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Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

Sooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1, 2011, when it ended the rule that allowed them to use carpool lanes on freeways even with just one occupant. Now the city of... read more

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Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

England Proposes To Test Wireless Electric-Car Charging Built Into Roads

Long charging times and lack of available charging stations remain some of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. But what if the charging stations were... read more August 14, 2015 by


 
Detroit Electric showroom adjacent to U.K. plant

Detroit Electric Opens Showroom Near Car Assembly Plant In England

The journey to rebirth for Detroit Electric has taken the historic electric-car brand far from its namesake city. Yet it seems the company, wearing the name of one of the... read more March 3, 2015 by


 
Jaguar XJS

36-MPG Jaguar XJ-S: Hypermiling Owner's Great Lengths For 1984 Luxury Coupe

When thinking of fuel-efficient cars, the Jaguar XJ-S doesn't generally spring to mind. This luxury coupe initially launched with a V-12 engine was built for comfort and... read more October 24, 2014 by


 
2012 Vauxhall Ampera

U.K. Plug-In Electric Car Incentives: Why Haven't They Worked?

Sales figures for plug-in cars in the U.S. crossed the 100,000 mark four months ago, but in the U.K., the government has announced that it will end plug-in car incentives... read more October 2, 2013 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Electric Car Buyers Like, Feel Better Driving Them: UK Survey

Electric car drivers have long had a little secret: The cars are generally much nicer to drive than gasoline cars. Now a new survey done at London Metropolitan University in... read more November 5, 2012 by 5


 
2012 Vauxhall Ampera

2012 Chevrolet Volt (Vauxhall Ampera) Drives From U.K. To France, Underground

Last week, the Chevrolet Volt became the first production car to drive from the U.K. to France, using the service tunnel of the Eurotunnel underwater railway line between the... read more October 22, 2012 by 6


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

At Heathrow, 'Free' Electric-Car Charging Costs $78.50 Per Day

If you drive an electric car and call London’s Heathrow your home airport, we’ve got good news and bad news for you. The good news is that the electricity to... read more October 12, 2011 by 4


 
Fuel price in London, shown in pence per liter, February 2011

U.S. Drivers: Shut Up, Stop Whining, You Don't Pay $8/Gallon

Turmoil in Libya is making global oil markets nervous. That means higher gasoline prices. Cue the creeping unease and outright fear that Our American Way Of Life May Be In... read more February 28, 2011 by 37


 
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

Coming to Prince Charles's Garden Party? Better Drive An EV

While his subjects love him--he is, after all, their future King--HRH Prince Charles is known to be grimly insistent on promoting certain of his pet causes. One is... read more July 23, 2010 by 0


 

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