Vauxhall has announced that the Insignia will be getting a new and more efficient 1.6-litre version of the company’s ‘Whisper Diesel’ engines. Replacing the 2.0-litre Whisper Diesel, the new 1.6 will bring the Insignia’s CO2 emissions down to 99g/km, making it exempt from VED and limiting company car tax to a reasonable 17%.
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Liberty Electric Cars will begin manufacturing the world’s first zero emission, electric 4x4s in north -east England later this year.
Green car minicab service, greentomatocars has announced they are collaborating with the Renault-Nissan Alliance in a ‘Partnership for Zero-Emission-Mobility’, an initiative bringing electric mobility to the global markets.
Porsche Automobil Holding SE, the company which owns the majority share in Volkswagen as well as Porsche badged vehicles, has announced an increase in profits for the first six months of their current business year (August 1, 2008 to January 21, 2009) Upon closer inspection the startling performance, flying in the face of most of the motor industry, would appear to be from financial trading floors rather than cars sold, as the effect of cash settled share option transactions led to the increase in group profits.
Driver reaction times, such as the time taken to apply the brakes or steer away from danger, are 30 per cent slower when driving whilst using a hands-free mobile phone than when driving whilst over the legal alcohol limit, according to a study by car insurer Direct Line, carried out by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).
Lloyds TSB Autolease (LTSBA) has called for businesses to learn the lessons of the last recession and take immediate action to reduce the costs of mobilising their workforce, as new legislation hits on April 1st.
smart thinking rather than telepathy resulted in brothers living 150 miles apart buying identical cars in the same week without each other’s knowledge.
Nottingham-based, aide automotive has seen a dramatic increase in enquiries for their tyre pressure products since tougher penalties for illegal tyres have been introduced.