New Volkswagen Golf to be mild hybrid

The vehicle is expected to save up to 0.3 litres of fuel over 100 kilometres

India’s ‘first’ solar-wind hybrid project goes live

A solar farm has been added to an existing wind site in the state of Karnataka

Norway makes wheely good progress on clean car sales

  More than half of Norway’s new car sales in 2017 were electric or hybrid vehicles. That’s according to the Norwegian Road Federation, which says 20.9% were zero emission vehicles, powered mainly by electricity or hydrogen, with hybrids accounting for the other 31.3%. This represents a significant increase over the previous year, when zero emission […]

India’s first large scale hybrid solar-wind project

Plans to develop India’s first large commercial hybrid solar-wind project have been announced. Siemens Gamesa is to help connect a 28.8MW solar facility to an existing 50MW wind farm in the state of Karnataka. It will also handle the design, engineering and commissioning of the new solar plant. The project is scheduled to be up […]

New Jaguar Land Rover cars to be electric from 2020

  Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will only make electric or hybrid cars from 2020. The news follows its first electric car, I-Pace, unveiled last year. The carmaker has also engineered the electric version of the classic Jaguar E-type car, known as E-type Zero but it is a concept car and won’t be available […]

All new Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019

All new cars sold by Volvo will only be battery-powered from 2019. The car manufacturer will launch five pure electric cars between 2019 and 2021 and ensure the rest of its conventional petrol or diesel range offers a hybrid engine of some form. Volvo, owned by Chinese automotive giant Geely, currently sells five plug-in hybrid […]

Volvo’s new hybrid truck could slash emissions by 30%

Volvo’s first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul journeys could slash fuel consumption and emissions by 30%. The Volvo Concept Truck uses a hybrid powertrain to store energy when driving downhill or braking, which is then used to power the vehicle in electric mode on flat roads and shallow gradients. This highly efficient engine system is further aided by the truck’s aerodynamic […]

More than 10,000 motorists went electric in 2016

More than 10,000 motorists in the UK bought fully electric vehicles in 2016. That’s according to the latest statistics released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), which show the figure is a 3.3% rise on 2015. On a wider scale, alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFV) have seen a rise from 2.8% of market share […]

Paris by Prius – a drive with a difference

  Watch how ELN editor Sumit Bose got on driving around the streets of Paris in the latest version of the Prius. Toyota says the car is its most economical version yet and could make it possible for most city drivers to get around daily trips just using the electric motor. But did the Parisiennes […]

Off road trials for UK ‘electric highways’

Off road trials for the technology needed to power hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) are to take place later this year. The ‘Electric Highways’ trial will test how it could work on motorways and major A roads of the country, allowing ultra-low emission drivers to travel long distances without needing to stop and change the car’s battery. […]