

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Deploying more low-emission or clean air zones could help improve air quality and health as part of a package of measures to cut down on pollution.

Don’t ditch diesel without accurate information, says Emtec Corporation

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Don’t ditch diesel just yet says Emtec Corporation Ltd, which has developed new technology to accurately measure driver and vehicle performance in order to put fleets … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross

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Does Volkswagen’s new baby SUV live up to the success of it’s bigger brothers, asks Jonathan Musk.

Jaguar Land Rover diesels well below emissions limits, new tests find

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Tests on three Jaguar Land Rover models have shown the diesel engines used are meeting and beating Euro 6 emissions limits ahead of schedule.

SsangYong eyes fleet growth following 2018 restructure

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SsangYong is looking to almost triple its UK sales to 10,000 units, supported by the new Korando SUV, electric vehicles and a growing focus on fleet … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show 2019 Roundup

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Cars escape Bath clean air zone charges but vans still face burden

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The city of Bath is to implement a Class C charging clean air zone that will exempt cars but not vans from charges for non-compliant vehicles.

BMW warns no-deal Brexit could end Mini production in UK

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BMW has warned that it may shift Mini production out of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Honda to fully electrify range by 2025

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Honda is advancing its plans to electrify its range with the announcement that 100% of its European automobile sales will be “electrified” by 2025.

BMW plug-in hybrid portfolio gets new models and added electric range

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BMW has taken the wraps off its latest range of plug-in hybrids to join its ranks, including the world premiere of the new BMW X3 xDrive30e, … Read More »

New car CO2 hits four-year high due to diesel downturn

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Average CO2 emissions from new cars in Europe went up 2.4g/km to 120.5g/km in 2018 – the highest average of the last four years – as … Read More »