• Green number plates are set to be rolled out for electric vehicles from Autumn, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed this week, under plans to drive a green economic recovery.

    As part of the government’s plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, drivers will be encouraged to make the switch to electric vehicles through the introduction of green number plates. The plates will make it easier for cars to be identified as zero emission vehicles, helping local authorities design and put in place new policies to incentivise people to own and drive them.

    For example, drivers could benefit from local initiatives such as cheaper parking and cost-free entry into zero-emission zones where those with a green number plate will be recognised as eligible.

    The plates will be identifiable by a green flash on the left-hand side and will be available for zero emission vehicles only.

 

  • Ford has announced new Trail and Active variants to its Transit and Tourneo ranges.

    With all-wheel drive and a mechanical limited-slip differential, the Transit Trail and Transit Custom Trail offer improved traction in tough working conditions.

    Active models introduce SUV-inspired styling for the Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom models. These feature a unique interior spec and limited-slip differential for ‘adventurous’ private and business customers.

    Trail and Active variants will be up for sale soon, with deliveries expected in late Summer. The Active range will then expand further later in 2020 with Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect models.

 

  • Citroen has revealed the New Citroen C4.

    Replacing the existing Citroen C4 Cactus, the New C4 has been redesigned with a higher ride height and SUV-inspired details throughout compared to the more traditional hatchback stylings of the previous C4 model.

    A new all-electric powertrain will also be available for the first time in the New Citroen e-C4, along with petrol and diesel offerings in the New C4.

    More information on the New Citroen C4 will be presented at the end of month, with the new models set to go on sale at the start of 2021.