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Posted on Jul 28 2014 - 11:07pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Time to reassess the company car as hybrids Supercars are cheap!

Fancy an £88,000 Porsche for £1,700 per annum? If so its time to reassess the company car High levels of taxation have made the company car an unpopular choice. However, the tide could be turning in its favour explains chartered accountant Carl Elsby The company car was once the most popular type of salary sacrifice reward amongst employees, executives and business owners. Highly valued as an important...

Posted on Jul 28 2014 - 10:48pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on The worlds most fuel-efficient hybrid car – Volkswagen XL1

The world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, the Volkswagen XL1, will be on display in the Design Museum in London alongside other Designs of the Year award nominees until 25 August. The Volkswagen XL1 uses only 0.9 litres of fuel per 100 km (or 313 mpg), giving it a very low carbon dioxide emissions value of 21 g/km. The XL1 is being ‘handcrafted’ at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück factory in Germany....

Posted on Jul 24 2014 - 10:11am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Zero Emission Chauffeur Service in London

Private hire chauffeur operator Thriev has launched a fleet of 20 zero-emission, fully-electric vehicles in London, giving corporate and private users of its chauffered service a greener alternative to petrol cars. The e6 vehicles supplied by Chinese car company BYD have a range of up to 186 miles and can be recharged via a London-wide charging network rolled out by British Gas. BYD rapid chargers...

Posted on Jul 17 2014 - 12:12pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on BMW to use engines built exclusively in Birmingham UK to power i8 plug-in hybrid sports car

The first purpose-built, plug-in hybrid sports car from BMW will go on sale this weekend, powered by engines exclusively produced at BMW’s Hams Hall engine manufacturing facility, near Birmingham. The BMW i8 is a brand-new contemporary, sustainability-focused sports car. It is the first BMW production vehicle to be powered by a three-cylinder engine and together with BMW eDrive technology is able...

Posted on Jul 13 2014 - 6:21pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on EUROPE’S MOST ADVANCED ELECTRIC BUS LAUNCHED TO PASSENGERS

Next generation of electric vehicles could significantly cut air pollution in urban centres Europe’s most advanced electric bus opens its doors to passengers – the first of a new generation of electric vehicles to be seen on Europe’s roads. The Chariot e-bus runs without batteries and can travel along its route up to 20km on a single, few minutes’ charge each time upon returning to its terminal...

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 7:15am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Brammo Electric Motorcycle Launched in the UK

Green Automotive Company announces that its European based subsidiary GoinGreen successfully launched the Brammo electric motorcycle last week in the UK market. Customers and motorcycle journalists were amazed by its incredible performance and attractive design. GoinGreen, who is the exclusive importer for the Brammo bikes, has received over 50 enquiries to test ride the bike as well as several requests...

Posted on Jul 1 2014 - 8:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Major environmental benefits of longer truck combinations

By driving with two full-length trailers, Scania reduces fuel consumption by up to 30 percent with an equivalent reduction in harmful carbon dioxide emissions. Following Scania’s request, the Swedish Transport Agency has now granted permission to operate rigs of 31.5 metres in total length between Södertälje and Helsingborg in Sweden. “There are positive environmental effects of longer veh icle...

Posted on Jun 30 2014 - 9:13pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Cycle Campaign Group Urge Chichester Council to Include Cycle ways in new 6,000 Home Development

A group of cyclists in Chichester are campaigning for a proposed development that will increase the homes in the area by a massive 46% include adequate cycle routes. Currently the council seem reluctant to include cycle routes as part of the plan unless sufficient support is shown, something many think is very short sighted! Sarah Sharp of the leading campaigners says “we think it is essential that...

Posted on Jun 26 2014 - 2:49pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on YOU SAY TOMATO; WE SAY TOM-AUTO: FORD AND HEINZ COLLABORATE ON SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR VEHICLES

It might seem that tomatoes and cars have nothing in common. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of an innovative union. Researchers at Ford and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibers in developing sustainable, composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins could become the wiring brackets in a Ford vehicle...

Posted on Jun 26 2014 - 7:27am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Ford 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Wins Unprecedented Third Consecutive International Engine of the Year Honors

Ford Motor Company’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, which lowers fuel consumption without sacrificing power, was today named 2014 International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year. “Through our One Ford approach to development, EcoBoost continues to set the benchmark for power combined with fuel efficiency from a gasoline engine.” The 1.0-liter Ford Motor Company’s 1.0-liter...