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Cenex LCV2014 Low Carbon Vehicle Event Preview

Cenex LCV2014 Low Carbon Vehicle Event Preview

To say there’s a lot happening in the low carbon vehicle industry at the moment would be a huge understatement, as was proven by the range of organisations present at the Cenex LCV2014 preview day.

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Vauxhall Ampera – could we live with one?

Vauxhall Ampera – could we live with one?

We’ve been driving a Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) for four weeks. Now that it’s gone, what do we miss about it? And could we live with one for a longer period of time?

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Green Van Guide – Introducing Four Eco-friendly Vans

Green Van Guide – Introducing Four Eco-friendly Vans

There’s much talk about green cars, but less coverage of green vans, so if you do want a van with good fuel economy, what’s choice do you have?

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Top 10 cars combining performance and efficiency

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Top 10 cars combining performance and efficiency

We’ve already established that the most efficient cars, rather than the most powerful cars, set the fastest lap times at this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, so which were the most efficient cars at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed?

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Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2014 – what’s the best car to set the fastest time?

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power 2014 – what’s the best car to set the fastest time?

You may wonder what the ‘green’ link is with an event such as the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, where the main action is cars racing on a circuit, but if you look at the results of the Supercar class, you’ll see that lightweight efficiency is the winning recipe.

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Public Recharging of Electric Vehicles – how it works/doesn’t work

Public Recharging of Electric Vehicles – how it works/doesn’t work

Most Electric Vehicles can charge at home, but to get full value the ability to charge away from home is essential. The networks are there and growing rapidly – however networks (plural) is where it becomes a little less straight forward.

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Vauxhall Ampera – how it can help you save money on running costs

Vauxhall Ampera – how it can help you save money on running costs

Our Vauxhall Ampera has shown that it can return over 100mpg, and that it also works on motorways – so how much does it cost to run, and do the overall financials make economic sense?

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Vauxhall Ampera – an electric car that works on motorways

Vauxhall Ampera – an electric car that works on motorways

It’s week two with our Vauxhall Ampera and we’ve spent much time on motorways, and the Extended-Range Electric Vehicle has proven to be quiet, comfortable and stable.

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Why I am now obsessed with using no petrol after one week with a Vauxhall Ampera

Why I am now obsessed with using no petrol after one week with a Vauxhall Ampera

We’ve already driven the Vauxhall Ampera on many occasions, but when Vauxhall offered us one for four weeks, we were keen to see how an extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) could fit in our life…

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Living with a BMW i3

Living with a BMW i3

We’ve experienced the BMW i3 at its launch, but what’s it like to live with? And how did our guest road tester cope with driving the i3 from Manchester to London?

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