August 28 2018
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Derby Council considers new options to reduce its air pollution
This month, Derby City Council has put three plans on the table to reduce the level of vehicle-created air pollution in Derby City Centre. In order to improve Derby’s air quality, the introduction of a Clean Air Zone has been put forward; however, this option is reportedly not the most favourable of the three options. Instead, the council is planning on introducing a new traffic signal system which would reroute the majority of traffic from the most congested areas of the city, at the busiest times.
Pricing and specifications for new Vauxhall Combi Life revealed
Vauxhall has announced the pricing and specifications for its all new Combi Life. Available to order in September, the van-derived people carrier will start at £19,610, and will be available in two trims: Design, and Energy. The Combi Life will come with two rear sliding doors and is designed for families and those with active lifestyles; the people carrier-cum-van can be ordered in either a five or seven-seater option. The Energy trim is the slightly pricier option of the two, and starts from £21, 010, and comes complete with an eight-inch full colour touchscreen infotainment system.
Audi showcases the future of electric vehicles with the Audi PB18 e-tron concept
The future of electric driving is here, and it comes in the form of the Audi PB18 e-tron concept; or, at least that’s what the German manufacturer would like you to think. Unveiled this month at Monterey Car Week, the supercar concept wowed crowds, showing what an all-electric supercar could look like. With solid state battery technology, which provides a driving range of 300 miles on a single charge and a battery which can fully charge within 15 minutes; the technology behind the Audi PB18 e-tron concept will have the whole world watching. Audi has labelled the project, ‘Level Zero’, and the vehicle features no autonomous driving components, instead focusing on the driveability of the concept car.
Volkswagen launches new We Share electric car sharing service
This month, German car giant Volkswagen has announced that it will be launching its all-electric car sharing service, We Share, in selected major cities. With targets to start operating in the second quarter of 2019, VW has selected Berlin as its test centre, and plans to release a fleet of 1,500 electric vehicles onto the city streets, to encourage people to share EVs for a greener future. With the fleet, which will be made up of VW e-Golf models, the German company hopes to mobilise younger generations of drivers to become more conscious of their transport choices.
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Posted on 28th August 2018 at 8:41AM