Tag: environment

Introducing Clean Air Zones: What are they and which drivers will be affected?

Introducing Clean Air Zones: What are they and which drivers will be affected?

With the UK government increasingly concerned over air pollution levels, resources have been channelled into improving the air quality of major cities. Oxford city council recently announced plans to introduce a clean air zone, which would see blanket vehicle bans during peak traffic times. But what exactly is a clean air zone and how will…

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BMW’s first fully electric car, the i3, officially unveiled

BMW’s first fully electric car, the i3, officially unveiled

BMW fully unveiled its production version of its highly anticipated electric vehicle, the i3, earlier this week in three globally simultaneous presentations in London, New York and Beijing. The official reveal showed that the i3 has stayed true to its concept designs (except has been reimagined as a five-door vehicle) and is indeed a rather…

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Could BMW spring a surprise in the electric vehicle market?

Could BMW spring a surprise in the electric vehicle market?

Over the last couple of weeks we have heard very positive noises from within BMW in relation to electric vehicles and in particular journey capacity. The company recently commissioned a report into the electric vehicle industry with some very interesting insights. Perhaps the most surprising conclusion from the report was that electric vehicle journey capacity…

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Ford begin new chapter with the Focus Electric

Ford begin new chapter with the Focus Electric

A new chapter in Ford’s history has begun with the production an all-electric Focus model that is to be built in Europe. The Focus Electric will lead the line for Ford’s new range of fully-electric vehicles, with the C-Max Energie plug-in hybrid set to follow the zero-emissions family hatchback next year. A hybrid version of…

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Explaining two-cylinder technology with the Fiat 500 TwinAir

Explaining two-cylinder technology with the Fiat 500 TwinAir

The idea of a car being fun and frugal is usually a tough one to realise; frugality is something achieved by reining in power and engine dynamics and therefore has the knack of removing a predominant element to the driving experience. However, there are some manufacturers looking to turn that around, although the premise of…

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