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UK tax regime putting brake on electric cars, study finds

Cars stuck in traffic jam from behind

Campaign group Transport & Environment says the government can drive further cuts in average new car emissions by shaking up taxes

18 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

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

Nissan LEAF production line at Sunderland

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

06 Nov 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

03 Oct 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

22 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

12 Sep 2014

Green ambulances on call as government awards £5m clean vehicle funding

Fire engines, ambulances, taxis and buses all in line for green upgrades as Department for Transport dishes out Clean Vehicle Technology Fund

09 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

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

28 Aug 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: A green fleet gamechanger?

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

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

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