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10 lessons from the green car revolution

Nissan Leaf electric vehicle charging

From stable policies to constant innovation, the auto sector demonstrates that clean technology can deliver decarbonisation

17 Apr 2014

Nissan reports soaring fleet sales for all-electric Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Auto giant says UK sales of Leaf to fleet managers rose 132 per cent over the last financial year

17 Apr 2014

Report: One fifth of trucks on Europe's roads travel empty

Haulage lorry on a motorway

European Commission study calls for cross-border restrictions to be dropped so hauliers can operate more efficiently

15 Apr 2014

Treasury claim that fuel duty freeze benefits economy ignores climate and air pollution impacts

Treasury study admits economic modelling "is not intended to capture the impact of a reduction in fuel duty through externalities" such as congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions

14 Apr 2014

Green Investment Bank mulls plans to back electric vehicle revolution

Bank set to make a decision on whether to invest in low carbon vehicle infrastructure within coming months

10 Apr 2014

Automakers join up to launch £31m hydrogen fuel cell challenge

BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota join scheme to roll out 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles across Europe

03 Apr 2014

Car clubs driving down UK emissions, report finds

Survey reveals the nation's 168,850 car club members travel less frequently and in more fuel-efficient cars

03 Apr 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid priced from £28,249

Drivers offered 32 mile all-electric range for same price as diesel automatic version

02 Apr 2014

Green and Growth we can have both – lessons from the road transport sector

This free to attend event, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, featuring Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP will examine how the UK can secure a technological edge and encourage industry to continue investing in in low carbon vehicle technologies

26 Mar 2014

The Isle of Man - Could electric cars unlock the island's clean tech potential?

Friends of the Earth ventures to the Isle of Man and finds a community boasting huge clean energy potential and worrying fossil fuel lock-in

25 Mar 2014

Ford accelerates electric car charging network for staff

Company to roll out GE chargers at almost 60 facilities in bid to grow low-emissions market

24 Mar 2014

ITV to screen all-electric Formula E racing series

All 10 races to be broadcast live on free-to-air channel, boosting championship's aim of driving interest in electric vehicles

18 Mar 2014

Efficiency drive: How Nissan plans to reuse EV batteries to power data centres

Director for corporate planning says the future is bright for electric vehicles - and their batteries

17 Mar 2014

Paris launches car ban in latest smog crackdown

French capital bans 50 per cent of its cars from the streets in n attempt to tackle dangerous air pollution

17 Mar 2014

UK new car emissions drop almost four per cent

Increase in availability of fuel-efficient vehicles sees emissions drop to 128.3g/km, beating the 130g/km mark required by 2015 under EU rules

14 Mar 2014

Electric 'Boris cars' set to hit London in 2015

French company Bolloré Group aims to put 3,000 zero emission hire cars on the capital's streets and add around 4,500 charging points

13 Mar 2014

Volkswagen e-Golf goes on sale in the UK

First deliveries of £25,845 electric hatchback scheduled for June this year

11 Mar 2014

Audi gives green light to fuel-saving technology

Traffic light recognition system could save millions of litres of fuel and cut emissions 15 per cent, company says

11 Mar 2014

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