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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

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

Businesses asked where they want London's fast-chargers to be located

Energy Saving Trust project with Transport for London to map potential locations to support electric freight vehicles

Have your say 27 Aug 2014

Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

Formula E executive confirms deal with UK firm Aquafuel to use glycerine-powered generators to recharge electric race cars

Have your say 21 Aug 2014

How National Trust is harnessing the power of its natural resources

BusinessGreen Leaders Renewable Energy Project of the Year winner reveals how clean energy was brought to one of National Trust's historic estates

Have your say 20 Aug 2014

US government revs up electric car investment

Department of Energy hands out $55m to 31 projects aimed at improving efficiency and performance of electric vehicles

Have your say 18 Aug 2014

Tesla expands UK supercharger network

New sites in central London and Birmingham part of company's vision to provide free electric driving across the UK and Europe

Have your say 15 Aug 2014

Green signal for 'Britain's first' battery-powered train

Network Rail trialling a prototype it says could prove a viable alternative to diesel trains on non-electrified tracks

Have your say 13 Aug 2014

Wow, look, a Tesla

Trewin Restorick argues we need a new approach to communicating green opportunities - and a cutting edge electric car might just hold the answer

Have your say 08 Aug 2014

Tesla: 'We wanted to build not just the best electric car, but the best car'

After winning BusinessGreen car of year, Tesla UK boss reckons the Model S is really ready to motor

Have your say 04 Aug 2014

Why SAP sees an open road for 'connected cars'

The software company aims to become a driving force in connected cars

Have your say 01 Aug 2014

End of the road-warrior? UK drivers clock up fewest miles since records began

Government figures show drop in business and private mileage, as growing electric vehicle sales suggest low carbon motoring will soon be in the driving seat

Have your say 31 Jul 2014

Mayor Boris defends u-turn on London diesel ban

Boris Johnson calls on Westminster government to step up efforts to tackle UK's dangerously high pollution levels with new manifesto

Have your say 30 Jul 2014

Manchester debuts first all-electric bus

Metroshuttle service gets zero-emission boost with addition of three new electric buses

Have your say 30 Jul 2014

UK to 'take car clubs up a gear' with £500,000 boost

Funding earmarked for two pilot projects designed to provide wider access to car clubs and electric vehicles

Have your say 29 Jul 2014

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