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BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018
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BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018

BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018, following a year where the 330e will have taken “well over a quarter” of 3 Series saloon volume in fleet. BMW expect a large proportion of 5 Series fleet sales of the 530e iPerformance BMW expect a large proportion of 5 Series […]

Call for change in the law over driver eye care requirements
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If you’ve ever driven around a corner on a dark night and been momentarily blinded by an oncoming car with its lights on full beam, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of around 29 million others! A recent survey has found that some 48% of drivers – around 29 million of us – report […]

Electric Corsa to debut in 2020 under Vauxhall turnaround plans
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Electric Corsa to debut in 2020 under Vauxhall turnaround plans

Vauxhall, and sibling Opel, is to debut a next-generation electric Corsa and a plug-in hybrid version of its Grandland X crossover by 2020 under post-takeover plans to bring the company back into profit. Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of Groupe PSA, and Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller with the Grandland X Carlos Tavares, Chairman […]

UK government faces third round of legal action over air pollution
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UK government faces third round of legal action over air pollution

ClientEarth has confirmed it’s pushing ahead with plans to take the government to court for a third time over illegal air pollution as it builds the case for a national network of charging clean air zones. Westminster Clouds loom over Westminster Although Defra had published its latest air quality plan in July – including requiring […]

Eight times you broke the law without realising
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Eight times you broke the law without realising

The privilege of driving comes with a number of rules you must follow to not only protect yourself, but other road users. While you may think you’re a fairly law abiding citizen, the truth is that you probably break laws every day. law There are obvious ones such as don’t speed, use your mobile while […]

Government pushes ahead with mandating EV charge points at forecourts
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Government pushes ahead with mandating EV charge points at forecourts

Plans to make electric vehicle charge points mandatory at motorway services and large petrol retailers have taken a step forwards along with developments in insurance for automated cars. Government pushes ahead with mandating EV charge points at forecourts Announced in the Queen’s Speech earlier this year, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill received its First […]

Oxford aims to become first UK city to ban gas and diesel vehicles
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Oxford aims to become first UK city to ban gas and diesel vehicles

Monday, October 16, 2017 The Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council intend to deal with the “illegally-high levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide” in the city, in the most direct of ways. There is now a proposition of creating a zero emission zone in the city centre – the Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ), that […]

New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution
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New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution

The “real-world” emission test introduced at the start of September for all new vehicles still needs updating to give an accurate picture of harmful exhaust emissions in rush-hour traffic, according to an independent report. road traffic New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution That’s the finding of new tests carried out by […]

Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
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Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Although there’s no shortage of tax-efficient plug-in hybrid products in the UK, Hyundai’s is different to most. Rather than trying to offer warm performance behind a short electric range, the Ioniq is laser-focused on efficiency, bolstering an already frugal hybrid system with the ability to cut exhaust emissions during local use. This gives it only […]