It’s all change in BMW world on various levels. The 2-series Active Tourer is the first front-wheel drive BMW. The brand’s first MPV, too. And in 2015, it’ll join the ranks of BMW’s burgeoning plug-in hybrid set. The technology will be shared with the next X1 – and what’s unusual about Munich’s solution is that
Carbon-dioxide emissions have documented negative effects at a planetary level–but could the other gases coming out of vehicle tailpipes be as hazardous to overall public health in total as car accidents are? In the public discourse to date, the answer has previously seemed to be “no.” Emissions generally aren’t discussed in terms of individual deaths,
Refueling the new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid really is a child’s play. Cayenne S E-Hybrid 3.4 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 79 g/km; Combined electricity consumption 20.8 kWh/100 km.
The subject of making electric vehicles compulsory in city centres in the UK, and indeed many other areas of the world, is one which keeps popping up time and time again. The Liberal Democrat party in the UK has been pushing for greater adoption of electric vehicles within city centres and, don’t shout this, a
World governments have been breaking promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a report says. The Overseas Development Institute says G20 nations spent almost £56bn ($90bn) a year finding oil, gas and coal. It comes despite evidence that two thirds of existing reserves must be left in the ground if the world is to
The BMW i8 has become something of an iconic car ever since the company showed it off as a concept back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car represents the German manufacturer’s first attempt at a pug-in hybrid supercar. The sustainably-focused sports car is part built in BMW’s wind-powered factory in Dusseldorf and
If Great Britain wants to keep its carbon emission reductions on course, it’s going to need to make some significant policy changes. That’s the word from a new report just released by London’s Imperial College. The researchers ran models of six likely scenarios for how Britain’s economy and carbon emissions could behave under current policy.
Kia’s new electric Soul has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £24,995 after a government grant of £5,000. That places it £3,445 above the price of the range-topping model of the existing combustion Soul range, with the Soul 1.6 CRDi Maxx priced at £21,550. Despite being one of the least aerodynamic electric cars
MITSUBISHI’S hugely successful Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV has picked up yet another trophy after the company was voted the best plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufacturer at the recent Green Fleet Awards. The awards recognises the manufacturer of either a commercial or consumer plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that demonstrates the best performance and best suitability
“After experiencing first-hand the savings that my Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, I would urge any business and company car driver to seriously consider making the change – in my opinion, it is highly unlikely that they will regret it.” FOR quite some time, electric and plug in hybrid vehicles have been available to companies and individuals