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WLTP: new fuel consumption and emissions test puts the brakes on unrealistic economy figures

Like the previous economy test, the new WLTP procedure is lab-based but far more representativeof real-world conditions CREDIT: PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG

After the Volkswagen scandal, concerns over diesel emissions and general dissatisfaction with the real-world economy figures of new cars compared with their official figures, a long-awaited new emissions test came into force on September 1st, 2018.

The Worldwide […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Honeywell Optimistic on Future Turbo Sales into Hybrid Vehicles

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The industry may be entering the age of electrification and automated driving, but larger numbers of vehicles using electric motors and driving themselves won’t slow the growth of turbochargers, says Craig Balis, chief technology officer of Honeywell Transportation Systems.

The way Balis sees it, turbochargers complement hybrids that use a gasoline or […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dieselgate: UK motorists file class-action suit against VW

Greenpeace and Which? welcome move by 10,000 Volkswagen owners for £3,000 in compensation as carmaker faces bill as high as £3.6bn
Thousands of British motorists have launched a lawsuit against Volkswagen over the “dieselgate” emissions scandal, in a claim that could end up costing the carmaker billions of pounds.

The group of 10,000 VW owners has filed a class action […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Latest News, Uncategorized|

‘Fume event’ hospitalises American Airlines crew in latest incident concerning cabin air

even flight attendants were taken to hospital complaining of headaches caused by “odours in the cabin” on an American Airlines aircraft.

The crew on flight 1896, which landed safely in Orlando on Monday night, were said to have been involved in what are known as fume events. Seven staff were hospitalised, but none of the […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Woodford in Govt talks over £250m tech start-up fund

Neil Woodford is in talks with the government to allocate capital to a initiative to back early-stage tech ventures outside London.
By |September 8th, 2016|Latest News, Uncategorized|

VN-CP Holds its May Investor Update and New Projects launch in London

This is an invitation only event with a limited number of spaces available.
Updates on VNA, VN-HPG and VN-ADS will be presented together with demonstrations of the TCP detector.

Sponsored by Simmons Gainsford  LLP, drinks and canapés will be served from 6pm onwards, followed by update presentations on the projects mentioned below. The event will be held at SG […]

By |May 25th, 2016|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Cricketers face £3m bouncer as taxman targets film schemes

SIX former England cricket captains face losses totalling millions of pounds after investing in film schemes.

Half of the England cricket team who in 2005 wrested the Ashes back from Australia for the first time in 18 years, have been caught up in an investment crisis that has also seen scores of footballers face losses totalling […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ex-adviser found guilty of cheating HMRC through film investment scheme

A former adviser has been found guilty of conspiring to cheat the public revenue by attracting investors to a film investment scheme to evade paying tax.

The Times reports former Greystone Financial Services director Neil Williams-Denton was convicted yesterday, and was also convicted in an earlier linked trial in September.

Separately, three former City traders have been jailed […]

By |January 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

PARIS ‘COP21’ OUT – 2,500 new coal plants will thwart any Paris pledges

More than 2,400 coal-fired power stations are under construction or being planned around the world, a study has revealed two weeks after Britain pledged to stop burning coal.

The new plants will emit 6.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year and undermine the efforts at the Paris climate conference to limit global warming to 2C. […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Volkswagen and Audi hit with lawsuit from Australian car owners

Volkswagen and Audi have been hit with two class action lawsuits from Australian car owners.

In a case which could claim billions of dollars in compensation, Bannister Law has filed two class actions in the federal court on behalf of Australians whose diesel vehicles contained emissions defeating devices.

More than 100,000 local cars have been caught up in […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|