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US surveillance is illegal, says Nieta

Chevrolet Volt

It's expensive and thirsty – but Volt clearly shows way ahead

£5,000 incentive to buy electric cars

Consumers could receive incentives of between £2,000 and £5,000 to buy an electric car from 2011, the Government announced today.

Mayor unveils plan to turn London into 'electric car capital of Europe'

Scheme would create 25,000 charging spaces on streets of the city

Sean O'Grady: Only time can dispel the charges against electric cars

Anyone watching a late 1980s movie nowadays is reduced to giggles when they spot someone using a "mobile" phone the size of a cornflakes packet. Perhaps in 15 years' time we will look back at today's electric vehicles with the same bemused nostalgia. Mobile phones have come an astonishing distance in two decades and the same will happen with the electric car. Mainstream companies such as General Motors, Renault-Nissan and BMW are investing in it. It is the greenest way to get around – especially if the electricity is from renewables.

Boris jumps on board France's 'hire an electric car' scheme

Mayor may bring green travel scheme to London

Honda Insight

Digital dashboard trees – with leaves that fall off – let the new, eco-friendly Honda show you how green your driving is

The electric car that can break the speed limit signals a new road order

New Mitsubishi can reach 87mph and travel 100 miles without needing a recharge

Electric car accelerates 'faster than a Porsche'

Hiroshi Shimizo, a professor at Keio University in Japan, talks about the Eliica, an electric car powered by lithium ion batteries he has developed which has greater acceleration than a Porsche 911.

The Insider: The Fiesta goes green and makes a splash

There was a time when choosing to buy a green car simply meant deciding on a automobile that was available in a particular paint colour: a humble lime Mini, perhaps, or a Jaguar decked out in traditional British racing green. But we now live in an age when a documentary about global warming can win an Oscar and the question of carbon footprints is increasingly one of the most important things a car buyer can consider.

Look out for the 125mph electric car (because you won't hear it)

It looks as stylish as a Lotus, can outpace a Porsche 911 and is coveted by Hollywood A-listers such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney. But unlike the average super car, the Tesla Roadster is electric.

Introducing the hybrid you can hear (so it won't run you over)

The fearsome roar of their engines is one of the first things to come to mind at the mention of Lotus, the stylish, lightweight British sports cars.

Ministers keep their gas-guzzling cars despite CO2 targets

Two-thirds of cabinet ministers still travel in vehicles occupying the top emissions bands, despite targets to slash the carbon pumped out by official limousines.

Schools on alert after abductor strikes

Schools have been put on alert after a 12-year-old girl was abducted by a motorist.

Mean, green racing machines: £10m prize for the inventor of the world's fastest eco car

Fifty international teams of maverick inventors are racing to build the world's fastest eco cars – and win $10m. Tim Walker catches up with the leaders

Losing your job: Don't despair - and don't get angry

Redundancy may feel like a kick in the teeth, but it can be a blessing in disguise, says Nick Kochan
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