2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen To Increase Electric Drive Spending By €100 Million

Volkswagen’s strict financial position after Diesel Gate carries with it serious consequences. CEO Matthias Müller recently announced a reduced level of spending for 2016 of €1 billion. Some investments are on hold, delayed, reviewed or switched to other areas. “The Volkswagen Group is aligning investment activity in its Automotive Division with the current situation. The

Car exhaust (Image: BBC)

Diesel cars hit by Chancellor’s Spending Review

In a surprise move, Chancellor George Osbourne has announced that the three per cent diesel supplement in company car tax will remain in place until 2021, cancelling plans to drop it next year. The announcement was made in today’s (Tuesday 25th November) government Spending Review, which also confirmed that the Office for Low Emission Vehicles

From 2020 all new private hire vehicles in London must be 'zero emission capable' (Image: eConnect Cars)

eConnect Cars taxi firm launches crowdfunding campaign

London based, zero-emissions taxi firm eConnect Cars, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the next phase of its growth ahead of the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London. From January 2020, as part of London’s forthcoming Ultra-Low Emission Zone, all private hire cars (taxis) less than 18 months old must be zero