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Ampera wins Monte Carlo

Ampera ‘volts’ to top spot in Monte Carlo

  HOT on the heels of scooping the Car of The Year award 2012, the Vauxhall Ampera has added the 13th International Monte Carlo Rally for electric and alternative propulsion cars to its achievements. Vauxhall managed to have four Amperas in the top 10 vehicles. French pair Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert finished on top […]

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SEAT Leon TwinDrive

SEAT aims to clean up in green market

SEAT claim driving the hybrid means no change in driving habits. SPANISH carmaker SEAT is planning a twin-pronged attack on the green motoring sector with its first electric car — the Altea XL Electric Ecomotive — and a prototype plug-in hybrid, the Leon TwinDrive Ecomotive. SEAT is making models of both available for real world […]

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Go get busy with the Twizy!

A third variant of Renault’s Twizy has been unveiled. LOVE it or loathe it, it’s hard to ignore. Renault’s two-seater electric car, the Twizy, will soon be making an appearance on the roads of Europe. And so, the French carmaker has announced not only its price but revealed that there will be a third trim […]

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New electric sports car to create waves?

  Cutting edge… the Teewave AR.1 GORDON Murray Design and Toray Industries have announced a collaboration over an electric sports car prototype called Teewave AR.1. The commission for the car was given to Gordon Murray Design by Toray, who asked them to design and make a full working vehicle utilising many of Toray’s advanced car […]

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Nissan leads charge for more points

Nissan wants to see more charging points all over Europe. IT may or may not have been partly inspired by a certain Top Gear episode, but Nissan have realised the need for more charging points. Jeremy Clarkson drove Nissan’s all-electric Leaf through Lincolnshire to the coast at Cleethorpes, but were almost stranded in Lincoln when […]

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25 years old and still going strong

Nissan’s Sunderland plant is 25 years old and has produced over 6,000,000 vehicles. NISSAN’S factory at Sunderland has reached its silver annniversary. It opened in September, 1986. Lady Thatcher (at the time Margaret) was the country’s prime minister and she opened the plant and painted a second eye on a traditional Japanese ‘daruma’ doll, which […]

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Light, agile and one for the future?

Vauxhall and Opel see this striking vehicle as a possible urban car of the future. A RADICALLY shaped electric car with low cost appeal to younger drivers is to be unveiled by the Vauxhall and Opel arms of General Motors. The striking concept car could be put into production and it is claimed could revolutionise […]

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Busy time ahead for BMW

Take your pick… BMW’s i8 Concept (rear) or i3 Concept. BMW, as may be expected, is making a big showing at this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. As well as world premieres for a whole host of its models, including the BMW 1 Series, BMW M5, Efficient Dynamics Editions of both the BMW520d and BMW X1 […]

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