• Vauxhall Vivaro-e

    New Vauxhall Vivaro-e Delivers Xero Emissions- As well as 1 1/4 Tonne Loads

    Vauxhall today released the first pictures of the Vivaro-e, its first factory-built, fully-electric van, set to arrive in the market as more and more UK cities welcome emissions-free vehicles. Built on the same line as the diesel-engined Vivaro, and available to order from June in two lengths and two body variants, the new battery electric […] More

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    Real-World Emissions Ratings will Allow Economy to Rebuild after Covid-19 while Retaining Air Quality and Lowering CO2

    New real-world data on vehicle emissions will allow revitalisation of an automotive industry and global economy devastated by the COVID-19 outbreak but with cleaner air and reduced impact on climate change. The AIR Index at airindex.com identifies the cleanest cars to give buyers confidence to switch to cleaner vehicles and restore the automotive industry badly impacted by […] More

  • Cars on Transporter Train

    Trucks-to-Trains Swap Significantly Cuts Emissions in Volvo Cars’ Logistics Network

    Volvo Cars is significantly cutting CO2 emissions in its logistics operations by switching transports between its manufacturing plants and new car depots from trucks to trains. Especially in Europe, where trucks are still ubiquitous in transporting new cars to distribution depots and retailers in individual markets, the company is in the process of reducing emissions by replacing […] More

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    New Car CO2 Emissions Hit the Highest Average in Europe Since 2014

    The automotive industry faces a number of major challenges this year. In addition to the European car market recording timid growth in 2019, CO2 emissions have continued to increase. This despite new regulation designed to curtail this. Last year, the volume weighted average CO2 emissions for European markets, were at their recorded levels since 2014. According to data from […] More

  • Renault Captur

    Ford, Mercedes join Renault in emissions probe

    Earlier this week it was reported that Renault will recall and fix 15,000 cars after tests revealed high levels of emissions from some of its models. Renault confirmed that the affected engine is the 110 hp dCi engine from the Renault Captur. The French manufacturer state the recall is to “address an error in the engine’s calibration […] More

  • Renault raided by emissions cheating police

    Renault raided by emissions cheating police

    Several Renault facilities have been raided by police investigating potential emissions cheating by the French giant. The raids are understood to have taken place last week. Local unions were the first to reveal that the raids had taken place; they have since been confirmed by Renault. Renault said in a statement that equipment used for […] More

  • Volkswagen recall confirmed

    Volkswagen announces emissions ‘defeat device’ fixes

    Volkswagen has revealed the technical fixes that will be put in place to “solve the NOx exhaust emissions issue in Europe.” The so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal broke in September when the US Environmental Protection Agency discovered that Volkswagen Group cars fitted with the EA189 diesel engine had a ‘defeat device’ embedded in the engine management computer that allowed […] More

  • Dieselgate: VW EA288 not cheating emissions

    Dieselgate: VW EA288 not cheating emissions

    Volkswagen has confirmed that the type EA288 diesel engine is not affected by the defeat device at the centre of the dieselgate scandal. Reports by German media surfaced on Thursday that Volkswagen engineers were investigating whether or not the type EA288 engine used emissions cheating software. EA288 is a derivative of the type EA189 engine […] More

  • UK emissions testing probe launched

    UK emissions testing probe launched

    The UK government has announced that it will launch an investigation into vehicle emissions, following the ‘dieselgate’ scandal in the USA. The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), the UK regulator, will re-run emissions testing in a laboratory if necessary and compare that data against ‘real-world’ results. According to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, the aim is “to […] More

  • Volkswagen: 11m cars could cheat on emissions

    Volkswagen: 11m cars could cheat on emissions

    Up to 11 million diesel-engined Volkswagens could have emissions manipulating software discovered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA found that Volkswagens and Audis fitted with 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engines had a ‘defeat device’, software embedded in the engine management systems that enabled the cars to produce lower emissions of certain noxious gases, […] More

  • Volkswagen US recall

    Volkswagen in US recall for emissions violation

    Volkswagen is recalling nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the USA after it was found to be violating emissions standards. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) found a ‘defeat device’ in the engine management systems on diesel-powered VWs that allows them to perform better in laboratory testing than they do out […] More

