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TfL outlines ULEZ plans, but offers low ambitions for electric vehicle charge points

Rhona Munck, TfL’s senior strategy and planning manager, summarised the current status of London’s proposed Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), provision for a grant to purchase new, compliant vehicles and progress on plans to expand the Capital’s network of charge points as it seeks to reduce NOx pollution.

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Mercedes reveals new, roomier E-Class estate

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new E-Class estate during the ATP World Tour Tennis tournament in its home town of Stuttgart. Tennis ace Roger Federer joined Mercedes-Benz dales director Ola Källenius to take the covers off the car.

Features & Roadtests

ROAD TEST - JAGUAR XJL AUTOBIOGRAPHY 3.0 V6

Earlier this year, the Jaguar XJ scored a notable conquest in London, with established operator Crawfords taking 50 of the revised flagship. It was a major coup for Jaguar, which is working hard to challenge Mercedes-Benz’s dominance in the chauffeur sector.

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Road Test - Ford S-MAX 2.0TDCi 150PS Zetec

The third vehicle to derive form the new Ford Mondeo platform is the S-MAX. Overshadowed by the Galaxy as a Private Hire Vehicle, the more family-oriented S-MAX is nonetheless a highly competent people-mover.

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First Drive - Toyota Prius 1.8VVT iHybrid

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the world took its first glimpse of the Toyota Prius. Within two years, a 1995 Tokyo Show concept would be a production reality, and the hybrid revolution was under way.

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First Drive – Mercedes E220d SE 9G-Tronic

It’s undoubtedly the benchmark car for executive chauffeur work, but the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has recently found itself under threat.

Road test - Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription

Volvo’s advertising rather grandly bills the arrival of its new XC90 SUV as “a new beginning” for the company. And they have a point. Five years after Ford sold the Swedish automaker to China’s Geely, Volvo has released the first car it can truly claim to be a product of this new era. Even the Volvo grille badge has been given a makeover to highlight the change.

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First Drive - Ford Mondeo Vignale 2.0 TDCi PowerShift

The launch of the new Ford Mondeo has been a long and rather tortuous one. Initially shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the car didn’t go on sale until this year after Ford decided to close a plant and shift all production to Valencia in Spain.

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Ford Galaxy 180PS 2.0 TDCi Titanium

Hard to believe that the Ford Galaxy has been around for almost 20 years. And in that time, over two distinctive generations, the big Ford seven-seater has established itself as one of the most significant private hire cars on the market.