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£31 million scheme to drive hydrogen forward

A scheme which aims to make hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally friendly choice for motorists across Europe has been launched in the capital.

European Union legislates to reduce van emissions

The European Parliament has issued CO2 restrictions on commercial vans to be phased in between now and 2020. It is claimed the new rules will ultimately reduce carbon emissions by 28 per cent.

UK motorway to test wireless charging of electric vehicles on the move

The Highways Agency (HA) is to enable a motorway in England to provide wireless inductive charging to moving electric vehicles. This will be the first time dynamic, as opposed static charging will be trialled in the UK.

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Let’s talk tax

Chancellor George Osborne’s 2014 Budget included significant changes to company car tax over the next five financial years. Damian James, ACFO Chairman, summarises the key points

Positive action against risk

With motor fleet premiums usually representing a high percentage of overall insurance spend, are there ways to keep costs a minimum? Allan Briscoe looks at a risk‑based approach

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

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Outlander PHEV

While hybrid vehicles usually carry a premium over their diesel or
petrol equivalents, Mitsubishi has priced the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) the same as its diesel variant.

Leon king

Economical, well-equipped and nicely built. SEAT’s Leon Ecomotive has more than a handful of jewels in its eco car crown

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

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