VW Diesel Software Cheats On European Emission Limits Too, BBC Test Shows

Green Car Reports

Now, a laboratory test conducted by the BBC appears to have shown that the software is programmed to. Europe emissions VW BBC Volkswagen diesel scandalAround 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars worldwide were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has said. But initially, it was only confirmed that the cars actually violated U.S. emissions rules.

BBC 63

BBC attacked over ‘ludicrous’ EV challenge

Green Cars News

The BBC’s recent electric car challenge (see story) has attracted criticism and controversy for what environmentalists are calling an unfair portrayal of electric cars. The recent challenge saw BBC journalist Brian Milligan drive an electric Mini from London to Edinburgh, using only publicly accessible charging points. Electric cars BBC Brian Mulligan electric car MINI

BBC 48

Electric cars still cheaper to run, no matter what the BBC says

Green Cars News

It’s very hard not to imagine someone sitting at a desk in the BBC news department tapping a chewed ball point pen on their desk as they mutter, ‘there must be another way we can spin an anti-electric car story, there must!’

BBC 90

Think and BBC turn Norway electric

Green Cars News

The electric car revolution has arrived in Norway thanks to home-grown car manufacturer Think and the BBC. A convoy of 60 vehicles hit the streets as part of the BBC documentary Electric Ride which is now a quarter of the way through its month long, 4,000 miles odyssey around Europe in a Think City electric car.

BBC 39

Tesla Fan Drives Epic Electric Car Trip To Prove BBC Wrong

All Cars Electric

In typical form the latest BBC feature, a four-day trek from The British Broadcasting Corporation, considered to be the center-pin of television and radio in the U.K., has always had a cautious view of the benefits of electric vehicles, often choosing to illustrate the limited range of electric cars in articles rather than the positive benefits.

BBC 86

BBC to feature THINK electric vehicle in documentary

Green Cars News

Scandinavian electric vehicle maker, THINK, has provided a brand new City model to the BBC for a documentary about the first drive of an EV around Europe. BBC Electric Ride will see a documentary team of four, led by presenter Peter Curran, leave London next week and drive straight to Harwich to catch a ferry to [.]. Tags: Electric cars Latest news BBC BBC Electric Ride electric vehicles Think Think City

BBC 39

BREAKING: BBC Top Gear Caught Filming Latest Electric Car ?Stunt'

All Cars Electric

Uh-Ho. Despite being embroiled in a sworded libel court-case with californian electric car maker Tesla Motors for false representation of its $109,000 sexy all-electric sportscar. the BBC’s Top Gear program has just been spied in Lincoln, England - filming its latest electric car escapade. The U.K.’s ’s number one motoring entertainment

BBC 68

BBC’s electric car challenge arrives in Edinburgh

Green Cars News

The BBC’ Brian Milligan has successfully made in to Edinburgh in an electric Mini after setting out four days ago from London. The challenge to drive the length of the country in an electric model has not been without its challenges for Brian, who estimates that with the time taken to recharge the vehicle during [.]. Electric cars Brian Mulligan charge Edinburgh electric car MINI Electric

BBC 49

Electric Think City completes 4,500 mile journey

Green Cars News

The electric Think City car has much to celebrate this morning after the BBC’s pioneering 4,500 mile, 12 country European trek in the electric model was successfully completed with the arrival back in London yesterday. The return comes exactly one month after the BBC Electric Ride team left Broadcasting House on their epic journey in [.]. Tags: Electric cars BBC Electric Ride city car electric car journey Think

Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

Green Car Reports

One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. DON'T MISS: Tesla Vs BBC: Top. Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. His costars quit soon afterward. Now the trio is back in Amazon Prime's new series, "The Grand Tour," and Clarkson has hit the road to do publicity for the show. Top Gear plug-in cars Jeremy Clarkson The Grand Tour

BBC 83

Is the UK losing belief in climate change?

