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London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London Taxi Company (LTC), is now owned by the Chinese carmaker Geely. That company—which also owns Volvo—has already... read more

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

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries... read more March 12, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf at eVgo Freedom Station Daly City, California

Clean Tech Could Generate More Growth Than Fossil Fuels: Study

Clean tech has obvious environmental benefits, but could it have economic benefits as well? The push by world governments to lower carbon emissions is viewed by some as... read more November 12, 2014 by


 
Beijing smog

Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing For Nitrous Oxides

There's a lot of talk about so-called clean diesel, which in North America means any diesel that meets tailpipe emissions standards that went into effect seven years ago... read more September 22, 2014 by


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

London To Levy Additional Charge On Older, Higher-Emitting Cars By 2020

Plans are afoot to hit diesel drivers in London with an extra fee to drive on the city's streets. Drivers already pay a £11.50 ($19.50) fee to enter the city, known as... read more July 30, 2014 by


 
eConnect Cars Nissan Leaf taxi

Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

Electric cars make a lot of sense for use as taxis. Taxis are typically driven in cities, where air pollution is often a problem. They tend to do frequent short runs... read more June 12, 2014 by


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

How Do You Cut City Traffic, Pollution? Move Cars Underground

Figures vary year-by-year, but London constantly hovers near the top of Europe's most polluted cities. Like many of its European counterparts, it sprang up long before the... read more May 30, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. To Invest $850 Million By 2020 To Promote Electric Vehicles

Despite hefty incentives, electric vehicle sales have remained stagnant in the United Kingdom. While sales doubled in 2013 compared to 2012, matching the global trend, just... read more May 8, 2014 by


 
London's taxi drivers try out new range-extended electric Metrocab

New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

London has some of the worst inner-city pollution of any city in Europe, but legislators and automakers are now working hard to correct that. Among them is Metrocab, a... read more April 2, 2014 by


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Autolib Electric Car-Sharing Service Expands Into London From Paris

Car-sharing services have proven popular for city-based users, many preferring to use the conveniently-located cars in lieu of buying, owning and running their own. Few have... read more March 13, 2014 by


 
Frazer-Nash Metrocab London taxi

Nissan, Metrocab Work On 2018 London Zero-Emission-Taxi Target

Starting in 2018, all new taxis in London will need to be capable of running as zero-emission vehicles--a policy recently announced by Mayor Boris Johnson. That's quite a... read more January 23, 2014 by


 
Nissan e-NV200 Taxi for London

Nissan e-NV200 Electric London Taxi Revealed, Arrives 2015

You might be unfamiliar with the name LTI TXII, but if you've ever visited London you've probably traveled in one at some point. It's best known as London's black cab or... read more January 6, 2014 by


 
Metrocab range-extended London taxi unveiled by mayor Boris Johnson

New Electric Taxi To Make London's Black Cabs A Little Greener

London's famous retro-style black taxis are as much a part of the landscape as Buckingham Palace or the Houses of Parliament, but so too is the pollution they create. The... read more December 26, 2013 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk Opens New Tesla Store In London Mall: Live Photos

Last Thursday evening, Tesla opened another retail location in its push to expand electric-car sales outside the U.S. This one was in London's Westfield Mall, built along the... read more October 28, 2013 by


 
Cyclist in London looking at driver of Lamborghini Aventador [clip from video by SupercarsOfLondon]

Cyclist Vs Self-Important, Entitled, Angry Supercar Driver (Video)

Owners of supercars often seem to feel a sense of entitlement. So we had to chuckle at the outrage expressed by the videographer who posted a clip of a Lamborghini Aventador... read more July 8, 2013 by 70


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

London Lowers CO2 Limit For Free Entry: Only Plug-Ins Exempt

For several years, England's capital city has charged a fee for vehicles entering a center zone, under the guise of "congestion charging". In reality, it's a tax based on CO2... read more April 25, 2013 by 11


 

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