Environment: Latest news and analysis articles
28 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The first of three features examining current and future Nissan brand models took an in-depth look at passenger cars. The second examined crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. Now, in the final instalment, the focus is on MPVs/minivans, Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs.
21 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.
18 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
SUVs and crossovers might be stealing sales from many two-door cars but that doesn't mean premium-priced models are disappearing. Far from it. Audi continues to respond to the challenge of strong competition from the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class Coupé by rolling out multiple derivatives of the new A5 range.
4 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The updated Golf is now available in UK dealerships. As well as the facelift plus revisions to the interior which extend to class-first gesture controls, there are new engines too. The best selling individual variant is expected to be the GTD, powered by a 184PS version of the Volkswagen Group's 1,968cc four-cylinder diesel engine.
3 December 2015 | Roger Stansfield
"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.
23 July 2015 | Glenn Brooks
There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.
26 April 2017 | Dave Leggett
China is aiming to become a world auto-making powerhouse in a decade, with Beijing aiming to boost development and output of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and also relax restrictions on foreign ownership.
24 April 2017 | Tony Pugliese
General Motors plans to launch at least 10 electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle models in China by 2020, company officials told reporters at the Shanghai motor show.
24 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts
At the same time as legal developments south of the border, Volkswagen Group Canada and Canadian class counsel announced both the Québec and Ontario courts have granted approval of the nationwide settlement agreement to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the two litre diesel emissions "matter" for approximately 105,000 affected vehicles.
24 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.
20 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Volkswagen, due to be sentenced this week in the US for rigging emissions tests, will get a court-approved monitor who is a former chief of the government's prosecution of Enron, a media report said.
20 April 2017 | Dave Leggett
Ford says it is testing bamboo - a strong natural material - for use in a composite material with applications in vehicle interiors.
13 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.
11 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts
BMW Motorsport, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Westfield Sportscars are automakers awarded a total of GBP62m by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop innovative low carbon technology in the UK.
30 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor were the only two companies which had vehicle world premieres at this year's South Korean motor show.
29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News
By 2020, Scania will globally utilise fossil free electricity wherever possible. This is Scania’s pledge for Earth Hour 2017. All electricity supplied for its operations in Denmark, France,...
21 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Denso Corporation announced that it is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane resin extracted from castor oil in some of its products. Denso says it has been conducting research and development on plant-derived plastic materials, which are based on plant molecular structures, in order to reduce impacts on the environment.
16 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The US Department of Transportation secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt announced last night, as expected, they would revisit the Obama administration's last minute rule that finalised standards to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025.
15 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Audi Group booked a EUR1.8bn charge in 2016 to cover costs "for the resolution of the V6 3.0 TDI diesel issue" and in connection with Takata airbag recalls. Even after these special items, operating profit was EUR3.1bn and operating return on sales 5.1%.
13 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Ford said it would become 'greener' by sharing more sustainability practices with suppliers worldwide.
13 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
US president Donald Trump is expected to roll back another Obama administration policy with an announcement of a review of fuel economy rules on Wednesday (15 March).
9 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover said it had agreed a new deal with EDF Energy to buy all its electricity from renewable sources up to March 2020.
8 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.
8 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) still faces a ban on selling some 2017 diesel models in the US while awaiting a government decision on legal action.
8 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News
Following on from its 2016 commitment, the PSA Group has published the measurement results from the test protocol established with Transport & Environment (T&E) and France Nature...
7 March 2017 | Chris Wright
While big rival General Motors' struggles in Europe have been highlighted by the sale of Opel to PSA, Ford is enjoying something of a resurgence in the region.