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More than half of Nissan Leaf owners insist they will never u-turn and buy conventional cars again

An electric car being recharged

Auto giant's customer research finds feared barriers to electric vehicle adoption have not materialised

11 Dec 2014

Triodos extends £5m green energy crowdfunding offer

Triodos wind turbine

Company celebrates £2m raise during offer period, but warns investors have been 'put off' by FSA rules

09 Dec 2014

Ford Mondeo Hybrid - The salesman's choice of motor goes green

Ford Mondeo Hybrid

The company's first full hybrid transfers to Europe, after racking up 400,000 sales in North America

01 Dec 2014

 Video Video: Fruit 4 London take on the e-NV200 £2 challenge

Delivery firm discovers the benefits of going electric in Nissan's 100 per cent electric van. Find out how your business could also benefit

28 Nov 2014

Renault-Nissan Alliance cruises past 200,000 electric vehicle sales milestone

Auto giant releases new figures revealing it boasts a 58 per cent market share for zero-emission cars

27 Nov 2014

World's first electric car 'sat-nav' launched in Northern Ireland

Egomap system outlines most efficient journey route, taking charging points - and time to charge up - into account

26 Nov 2014

UK launches drive to accelerate car club membership

Government awards £500,000 to boost car sharing projects it says can cut emissions and congestion

26 Nov 2014

Britain's Sam Bird charges to Formula E victory in Malaysia

All electric racing series chief hails championship as sparking interest in low carbon motoring among younger generation

24 Nov 2014

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell - Has hydrogen's time finally come?

The first 1,000 production run of the zero emissions SUV is being targeted at businesses, but the technology could make a bigger splash

24 Nov 2014

Report: Electrification of industry and logistics promises $185bn market

IDTechEx predicts market for industrial and commercial electric vehicles will grow more than three-fold over the next decade

20 Nov 2014

Silent electric cars let sleeping dogs lie

Dog day care centre discovers zero emission Nissan vans are cutting costs and helping to soothe stressed pets

18 Nov 2014

Toyota unveils fuel cell powered Mirai

Sedan set to go on sale next year underlines faith automaker has in hydrogen technology

18 Nov 2014

What is all this hype about hydrogen anyway?

It has always been five to 10 years away, but Commercial Group's Simon Graham wonders if the hydrogen economy is finally taking shape

14 Nov 2014

Ford to debut wind and solar powered dealers

Innovative new US partnership with Wind Energy Corporation aims to slash emissions of auto dealers

12 Nov 2014

Mercedes leads EU's fuel economy 'cheaters'

Report finds company has biggest differential between test and real world performance, with average gap growing to 31 per cent

10 Nov 2014

Government gives gold stars to schools ditching cars

Baroness Kramer announces £200,000 to support Modeshift scheme that encourages walking and cycling for pupils

07 Nov 2014

UK's £1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre opens its doors

Vince Cable says facility will place UK in fast lane of low carbon motoring industry

06 Nov 2014

Tesla shares surge after record Model S sales

Third quarter results beat analysts' expectations, with electric car pioneer confident it will deliver 33,000 Model S sedans this year

06 Nov 2014

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