Four more carmakers launch UK scrappage schemes

Four more carmakers have launched scrappage schemes in the UK. Kia, Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen have announced deals through which owners of cars registered before 2010 could save money by trading in their older vehicles for a new model. Those wishing to buy low emissions cars from Kia, Nissan and Renault could save up to […]

Kia manage to cut emissions as output rises

Kia Motors Corporation has cut the environmental impact of its Korean factories. While the car maker’s year-on-year global sales grew by 0.3% last year to 3.05 million units, it has managed to lower emissions levels, reduce water and raw material usage and hit a 93.7% recycling rate (219,000 tonnes) across its domestic production sites. This […]

Kia unveils $10.2bn ‘green car roadmap’

Kia has announced it will develop “a greatly increased range” of environmental friendly vehicles. The South Korean firm has designed a five-year ‘green car roadmap’ which includes a target to become the lowest emissions of its kind in the car market by 2020. The car manufacturer aims to increase its green car models to 11 during […]

Kia EV picked for US wireless charging study

A South Korean automotive giant’s electric vehicle (EV) has been selected to trial a new wireless charging system in the US. Kia’s Soul EV wireless charger has reached the final stage of development and will be tested on five of its models. It won funding from the US Department of Energy for the project. It […]

Hyundai, Kia to pay record Clean Air Act fine

Hyundai and Kia Motors have agreed to pay a record penalty for understating greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 1.2 million of their cars and trucks. They will pay a $100 million (£62.5m) fine – the largest in the US Clean Air Act history – and forfeit 4.75 million greenhouse gas emission credits, estimated to be […]

US university and major car maker to improve fuel efficiency

A major car maker is joining forces with the University of Michigan to improve fuel efficiency in cars. Professors and students are teaming up with engineers at the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Centre Inc. (HACTI) to increase fuel economy using what they call a “Dual Pre-Chamber lean-burn combustion system”. The work will focus on optimising the […]