Green Cars News

Tags: Global warming Latest news BBC climate change climate change doubts climate change questions global warming cynicism Ipsos Mori UK

Top Gear Tests Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iOn: A Fair Assessment?

All Cars Electric

It's the episode electric car enthusiasts have been itching to see- and now the guys at BBC motoring show Top Gear have tested two electric cars to see whether they make any sense for the car buying public. Now we already know that Top Gear hasn't had the greatest history with electric cars. First, they tested the Tesla Roadster in December 2008

BBC 74

Alberta publishes report assessing non-combustion uses for bitumen, opens $2M call for projects

Green Car Congress

Alberta Innovates, in partnership with industry, government and other organizations, recently released the results of a study that investigates the best opportunities for “Bitumen Beyond Combustion” (BBC). To further accelerate this work, Alberta Innovates announced $2 million in funding to advance the most innovative research and development activities related to BBC.

2018 71

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

Green Car Reports

Bamboo could be the next carbon fiber, according to a new article on BBC Autos (only visible in U.S., Carbon fiber now appears poised to enter the mainstream of automotive materials, but a less high-tech material could be waiting in the wings as well. apparently). Surfboard manufacturer Gary Young uses bamboo in his boards already, and he told the

BBC 86

London to Edinburgh EV trip completed in 13 hours

Green Cars News

EV advocates Robert Llewellyn and David Peilow managed a London to Edinburgh trip over the weekend in a 2013 model Nissan LEAF in just over 13 hours; smashing the four days it took BBC jour[.].

BBC 85

Range Anxiety? Brit Proves Electric Cars Can Go The Distance

All Cars Electric

Yesterday we covered the unexpected electric car challenge from a Tesla fan to the BBC journalist driving the 400+ mile trip from London to Edinburgh in a prototype 2009 MINI E David Peilow, a regular at TeslaMotorsClub.Com, took some time off from his work to prove that not all electric cars were slow and impractical for long-distance driving.

BBC 68

Life After Top Gear: ?The Stig? Goes Electric, Joins EV Cup

All Cars Electric

What happens when the masked marvel of the highly popular and highly anti-electric car BBC Show Top Gear leaves? He starts racing electric cars, of course. Since his fiery departure from the prime-time entertainment show after he unveiled his identity, racing driver and stuntman Ben Collins has spent his time promoting his autobiography, joining a

BBC 68

London to Edinburgh electric car trip in just 10 hrs for Robert Llewellyn

Green Cars News

The BBC''s relationship with electric cars and its reporting on them have been under scrutiny before, but perhaps no more so than when journalist Brian Milligan took a Mini E electric car from London to Edinburgh just over three years ago.

BBC 78

VW Cheats Euro Emissions Tests, Tesla Model X Priced, TDI V-6 Software Fix: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, a BBC test shows that Volkswagen "defeat device" software violates European emissions standards, the Tesla Model X electric crossover is priced from $81,200, and VW says it will update software in models equipped with 3.0-liter diesel V-6 powertrains.

BBC 60

Top Gear On Electric Cars: ?We Are Allowed To Put Into A Film What We Want To?

All Cars Electric

Those crafty chaps known as the BBC Top Gear team may have thought they got away with their recent review of the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Peugeot iOn (a rebadged predecessor to the 2012 Mitsubishi i) - but they would be wrong. Uh-ho. The fur started flying yesterday, when Nissan Senior Vice President Andy Palmer gave an interview to The Times

BBC 59

Trouble in Hydrogen Heaven

Plugs and Cars

The World , a PRI/BBC radio collaboration, has a report on the problems bringing Iceland's hydrogen dream to fruition. Still only one filling station, now without any customers. The hydrogen busses have been retired to a museum. With abundant renewable electricity, if it can't happen there, it can't happen anywhere. Jori Lewis reports from Reykyavik. Have a listen.

