News Archive

BMW to supply 4,000 green vehicles to London Olympics
London Olympic organisers have announced BMW be the exclusive automotive sponsor of the 2012 games.

Citroen announces all-electric C-Zero
Citroen has announced an all-electric city car called the C-Zero, which is due for launch late next year.

T27 electric car project wins £4.5m government grant
Gordon Murray Design and engineering firm Zytek have been awarded a government grant worth four and a half million pounds to develop an electric three-seat city car called the T27.

New Micra joins the lightweight club
Fuel-saving and CO2-cutting weight reduction is one of the key engineering themes behind the next-generation Nissan Micra, which goes on sale here in summer 2010.

Golf BlueMotion with 99g/km CO2 emissions
Volkswagen has officially announced details of its new Golf BlueMotion model, which will emit just 99g/km CO2, the same emissions as the last-generation Polo BlueMotion.

Emissions down thanks to scrappage scheme
New data published today reveals that new car emissions have fallen by record levels this year.

Mercedes rapped for exaggerating CO2 claims
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint about a Mercedes advertisement that claimed CO2 emissions for the E Class had been cut to 139g/km.

Volvo turns its attention to electric car safety
Volvo has begun crash tests on plug-in hybrid test vehicles in preparation for a C30 variant coming in 2012.

Mini recruits test drivers for new Mini E
Mini is searching for applicants to become test drivers of its new electric Mini - the Mini E.

Volvo announces all-electric C30
Following the launch of the new Volvo C30 DRIVe model at Frankfurt, which boasted CO2 emissions of just 99g/km, Volvo has released details of its plans for an all-electric version of the firm's hatchback.

Lotus developing range-extender engine
Lotus Engineering has developed a new engine specially designed for range-extending series hybrids.

Scrappage scheme boosts green car sales
Sales of low-emission small cars have soared, thanks in part to the government's scrappage incentive.

Mercedes to build fuel-cell B-Class this year
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will start production of a fuel cell-powered B-Class later this year.

Frankfurt debut for Toyota Auris Hybrid Concept
Toyota has announced it will show its Auris Hybrid Concept car for the first time at this month's Frankfurt motor Show.

Eco brands 'tweaked' to beat fuel economy tests
Cars from green brands such as Ford's Econetic range and VW BlueMotion don't offer the fuel economy or CO2 benefits the manufacturers claim for them, according to Which?.

BMW launches 'greenest ever' 3-Series
BMW has announced its cleanest 3-Series to date, which will emit just 109g/km of CO2 when it goes on sale in January next year.

Fisker Demonstrates Karma Plug-in Hybrid
Fisker Automotive, the American hybrid car company, has demonstrated its Karma plug-in hybrid at the Laguna Seca race circuit in California, where it is said to have achieved 100mph in near silence.

Trabant set for electric return in Frankfurt
A German model carmaker says it will show an updated prototype of the classic Trabant at this year's Frankfurt motor show.

US cash-for-clunkers budget trebled to $3bn
The US Senate has approved a $2bn boost for its cash-for-clunkers programme, securing sales of vehicles into September.

Nissan Leaf electric car on sale in 2010
Nissan has revealed details of the Leaf, which the company claims will be the world's first affordable electric car.


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