green motoring

Prius Plug-in gets efficiency boost

Toyota’s second-generation plug-in hybrid Prius, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, promises significant improvements in electric performance over its predecessor. The new car has a quoted EV-only driving range of up to 31 miles, twice that of the Mk1 version, with maximum speeds of up to 84mph in EV mode. The full battery charge time has been cut significantly to two hours 20 minut...

What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?

Green technologies in new cars

With more car makers producing green vehicles, expect to see more hybrids, renewable energy and some potentially game-changing technology.

Best driving apps 2014

Apps are beginning to change the way we drive. Not only can you get navigation directions on your smartphone, but you can access the latest traffic information and even find out how economical your driving is through different apps. Luke Dodd looks at some of the best driving apps currently around.

Nine ways to make your fuel go further

Fed up with how much you spend on fuel? Take a look at these tips which may help make your pit stops to the pump a little less painful.

The political parties talk about motoring

Auto Express asked the 4 UK political parties for their plans to improve roads and help drivers. But they were rubbish so here's our ideas.

Fuel for thought: petrol prices around the world

How do petrol prices in the UK compare with the rest of the world? We look at the cost of filling up your car around the globe. Where do you think will be the most expensive, and where will be the cheapest?

How the electric car has progressed through the years

Most people do not realise that the electric car actually pre-dates the petrol car. And as oil prices keep going up and EV technology improves, electric cars could once again outsell petrol and diesel cars, just like they did a hundred years ago.

Five easy ways to cut your fuel consumption and emissions

There are lots of ways that you can help the environment by cutting your emissions. And you’ll save money in the process. This guest blog by David Petherick looks at the latest company car emissions figures before highlighting five simple ways in which you can cut your car’s fuel consumption.

What to expect in 2014

As we bid farewell to the year that was 2013 and look ahead to 2014, The Car Expert’s superstar guest blogger Rodney J. Pilkington presents the cars and automotive news to look out for, and his predictions for the year ahead...

The top five electric vehicles in the United Kingdom

Electric vehicles are big talk at the moment. Whether the decision to go electric is to lower your environmental impact (debatable), or reduce expenditure on fuel and running costs, electric vehicles are gradually becoming a mainstream consideration.

Can the BMW i3 save the electric car industry?

Electric car sales have been shocking, but can the new BMW i3 turn things around for the industry? The Car Expert looks at the challenges it faces.

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