2007 100

Chelsea Sexton Slams Bias On Both Sides Over Electric-Car Range (Guest Post)

All Cars Electric

But the recent BBC "Mini Adventure," a 484-mile journey from London to Edinburgh in a Mini E, has caught fire like nothing I've seen in a while. by Chelsea Sexton Slanted, anti-EV reporting is hardly a new thing, and I suspect we're in for a lot more of it in 2011 as plug-in vehicles hit showrooms. Helen Keller could have predicted the outcome of

BBC 75

Tesla mulls patent giveaway

Green Cars News

In an interview with the BBC, Musk strongly implied that the firm was looking at freeing up its technology patents, so other carmakers coul[.].

BBC 67

Self-driving race car comes close to human performance

Green Cars News

According to the BBC, a racing car driver beat the Audi TTS autonomous car by only a few seconds. Autonomous cars are continuing to prove their capabilities, after an robot-controlled model only narrowly lost out to a human-driven model during a race in California.

BBC 77

London still a long way from electric car target

Green Cars News

London has only achieved 3 per cent of its targeted uptake for electric cars, according to the BBC, despite the city mayor’s ambitious plans for battery powered models.

BBC 61

Peridot could be new key to hydrogen production

Green Cars News

This simple method could provide a copious supply of hydrogen gas, according to the BBC. Scientist have found a new way to produce hydrogen fuel for use in fuel cell vehicles; using rocks to split the hydrogen from water molecules.

BBC 64

Electric car charging points falling short of targets

Green Cars News

Electric car charging infrastructure in the UK is falling short of government-set targets, according to research conducted by the BBC. The BBC found that just 704 of the 4,700 expected to be installed by the end of the [.]. Just over a tenth of the recharging points needed in the UK have been built so far. Electric cars Chargemaster charging electric car infrastructure

BBC 40

Electric-Car-Hating Top Gear Names Fisker Karma Luxury Car Of The Year

Green Car Reports

For as long as we can remember, there’s been an ongoing love-to-hate relationship between the BBC's Top Gear show and electric cars. Until yesterday that is, when Top Gear Magazine caught everyone off guard by announcing that its Luxury Car of The Year was none other than the $95,900 Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid. Chosen twice, once as Luxury

BBC 73

Drayson Racing Sets New Lightweight Electric-Car Speed Record: 204 MPH

Green Car Reports

And on Tuesday, reports the BBC, a new electric land speed record was It''s been a good week for electric vehicles in motor sport. At the weekend, Audi''s R18 e-tron, a diesel-electric hybrid race car, took victory at the Le Mans 24-hour race. Also at Le Mans, Nissan unveiled its 2014 competitor for the race, the ZEOD RC electric prototype.

BBC 59

Top Gear Nissan Leaf Episode Sparks Healthy Debate, Positive Reactions

Green Car Reports

A little over a week ago, the BBC aired an episode of its popular motoring entertainment program Top Gear in which presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May searched in vain for an electric-car charging station. They needed to recharge their fully-drained 2011 Nissan Leaf in the rural English county of Lincolnshire. Needless to say, they had

BBC 74

New Nissan LEAF finds first home with DJ Mark Goodier

Green Cars News

The former Top of the Pops host, best know for presenting the UK top 40 on BBC Radio One, is replaying his number one motoring moment by collecting his new 2013 Nissan LEAF, a[.].

BBC 56

LEAF – Made in the UK

Revenge of the Electric Car

Speaking to the BBC, Lord Mandelson said: “By working together we can achieve our aim of making the UK a world-leader in ultra-low carbon vehicles.”. Nissan Leaf Electric Car to be Made in the UK. “Japanese car manufacturer Nissan announced today that it would build its new energy efficient electric car, the Nissan Leaf, in the UK. The decision represents an investment of some £420 million ($642 million) from Nissan in electric vehicles which will be spent in the UK.

