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Volvo set to roll out hybrid electric buses in Europe

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

22 Sep 2014

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

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

19 Sep 2014

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

Lucas di Grassi wins the Formula E Evergrande Spring Beijing ePrix

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

15 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 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

US opens first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Project Liberty set to produce 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste

04 Sep 2014

Boris Johnson attacks 'myopic' Airports Commission as estuary plan is rejected

Panel tasked with deciding on additional runways in the south-east rules out mayor's plan for hub in the Thames estuary

02 Sep 2014

Pay motorists to scrap diesel cars, says Mayor Boris

London Mayor wants return of scrappage scheme to encourage switch to less polluting cars

02 Sep 2014

CBI appears to back Heathrow over Gatwick for airport expansion

Report triggers controversy after press release appears to have been sent to Heathrow and back before being issued to rivals

01 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

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

27 Aug 2014

Dragon's Den blazes greener production path

Investors from popular BBC Two show take to public transport and share cars to slay show's fuel emissions

24 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

21 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

18 Aug 2014

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