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Wednesday 15 December 2010
The first green cars to qualify for a subsidy of up to £5,000 were unveiled by the Government yesterday.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
The Government today announced the first nine electric cars for which drivers will be eligible for a 25% Whitehall-paid grant.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Toyota's Prius hybrid is becoming a little less quiet with a new electronic humming device that is the automaker's answer to complaints that pedestrians can't hear the top-selling car approaching.
Friday 30 July 2010
Porsche's supervisory board has given the go-ahead for the 918 Spyder concept car shown at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The 918 is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid that has the potential to deliver CO2 emissions of just 70g/km, better than any standard model on sale in the UK today.
Thursday 29 July 2010
A promised grant of up to £5,000 towards the cost of an electric or ultra-low carbon car has survived Government cutbacks. The Transport Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday said the funding, first announced by the Labour government, will go ahead from January 2011.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Shares of Tesla Motors rose more than 6 per cent in their trading debut after the electric sports car maker's expanded flotation in New York raised more money than expected.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Tuesday 18 May 2010
Nissan has announced the starting prices for its Golf-sized electric car, the Leaf. The Leaf will initially be available in four European countries – the UK, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands – and in each case, except in the Netherlands, it will be available for less than €30,000 after local tax incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles have been applied. In the Netherlands there are some tax incentives that accumulate during the life of the car rather than at the time of purchase.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Think, the Norwegian electric car-maker, has raised another US$40 million equity so it can drive its cars faster into the US market and then into right-hand drive countries such as the UK.
Thursday 25 March 2010
Mitsubishi has named the price at which it will sell its forthcoming i-MiEV electric car when it goes on general sale early next year. Customers will pay a steep £33,699 including VAT, even after the £5,000 per car grant that the government is introducing in order to encourage the sale of hybrid and electric plug-in cars.
Friday 26 February 2010
Some 11,000 charging points for electric cars are to be built in London, Milton Keynes and the North-east over the next three years, supported by £30m of government money.
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Toyota has announced a new plug-in version of its Prius hybrid. Plug-in technology allow a hybrid's batteries to be charged from the mains like those on a straight electric car. The main benefit compared with a standard hybrid is that a plug-in hybrid can spend a far greater proportion of the time running in electric-only mode, which produces fewer tail-pipe emissions – just 59g/km, according to Toyota. One spur to this long-expected development is likely to have been the forthcoming arrival of GM's similarly-sized Chevrolet Volt, which will run mainly on electric power but use an internal combustion engine as a back-up range-extender.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Friday 11 December 2009
Volvo's C30 1.6D DRIVe with stop/start has been named Green Car of the Year by the website TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk. The Swedish manufacturer's most economical model achieves an impressive 74.3mpg on the official combined cycle fuel consumption tests and emits just 99g/km of CO2, making it one of only a small number of cars to break the 100g/km barrier.
Friday 20 November 2009
More than 80 per cent of people believe climate change is a serious threat and are willing to make sacrifices to combat it, a survey by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) showed today.
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