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Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

Sebastien Buemi in e.dams Renault car

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

Tesla Model S and Roadster - photo Tesla

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

18 Aug 2014

Tesla expands UK supercharger network

Tesla Motors Model S

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

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

13 Aug 2014

Boeing to pilot jetfuel from nicotine-free tobacco plants

Company says new Solaris plant can cut emissions and boost South African farming economies without encouraging smoking

07 Aug 2014

Solazyme and AkzoNobel team up in pursuit of algae breakthrough

Paint giant inks agreement that could see it purchase 10,000 tonnes of algal oil as part of its efforts to phase out use of fossil fuels and palm oil

01 Aug 2014

Manchester debuts first all-electric bus

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

30 Jul 2014

Reports: Mayor Boris to penalise London's diesel drivers

Diesel vehicles expected to face £10 charge from 2020 to enter capital's planned ultra low emission zone

29 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

29 Jul 2014

BMW unveils robot-powering solar array

Auto giant becomes the latest car manufacturer to install a giant solar array at its UK factory

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

Volvo and ABB in drive to roll out electric bus recharging network

New partnership will deploy city-wide recharging system across Luxembourg next year

28 Jul 2014

Report: Japan to crank up green car grants

Government poised to offer incentives worth nearly $30,000 to early adopters of new hydrogen car

28 Jul 2014

Southwest's innovative upcycling experiment

What can you do with 14 shipping containers of used leather? The airline is teaming with social entrepreneurs to find out

25 Jul 2014

Tesla revs up UK presence with Heathrow service centre

Electric car manufacturer aims to build six more centres across the country to support sales of its Model S sedan

25 Jul 2014

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