  • Metrocab

    Zero-emissions Metrocab begins London testing

    The hybrid-powered Metrocab will begin real-world testing in London, after being cleared to carry fare-paying passengers by Transport for London. Designed and built by Frazer-Nash Automotive and Ecotive, the Metrocab is the first Hackney carriage capable of running completely emissions-free. Like the Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3 and the Boris Bus, electric motors drive the wheels […] More

  • Euro NCAP test dummy seen in wing mirror

    Euro NCAP Mobilizes New Partners to Promote Safer and Cleaner Vehicles in Europe

    Four organisations from across Europe – including Germany’s largest vehicle inspection company DEKRA, the German Insurance Association, GDV, and the Automobile clubs of Austria, ÖAMTC, and Switzerland, TCS – have officially joined the European New Car Assessment Programme as affiliate members. DEKRA joins the programme to support new initiatives on commercial vehicle safety. For many […] More

  • Aeristech e-boost device

    Queen’s Award Recognises Progress of Aeristech’s Innovative Electric Motor Systems

    British electric motor specialist Aeristech has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in recognition of its work to develop a series of increasingly advanced, high-speed electric motors to power e-superchargers and hydrogen fuel cell air-side compressors. Based in Leamington Spa, where it recently relocated to new headquarters, the company has a growing […] More

  • EV charging

    Motorists Reconsider Electric Vehicle Switch in Wake of Covid-19

    Government-enforced lockdowns around the world, due to Covid-19, are without doubt making life difficult for many, but they are also having a dramatic positive impact on people’s awareness of the benefits to the environment, reports Venson Automotive Solutions. 45% of people surveyed by Venson confirmed that the radical improvement on air pollution across the globe […] More

  • Hyundai Prophecy

    Hyundai Reveals Further Details of “Prophecy” Concept EV

    Hyundai Motor has revealed more details of its Prophecy Concept EV. In a new walk-around video, Hyundai Motor Group’s Chief Design Officer Luc Donckerwolke explains some of the key features inside and outside the vehicle. Prophecy received its digital premiere last month. Rather than being a pure concept, its name refers to the fact that […] More

  • Bonnet ornament being tweaked on bentley

    Mulsanne Makers: The Master Craftspeople Behind ‘The Grand Bentley’

    After nearly a decade as Bentley’s flagship model, the Mulsanne will soon complete its production run and pass its torch to the all-new Flying Spur. Before then, and while the factory is shut down due to the ongoing global crisis, Bentley is celebrating the unmatched skills and expertise of the master craftspeople behind the ultimate […] More

  • Kia Sportage rear left view

    Kia Sportage Mild-Hybrid Wins Best Medium SUV at Business Motoring Awards

    Having held top spot as Kia Motors (UK) Limited’s number one best-selling model for seven years, the Kia Sportage has continued to see success. The Sportage with 48v mild-hybrid technology has been awarded Best Medium SUV in the Business Motoring Awards 2020. The Business Motoring Awards celebrates the businesses and cars that best serve the […] More

  • EV Plugged into charger

    New UK Test Facility to Streamline EV Battery Development and Optimisation Time

    As a response to the growing time and cost pressures facing vehicle manufacturers seeking to develop latest generation automotive electrification technologies, MAHLE Powertrain has opened a new, dedicated facility for the extensive testing of EV battery modules. The facility, based at the powertrain specialist’s Northampton technical centre, enables the strip-down and disassembly of modules and […] More

  • Red 2020 chevrolet corvette racing round a corner

    Tenneco Delivers Exhaust System for 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

    The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s signature sound and performance are enabled by advanced exhaust and powertrain technologies from Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN). Tenneco’s Clean Air and Powertrain Business Groups supply the complete cold-end exhaust system, as well as a range of components for the eighth generation sportscar’s Small Block V-8 LT2 engine. “Corvette’s mid-engine architecture required […] More

  • Skoda Octavia parked on driveway charging

    More Spacious, More Connected, More Emotive: The New Skoda Octavia

    More spacious, safer, better connected and a more emotive design, the all-new SKODA Octavia is longer and wider than its predecessor, has an even larger boot and features a new ŠKODA design language. The new interior combines an excellent amount of space and outstanding functionality with high-quality materials and clever details. Innovative connectivity and new assistance systems raise the […] More

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