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

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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

21 Oct 2014

How car sharing accelerates sustainability

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Susan Shaheen, the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, focuses on furthering behavioral change

17 Oct 2014

Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels

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Country declares fuel suppliers must have at least 0.6 per cent of advance biofuel in petrol or diesel, rising to one per cent in 2022

15 Oct 2014

Slashing shipping emissions needs open data, IMO told

NGOs says IMO meeting must reject plans to keep vessel efficiency ratings confidential or risk pushing up costs and limiting CO2 cuts

13 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

10 Oct 2014

UK invests £11m to get hydrogen cars on the road

Funding will encourage uptake of fuel cell vehicles in public fleets and establish network of refuelling stations

09 Oct 2014

US fuel economy hits record levels in 2013

EPA says car makers' rapid adoption of more efficient technology has seen five mpg improvement since 2004

09 Oct 2014

EU backs down from labelling tar sands as polluting

Campaign groups blame industry lobbying as Commission proposes less taxing regime for carbon-intense fuel

08 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

07 Oct 2014

Tide turns to waste-sourced biofuel for greener wash

DuPont set to supply 'zero emissions' ethanol made from agricultural waste for Procter & Gamble's Tide Coldwater detergent

07 Oct 2014

Tesla Model S - yours from £820 a month

Trail-blazing electric vehicle manufacturer launches innovative new financing programme

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

03 Oct 2014

Carnival cruises towards $2.5bn fuel savings

P&O owner reveals efficiency measures are set to cut fuel consumption by one billion gallons

03 Oct 2014

Ford revs up $25m global LED rollout

Motoring giant announces plan to install energy-efficient lighting at all its manufacturing facilities, slashing energy bills and emissions by around 70 per cent

30 Sep 2014

Government enlists Love Home Swap chief to examine impact of sharing economy

Debbie Wosskow to lead BIS review of economic and social benefits of emerging models adopted by likes of Zipcar and Airbnb

30 Sep 2014

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