Lidl Ireland charges up store car parks with EV infrastructure

It has committed to building 40 EV charging points across 20 of its locations

New battery tech ‘could recharge EVs in seconds, not hours’

Researchers say it works by simply pumping ‘charged up’ liquid in to a vehicle and removing old battery liquid to be recharged

Global organisations call on vehicle manufacturers to boost low carbon cars

Auto-makers have been challenged to commit to a percentage of clean car sales by 2025

Hamburg bans diesel cars on two of its roads

The move makes it the first German city to introduce such a ruling

Businesses offered £30m for low emission vehicle tech

They could receive up to 70% of the project costs

BMW, Daimler and Toyota rated greenest carmakers

  BMW, Daimler and Toyota are the most environmentally-friendly car manufacturers. That’s according to non-profit group Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which ranked responses from 16 manufacturers on their progress towards meeting regulatory emissions standards, using self-driving technology with renewable energy and incentivising lower carbon emissions. Subaru got the worst rating out of all the manufacturers, […]

LNG trucks hit the gas on decarbonisation

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks with special transmissions in France and Spain are helping two vehicle fleets reduce fuel consumption by up to 17%. By switching trucks to clean energy sources rather than diesel and by using fully automatic Allison transmissions, both operators have reported significant improvements in fuel economy, driving responsiveness, and reliability. In […]

EU reaches agreement on car-testing reform

The EU has reached a provisional agreement to reform car-testing procedures. The Commission claims changing the rules around type-approval for new cars will modernise tests on car emissions data and help “restore credibility” to the sector following previous scandals. The Council Presidency and European Parliament will now submit their plans to the Committee of Permanent […]

Green hydrogen power for a rainy day

A new technology means renewable energy can be used to turn rainwater into hydrogen fuel. Clean Power Solutions’ innovative new energy system uses excess power produced by wind turbines or solar panels to convert collected rainwater into hydrogen by using a process called electrolysis. The gas can then be used to provide heating for properties or fuel to power vehicles. The […]

Australian proposals to go green could cost consumers

Australian proposals to introduce new environmental and fuel efficiency standards could cost consumers. The move would force vehicle manufacturers to make their cars more economical and make fuel refineries increase the quality of the petrol and diesel they produce. It’s estimated the proposals would cut emissions by 65 million tonnes a year. Although these changes would help increase efficiency […]