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  • Porsche hits out on CO2

    22 June 2007 by Phil McNamara

    Porsche's next Cayenne and Panamera saloon will get petrol-electric hybrid engines, CAR Online can confirm, as the firm strives to reduce CO2 emissions. The sports car maker has gone on the attack,...

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  • BMW Hydrogen 7-series

    04 June 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    BMW is upping its green credentials with the delivery of a fleet of hydrogen-powered 7-series that will go on chauffeur duty throughout the UK this summer. The eight production-ready Hydrogen 7 luxo-barges are produced on the same production line as the standard 7-series in Munich and meet all current safety and crash regulations. They form part of a 100-strong fleet...

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  • Government CO2 cock-up

    03 June 2007 by Richard Yarrow

    Britain’s new eco-motoring scheme postponed Plans to help Britain’s drivers choose the greenest car for their budget have been thrown into chaos, CAR Online can reveal. The launch of a new Government...

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  • Emissions crackdown confirmed

    03 June 2007 by Tim Pollard

    The European Commission today confirmed plans to force car makers to cut tailpipe emissions by 18 percent over the next five years. As exclusively predicted by CAR Online last month, the EC is...

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  • Budget hits gas-guzzlers

    03 June 2007 by Ben Pulman

    Gordon Brown’s 2007 budget didn’t throw up too many surprises; after all, we expected him to take more money out of the motorist’s pocket. Below are the changes due over the next three years. Fuel Duty   An increase of 2p per litre this year, 2p in 2008-09, and 1.84p in 2009-10.  Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) • Group B (101-120g/km) reduced from £40...

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  • Insurance shake-up

    02 March 2007 by Richard Yarrow

    4x4 drivers to pay more for insurance The biggest shake-up in Britain’s car insurance for 15 years is to take place – and 4x4 drivers are facing policy price hikes. That’s because for the first time a...

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