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FIA responds positively to the EEMS-supported Oaktec hybrid rally car project

FIA responds positively to the EEMS-supported Oaktec hybrid rally car project

Paul Andrews and Bill Meeson, partners in the EEMS-supported Oaktec Honda Insight E85 hybrid rally car project, were delighted with the positive response and possibility of future co-operation when they presented their project to the FIA’s Alternative Energies Commission in Paris last week.

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Time for the DfT to be pro-transport rather than anti-car

Time for the DfT to be pro-transport rather than anti-car

In the wake of Gwyneth Dunwoody’s savaging of the Department for Transport (DfT) as ‘a terrible picture of failure’, the Association of British Drivers (ABD) believes the department needs to change its priorities.

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Honda commits to hybrid future with new concept

Honda commits to hybrid future with new concept

Honda will unveil a hybrid sports car at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and an increase in the supply of Civic Hybrids to the UK.

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Dangers of exhaust particulate filters clogging up

Dangers of exhaust particulate filters clogging up

Lex is warning fleets who buy new generation diesel engines with Exhaust Particulate Filters (EPFs) that they risk reliability problems if they don’t heed manufacturer operating recommendations.

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Environmentalists oversee Land Rover CO2 Offset Programme

Environmentalists oversee Land Rover CO2 Offset Programme

Leading international environmental figures from government, business and education have signed up to oversee Land Rover’s industry leading carbon dioxide offset programme.

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Small cars deliver big savings

Small cars deliver big savings

Small car owners lost the least amount of money in terms of depreciation in 2006, according to the latest research from Parker’s Car Guides. Nine out of the top 10 cars that saved their owners the most cash in over a year of ownership were small hatchbacks.

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Wild Photography in Land Rover Competition

Wild Photography in Land Rover Competition

Until Land Rover bring out their planned hybrid models, the company aren’t likely to feature heavily on www.Beating Spirit.com, which is a shame, as the company produces some excellent vehicles – just not particularly economical ones.

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Return your vehicle to its maker – free

Return your vehicle to its maker – free

Government regulations which came into effect on 1st January 2007 mean that car owners are entitled to “free take-back” of their old vehicles, known as End of Life Vehicles (ELVs).

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Carbon Offsetting Finally Questioned

Carbon Offsetting Finally Questioned

The BBC today reported that the UK government is to set standards for carbon offsetting schemes to bring “greater clarity” to the industry.

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Saab 9-4X BioPower Crossover Concept

Saab 9-4X BioPower Crossover Concept

The Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept, revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, confirms Saab’s plans to enter the growing Crossover segment with what the company describes as “a dynamic, driver-focused vehicle inspired by Scandinavian values in design and respect for the environment.”

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