Archives for August 2013

Changes for Next Generation Prius

The all-new Prius, to be released in 2015, will come with a range of improvements in both design and technology, building on its reputation as one of the best selling Hybrids in the world. With the current Prius Liftback rated at 50 mpg combined, the next generation Prius is expected to have a range of […]

Frankfurt showcases the latest EV’s and Hybrids

The 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show will commence in early September with the big players showing off their latest in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to the world. The show is spread accross several buildings in a purpose built exhibition centre in the city of Frankfurt. Most of the larger buildings are occupied by the big German automakers who will be responsible for many of the […]

Rise in 132 New Car Sales

More than 11,500 new cars were sold in July following the introduction of the new 132 number plate system. The Directror General of the SIMI Alan Nolan is quoted as saying”sales of new cars on the 132 plate have exceded the industry’s expectations.” The new split year number plate was introduced to try and space out sales […]

Citroen DS5 Hybrid

Citroen Hybrid DS5 The DS5 is Citroens first car to feature a full-hybrid drive train combining a two litre Hdi diesel engine with electric power. The Hybrid 4 technology offers 200bhp, four wheel drive electric power and will come with an automatic six speed gearbox with optimised shift function and stop/start technology. Co2 emissions are […]

Renault focused on future EV technology

Renault remains one of the strongest  suppliers of electric cars accross Europe with four production electric models–the Twizy urban, the Zoe , the Fluence and Kangoo electric van which are all selling well, but Renault says it won’t be adding to that range any time soon. Renault has sold around 29,000 electric cars worldwide since […]