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London to trial wirelessly charged hybrid buses


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

28 Aug 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: A green fleet gamechanger?

Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid PHEV

Will Nichols test drives a plug-in hybrid that could save businesses thousands

29 Jul 2014

Warwick to host UK's £1bn low carbon vehicle research centre

Renault production line

Advanced Propulsion Centre hub will be located at University reknowned for engineering excellence with regional 'spokes' to follow

28 Jul 2014

China wants 30 per cent of state cars to be low carbon

Government makes latest move to tackle hazardous smog in major cities

14 Jul 2014

Report: Electric vehicle market to hit $500bn by 2025

As China announces major new tax breaks for electric cars, new research suggests the global market for electric vehicles is poised for rapid growth

10 Jul 2014

Lexus IS 300h review: hard shell, soft centre

Lem Bingley puts the athletic hybrid through its paces in the latest of our series on the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards cars of the year

01 Jul 2014

Living with a BMW i3

Andrew Leadbetter finds the traditional BMW driving experience packaged in an electric city car

27 Jun 2014

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid: All the car you would ever need?

In the second of our series on the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Green Cars of the year, Richard Lane runs the rule over the world's first luxury plug-in hybrid

26 Jun 2014

Green Car of the Year 2014 - The Reviews

Catch all the reviews of our shortlisted green cars of the year

25 Jun 2014

Nissan ZEOD RC sets electric car speed record at Le Mans

Plug-in hybrid exceeds 300km/h as its sets new Le Mans speed record

17 Jun 2014

VW out to electrify Chinese car market

Volkswagen Group outlines plans to cut emissions of the cars it sells in China, from plug-in limousines to electric hatchbacks

24 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

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

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

Toyota to recall 1.9 million Prius hybrids

Company says faulty software could cause the car to slow down suddenly

12 Feb 2014

Green car sales outpace rivals

Industry figures show registrations of new electric and hybrid cars in the UK are up 25 per cent on last year

06 Feb 2014

FirstGroup hails green buses with £70m order

Company announces orders for 274 new hybrid vehicles and see all electric buses, in a bid to slash fuel costs and carbon emissions

17 Jan 2014

Toyota hybrid sales grew 43 per cent in 2013

Automaker increases European market share to 4.7 per cent thanks to boost in hybrid sales

15 Jan 2014

Reports: Battle for control of Fisker Automotive heats up

Court set to decide whether to sell company to Hong Kong group or stage auction that would allow rival bids

03 Jan 2014

Green company car calendar: What to expect in 2014

Next year will be a busy one at the low-CO2 end of the automotive market, as Lem Bingley reports

27 Dec 2013

Asda buys into LNG to reduce fleet emissions

Supermarket orders 50 Volvo hybrid tractors for its new Avonmouth distribution centre

09 Dec 2013

Blind people demand louder electric cars

European Blind Union (EBU) says legislation must be strengthened to protect vulnerable pedestrians from silent running vehicles

05 Dec 2013

Vantage Power hails hybrid bus opportunity

UK start-up prepares to unveil retrofit technology capable of slashing emissions from old buses by 40 per cent

04 Dec 2013

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