2010 141

Top Gear Builds an Eye-Catching ER-EV

All Cars Electric

When tasked with creating a Chevy Volt competitor, the hosts of the BBC's auto-enthusiast program (Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond) put together the sight for sore eyes pictured here. Those mischievous blokes at Top Gear are at it again. They call it the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust. What started as a TVR Chimaera became an extended

BBC 43

Electric Pedicabs - future for London's transport

DIY Electric Car

External resources: BBC NEWS - [link]. London belongs to one of the largest cities in the world. It's transport also belongs to the one of the most developed. London's undergrounds is one of the most developed in the world but also one of the oldest in the world counting over a 100 years. There is also an excellent network of overground trains and if we think of it all of these are powered by massive electric drives.

London 116

Saab to be reborn as electric car maker

Green Cars News

Swedish carmaker has indeed being sold to a Chinese-Swedish investment group with the intention of turning the firm into a maker of electric vehicles, the BBC confirms this afternoon. Last month we reported on the rumour that a new company called National Electric Vehicles Sweden (Nevs) was in line to buy the bankrupt carmaker, backed [.]. saab electric car

BBC 53

Japan’s car sales jump for green car incentive

Green Cars News

According to the BBC, passenger car sales increase 33 per cent from a year ago, with [.]. Sales of cars made an impressive jump upwards in Japan last month and the credit for the increase is largely given to the introduction of new government subsidies for green cars worth just 100,000 yen to buyers (around £773!). Green credentials green car Japan Sales subsidy

BBC 49

Tesla loses Top Gear lawsuit

Green Cars News

Electric car maker, Tesla has lost its court case against the BBC’s Top Gear show over a review of its Roadster model. The Silicon-Valley firm had been trying to sue the show for libel and malicious falsehood relating to an episode first aired in December 2008. In the episode, the Roadster appeared to run out [.]. Tesla Motors Tesla Top Gear UK US

BBC 49

Top Gear Producer Says Tesla's Libel Suit Is Bogus

Green Car Reports

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla says BBC TV show Top Gear falsely stated that the Tesla Roadster could only travel 55 miles before needing to recharge, according to Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman. Wilman said the team behind Top Gear, a show that touts the latest and greatest cars, calculated that the Roadster would only be able to

BBC 50

News in brief: Tesla brings Model S launch forward

Green Cars News

Electric carmaker Tesla has brought forward the production of its latest model, the Model S sedan car according to the BBC. Deliveries to the first customer in the US will now start in June, a month earlier than expected. Tesla is eager to bring its new model to the market after it finished production of [.]. Tesla Motors electric car Tesla Model S

BBC 40

Scottish social workers to trial electric car pool

Green Cars News

According to the BBC, the pilot scheme has been made possible by a £105,000 low carbon vehicle grant from the Scottish government. Social workers in the Scottish Borders will be given a pool of electric cars to use, after the local council approved a trial scheme of EVs. Three EV cars, costing more than £30,000 [.]. Electric cars Scottish Borders Social work trial

BBC 46

Shares soar for ‘America’s fourth car maker’ Tesla

Green Cars News

Then it announces it is to bring a court case against the BBC show, Top Gear for libel and malicious falsehood over a [.]. It has been an exciting week for electric sports car maker Tesla. First, it marks a milestone 10 million miles driven by owners of its first electric model, the Roadster (see story). Tesla Motors Electric cars ev market price shares Tesla

BBC 44

Tata starts UK electric car production

Green Cars News

Production of the Tata Indica EV has begun in Coventry, according to the BBC. The Indian car maker, which owns Jaguar Land Rover, has taken on 23 people to help build 1,500 models of its first electric car set to launch in the UK. The Indica EV is expected to retail for around £25,000 to [.]. Tata Coventry ev Indica production

Tesla loses libel claim against Top Gear

Green Cars News

A high court judge ruled that the BBC show did not imply that Tesla misled motorists by claiming its Roadster car had a 200 mile range. Electric sport car firm Tesla has lost an important part of its libel lawsuit against Top Gear. The show first broadcast in 2008, showed the Tesla Roadster being tested [.]. Tesla Motors court libel Roadster sue Tesla test Top Gear track

BBC 49