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UK car sales accelerate to decade high

Demand for new cars in the UK surged to a 10-year high in March, rising 18% from the same month a year ago as the country's recovering economy, improved consumer confidence, and cheap financing continued to boost vehicle sales.

Electric cars must make noise, rules European Commission

New electric and hybrid cars will have to emit engine-like noises by 2019. That's according to a mandate from the European Commission, which wants all new electric vehicles to increase their noise.

Electric rental scheme for London

The capital is to introduce a scheme similar to the Paris Autolib electric car sharing initiative. Up to 3,000 electric Bolloré Bluecars will be available for short hires in London from March 2015.

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Mission ultra low emission

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer explains the Go Ultra Low Campaign campaign and the wider work it is doing to get the country driving greener

Swiss Stars

Electric, hybrid, fuel-cell, alternatively-fuelled and conventionally‑fuelled vehicles all had starring roles to play at the recent Geneva Motor Show.

Driving forward green transport

Tim O’Brien talks to GreenFleet about the Technology Strategy Board's work and its pioneering trials with fleets to find out their views of zero and low-carbon vehicles

Delivering carbon reduction

Alistair Cochrane, managing director of TNT Express UK & Ireland, explains how TNT reduces its own fleet carbon footprint

A winning green fleet strategy

West Lothian Council secured two GreenFleet Awards last year for its innovative work to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles. We spoke to fleet and community transport manager Joe Drew

A clean-burning fuel for fleets

Cars running on autogas produce 14 per cent fewer CO2 emissions than petrol cars and 10 per cent fewer than diesel, as well as a significantly less nitrogen oxides.

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A new engine
 for the Zafira Tourer

The Zafira Tourer builds on the success of the ‘classic’ Zafira, but with added space, practicality and a new refined 1.6 CDTi engine for improved fuel economy and lower emissions

Green, thrilling diesel

Created with fleets in mind, the latest Volkswagen Golf GTD marries performance with both low emissions and high fuel returns

Clean Clio

With 88.3mpg and 83g/km promised, the Renault Clio dCi S&S (Stop&Start) ECO is one of the cleanest small cars on sale. Richard Gooding drives it and sees just how green a red car can be

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