To dig its teeth into California’s crowded electric vehicle market, its Korean maker has rolled out an “Unlimited+” lease program for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. The plan mimics a subscription service, and adds unlimited mileage allowance, vehicle-charging reimbursement, and a cohesive maintenance plan to the standard lease terms, according to CarsDirect. While most of
Diesel drivers will receive compensation to encourage them to scrap or “retrofit” highly polluting vehicles under Conservative plans to reduce emissions to be unveiled later this week. The Government will on Friday publish its new air quality strategy which will include plans for a “targeted” diesel scrappage scheme, The Telegraph has learned. Ministers will also
It has become increasingly more evident that carmakers must take aggressive steps to ensure that diesel cars and light trucks meet current environmental regulations. Tests done by Emissions Analytics found that the majority of new diesel-powered cars sold in Europe do not meet the Euro 6 emission standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx) in real-world use.
Economists call them “externalities.” They’re the costs of people’s actions on other people or communities—though the people taking those actions don’t have to pay for those costs, even as they harm others. The emissions from combusting fossil fuels to propel vehicles are clearly a prime example. While complaints about air quality in the Los Angeles Basin
Mercedes-Benz Energy is ready for the delivery of the first energy storage units for residential use to homeowners in the UK. The energy storage units are lithium-ion batteries based on the technology used by Daimler since 2012, in more than 80,000 hybrid and full electric vehicles. By using the storage units, households with their own
BMW’s new 5 Series now offers no-compromise plug-in power. On a cold, foggy morning in the Alps southeast of Munich, right along the Austrian border, I don’t notice any of the BMW 530e’s hybrid wizardry working. It’s there, silently and effortlessly and unobtrusively switching between gasoline and electric power. But seeing as how I can
Renault opens 2017 with an electric car sales surge, as the new ZOE is selling like proverbial hotcakes. The first quarter of 2017 ended with some 9,220 ZOE sales, which is 57% more than year ago (around 5,900). Most of the sales comes via France – 56% (5,191) where ZOE holds an astounding 70% of
The priority in the EV market right now is for cars to offer the best driving range around and this is why many manufacturers are pushing for 200 miles as the new bare minimum. The latest Chevrolet Bolt is already capable of offering 238 miles of EV range and the next-gen Nissan Leaf promises something
Drive a diesel car in London? Monster! Recent emissions revelations have turned you into an outcast. It doesn’t matter that you quite like your powerful diesel BMW 5 Series, and you’re not going to buy a bloody Prius – so what can you do? Right on cue, BMW has launched a plug-in hybrid version of
Twenty years ago, if you had asked me what cars would be like in 2017, I’d probably tell you they’d be able capable of flight. I always had this image in my head, as a child, that cars be able to just hover and fly around by the time I was old enough to drive.