Will hydrogen fuel a driving revolution?

  ELN reporter Jonny Bairstow takes a trip around the M25 to see how new infrastructure can help boost the number of hydrogen fuel cell cars on our roads. Would you buy a car powered by a highly explosive gas? How safe are they and what makes them so green?

Green cars ‘could save €28bn a year’

Businesses could save €28 billion (£20.26bn) a year by switching to greener and more efficient cars. A new report claims corporate managers have more control over the composition of the atmosphere than most politicians or oil executives. It suggests changing road behaviour can reduce fuel costs and emissions up to 20% and retrofitting tyres and weight reduction […]

Volvo renews green transport pledge

Volvo has refreshed its promise to trim the emissions from making its cars by at least 40 million tonnes of CO2 by 2020 compared with 2013. Today the Swedish carmaker announced its renewed commitment to environmental charity WWF’s Climate Savers programme. This asks multi-national companies to cut carbon dioxide emissions. It is developing a truck […]

Carmakers join Clegg’s £9m low carbon car scheme

Major manufacturers BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall are all joining a new ‘Go Ultra Low’ campaign to persuade drivers to get greener cars. Launched by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today (pictured), the scheme puts more than £9 million towards creating hundreds more charging points across the country. This includes 140 new rapid chargepoints […]

It’s not just what’s under the bonnet! Cars rated on emissions

Most motorheads would look at a car’s spec for its break horse power or torque – but now car buyers can check how green their rides are. More than 40,000 models have been rated on how many carbon emissions are generated over their lifecycle, from the manufacturing process of the vehicle and the fuel to […]

100% off congestion charge for green cars

Green cars in London will get a 100% discount from the Congestion Charge, Mayor Boris Johnson confirmed yesterday. The CC is a daily charge of  £10 for driving through certain parts of central London between 7am and 6pm on weekdays – and drivers who fail to cough up can now be charged £130 at the […]

Car group warns Budget must keep green allowance

The Chancellor has been warned that ditching a 100% allowance for low carbon cars bought for leasing would be a flawed move. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association believes taking away the financial help in the 2013 Budget on Wednesday will push fleets away from green vehicles. In its submission to the Treasury ahead […]

Blog: Switching on the green deal

So 2013 is underway and so too is our move to green cars. The much talked about transition to electric and hybrid vehicles really seems to be happening according to the latest figures released at the end of December. If you bought or were lucky enough to be presented with a green vehicle, then you […]

Green car registrations rocket in July

The number of new green cars on the road has jumped this month according to a trade body’s new figures which show a wider trend of car registrations going up in July. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the number of alternative fuel vehicles registered rose by almost half – with a big […]

Are we backing green cars enough?

Is there really enough support for green cars?