Motoring by Press Association 17/09/2019, 3:55 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter What is it? The XC60 is the middle child of the Volvo SUV range. There’s the massive XC90 above and the crossover-esque XC40 below. That means it could either be a dull compromise between the two or the Goldilocks option, perfectly combining practicality without being too huge on the road. It sits in a fiercely competitive segment, too. The premium mid-sized SUV market is something of a sweet spot for families, so Volvo has to continue its disruptive influence and fight with more established rivals in the form of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3 to name just two. It’s been so far so good – the old XC60 was Volvo’s best-selling model, and this second-generation version has continued that trend. What’s new? Volvo’s big selling point has always been its commitment to safety, but now it’s adding an eco-conscious attitude too. … [Read more...] about First Drive: Volvo’s XC60 T8 Twin-engine
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Science & Environment 24 August 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49349566 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The climate campaigner Greta Thunberg chose to sail to a UN climate … [Read more...] about Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?
In one of her last acts as prime minister, Theresa May has confirmed that parliament will implement the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change, creating a legally binding net-zero carbon target for 2050. EURACTIV’s partner, edie.net, reports. Announced on Tuesday night (11 June), the May revealed that the statutory instrument to amend the Climate Change Act of 2008 to account for a net-zero target by 2050 will be laid in parliament on Wednesday. The PM said: “Now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children. This country led the world in innovation during the Industrial Revolution, and now we must lead the world to a cleaner, greener form of growth. “Standing by is not an option. Reaching net zero by 2050 is an ambitious target, but it is crucial that we achieve it to ensure we protect our planet for future generations,” May said in a statement. The move comes just over a month after the Committee on Climate … [Read more...] about UK PM agrees legally binding net-zero emissions target for 2050
I fail to see how this is democratic Brexiteers tell us that despite the developments in the last three years it would be undemocratic to hold another Brexit referendum to establish whether leaving the EU is still the will of the people. As there have been no comments from them, I assume that they consider it perfectly democratic that 120,000 members of the Conservative party should select the next Prime Minister. Mrs May was not even elected by the party members and was rejected by the electorate at the election she called. She used our money to bribe the DUP into supporting her. So, in fact, we have the membership of the party forming a minority government selecting our PM. I fail to see how this is democratic whilst another referendum would be undemocratic. Perhaps a Brexiteer could enlighten me. Alan Rumble Cardiff Reducing taxation is almost infantile I worry about our future in this country when I see the almost nonsensical promises that the Tory leadership candidates are putting … [Read more...] about Western Mail letters: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
As diesel sales decline, registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) have soared. In 2018 141,234 were sold – a 20 per cent rise on 2017 – and a significant growth given that the total car market shrank by 6.8 per cent per cent. Despite their growth, AFVs, including hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs) are still a small proportion of all car sales – around 5.9 per cent. Surveys repeatedly find that drivers are confused and unsure about much of the terminology around the cars and about their capabilities. This guide aims to address some of that confusion and help you decide if an AFV is right for you by breaking down the differences, strengths and weaknesses of each type of AFV. There are three main types of AFVs – serial hybrids (also sometimes called self-charging or simply hybrid), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and pure electric vehicles (EV). Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are also AFV but still in their infancy with only two models actually on sale in the … [Read more...] about A buyers’ guide to hybrids and electric vehicles