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Top Ten 2015 Green Car – Twin-up!

The year 2015 will see the strengthening of the market for electric vehicles (EVs); both pure electric and plug-in hybrids. With over 17,000 EVs already on UK roads, Next Green Car forecasts almost 40,000 will be in use by the end of the year. New low emission petrol and diesel models will also be launched

B-Class Electric Drive reduces CO2 emissions by as much as 64 percent

Stuttgart. Locally emission-free, significantly more eco-friendly over its complete life cycle thanks to 64 percent lower CO2 emissions than the equivalent B 180 petrol model, generous in terms of space and range (200 km) and still dynamic on the road (output of 132 kW): the B-Class Electric Drive is a convincing proposition in all sorts

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Auto industry urges London rethink on Ultra Low Emission Zone

UK automotive industry totally committed to air quality improvement and carbon reduction. Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) needs to be more ambitious says SMMT. Diesel vehicles built today the cleanest ever made capturing over 99% of particulates. Welcoming plans for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London by 2020, the Society of Motor Manufacturers

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VW says Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers the ‘best of both worlds’

Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” — a compact hatchback that can be driven up to 50km in cities using electric power or up to 940km on highways with additional power from its gasoline engine. The Golf GTE is VW’s second plug-hybrid after the low-volume XL1.