Mazda is close to introducing a revolutionary internal combustion engine in 2019 which uses petrol but works in the manner of a diesel.
Their homogeneous charge compression ignition engine ignites gasoline through compression, eliminating spark plugs, and its fuel economy potentially matches that of a diesel engine without high emissions of nitrogen oxides or sooty particulates.
Nissan is selling its Sunderland battery plant to a Chinese investment firm.
After pioneering modern electric cars and developing the latest traction batteries the sale has surprised industry observers but it is thought it could make the technology more appealing to other car makers without a Nissan badge on the charge-packs.
The majority of UK businesses running company cars would not be willing to give them up for another form of transport, according to new research.
Just 11% said they would “certainly” or “probably” be ready to withdraw cars – opting instead for alternatives including ride sharing, car sharing, or a mobility budget or card, they told reseaerchers for 2017 edition of Arval’s long-established Corporate Vehicle Observatory Barometer, research which covers 3,847 fleets.
The re-elected government should revisit the Vehicle Excise Duty changes that it made in the last Budget in order to encourage fleets to buy more low CO2 vehicles, says Meridian.
The medium-term rental specialist says that while it recognised there were arguments for moving away from the old VED system, the new regime simply created too many anomalies when it came to low emissions.
Car makers must better protect users’ data and their autonomous systems from hackers, says the UK Government.
It’s issued new guidelines to thwart hackers and said it was concerned that smart vehicles, which allow drivers to do things such as access maps and travel information, could be targeted by hackers to take control of technology for malicious reasons.
Cities across the UK will start levying prohibitively high charges on older HGVs and vans, for air quality reasons, between early 2019 and the end of 2020.
London also has plans that could see many HGVs banned from the capital for having insufficient direct vision, so operators need to plan procurement or other coping strategies now to ensure the business impact is minimised says the Freight Transport Association.