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The What Car? Green Car of the year title given out at the completion of the Brighton to London eco-race at City Hall in London. The winner? The Volvo S40 DRIVe, which the company has been making since late last year. The model, which is mated to a PSA-sourced 1.6 diesel engine, has Start-Stop technology that helps the model keep emissions at 104 g/km. According to Volvo, "What Car?'s judges praised the S40 DRIVe's unique combination of low emissions, practicality, safety and driver enjoyment as

The 2006 GreenFleet Awards, designed to get fleet owners to greenify their vehicles, were held last week. There were dozens of categories rewarding electric vehicle producers, alternative fuel distributors and more. One interesting award was given to the winner of a 30-mile fuel burning test drive through central London. While the Hyundai Getz in the event didn't win outright, it did burn less fuel than two Toyota Priuses in the competition. The Hyundai Getz 1.5 CRTD won the Transport for London