Volvo is first to offer plug-in hybrid versions of its entire model range with launch of new XC40 T5 Twin Engine.
The front-wheel-drive hybrid system uses 180hp three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine with 82hp electric motor to achieve combined output of 262hp – highest figure in the XC40 line-up.
With the UK set to bake in an Indian summer heatwave this weekend, and motorists set to take advantage of the last of the good weather before the colder months set in, breakdown cover provider Green Flag is predicting up to a 14 per cent increase in call outs.
With temperatures into the mid-twenties it expects 34,600 breakdowns on UK roads between Saturday and Sunday, which translates to 12 breakdowns per minute across the course of the weekend.
Toyota is working on a pure electric car you won’t have to plug into charge.
It is testing ultra thin solar panels developed for satellites by Sharp Corp. and which will work even on cloudy days and will charge the traction battery when stationary or moving.
After years of booming growth, new car sales continue to stall in China.
Registrations have fallen for the second month in a row but still almost match the annual UK sales, due to an economic slowdown and trade tensions with the US.
China’s Great Wall suv and pickup truck maker is again looking at a European manufacturing plant.
It’s opened a utility plant in central Russia in June after an earlier venture failed after five years, but it wants to spread its footprint into Europe as sales slow in China.
The diesel driving ban zone in Düsseldorf, Germany, ranks 1st among the smallest environmental zones, says Green Zones EU.
The environmental zone established on the right-hand lane of Prinz-Georg-Straße is 650 m long and 2.5 m wide in each direction, resulting in an area of 3,250 m², not even half the size of a football field where only electric and hybrid vehicles are permitted.
The formerly secret Yellowhammer document shows that there is still much that could go wrong and still has to be done to keep Britain trading effectively, says the Freight Transport Association.
Many of the details may seem trivial but are actually crucial to the successful protection and continuation of the UK’s supply chain, and industry needs key decisions to be made urgently to keep imports and exports moving efficiently.
The ZOUTE GRAND PRIX® in Knokke-Heist is celebrating its tenth year in Belgium.
What began in 2009 as a twinkle in the eye of a few passionate car lovers is today one of the most prestigious classic car and lifestyle events in Europe, attracting no fewer than 263,000 visitors in 2018, and more are expected at this year’s event on 11 October.
Car buyers are holding off both new and used purchases due to uncertainty over Brexit and it’s creating a slow down over forecourts, said Rupert Pontin, director of Insight at Cazana analysis.
Realistic pricing is vital to move stock, most of which is building up from ex-fleets and pcp sources.
The difference between the cheapest average motor premium and the average policy cost is about £110, said comparethemarket.
Drivers who don’t look for a better deal at renewal time could cost them £460
Motorcycle registrations declined -7.4% in August as both economic and political uncertainty continues to affect demand for bikes”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association.
August is typically a low volume month due to customers opting to wait until September to obtain the latest registration plate on their new machine but last month the decline was unusually low with around a -7% dr0p compared to the same period last year and the only growth was in sales of 50cc mopeds.