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Electric Vehicles (EVs) - Zero emission electric vehicles are growing in popularity as motorists and businesses seek to reduce environmental impacts and avoid soaring fuel costs. An expanding range of electric vehicles are now available, including plug-in hybrids that run on electric for up to 40 miles before switching to conventional fuel and electric bikes, vans, and taxis.

Latest - Electric Vehicles

Lord Mayor blazes a trail with electric 'limousine'

Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne takes delivery of all-electric Nissan Leaf, making George Pattison the first mayor in the UK to switch to an electric car

Have your say 28 Oct 2014

Tesla jets into Scotland with Edinburgh Airport supercharger

Company intends to build service station in the Scottish capital next year to support rollout of Model S electric sedan

Have your say 27 Oct 2014

UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

Government figure show 5,000 cars were registered under the plug-in grant scheme from July to September, doubling sales compared to the previous quarter

Have your say 21 Oct 2014

Electric cars scheme aims to spark a revolution in Yorkshire

Inmotion initiative backed by npower attempts to show businesses the financial and environmental benefits of electrifying their fleets

Have your say 20 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

Have your say 20 Oct 2014

The next big thing in renewables is not renewable – it’s storage

The REA this week announced that energy storage is a new strategic priority for the Association - chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska explains why

Have your say 16 Oct 2014

Tesla charges up all-wheel drive Model S

'It's like taking off from a carrier deck,' CEO Elon Musk says of Model 'D' that goes from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds

Have your say 10 Oct 2014

Electric vehicle sales charge up 50 per cent in 2014

Industry figures show sales growth of alternatively-fuelled vehicles outpacing diesel and petrol equivalents, although volumes remain small

Have your say 07 Oct 2014

Tesla Model S - yours from £820 a month

Trail-blazing electric vehicle manufacturer launches innovative new financing programme

Have your say 06 Oct 2014

Lamborghini unveils its first plug-in hybrid

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept boasts 193 mph top speed and 50 km pure electric range

Have your say 03 Oct 2014

Electric motorbikes need 'level playing field' with cars

Motorcycle Industry Association calls for clarity around for support for technology that can cut emissions and congestion

Have your say 30 Sep 2014

EU countries to set electric vehicle targets under new green car rules

Alternative fuel directive aims to build critical mass of electric vehicle charging points in bid to boost investor confidence in emerging sector

Have your say 30 Sep 2014

Volvo set to roll out hybrid electric buses in Europe

New Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid vehicle promising to slash carbon emissions and air pollution

Have your say 22 Sep 2014

London's 'first' all-electric chauffeur service charges up

Invitation-only Gliide says its all-Tesla fleet will save customers 50 per cent compared with black cabs

Have your say 19 Sep 2014

Sparks fly in world's first all-electric Grand Prix

Around 40 million viewers tune in to inaugural Formula E race where a final corner crash saw Lucas di Grassi snatch victory in Beijing

Have your say 15 Sep 2014

As Formula E rolls onto the grid the electric vehicle market is starting to motor

A flurry of announcements from across the electric vehicle market suggests the sector may be approaching a major breakthrough

Have your say 12 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

Have your say 05 Sep 2014

London to trial wirelessly charged hybrid buses

Transport for London announces new trial to test hybrid buses capable of wirelessly charging batteries at stops

Have your say 28 Aug 2014

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