Category : Top Stories

UK’s first Clean Air Zones to be ‘significantly postponed’ due to Government delay

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Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council are to delay the January 2020 introduction of their Clean Air Zones due to a Government delay in delivering … Read More »

Government must ‘supercharge’ Road to Zero Strategy to meet net zero pledge

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Government plans for ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 will be derailed unless action is taken on electric vehicles.

Refreshed Renault Zoe sports 242-mile range

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Renault has made significant improvements to its popular Zoe electric car, with increased range and power options, as well as a restyled look and new DC … Read More »

Engie acquires ChargePoint Services

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French utility giant Engie has acquired ChargePoint Services for an undisclosed amount as it looks to expand in the EV charging sector.

Mayor of London drives plans for all new cars and vans to be electric by 2030

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The Mayor of London has set out plans to develop a network of rapid charging hubs across the city, paving the way for a “electric revolution … Read More »

Phil Webb to lead Honda fleet sales as Marc Samuel moves on

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Honda UK has announced that Phil Webb, head of car, is to assume responsibility for the fleet sales operations team as Marc Samuel leaves the business.

Bristol mulls diesel car ban and charging Clean Air Zone

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Bristol City Council is looking at two options to cut air pollution in line with legal requirements, including an eight-hour-a-day diesel car ban and a charging … Read More »

Fiat spots opportunities for affordable EV

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Fiat is working towards an electric supermini priced in line with petrol or diesel models, seeing a role for itself in making the technology more accessible … Read More »

New BMW 3 Series Touring arrives September; PHEV due 2020

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BMW has unveiled the new 3 Series Touring, which has been designed to offer increased interior space, improved handling and also heralds the model’s first plug-in … Read More »

Concerted action on transport needed to back UK’s net zero goal

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Confirmation that the UK Government will legislate a 2050 net zero target for greenhouse gas emissions has been widely greeted by transport and environmental specialists but … Read More »

Government must introduce RIDDOR for driving at-work incidents, says GMB

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The GMB union has called for a naming and shaming regime and stronger penalties where people are killed or seriously injured at work – including introducing … Read More »

5-minute EV recharge time proven in first-ever demo

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Israeli tech company StoreDot has verified claims that its ultra-fast charging lithium-ion battery can recharge in five minutes through an inaugural demonstration.

Mercedes-Benz reveals GLB compact SUV

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Mercedes-Benz is expanding its SUV line-up with a new compact model to bring a rival to the Audi Q3.

Ford’s Bridgend engine plant to close in 2020

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Ford has begun a consultation on the closure of its Bridgend engine plant in Wales, which could close by September 2020, risking the loss of 1,700 … Read More »

FCA exits Renault merger talks

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it’s pulled out of merger talks with Renault just a week after submitting a proposal as it blames French politics.

Q&A: DfBB’s Simon Turner on the changing face of risk management

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Simon Turner, campaign manager, Driving for Better Business (DfBB), on how an evolving fleet industry is bringing new road risk management challenges.

Mazda Skyactiv-X economy figures announced

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Mazda has released key economy information on its long-awaited Skyactiv-X engine – that benefits from diesel-like compression ignition in a petrol engine, leading to reduced fuel … Read More »

Kia XCeed teased ahead of imminent unveil

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Kia has teased a first image of its forthcoming XCeed ‘urban crossover’, due to be revealed in full on 26 June.

WLTP unfairly advantaging petrol engines, study shows

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The new WLTP test cycle is significantly underestimating the real-world fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of petrol vehicles, according to Emissions Analytics, potentially over-incentivising them against … Read More »

SEAT drops petrol from Mii supermini, favours electric

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SEAT’s electric offensive has begun with the Mii electric – a Volkswagen e-up! based car – with a WLTP stated range of 161.5 miles per charge.

Peugeot 508 SW pricing and specs announced

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Peugeot has revealed pricing and specs for the latest 508 SW, which introduces new design and technology features and is available to order now.

Road Test: Ford Focus Active

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A little extra height turns Ford’s popular hatch and estate into a soft-roading crossover, finds Craig Thomas.

FairFuelUK pursues campaign for pumps to reflect oil prices

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Oil prices crashed 5% in just one day last week, yet the UK motorist won’t see any change in the cost of fuel at the pump … Read More »

HMRC updates advisory fuel rates

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Taking effect from 1 June 2019, HMRC’s latest advisory fuel rates apply to employees using a company car and only differ marginally from previous rates.

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 200 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz is back on top form with its latest range and the A-Class is no exception, finds Jonathan Musk.

FCA proposes 50/50 merger with Groupe Renault

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Groupe Renault has confirmed it has received a proposal from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) regarding a potential 50/50 merger.

New BMW 1 Series spec reveals front-wheel drive

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New third generation 1 Series brings front-wheel drive for the first time, increased efficiency and greater interior occupant space.

Company car demand to spike in 2020/21 as low tax rates kick in

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The 2020/21 introduction of lower Benefit-in-Kind tax rates for plug-in vehicles will see company car demand spike – but future uptake depends on government policy going … Read More »

First Ionity 350kW charging station launches in UK

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The manufacturer-backed Ionity network has launched its first fast charging station in the UK – with other stations to follow swiftly.

Audi Q5 to get 49g/km plug-in hybrid model

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Audi is adding a plug-in hybrid model to the Q5 line-up to spearhead a new range of PHEV models.