New technologies could save petrol and diesel power

With the environmental credentials of traditional internal combustion engines and especially diesel much maligned following the Dieselgate scandal, vehicle manufacturers are increasingly switching to low and zero emission alternatives. Petrol power emits higher CO2 levels, and so has led manufacturers towards diesel, which emits less and therefore helps them achieve a lower overall carbon footprint

New UK real-world diesel test to cut NOx emissions by 66%

A new real-world test for diesel vehicles will begin later this week to more accurately measure emissions of vehicles sold in Britain. Starting from 1 September, tested cars will be driven on urban and rural roads as well as motorways, with measuring equipment placed on their exhaust system. The evaluation, which replaces current lab-based tests,

Electric cars charging in Milton Keynes (Image: T. Larkum)

Parked electric cars are earning money balancing the grid in Denmark

Vehicle-to-grid system could offer frequency response, incentivize electric ownership. A year-long trial in Denmark is showing that utilities can use parked electric vehicles (EVs) as spare batteries, and those EVs can earn quite a bit of money for their owners from the utilities. In an interview with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Nissan Europe’s director of

Electric cars charging in Milton Keynes (Image: T. Larkum)

EV emissions fall by two-thirds as renewables kick in

Emissions from electric vehicles (EVs) have fallen by two-thirds as a result of electricity generation becoming greener. That’s according to a new report from researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax, who say power generation shifting from coal to renewables means electric transport is now cutting more carbon emissions than ever before. It showed the power produced from April